About the course

Gateway Mat Pilates is an introduction to the Pilates Method and the Polestar Principles. This two day Course is a fantastic opportunity to take your passion for Mat Pilates one step further. Whether it's to enhance your own knowledge, start a new career direction, or simply incorporate Mat Pilates into your current practice, Gateway is the perfect introduction to teaching Pilates.

Gateway will enhance your understanding of biomechanics and common movement pathologies that lead to increased functional strength and reduced risk of injury. Walk away from Gateway with a deeper understanding of the Pilates method, the ability to teach selected Mat Pilates exercises, and the practical skills to apply correct form and sequencing.

Gateway PIlates Instructor
Gateway PIlates Instructor

Gateway Pilates Course Details

Gateway is ideal for the

  • Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor
  • Health professional
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Osteopath
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pilates enthusiast

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the history and evolution of Pilates
  • An introduction to Polestar Movement Concepts
  • A repertoire of Pilates Mat exercises and sequences
  • Ability to correct common faulty movement patterns

Course Format

Your course begins with three hours of online training at home, and shifts into experiential labs for collaborative learning. You will learn a variety of Mat exercises and sequences that you can immediately work into your exercise, personal training and rehab programs.

Gateway Mat Pilates - Online

This three-hour online training is a requirement for all who attend the Gateway Mat Pilates training course. The online course fortifies the fundamental principles and history of Pilates, and consists of three lectures: Pilates history and evolution, Polestar movement principles, and professional ethics and scope of practice. Each of these sections is followed by a brief written test online.

Part 1: History of Pilates and Evolution
Part 2: Polestar Movement Concepts
Part 3: Professional Ethics (Scope of Practice)

Gateway Mat Pilates - Practical

Following the online component is a two-day Pilates Mat experience. You will gain a deeper understanding of the Pilates method, the ability to teach selected Pilates Mat exercises, and the practical skills to apply correct form and sequencing. You will learn a set of four sequences using preparatory and original Pilates Mat exercises. The exercises are taught in a lab format, with time dedicated to teaching and demonstration. You will receive feedback from your Gateway educator to help you become proficient with the movements, and will have online practice cards as a resource for future use.

This is a non-certification course but is approved with Fitness Australia for 9 CEC’s.

9 CECs

As a Personal Trainer, the Gateway Course run by Polestar Pilates was extremely beneficial! The instructors were fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and able to adapt theory and practise to each individual. There was a great balance between hands on practical work and the necessary theory to teach Pilates effectively. The course was so good that it made a participant who wasn’t quite sold on Pilates very interested in pursuing it further!

Alex Whitehead, PT Sydney's Northern Beaches, NSW

Gateway Course Schedule 2017

SYDNEY 21 – 22 October 2017 MATWORK
ADELAIDE 2 – 3 September 2017 MATWORK
PERTH 17 – 18 June 2017 MATWORK
BRISBANE 28 – 29 October 2017 MATWORK
CANBERRA 2 – 3 September 2017 MATWORK
MELBOURNE 2 – 3 September 2017 MATWORK


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