You will find the necessary information on the requalification and the form for applying the recertification here:
Http://www.pilatespolestar.de/en/requalifizierungArecognition of the training
At the moment, training is sometimes only asked after recognition. But if one is to be allowed to subsidize courses from the health insurance companies a membership or recognition by the DPV (German Pilates Association) or the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) is a prerequisite.
Polestar Pilates is proud to have a long standing and strong relationship with the PMA. Our education program is very in-depth, and far exceeds the PMA requirements for Pilates Instructor Programmes as set out by the PMA. Polestar are a Corporate Sponsor of the PMA, and we do encourage our graduates and educators to join and take the PMA Pilates Certification Exam.
It is important that we maintain high standards in the Pilates industry. Polestar Pilates Education continues to improve and develop its curriculum and examination process. Like most high-quality education programs, re-qualification is an essential part of maintaining skills and quality of care. Polestar’s qualifications are valid for two years, after which time re-qualification is required. Please contact us or your host site in order to get the re-qualification application form.
There are no hard and fast rules. We accept that everyone learns at a different pace. However, most students take between 6 months and a year between finishing their course and taking the exam.
Yes, this is definitely possible. Please keep an eye on our website for scheduled dates in each of our host sites for exams.
Yes, of course you may. Please submit full details along with an indication of the areas which will cover. Please also advise the date/place you qualified.
For sure this is possible, we consider each person’s situation on its merits. Contact us to discuss.
Basically, this means that you need an educator or mentor to check-off all the exercises you have learnt on the course to ensure you understand how to do them yourself and teach them.
We also suggest that students get together in small groups (up to 3) and share the cost of an educator or mentor to do this. We facilitate communications between students and provide a list of educators and mentors who are available for this.
Apprentice teaching hours are usually started at the end of the course once you have the knowledge of all the exercises. We suggest that you work on a 1-1 basis with family, friends or a mentor in order to achieve these hours. Students are also encouraged to work together in order to achieve these hours.
Polestar Pilates Asia offers a wide range of Pilates courses, seminars and workshops nationally and internationally in its continuing education program. Information on these courses and workshops can be found here.
Please check with your host centre as policies will vary from host to host. You can review the Hong Kong Iso Fit cancellation policies here. We may vary these conditions on a discretionary basis if the circumstances merit.
In theory, we will allow you to register up to the day before the course starts. However, we recommend you register as soon as you have decided to take one of our courses because numbers are strictly limited and places are offered on a first-come, first served basis. This will also enable you to take advantage of any early bird discounts and ensure that any preparations for the course (if required) are taken care before the course commences.
There is an excellent app now available for the iPad, see Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D By Real Bodywork. Real Bodywork also have a number of related smartphone apps and quizzes.
We also recommend the following books from our reading list:
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