Pilates Mat Programme Level I Seminar READ MORE

“Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit...NOT MIND OR BODY BUT MIND AND BODY”

Joseph H. Pilates

The “Pilates Mat Programme Level I/Matwork Level I” is an introduction to “Contrology”, as Joseph H. Pilates named his method. It is a repertoire of foundational Pilates mat

exercises using a mini ball, progressive modifications and variations to meet the needs of Pilates clients. The Pilates Matwork Level I course also presents the philosophy of

“AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®” and its unique Teaching Method in order to help you master the spirit of Pilates. This Mat course is open to

Certified TEFAA Teachers, TEFAA Students, Physiotherapists and Graduates of corresponding Foreign Universities Recognized by the Greek State according  to the  Greek Legislation.

Varvara Solomonidou

Pilates Instructor

Varvara Solomonidou, Wellness Specialist, Personal Trainer, founded ATHENSTRAINERS® & the “ATHENSTRAINERS® ULTIMATE PILATES SYSTEM®”.

Grigoris Dogas


Grigoris Dogas graduated from the College of Sports Science in 2003 with specialty in Strength Training & Sports Pedagogy.

Eleni Zachioti

Master Trainer

Eleni Zachioti graduated from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science with specialty in “Greek Traditional Dance”.

Mat Programme in Numbers









Matwork. Level I

This seminar is about the first level of a Pilates repertoire using a miniball. It is the basic program of the method. With this seminar, you can perform Pilates to the gym or personal training studio. It is a complete Mat Pilates Program with all the basic exercises, variations and modifications (for beginners, advanced and for those who have cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine problems).

  • General information about Joseph H. Pilates (life and work)
  • Contrology
  • All about Pilates system
  • Pilates benefits
  • Pilates keys
  • Human Anatomy
  • Pilates Anatomy
  • Pre Pilates-exercises
  • Mat Pilates Programme level l exercises
  • TFC (Technique, Flow, Cues)
  • All about AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®
  • Teaching method
  • Building the course
  • Improving your communication capability while teaching Pilates
  • General set up information and promotion tips

Seminar Duration

4 days (36 hours)

Training material

The student receives a folder with informative material, pen, block, a miniball and Pilates Mat Programme Level I and Human Anatomy manuals with photos.

Pilates Mat Programme Level I Seminar Requirements

The knowledge of Anatomy is prerequisite for taking part in the training. If the student doesn’t want to attend it, there is an exam that allows us to evaluate his/her knowledge.

After Education Requirements

10 observation hours
20 hours of personal practice
20 hours of teaching

Exams and Certification


A written and practical exam take place on the last day of the seminar. Upon passing the exams you will receive the “After Education” card (see above) which must be filled in and sent to info@athenstrainers.gr so that you can receive the AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System® Mat Program Level I Certificate of Attendance.

Automatically student’s names are listed on our website as a Pilates Teacher / Instructor capable of teaching Mat Program Level I.
In case of exam failure, the student has the right to reexamined 3 times within three months. Each time costs 20 euros.



Along with the Certificate of Attendance, the Pilates Teacher/Instructor receives an e-mail with the AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System® logo. The logo can be used to describe a lesson at the gym that works or owns, or in promotional t-shirts, rollups, or banners that accompany his/her Pilates lessons.

Social Media


In our Website www.athenstrainers.gr, www.ultimatepilatessystem.gr, www.ultimatepilatesofgreece.gr, www.athenstrainersultimatepilatessystem.gr there are links to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube Account. We will be happy to receive your request or LIKE to the corresponding group and page, post pictures and videos related to the AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System® with the appropriate hashtags.

Suggested Bibliography

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
Return to Life Through Contrology

Pilates Instructors’ Discounts

There will be a 20% discount in all AthensTrainers® educational products (DVD's, Educational Manuals, T-shirts, etc.) along with your registration to a seminar.