Cadillac Stage One
Studio Equipment


Course Introduction Video



This course will give you all you need to safely and effectively take your client through the MK Pilates Foundation repertoire along with many from the Intermediate repertoire in a One to One personal training environment on a Studio Cadillac.

Final Assessment: After submitting your case study material, you will be assessed working with a client for one hour. The format can be agreed on an individual student basis but the standard is video submission with an initial self-assessment.

Hours Summary

Studio Equipment Standard Diploma

Studio Equipment Masters & Graduate Diplomas – Cadillac Part 01 Requirements

2 Days: 16 lecture hours,

The same as a Standard Diploma.

The Masters & Graduate 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, One Case Study with a Practical Assessment and Workbook Completion - 14 Hours,
Self-practice / session attendance - 20 hours
Teacher Development - Total 50 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 Equipment Diploma programme and actively attending the courses your certificate will be renewed automatically.)

Studio Equipment Foundation Diploma:   Some centres have a delivery format that has less Face to Face time due to local considerations.  When this occurs, the extra hours can be accrued through attendance of additional educational events in the subsequent months and years to qualify for the other levels of Diplomas.  Typically, a Foundation Diploma has less observed practice time and fewer tutor led group classes but educational content is not excluded.  In relation to Cadillac typically Part 01 & 02 are combined into fewer hours and does have a reduced repertoire.

Equipment:  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 postural types and development of process to complete both a static and a dynamic postural assessment of a client.
  • How to use all areas of the Cadillac safely and effectively and attach the various accessories.
  • Movement modifications, purpose of adaptations and progressions for each movement.
  • Programme design: how to create a suitable Pilates programme based on client’s aims and postural assessment.
  • Referral procedures suggesting letter formats to Chartered Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopath, Chiropractors and GP’s.
  • Styles of teaching and stages of learning overview to enhance personal trainer skills.
  • Discussion of the continued inclusion of Matwork repertoire and small Pilates Based Equipment (based upon venue availability).
  • Observed teaching practice incorporating the new required skills elements of the work. Pilates Labs – an opportunity to do a consultation, postural assessment and take a client through an appropriate Studio Cadillac Pilates’ session under supervision (based upon sufficient pieces of equipment available).
  • Formative assessment of the Pilates Lab for your personal development.
  • Complete the MK Pilates Cadillac Part 01 Repertoire as well as how to modify and progress this Repertoire.
  • How to design and plan a Cadillac Session. There will be both a written assessment for this course targeted for completed within one month from the completion of the course as well as a practical assessment of the teacher’s skills working a one to one session using all areas of the Cadillac appropriately with a client.

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 assess and record the client and the sessions.  It is recommended you familiarise yourself with this material prior to attendance wherever possible.



  • Completion of a Workbook documenting and outlining a session for 1 Case Study Client. These will include details of client’s postural assessment, health and lifestyle questionnaires and their liability release dorm. Your observations of the client should be documented along with, adaptations or alterations and their reasons along with a final conclusion and future development plan for the client’s programme.
  • Student paperwork must be completed and the tutor will cover this for you. Summarisation of the session along with conclusions must also be completed.
  • The final practical assessment may vary centre to centre but the standard is to submit a video of the session with the client from beginning to end.
  • Written self-evaluation of your video submission for both the client’s technique and your personal teaching skills and choices, along with any changes you may wish to have made based upon the observation of the video content.
  • The suggested period for the completion of the case study is no later than 3 months from completion of the course. You have one year to successfully complete all assessment processes after which MK Pilates reserve the right to request attendance of elements of the course and may apply charges for this and any re-assessments after the one year period is over.
  • If a Michael King Pilates multiple choice theory paper has not been completed you may be asked to complete this on the second weekend or at another agreed time to achieve your certification. As every situation is individual your Training Centre or Tutor will be able to discuss this with you but MK Pilates Administration will make the final decision as to whether the paper is required.  This element covers general Anatomy and Physiology areas to a Health and Fitness entry level standard of knowledge.

NOTE: the elements of assessment can be worked on consecutively with the assessment processes for any other MK Pilates courses. This is a One to One assessment.



MK Pilates Matwork Part 03 or Reformer Part 01 attended or completed or appropriate equivalent training outside of MK Pilates.

Course Dates

Course Dates

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Andrea Domin

Andrea Domin


07 - 08 junio 2019 (2 Days)


Pilates Pointe Pooh Corner
Dibden Hill
Chalfont St Giles
United Kingdom


Please contact MK Pilates UK : Chalfont St Giles with any questions.