Reformer on the Mat with the Tube Band – Online


During this online course you will gain an insight into the benefits of the use of resistance bands to perform the complex movement patterns often only available on large exercise machines. The use of the band can change an open chain movement into a closed chain movement and therefore alter the muscle synergy associated with a given exercise, decreasing joint load and minimizing strain; an essential skill for developing successful exercise programs for all ages. Learn a wide range of Reformer movements which have been newly adapted to the mat using a Pilates Tube Band. The Pilates Tube Band with handles helps target muscles while allowing you assistance to pay attention to form & control. Variations for decreasing and increasing the level of control required for training beginners to advance Pilates clients will be taught. Reformer movements in standing as well as on the mat are included to provide practitioners with a wide range of movements for prescribing a total body program.

Learning Objectives

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize how complex reformer movement patterns can be adapted to the mat with the use of resistance bands
  • Use a wide range of movements for prescribing a total body program
  • Recognize the value of resistance bands to enhance close chain exercise v open chain exercise
  • Apply variations for decreasing and increasing the level of control required for beginners to advance Pilates clients

Total viewing time = 4 hours 54 minutes

This online course is presented by APPI Master Trainer Sarah Chambers. 


This course is open to:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Certified Pilates Instructors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

In order to complete this course it is recommended that you have attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level One course or a 2 day Pilates Matwork course with a recognized Pilates training provider.

1 x Leg Strength Resistance Band (heavier strength)

1 x Pilates Tube Band

1 x Soft Pilates Ball

1 x Towel

1 x Mat

After viewing this online course you will be required to pass a short multiple choice test. The pass mark for this test is 80%.
Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants: This course is approved by the following:

  • 4.9 CCU’s by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Approved Provider #2211050TX)*

“The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.”

Many other states may accept credit awarded by the above states. Please check with your state licensing board to determine whether the course qualifies for credit in your state. Please note that due to the changing nature of state continuing education requirements, APPI suggests that you contact your state physical therapy association or licensing board for the most current information on continuing education and other rules and regulations.

Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants: 5.0 Contact Hours.  AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 11485 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Athletic Trainers: APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 4.75 hours continued education hours for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

Personal Trainers/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists APPI courses are not automatically approved by the NSCA, however if you would like to attend this course and require NSCA CEUs please just contact us a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the course and we will be happy to assist you.

Exercise Physiologists ‘The ACSM Certification & Registry Department will recognize CECs, CMEs or CEUs awarded by other professional health and fitness or clinical organizations for attending their programs without it being pre-approved or endorsed by the ACSM Education Department. These are considered “non-ACSM endorsed programs.” You must obtain documentation from that organization verifying attendance and the number of CECs earned.’ If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information, then please email

“I began using it immediately to make some Pilates exercises harder and some easier using the tube.” – Physical Therapist | 2019
Student Discounts
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ADA Needs
We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email

Financial – All APPI presenters receive a speaking honorarium from APPI America.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists with the APPI Presenter for this course.