Education & Certification
Hosted in Catania, Italy

Upcoming Training Courses

course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

level 1, 40 hours

summer 2009 Jul 16-19 | Jul 23-26

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, call Claudia Fink at 1-647-271-5222 or +339-187-1095 in Italy or email or

Orient and Fitness
Via Umberto 3
95030 Gravina Catania, Italy

Via Sant'Angelo Fulci 17
95100 Catania, Italy

contact: Claudia Fink
phone: +339-187-1095

Villa Di Bella
Via Grande, 295
95029 Catania, Italy

contact: Carola Paulli
phone: +331-680-7734

Instructor Trainer: Certified Instructor Trainer, CLAUDIA FINK, a native of Italy, lives most of the year in Toronto Canada and is one of the elite team of ITs teaching at the STOTT PILATES International Certification Center. Fluent in five languages, Claudia also travels internationally to educate students in the STOTT PILATES method.

Her athletic background ranges from competitive equestrian show jumping, to professional water skiing and water polo. Drawn to Pilates due to injury sustained during her active sport career, Claudia found STOTT PILATES a means to effectively and functionally correct posture, and strengthen and stabilize the body. Her interest in continuing education has drawn her to the fields of applied kinesiology, and myofascial work. She is currently studying to become ACE certified.

More info:

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.

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