Upcoming Training Courses

course ICHR

Intensive Stability Chair

level 1, 15 hours

fall 2011 | Nov 3-4, Nov 7 | 8:30am-2pm

course IBRL

Intensive Barrels

level 1, 10 hours

fall 2011 | Nov 8-9 | 8:30am-2pm

course ACCB

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

level 2, 12 hours

fall 2011 | Nov 10-11 | 8:30am-2pm

course ISP

Injuries & Special Populations

24 hours

fall 2011 | Nov 14-17 | 8am-2:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops




Fri Nov 4

Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair


Sat Nov 12

Rotational Disk


Sat Nov 12

Prenatal Pilates on Equipment


Sat Nov 12

Toning Ball Workout


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, please call Lisa Palmer at the studio +27-84-500- 1973, fax +27-41-581-0869 or email

Bay Pilates
98 Fordyce Road
Walmer, Port Elizabeth
6070, South Africa

contact name: Lisa Palmer
+27-84-500-1973 or
fax: +27-41-581-0869

The Studio:
Bay Pilates offers numerous STOTT PILATES Certification coruses, including Mat; Reformer; Cadillac, Chair & Barrels; and Injuries & Special Populations courses - as well as workshops; examinations and continuing education. In addition to Instructor Training, Bay Pilates offers clients private; semi-private and various group classes.

Situated in a idyllic setting in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth, this fully equipped STOTT PILATES studio offers clients and students a visual and auditory feast. The studio is situated in a newly renovated, quaint home with original wooden floors, ample en suite accomodation, and large open-spaced studios. The garden is peaceful and tranquil, with a swimming pool waiting to be enjoyed - the perfect environment to focus; study; and of course, relax.

Instructor Trainer
Owner/Director LISA PALMER followed her dream to become a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor. She invested in the full range of STOTT PILATES equipment, with the intention of penetrating the fitness, exercise and rehabilitation industry in Africa. Lisa is committed to helping people from all walks of life find their natural strength and balance, be they exercise enthusiasts, trained athletes, or people in dire need of rehabilitation. Invited to attend the STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer course in Toronto, Canada, Lisa became the first Instructor Trainer on the continent of Africa; and now owner of the first and only STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Africa.

Getting There
Bay Pilates offers the complimentary use of a car, as well as a pick up and drop off service to and from the airport.

Accommodation Availability
Bay Pilates offers 4 beautiful self-catering en-suite rooms for accommodation, cost: R200 per day.

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.

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.