Pilates Matwork Certification – ONLINE


The APPI Pilates Matwork Certification Course is one of the most in depth teacher training programs in the world. Over the course of this 13 day program you will learn over 100 exercises, many exclusive to the APPI and its unique method. Importantly, you will not only learn the vast array of Pilates exercises but will also learn these key components:

  • Masterclasses by our degree level Tutors on each and every day of your course
  • In depth targeted anatomy and physiology lectures by our degree level tutors
  • Exclusive to APPI, our surface anatomy workshops whereby you will learn to see, touch and analyze your anatomy on each other. These surface anatomy workshops are usually taught on Physiotherapy degree courses but are now part of the APPI’s Comprehensive Matwork Pilates Program.
  • 13 days of on course tutoring:
    • Day 1: Induction Day – Learn the 5 key elements of successful Plates Teaching, begin your anatomy and learn the course requirements.
    • Day 2: Masterclass, Theory of the Spine, Surface Anatomy of the Spine, Fundamental Pilates movements.
    • Day 3: Masterclass, Theory of the Pelvis and Hip, Surface anatomy of Pelvis and Hip, Beginner exercises and Pilates teaching script.
    • Day 4: Masterclass, Theory of knee, foot and ankle, Surface anatomy of knee, foot and ankle, Beginner exercises continued.
    • Day 5: Masterclass, Theory of Neck, shoulder and upper limb, surface anatomy of Neck, shoulder and upper limb, Beginner exercises continued, group Pilates teaching practice.
    • Day 6: Masterclass, Class design workshop, Initial session assessment and postural assessment workshop, beginner exercises finalized, group Pilates teaching.
    • Day 7: Students lead Pilates class, further class teaching workshops, intermediate Pilates exercises.
    • Day 8: Masterclass, stretching techniques for Pilates teachers, stretching in a Pilates class, intermediate exercises continued.
    • Day 9: Masterclass, Developing your Pilates service workshop including setting up a Pilates business, marketing, advertising, social media and more, intermediate exercises continued.
    • Day 10: Masterclass, reviewing visual imagery in your Pilates teaching, Standing exercises for warm ups, cool downs and bone building.
    • Day 11: Masterclass, advanced Pilates movements, Mobility Pilates movements, group Pilates practice teaching.
    • Day 12: Masterclass, Advanced Pilates movements, examination preparation, sequencing workshop, future developments for your ongoing career.
    •  Day 13: Exercise review and revision module.

Pilates Matwork Certification Course is qualified for 16 REPs points and is CIMSPA certified


How long is the course?

The course will require around 214 hours of commitment between tutor contact hours, practice hours and observation hours.

When you purchase the online Pilates Matwork Certification Course, this course contains a 6 month access of your choice (first Monday of the month).  Within this time you can watch, stop, start, pause the content as many times as you want.

What is included?

-You will have access to all 13 days of the course and the manual and support manual

-A course pack including our 1″ Head Cushion, Medium Spiky balls, Soft Pilates Ball, and the Leg Therabands (coupon code sent upon purchase of course, shipping not included)

-Free Star Membership and access to Pilates Pro Live

-10% off Online Reformer Certification Series, upon completion of Pilates Matwork Certification Course

*1 App and 3 books are to be purchased separately (links provided in course)


Can I choose which dates I do?

This course runs as 6 set weekend dates.  You will have the option to choose which set of weekends you choose, but the modules are not interchangeable with other set course dates.


Is there an exam?

Yes.  The exam is a 30 minute practical and a 60 minute theory exam.  Both can be submitted online to APPI Health Group.  Students will only be a Certified APPI Pilates Instructor once completing the exam.


Are there any pre-course requirements?

You will need to have attended 10 hours of Pilates classes


Can I do this course?

Anyone from any background or fitness level can do this course


Can I make payments?

If you need payment plan options, please contact us (info@appiamerica.com) and we could help on an individual basis.

Pilates Matwork Certification Course Requirements

Certification requires completion of the Pilates Matwork Certification Course, completion of observation hours, self-practice, self-study, and practice teaching.

The APPI expects that the recommended additional course work is completed and documented in this portfolio.  The additional course work prescribed is crucial for the development of experienced, analytical, and confident instructors.

You will be required to submit your completed portfolio at your Certification Exam.

Description    Hours
Pre-course attendance at Pilates classes/or one to one sessions

In total we recommend you attend at least 10 Pilates Classes or DVD classes prior to starting the course. In order to be a good Pilates instructor, you will need to attend regular classes or one to one sessions yourself. We recommend you attend classes with an APPI Certified Pilates instructor, if you are unable to find an instructor in your area there are a number of APPI America Online Courses on our website we recommend for this purpose.

Contact tutorial hours and supervised teaching

This is the total number of attendance hours within the Pilates Matwork Certification Course. Any contact tutorial hours missed must be made up by the course participant.


Includes learning by observing other Pilates Instructors teaching. Contact the APPI for advice on booking times at APPI Centers or other centers if required. Again, we have a number of Online Courses with our APPI Presenters which are recommended substitutes.

Practice teaching

Time should be dedicated to practice teaching the Pilates movements. We recommend teaching friends and family throughout your course.


Time should also be reserved for self-practice. Pilates teaching evolves through self-experience and exploration.



Once you have completed your 13 days of on course tuition and all the requirements of your log book, you will be eligible to take your Pilates Matwork Certification Course exam. Your exam is a two part exam that consists of the following:

  • 60 minute online theory exam and a
  • 60 minute live practical exam.

More details about your exam requirement will be explained to you on the course.


At the beginning of each month a unlimited 6 month access is available, for students to self pace and watch the course content as many times as you would like no matter your time zone. You are fully supported throughout this journey and if our students have any questions you can simply contact the APPI Team by email info@appiamerica.com


When you purchase the online Pilates Matwork Certification Course, this course contains a 6 month access of your choice (first Monday of the month).  Within this time you can watch, stop, start, pause the content as many times as you want.

Medical Disclaimer

Neither the APPI nor any of its International Representatives, course organizer or hosts, accept any responsibility for any bodily harm that may arise during or after attendance on APPI courses.

APPI Training Courses

Please Note: All APPI USA courses are purchased through APPI USA’s license holder Global Healthcare Education.

Fees: Fees for courses will include tutorials, manuals, morning and afternoon tea and a certificate of attendance. APPI USA takes no responsibility for any additional costs incurred outside of the fees charged.

Matwork and CPD Cancellations and Transfers: Cancellations and transfers are accepted with written notice 14 days prior to the start date. There is a $60.00 admin fee per cancellation or transfer. Participants are allowed to transfer twice, after which no refunds will be given. Once you are within 14 days of the course start date, no cancellations, transfers or refunds will be permitted.

Equipment and Reformer Series Cancellations and Transfers: Cancellations and transfers are accepted with written notice 14 days prior to the start date. There is a admin fee of 20% of the original payment per cancellation or transfer. Once you are within 14 days of the course start date, no cancellations, transfers or refunds will be permitted.

Insufficient funds: A $30 fee will be charged for invalid cheques or declined credit card transactions due to insufficient funds.

3rd Party Payments: If a third party is responsible for payment, the attendee space on the chosen programme will not be confirmed until full payment has been received by APPI USA. Only once full payment is received will the confirmation letter be sent out to the delegate and their space reserved.

Pregnancy Guidelines: In the first trimester, all courses should be suitable for an uncomplicated pregnancy. This is providing that you exercise pre-pregnancy and have discussed this with you GP / Midwife. However, with the exception of our Ante & Post Natal course, we would generally recommend against participating in courses after the 1st trimester, as you will not be able to experience all the movements yourself during this time.
Please view our full pregnancy guidelines by clicking here or by visiting our resource centre.

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Cancellation by APPI: In the case of minimum course participant numbers not being achieved, APPI reserves the right to cancel courses/training programs at any given time. In this event full refunds will be given.