A female instructor guides three young people in a Pilates reformer session

The universal reformer is one of the most widely used pieces of Pilates equipment today. We love it and so do all of our clients.

At National Pilates Training our Reformer Training course will teach you how to instruct the basic reformer exercises. At the same time you will learn to create fun and challenging sequences suitable to both the male and female body.

The Certificate in Pilates Reformer Instruction course at National Pilates Training is designed to introduce you to the concepts and principles of the Pilates method for a comprehensive approach to the instruction of group reformer classes.

Melissa Jones, Dip. Pilates, Ba Dance (Hons)
Faculty Member & Assessor

This course will offer you the participant the opportunity to study beginner repertoire across both matwork and reformer and create effective and creative programs for group settings.

Lessons & contact sessions will explore:

  • Progressions and regressions
  • Transitions that will create flow for an effective and continuous workout for fitness and conditioning
  • Fun and challenging class plans
  • How to vary the load and resistance to make exercises more or less challenging
  • Gender specific workouts
  • Goals of exercises
  • Analysis of movement patterns
  • Application of functional anatomy

You will fall in love with the reformer and the Pilates method. Come and join us, we cant wait to share our knowledge.

Enrolments open now for October intake!

Currently accepting applications for the next face-to-face course commencing October 6, 2019.

Who is this course for?

This reformer course is designed for personal trainers and fitness professionals.

What will you learn/study?

PILPOST (UOC) – Postural analysis, assessment, correction and function.

PILMAT401B (UOC) – Introductory – basic matwork repertoire.

PILREF401B (UOC) – Introductory – basic reformer repertoire.

How is the course delivered?

The course will be delivered both with online study modules and face to face lessons & practicums.

  • Online Videos.
  • Repertoire workbooks with images and detailed information to support personal practice.
  • Face-to-face contact day.
  • Attendance at practicums where you will build new skills and knowledge related to teaching and programming, and log work experience hours.
  • Completion of a written assignment.
  • Practical assessments
  • Complimentary workouts at Aligned for Life Pilates.

Contact our Director of Training, Katrina Edwards for the most recent delivery schedule at katrina@alignedforlife.com.au.

Who are the educators?

Chantel Roulston, Dip. Pilates, Adv. Dip. Dance, Cert IV TAE
Melissa Jones, Faculty Educator and Assessor with National Pilates Training in Melbourne
Melissa Jones, Dip. Pilates, B. Dance (Hons)


There is a total course cost of $1700 payable as per the below payment schedule.


As you complete the online modules for each unit of competency there is a short multiple choice written assessment at completion of each unit.

The practical teaching assessments will be completed during the face to face assessment day scheduled above

Will I receive a certificate?

Completion of the Certificate In Pilates Reformer Instruction course provides a Statement of Attainment which acknowledges partial completion of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT). Graduates receive recognition for having completed three accredited units of competency drawn from the Diploma course. This is not a formal qualification outcome but a grouping of units drawn from the Diploma Pilates.

How to enrol:

Step 1 – Download the Course Guide and complete the attached Application Form.

Step 2 – Email our Director of Training, Katrina Edwards at katrina@alignedforlife.com.au to apply and start your complimentary matwork and reformer sessions.

Looking for more information?

Book a time below to visit our Melbourne CBD studio, join a free trial class or speak with our Director of Training.

We can’t wait to hear from you!


Next Steps

PilatesITC Internation Training Centre
Nationally Recognised Training
The Pilates Alliance Australasia