BECOME A Pilates Instructor

Lead a happy, active, healthy life as a full-time certified Pilates professional and add this teaching qualification to your existing career portfolio.


You’re not a young thing and think it might take too long…

You’re not a dancer and think it might be too complicated…

You’re not a skinny minnie and think you won’t fit in…

I have the answer!

The StretchBodyMind Pilates Instructor Training has been designed with you in mind.

It combines industry-accredited training with comprehensive mentoring support and offers you the opportunity to start a new career sharing the work of Joseph Pilates without having to leave your living room!

This course, which will take place online with StretchBodyMind Founder and Pilates Master Trainer Victoria, consists of four three-hour intensive training sessions and three one-hour coaching sessions followed by an assessment day 6 weeks later.

Are you a Personal Trainer?

  • Add this qualification to your personal training skillset

Are you a Fitness Instructor?

  • Diversify your professional experience

Are you a Yoga Teacher?

  • Bring something new to your yoga studio

Are you from a non-sports background?

  • Start a brand new career as a Fitness Professional!


The course runs on a Saturday from 11am – 2pm once a month.

Dates are:

  1. 21 August 2021
  2. 18 September 2021
  3. 16 October 2021
  4. 13 November 2021


During the course you will learn the principles of Pilates Matwork as well as how to programme and instruct a series of Pilates Matwork sessions in a one-to-one or group setting. The course runs according to the StretchBodyMind principles of FOUNDATION, EXPRESSION & VISION.



Principles of exercise, fitness and health;

Anatomy & Physiology for exercise and health;

History and Principles of Pilates.


Health & Safety in a fitness environment;

Teaching Special Populations;

Creating a series of Pilates Matwork classes.


Client interviews including postural assessment;

Teaching, adapting and progressing Pilates Matwork exercises;

Business skills.


This Level 3 diploma is certified by Active IQ and is worth 20 CPD points with REPS (the Register of Exercise Professionals). This gives the highest nationally recognised qualification for Pilates.

You will also receive:  

  • one-to-one training by Pilates Master Trainer Victoria Cunningham
  • a comprehensive training manual and supplementary textbook

  • one year’s access to the StretchBodyMind online studio with Pilates Instructor Training pre-recorded videos and PDFs

“Pilates is the complete co-ordination of body, mind and spirit”

Joseph Pilates


The course costs £1999.

This can be paid in full or with a deposit of £525 followed by 3 further instalments of £525.

*Please note you can also pay by BACS*

Please make all BACS payments to:

Sort Code: 09-01-27
Account: 74967726


You can book your place by clicking here and paying a £525 non-refundable deposit.

I have no doubt that this course is going to be massive. The best thing I will ever do in my life!
~ Paula, previous Pilates student


During the course you will complete a Learner Achievement Portfolio and sit multiple choice exams in Anatomy & Physiology and the Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health.

You will attend a practical assessment approximately 6 – 8 weeks after the course.

You will also be expected to submit evidence of personal mat sessions, observation hours and student teaching hours undertaken during the course which will complete your Learner Achievement Portfolio and will be submitted during your final assessment day.


I’m Victoria Cunningham, MAHons, MSc, SYT, HDipCT.

I am the Founder of StretchBodyMind and the Course Co-ordinator, Assessor and Teacher Trainer for both the Pilates Matwork Instructor course and the StretchBodyMind Yoga Teacher Training courses.

I am also the Creator of Yobarrelattes® Instructor Training and “Stretch & Play Pilates & Yoga for Kids” Facilitator Training. I have over 25 years’ experience in the Yoga/Pilates world and have been training people to become Pilates Instructors since 2011.

I’m really looking forward to teaching you and learning together. Contact me today for more details or to book now.