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This course will give you all you need to gather the relevant medical, lifestyle and posture screening information required to then safely and effectively take your client through beginner, intermediate and advanced work in a One to One personal training environment.  With this format, you have tutor led instruction time, and take personal responsibility to practice before, during and after tutor face to face time.  With your prior teaching experience of Matwork with Part 01 & 02 then with a short period of review and familiarization will allow you to begin taking case study clients within just a few weeks from of attendance using the new information you have gained.

Recommended 38 hours’ practice time – this covers self practice, home study, paperwork completion and practice teaching and is completed before, during and after the tutor attended days.

Hours Summary

(1) Foundation Diploma:       

 3 Days: 24 lecture hours,

Self-Study, One Case Study Assessment and Workbook Completion 18 Hours,

Self-practice- 40 hours

Teacher Development - Total 82 Hours

(2) Standard Diploma:

4 Days: 32 lecture hours,

Self-Study, One Case Study Assessment and Workbook Completion 18 Hours,

Self-practice 40 hours

Teacher Development - Total 90 Hours

Matwork Masters & Graduate Diplomas:

Six Case Studies: One case study with Workbook Completion and a Practical Assessment for - 18 hours’ credit plus an additional 5 client case studies, each of the additional 5 case studies are allocated 8 hours teaching credit (eight 1 hour sessions per client) plus 2 hours written work credit which totals an additional 50 hours. Self-practice – session   attendance - 40 hours.

Teacher Development – 140 Total Hours

The Masters & Graduate Diplomas involve additional specialised education days.  These may not be provided by your elected training centre at this time however all training centres are working towards offering all of the Diploma Content in time.

Notes: Matwork Certificate valid for 2 years with a requirement for ongoing education to maintain verification with 14 hours Teacher Development Hours each 2 year period. (When enrolled on the Matwork Diploma Course and actively attending the courses your certificate will be renewed automatically.)
Foundation Diploma:   Some centres have a delivery format that has less Face to Face time due to local considerations.  When this occurs, the extra hours can be accrued through attendance of additional educational events in the subsequent months and years to qualify for a Standard Diploma.  Typically, a Foundation Diploma has less observed practice time and fewer tutor led group classes but educational content is not excluded.

Course Content

  • Face to Face Tutor Time – 32 hours

  • Review of postural types and development of process to complete both a static and a dynamic postural assessment of a client.

  • Postural Assessment - learning to assess client’s postures and recognize misalignment.

  • The opportunity to have your own posture assessed and discussed.

  • Muscle testing examples for length and strength.

  • Specific one to one modifications, purpose of adaptations and progressions for each movement.

  • Programme design - how to create a suitable Pilates programme based on client’s aims and postural assessment.

  • Screening – interview techniques role plays to gather client information. Referral procedures suggesting letter formats to Chartered Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopath, Chiropractors and GP’s.

  • Styles of teaching and stages of learning overview to enhance personal trainer skills.

  • Introduction to or discussion of small Pilates Based Equipment (stability ball, small ball, Isotoner ring, resistance band and foam roller (based upon venue availability)

  • Observed teaching practice incorporating the new required skills elements of the work. Pilates Labs – an opportunity to do a consultation, postural assessment and take a client through an appropriate Pilates’ session under supervision.

  • Formative assessment of the Pilates Lab for your personal development.

Support Materials

  • The student Handbook and Workbook provided as downloadable PDF files to print at your convenience but required to be accessed either digitally or in printed format during your Face to Face tutor time. The Handbook displays versions of the original movement with note pages for your completion during and after the education.  The Workbook provides master pages to be used to assess and record the client and the sessions.  It is recommended you familiarize yourself with this material prior to attendance wherever possible.

  • No video content is provided for this education unless you have not attended MK Pilates Matwork Stages One and Two. If you have not, then you will receive two videos.  One is of the modified fundamental versions of the work from Part One and the other completes the repertoire with modifications and adaptations.


  • Completion of a Workbook documenting and outlining 8 sessions for 1 Case Study Client. These will include details of client’s postural assessment, health and lifestyle questionnaires and their liability release dorm. The clients progress should be documented along with your observations, adaptations or alterations after the first session, and final session with a final conclusion and future development plan.

  • For each case study, you are required to take 4 photographs at or prior to the first session and repeat these at the conclusion or after the last session (Full Form - Front View, Side View Right and Left, and Rear View). Both client and student paperwork must be completed and the tutor will cover this for you.  Summarization of First, Interim and Final sessions along with conclusions must also be completed.

  • The final practical assessment may vary centre to centre but the standard is to submit a video of the eight session with the client from beginning to end.

  • Written self-evaluation of your video submission for both client’s technique and your personal teaching skills and choices along with any changes you may make based upon the observation of the video content. The suggested period for the completion of the first case study is no later than 3 months from completion of the course. Further case studios may take longer however we recommend a goal of at most 6 months for full completion of all sections.  You have one year to successfully complete all assessment processes after which MK Pilates reserve the right to request attendance of elements of the course and may apply charges for this and any re-assessments after the one year period is over.

  • If a Michael King Pilates multiple choice theory paper has not been completed you may be asked to complete this on the second weekend or at another agreed time to achieve your certification. As every situation is individual your Training Centre or Tutor will be able to discuss this with you but MK Pilates Administration will make the final decision as to whether the paper is required.  This element covers general Anatomy and Physiology areas to a Health and Fitness entry level standard of knowledge.

NOTE: The elements of assessment can be worked on consecutively with the assessment processes for Part One and Part Two Matwork.  You are encouraged but not required to submit paperwork for an additional 5 clients and these clients can be trained concurrently but not in the same sessions.


MK Pilates Matwork Part One and Part Two attended or completed or appropriate equivalent training.


FOR BFY   STUDENTS - 29,000/-

Level 2 & 3 fees - 35,000/-

FOR OUTSIDERS - 49,000/-

Level 2 & 3 fees - 58,000/-                            



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