Level 4 Certificate in Instructing Pilates Matwork

Body Control Pilates is unique in having an Ofqual-ratified ‘Level 4 Pilates’ qualification. This demonstrates that a teacher has advanced knowledge and the skills to assess and develop specific programmes for a broad range of clients, including those from special populations.

I am delighted to announce that I achieved my Level 4 certificate in August 2018.

To gain this award, I had to demonstrate competence in repetoire beyond intermediate level, study special populations (older adult and bone health), movement, adaptations and produce a detailed case study for a client including an initial assessment, goal setting, an 8-week lesson plan and review.

It has been a challenging course which has encouraged me to think differently about the combination of joint and movement strategies in the exercises that I teach; not just which joints we are moving and which we are holding still, but in more detail about the muscle groups in use and the forces of gravity as we perform the same movements in different positions.