Cadillac Stage Two
Studio Apparatus

Course Introduction Video



This course will give you all you need to safely and effectively take your client through the complete MK Pilates Cadillac repertoire in a One to One personal training environment focused on the Studio Cadillac.

We will update your existing repertoire and knowledge then develop your knowledge and skills to include the more challenging and advanced repertoire.

Final Assessment: This course assessment assumes that you have demonstrated teaching skill previously so we now focus on your knowledge of the Cadillac repertoire and your own body. You are asked to complete a 30-45 minute programme using all areas of the Cadillac with a programme suited to your physical abilities and needs. The format can be agreed on an individual student basis but the standard is video submission with a documented self-assessment.

Hours Summary

Studio Apparatus Silver Diploma

Studio Apparatus Gold Elite & Comprehensive Diplomas – Cadillac Part 02 Requirements

2 Days: 16 lecture hours,

The same as a Silver Diploma.

The Gold Elite & Comprehensive Diplomas involve additional specialised education days.  These may not be provided by your elected training centre at this time however all training centres are working towards offering all of the Diploma Content in time.

Self-Study, Personal Practice and a self-practice video for assessment with Workbook Completion - 24 Hours,
Teacher Development - Total 40 Hours

Cadillac Part 01 Certificate valid for 2 years with a requirement for ongoing education to maintain verification with 14 hours Teacher Development Hours each 2 year period. (When enrolled on a Studio Apparatus Diploma programme and actively attending the courses your certificate will be renewed automatically.)

Apparatus:  It is assumed that any student attending will have reasonable access to a Cadillac or at the least a Wall Unit or Reformer Tower system to consolidate the information gained on the course.

Course Content

Course Content

  • Face to Face Tutor Time – 16 hours
  • Review of Cadillac Part 01 movements and their modifications, purpose of adaptations and progressions for each movement, then add to the repertoire to complete your knowledge to all levels of the movements and their benefits.
  • The key decision making process needed to decide when a more challenging level of movement is relevant to the client and how to prepare and assist the client with the execution of the movement for safety.
  • The student will have the opportunity to receive feedback from the course Tutor on their technique and teaching skills.
  • Formative assessment of the Pilates Lab for your personal development.
  • Complete the MK Pilates Cadillac Part 02 Repertoire as well as how to modify and progress this Repertoire.
  • There will be a focus on the teachers own knowledge of their body and its needs and the ability of the teacher to execute their movements with knowledge and good technique.

Support Materials

  • The student Handbook and Workbook provided as downloadable PDF files to print at your convenience but required to be accessed either digitally or in printed format during your Face to Face tutor time. The Handbook displays versions of the movements with note pages for your completion during and after the education.  The Workbook provides master pages to be used to record and self-assess the students own workout session.  It is recommended you familiarise yourself with this material prior to attendance wherever possible.



After you have completed your Cadillac Stage 02 Course you will only receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of the Assessment Processes.

Practical Self Analysis Video

The primary method for assessment requires you to perform a 30 minute (minimum) or 60 minute (maximum) session using the Cadillac.  This session should be tailored to your own bodies needs and abilities and at the levels that can be achieved with your own level of the method at present.

You are required to video the session and then review yourself and your session in the form of a written self-assessment.

During the session, you should go through a varied and comprehensive list of the movements offered on the Cadillac apparatus:

  • Standing outside
    • Push Through Bar
    • Long spring roll down bar
    • Hand straps series
  • Inside – On Platform
    • Push Through Bar - Saw / rotations / Parakeet / Monkey / Short Spinal etc.,
    • Roll Down Bar - Around the world, Roll Up with extension, Washer Woman, Shoulder Bridge, Airplane, Thigh Stretch etc.
    • Springs with straps - leg series - supine or elevated.
    • Trapezes - Bridges and stretches.
    • Fuzzy’s - Standing Stretches,
    • Fuzzy’s - Supine Pull Ups with Extension

Once completed you should have been seen doing the following:

  • Outside and Inside Roll Down Bar
  • Outside and Inside Push Through Bar
  • Use of the Trapeze Unit
  • Use of Long Springs for Inside Leg Repertoire and Outside Work (Inside: on the bed, outside: outside of the frame and structure)

The video will be uploaded to your MK Pilates Account. Paperwork is scanned and uploaded to your own free account and a link sent to your training provider.  (full instructions are available for the process of uploading to Dropbox and creating the link to send). Video files must be below 500mb in size – instructions available.

Paperwork and Written self-assessment.

  • A review and record of what was completed on the video. We strongly recommend that you spend a few sessions yourself in advance of the video to ensure you are familiar with the logistics of the Cadillac apparatus.
  • A full review of your video session and a projection of what you have learned and what if any changes you might make after observing yourself moving and working with the Pilates Method.

Upon acknowledge receipt of valid links to documentation and video evidence MK Pilates will assess your submission and your results will be with you with 14 days of that acknowledgement. Video quality:  You are required to use one position only for the camera that allows us to see both yourself and the client always, especially if you take them to the floor.  Full audio is required.  If we are unable to see or hear clearly, we may ask you to redo the video submission.



MK Pilates Cadillac Part 01 completed or appropriate equivalent training outside of MK Pilates.

Course Dates

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