WHAT IS…? Polestar Pilates

A Pilates practice with a science-based, holistic approach to health has a big vision to improve global wellness.

Polestar Pilates is a science-based, holistic approach to health that recognises each person physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. It proudly declares its mission to reduce disease, enhance vitality and increase the critical mass of healthy, peaceful people in the world.

Founder Dr Brent Anderson expanded on the traditional Pilates Method by integrating manual skills and advanced body awareness, informed by the latest scientific research in orthopaedics, sports medicine and movement science. Backed by a reputable industry body, it’s also government accredited.

Produced in collaboration with influential and respected Pilates educators across the US, UK and Australia, the Polestar curriculum encompasses interactive lectures, practical teaching labs, troubleshooting (with case studies and deductive reasoning), practice hours (individually and in groups), analytical skills, and principles of NLP. Polestar also has a national network of mentors to guide students through certification and student training.

Polestar Pilates Accreditation is recognised in 40 countries, meaning that, after completing the 450-hour teacher training, Polestar graduates are equipped to join over 6,000 fellow Polestar instructors working at medical facilities, performing arts conservatories, and fitness centres worldwide.

The Cert IV in Polestar Pilates Matwork Instruction Method (10520NAT) can take up to 12 months to complete, and introduces the Pilates principles, program design, exercise sequencing and techniques, and ultimately prepares students to teach group Mat classes.

If you want to teach full-time and work with private clients across all apparatus in a studio setting, however, the Diploma of Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation Method (10521NAT) is the way to go. The highest standard for Pilates accreditation, this in-depth course can take over a year to complete, allowing students to deepen their knowledge of the principals and become proficient on all Pilates equipment, from Reformer to small props. Graduates walk away with the skills and confidence to teach clients of all levels, from rehab to high performance athletes.


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Polestar’s Gateway Course is a great way to get a taste of what Pilates can do for you and your clients. The most comprehensive introduction to teaching Pilates, the Pilates Method and the Polestar Principles of Movement, it enhances your understanding of biomechanics, teaches you a series of mat and equipment exercises, and equips you with the practical skills to safely teach a series of Pilates sequences. For details on the Gateway, Cert IV and Diploma, go to polestarpilates.edu.au