Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults

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  • Enables instructors to safely and effectively deliver Pilates sessions to older adults
  • Combines the Older Adult Award with a specific older adults Pilates workshop
  • Available in Manchester and London

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Manchester, London


In the words of founder Joseph Pilates: “We retire too early… Our prime of life should be in the 70s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.” For those who practice Pilates, this popular form of exercise can be used to reduce stress levels, improve balance and strengthen the core. When it comes to age-related conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis, Pilates has been proven to be incredibly effective in alleviating the symptoms.

Our Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults course is designed to upskill current Pilates teachers, enabling them to safely and effectively work with this rapidly growing special population. It’s also incredibly useful for other fitness professionals wishing to expand their client base.

While on course, you’ll receive individually-tailored support from our expert team of tutors and assessors. This is also unlimited with no caveats, so you’ll be able to access as much help as you need.

course content

This specialised qualification enables an instructor to safely adapt and modify traditional Pilates exercises for older clients.

The following is by far an exhaustive list, but this course includes:

  • Adapting and modifying the original exercise techniques proposed by founder Joseph Pilates
  • Functional assessments for older clients
  • Corrective and cuing techniques
  • Explanations and correct exercises for postural conditions
  • Pilates lesson planning for all phases of a Pilates session/programme

In addition, the course also covers the anatomical and physiological ageing, benefits of exercises for older adults, and behaviour changes and motivation


As a student on course, we provide you with ample opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities in an engaging and practical way.

The final assessments for this course include:

  • Lesson plan and practical assessment
  • Exercise modifications worksheet
  • Group case study


In order to enrol on this Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults course, you must already possess the Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates.

Above all else, you will have a vested interest in Pilates and a desire to help older clients get the most out of their exercise experience.


REPs 20

The Register of Exercise Professionals awards 20 points for the base Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults qualification.

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Total Payable £465 / Minimum Deposit £125

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out of 5 from 457 reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Never had support like it

    My tutor Martyn has been excellent throughout my course so far he answers all my questions and been very helpful. On the actually practical days Phillippa who was my tutor was excellent she made everyone feel very comfortable and you didnt feel under pressure.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Gym Instructor Level 2

    Just completed this course with HFE - really pleased with all aspects of the course, the materials included, tutor support, assessment venue and the assessors. Everything was made as easy and straight forward as possible - fantastic and immediate support given over the telephone by my tutor and the e learning was easy and uncomplicated to operate and excellent detail throughout.

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