Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

Level 1 & Level 2 Cadillac, Chair and Barrels

The Cadillac, Chair and Barrels are found in fully-equipped Pilates studios and these courses are essential for a Pilates professional working with a full range of equipment.
The Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules; Intensive Cadillac (ICAD), Intensive Stability Chair (ICHR) and Intensive Barrels (IBRL), to give you maximum flexibility. Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification.

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

Building on your industry knowledge and material learned in IMP or IR you will learn to design and lead Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Cadillac repertoire in personal or group training settings for a range of clients. There are 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table.

You will learn:

  • Variety of exercises performed on the Cadillac Trapeze Table through the full Essential and Intermediate repertoire
  • Use the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts—or as part of Matwork and other equipment routines
  • To observe and experience a variety of exercises that use the Cadillac’s features, including the roll-down bar, push-thru Bar, trapeze, leg and arm springs
  • Cadillac exercise goals, biomechanics and alignment, and how to cue and correct clients for safety and effectiveness
  • How the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles apply to a variety of exercises, variations and modifications
  • Familiarity with safety guidelines—and how to use the equipment for a variety of clients

Prequisites:  Students registering for this course must have completed Intensive Mat Plus (IMIP) or Intensive Reformer (IR)

Cadillac Level 1 Course Details

Cadillac Level 1 is a combination of course hours and for a total of 60 hours. We’re happy to explain thoroughly when you call.

  • 25 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 15 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 60 hours

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Stability Chair repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

You will learn:

  • Functional exercises to develop core strength against spring resistance in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, prone and side-lying
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Essential and Intermediate-level Stability Chair exercises
  • Better understanding of movement essence and exercise goals, proper execution and muscle activation
  • How to improve core stability, increase peripheral strength and enhance mobility on one piece of equipment
  • How the split-pedal option transforms exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal strength and stability
  • Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

Intensive Stability Chair Level 1 Course Details

Chair Level 1 is a combination of course hours and independent study for a total of 40 hours. We’re happy to explain thoroughly when you call.

  • 15 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 5 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 40 hours

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel repertoire in personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

You will learn:

  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel
  • Exercises from the STOTT PILATES Essential and Intermediate Barrel repertoire
  • To understand movement essence and exercise goals
  • How to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, and to adapt exercises to specific body types
  • How to incorporate the barrels into a full-body workout and program for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

Intensive Barrels Level 1 Course Details

Intensive Barrels Level 1 is a combination of course hours and independent study for a total of 30 hours. We’re happy to explain thoroughly when you call.

  • 10 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 5 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 5 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 30 hours

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels  (ACCB)

The Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course at PNWP is three modules offered over a single weekend.

You will learn:

  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 56 exercises to challenge strong and athletic clients

Schedule and Tuition

Get the best price on Mat Level 1 and Mat Level 2 courses when you schedule and purchase at the same time.  Tuition includes all required course materials.