Student taking part in a Level 3 Reformer Pilates teacher course
Student taking part in a Level 3 Reformer Pilates teacher course

Pilates. Reformed.

This is the industry's most advanced Level 3 Pilates Reformer Teacher course

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Level 3 Reformer Pilates Teacher Course


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  • Pay in full

    Total payable £712.50 5% discount £37.50
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £110 and 5 x £108 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £750

Learn how to master the most recognisable piece of Pilates equipment and elevate your teaching career to new heights with this hands-on, industry-recognised reformer course.

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    6-10 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Approved Logo HFE's reformer Pilates teacher course is recognised by the ASCM

Level 3 Reformer Pilates Teacher

Learn how to master the Pilates reformer and elevate your teaching career to new heights with this hands-on, industry recognised reformer Pilates course.


The Pilates reformer, or universal reformer, is one of the most recognisable pieces of Pilates apparatus available. It’s also highly adaptable as it’s possible to perform over 500 different exercises while using it. Typically, reformer Pilates is associated with the more clinical adaptation of Joseph Pilates’ methodology and this is why you’d typically find reformers in rehabilitation environments such as physiotherapy clinics.

Recently, reformer Pilates has found itself increasingly in the mainstream consciousness. One of the biggest reasons for this is that, as a society, we are unfortunately more sedentary than ever. The prevalence of poor posture, musculoskeletal disorders and back is at an all-time high. People are turning to Pilates, both reformer and its mat-based counterpart to fix these issues and free themselves from pain. Although, many advanced Pilates teachers also use the reformer, especially with individual clients in need of specialist training.

Course Structure:

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Home study

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Practical training



Our Level 3 Reformer Pilates Teacher course has been designed to help you become an in-demand and life-changing Pilates teacher. It’s also fully recognised by YMCA and ACSM.

Entry Requirements

We strongly advise that participants attending this course hold a Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates qualification (or equivalent). Applications may also be considered from students with other fitness industry qualifications (e.g. personal trainers, yoga teachers etc), where they can demonstrate that they have extensive experience of performing Pilates as a participant (e.g. attending classes). It is not advisable to attend the practical training having never used a reformer.

What You'll Learn How You'll be Assessed Learning and Support Materials

What You'll Learn

This essentials reformer Pilates course will teach you everything you need to know to become a highly competent and proficient reformer teacher. Specifically, the course includes:

  • Principles of Pilates

    Principles of Pilates

    • Principles of reformer Pilates
    • Breathing techniques and Pilates
    • Concentration and control in reformer Pilates
    • Precision in reformer Pilates
    • Flow in reformer Pilates
    • ABC principles
  • Getting to Grips with the Reformer

    Getting to Grips with the Reformer

    • Anatomy of the reformer
    • Adjustment of the reformer
    • Maintenance of the reformer
    • How to choose a reformer
    • Reformer accessories
    • Pre-usage checks
  • Anatomy for Reformer Pilates

    Anatomy for Reformer Pilates

    • Postural deviations
    • Spinal alignment
    • Pelvic alignment
    • Primary muscle actions
    • Primary joint movements
    • Lower and upper body muscle groups
  • Exercise with the Pilates Reformer

    Exercise with the Pilates Reformer

    • Preparation and closing phases
    • Main exercise phase
    • Contraindications to exercises
    • Kneeling & standing series
    • Seated & supine series
    • Footwork series
  • Planning and Teaching Reformer Pilates

    Planning and Teaching Reformer Pilates

    • Session structure
    • Main phases of a reformer Pilates session
    • Methods of progression
    • Teaching methods and exercise technique
    • Lesson planning
    • Correct mounting and dismounting

How You'll be Assessed

Our Level 3 Reformer Pilates Teacher course is assessed continually and in a variety of ways throughout. Here is a summary of how you’ll be assessed.


Online assessments

  • Session plan
  • Multiple choice
  • Unlimited re-sits

Practical assessments

  • Opening and closing phase
  • Main reformer session
  • Complete in your own time

Learning and Support Materials

Our Level 3 Teaching Reformer Pilates course gives you is a technically rich and comprehensive instructor course that provides all the information you need to take your Pilates career from the mat and onto the reformer. Here’s a snapshot of some of the content we’ll supply you with.

High-quality, visually engaging and detailed training manuals
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All you need and more

Get the knowledge you need to succeed from our high-quality training manuals. Supplied as standard in hard copy and digital formats.

Online study with our exclusive learner engagement system (LES)
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Access anytime and anywhere

Our Learner Engagement System (LES) contains all the online resources you need to help you succeed and beyond.

An easy-to-follow study guide
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Step-by-step support

Our study guides break down the course so you know exactly what needs to be focused on and when.

Unrivalled learning support from a dedicated team of tutors
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With you every step of the way

Our team of dedicated Pilates tutors will be on hand to support you with anything you may need during your course. Go on, ask us anything!

Continuing career support, advice and guidance
Study at your own pace

In your corner

Our exclusive CV Connect programme will connect your CV with fitness and Pilates employers. Our support team are always here if you need some impartial advice.

*Images are for illustration purposes and may not depict specific course materials.

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