“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit”

Joseph H. Pilates

The “Mat Programme Level III/Matwork Level III” is the final mat course of the AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®. It is about the Traditional Pilates Programme, that includes advanced exercises,

modifications and variations for experienced students. After completing all Matwork Levels, the attendees understand completely the following quote by Joseph H. Pilates:

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable

of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure”.

Varvara Solomonidou

Pilates Instructor

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

Grigoris Dogas

TEACHER

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

Mat Programme in numbers

3

INSTRUCTORS

100

STUDENTS

3

SEMINARS

72

HOURS

Matwork. Level III

This seminar is about the third level of a Pilates repertoire without using the miniball.
It is called TRADITIONAL PILATES PROGRAM since it includes exercises from Joseph H. Pilates' original series of exercises. There are 29 new exercises with at least 5 modifications and variations and through different angles and perspectives. At this level, the exercises are quite demanding and challenging. Control of the center of the body, proper breathing and various muscular groups isolation are necessary to perform each exercise.
Attention focuses on the industrial principles and complexity of the center, also known in Pilates as Powerhouse. It is a complete Mat Pilates Program with all the basic exercises, variations and modifications (for advanced and for those who have cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine problems).
Topics

  • Mat Pilates Programme level lll 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

2 days (18 hours)

Training material

The student receives a folder with informative material, pen, block and Pilates Mat Programme Level III manual with photos.

Pilates Mat Programme Level III Seminar Requirements

Pilates Mat Program Level II Certificate of Attendance from AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®
Pilates Mat Program Level I Certificate of Attendance from PHYSIOPILATES or another Pilates certifier.

After Education Requirements

10 hours of course attendance
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 III Certificate of Attendance.

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

Logo

 

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