Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP) 


Includes Matwork and Reformer Support Materials Book, Comprehensive Matwork and Exam. Access to required videos must be purchased through Merrithew Connect.

Location: CORE WINDSOR, Windsor Berkshire

Intensive Mat Plus (IMP) is an intensive Pilates course intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues.

40 hours of instruction and supervised teaching conducted over 2 weeks from Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm.


About the course: 

Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork programs.

This course is perfect for experienced fitness instructors, personal trainers, sports therapists, physiotherapists and those with a strong dance background looking to enhance their skills and improve their employability. Get the skills required to design and teach essential and intermediate level Pilates matwork classes while integrating small equipment, which will allow you to teach a variety of clients, populations and settings.


This course could be the springboard to embarking in a Pilates instructor career and continuing on to the Pilates reformer.


Note: The course price is inclusive of course materials and exam fees. Students receive the course and support materials upon booking the course.

What you will learn

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination
  • Effective communication and observational skills
  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 139 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design
  • Workout composition for personal and group training

Requirements of certification

  • 50 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 40 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 25 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 125 hours


Observation, practice teaching and physical review
A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.


Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.


Physical review
Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or working out with video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.


Practice teaching
Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

Note, there are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

Upcoming Course Dates

INTENSIVE MATWORK PLUS  – Course Code 201  Location: Core Windsor

24 January 10:00 1 Hour Break  17:00
25 January 10:00 1 Hour Break  17:00
26 January 10:00 1 Hour Break  17:00
31 January 10:00 1 Hour Break  17:00
1 February 10:00 1 Hour Break  17:00
2 February 10:00 1 Hour Break  17:00
3 February 10:00 1 Hour Break  17:00

Confirmed Instructor Trainers are subject to change at any moment


Step 1:

Create your profile and sign up online


Step 2:

Download the application form and send completed form to

Course Application Form

Instructor Trainer

Saulo Ouverney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education.

As a teenager, Saulo was a gymnast and competed in sports aerobics for eight years. After graduating university he taught fitness classes and private strength training, bringing the mental training he used to have as an athlete to his clients.

In 2006 he was introduced to the Pilates Method and it became his passion. By 2007 he was running his own Pilates studio.

In 2009, he discovered STOTT PILATES®. He decided to leave his job and move to São Paulo to pursue it. In 2013 he became an IT and Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer in 2017.

Saulo had a great experience living for a year and a half in the Middle East teaching Pilates, GYROTONIC® and Total Barre®. In 2016, Saulo audited many STOTT PILATES courses at the Corporate Training Center in Toronto.

Saulo is passionate about Merrithew programs, biomechanics and exercise physiology. As he continues along his chosen career path, he is always searching for the latest news and innovations to keep himself up-to-date on the latest in mindfulness and fitness.

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