Education & Certification
Hosted in Gijon, Spain


course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

level 1, 40 hours

spring 2008 | Mar 28-30 | Apr 11-13 | Apr 19-20
Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat, Sun 9:30am-2:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops




Jan 26

Prenatal Matwork


Jan 26

Prenatal with Stability Ball and Flex-band


Jan 26

Fitness Circle Flow


Jan 26

Toning Ball


Jan 27

Pilates on the Green, Matwork Level 1


Jan 27

On a Roll, Foam Roller Level 1


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 Claudio Perez or Rosario Escamez at 968 96 76 86 or email

Centro Retamas
Avenida de la Costa 25
Entresuelo Derecha
Gijon (Asturias)

contact: Marin Alvarez
phone: +34 985 092 442

presented by Akro Studio,
Licensed Certification Center
Madrid Spain

visit AkroStudio:

Instructor Trainer
The first Spanish IT working in Madrid, ANGEL GARCIA is the director of AkroStudio Madrid. He also works with Marta Yuste, physiotherapist in Toledo. He has a degree in Occupational therapy and he is been teaching since 2002.

PABLO VERA, a STOTT PILATES certified Instructor Trainer has been teaching since 2003. Pablo started his career as a physical therapist in Madrid specializing in Sports and Osteopathy. He also participates in the Physical Therapist College in Madrid where he conducts one of its committee.

Getting There & Accommodation
Contact Akro Studio for further information

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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