Split Pedal Chair Online Certification


The Split-Pedal Chair is a multifunctional Pilates machine that can be adjusted to train most muscle groups. This sturdy piece of equipment helps the exerciser achieve upper and lower body, strength and conditioning, enhance stability and improve body control.

The Split Pedal Chair is especially good for upright functional re-training and can perform an essential element of many rehabilitation and fitness programs. Often considered the second piece of equipment, after the reformer. Many smaller studios chose the Split Pedal Chair, understanding its importance within a program, or as a stand-alone apparatus is essential.

APPI’s Split Pedal Chair course will take you through an enormous variety of exercises and the in depth reasoning behind each exercise. We will analyse each exercise to look at the clients performance of the movement, any dysfunction that we may see and how to assess and manage this to lead your client back to full health and wellness. The course will progress the exercises from beginner all the way to full strength and conditioning exercises.

You can take this course individually as its own certification. Once the course is completed, you can take an online exam to become an APPI Certified Split Pedal Chair Pilates Instructor. You will have 2 weeks access to the course content which you can watch as many time as you like and at your own pace. Following completion of the course you can take 1 practical exam in order to become an APPI Split Pedal Chair Certified Pilates Instructor.

The Split Pedal Chair is currently one of the fastest growing group exercise classes in the USA due to its huge versatility, but relatively low cost and small space occupancy that the chair delivers to a studio. Exercises range from standing, to sitting, to kneeling and even lying, be it across the chair or on the mat and using the chair for added difficulty and resistance.

Workshops will develop and refine visual, tactile, audio cueing, 1:1 program planning, home exercise program planning and group teaching. Students will develop their skills and confidence to become comprehensive and articulate teachers. The course will look at individual teaching and 1:1 program planning as well as discuss how to run mixed studio sessions where you incorporate other pieces of equipment into a group session.

14 Days Content Access

17 Course Hours

1 Exam to Certify

Once you’ve completed the course, you can take your certification exam through APPI Health Group.


*Please give us a 30 day notice to get CA approval through CPTA.

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
  • Third Year Physical Therapy Students

It is recommended that you have attended a minimum of a 2 day Pilates matwork course and completed Reformer series prior to attending.

As the Split Pedal Chair Series is based solely on a Split Pedal Chair, please have this all ready and set up for your course.  It  is advisable to have these pieces of equipment ready.

Please ensure that you have a space that is clear of items so you can follow along with the practical elements of the course.

If you do have any other Pilates equipment please make this available for your course e.g. Pilates soft ball, Pilates band, Pilates magic circle.

** It is not essential for you to have this equipment to partake and complete the course.

 How long is the course?

The course will require around 17 hours of commitment between tutor contact hours, practice hours and observation hours.

ONLINE COURSE – (3 levels, 14 day access). When you purchase the Online Split Pedal Chair Series, you will have a 14 day access of your choice (Monday – Sunday 8am – 11pm UK time). Within this time you can watch, stop, start, pause as many times as you want.


What is included?

You will have access to all 3 days of the course, plus the manual


Can I choose which dates I do?

You will have the option to choose which set of level dates you choose.

Is there an exam?

Yes.  After you submit your feedback form, you will have to take an exam to obtain your ‘Certificate of Completion’.  Once  you obtain your certificate, you will be redirected to APPI Health Group’s page to take your practical and theory exams.  The exam is a 50 minute practical and a 60 minute theory exam.  Both can be submitted online.   Students will only be a Certified Reformer APPI Pilates Instructor once completing the exam.

Are there any pre-course requirements?

There are not any for this course

Can I do this course?

This course is for anyone who has attended a two-day Matwork course and Reformer Series completion with a recognized training provider

Cancellations and transfers are accepted with written notice 30 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 30 days of the course start date, no cancellations, transfers or refunds will be permitted.