Upcoming Training Courses

course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

level 1, 40 hours

spring 2011 | May 19-22 | Jun 9-12
Thu-Sat 12pm-5:30pm | Sun 9am-2:30pm

fall 2011 | Sep 15-18 | Sep 29-Oct 2
Thu-Sat 12pm-5:30pm | Sun 9am-2:30pm

course IR

Intensive Reformer

level 1, 50 hours

summer 2011 | Jun 16-19 | Jul 9-10 | Jul 21-24
Thu-Sat 12pm-5:30pm | Sun 9am-2:30pm

fall 2011 | Oct 6-9 | Oct 20-23 | Nov 4-5
Thu-Sat 12pm-5:30pm | Sun 9am-2:30pm

course AM

Advanced Matwork

level 2, 6 hours

summer 2011 | Jun 23 | 11am-5:30pm

course AR

Advanced Reformer

level 2, 18 hours

summer 2011 | Jun 24-26 | Fri-Sat 11am-5:30pm | Sun 9am-3:30pm

course ISP

Injuries & Special Populations

24 hours

fall 2011 | Oct 27-30 | Thu-Sat 11am-5:30pm | Sun 9am-3:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops




Sun Dec 11

The Shoulder Girdle: Stability & Function


Sun Dec 11

Athletic Core Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp


A written & practical exam is required for certification
exam may be taken within six months of completing course(s)

Space is limited! To register or for costs and additional information regarding these courses, call Matthew Comer 1-800-631-5614, email

Matthew Comer Pilates
1985 Howell Branch Road
Orlando, Florida 32751

phone: 1-800-631-5614

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Matthew Comer Pilates also offers certification courses in:
Gainesville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Tampa, Florida

We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express for the payment of courses.

Instructor Trainer
MATTHEW COMER, MS, founder of Pilates South Beach, is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Level II and Injury and Special Populations Instructor Trainer and has been designing post-rehabilitation exercise programs for seven years. Matthew holds certifications with the NASM and is on the ACE Faculty for providing continuing education. His education includes a Bachelors of Science in Dance from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and a Masters of Science in Dance Therapy from Hunter College, CUNY. His style mixes information and a great amount of enthusiasm. The STOTT PILATES® method allows Matthew to share his love of movement, physical rehabilitation, movement analysis, dance, as well as challenge clients and students mentally and physically.

IRMA LEISSRING, MFA joins Pilates South Beach from the prestigious Northeast Pilates Certification Center in Boston. Irma’s education background stems from dance and movement with her MFA from University of California, and MA from the Boston Conservatory of Dance. Her Pilates career began with a certification in the Ron Fletcher method and continued with PJ O’Clair, one of the most respected STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainers. Her numerous workshops in the STOTT PILATES method makes Irma knowledgeable and informed. Irma has performed in dance concerts in California and Massachusetts including the prestigious Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Getting There
Conveniently located in the heart of Miami's South Beach area and easily accessible by taxi from Miami International Airport,
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The intensive courses above are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.

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For a list of required (and optional) course materials click here

You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.