Education & Certification
Hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark


course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

level 1, 40 hours

summer 2006 weekdays | Aug 7-11 | Aug 14-18

fall 2006 weekends | Sept 8-10 | Sept 22-24 | Oct 6-7

course AM

Advanced Matwork

level 2, 6 hours

summer 2006 1 day | Aug 19

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, contact STOTT PILATES certified instructor trainer Michael Christensen at 45 86352403 or email

Natural Balance Studio
Vestergade 20C, st.
1456 Kbh K – Denmark

phone: 45 86352403

presented by Natural Balance, Licensed Certification Center
Arhus Denmark

visit Natural Balance Pilates Studio at

Instructor Trainer
The urge for adventure and courage to follow his dreams are MICHAEL CHRISTENSEN's most important assets. After 10 years at a school for talented young singers, and success as a competitive swimmer, he started a career as a classical ballet dancer at the age of 22. This brought him leading roles at the Pantomime Theater and work with modern dance companies in Denmark. In his spare time he trained the Danish females gymnasts qualifying for the Olympics and is currently a coach for a Danish American Football team.

With his wife Karen, also a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor, they have created Natural Balance Pilates Studio. Michael is the only fully certified STOTT PILATES instructor Trainer in Denmark and among a very few in Europe. Michael and Karen are committed to helping people find their body's natural strength and balance through STOTT PILATES, be they professional dancers or top trained athletes or people with painful bodies.

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

STOTT PILATES is recognized by the American Council on Exercise* as a Continuing Education Specialist. Earn 4.0 ACE CECs for Matwork course. Earn 5.0 CECs for Reformer course

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.

STOTT PILATES is recognized by the American Council on Exercise, Can-Fit-Pro,
the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario as a continuing education provider.

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