Pilates Gruppentraining Matte und Geräte

Group training

STOTT PILATES® mat and equipment, fascia training and MELT Method®, barre training and Yoga for all ages and all levels.

Personal Training

Personal training

Specifically tailored and usually a mixture of Pilates, fascia training and MELT Method®, depending on your wishes/goals. Good basis/supplement for other activities/(athletic) sports.

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Pilates teacher training and further education

We are the official host training center for Merrithew in Switzerland! The STOTT PILATES teacher training on the mat and/or on the Pilates equipment is recognized worldwide.

Training

Group training

The goal of this modern training method is the optimal function of the neuromuscular system. To achieve this we work on core stability and efficient and correct muscle activation. We make sure that muscle strength and flexibility are balanced. The latest findings and theories of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation are incorporated into the training. Biomechanical principles relating to core stability, breathing and alignment are applied to all exercises, whether on the mat or on the specific Pilates equipment. Everyone benefits, from beginners or rehab patients to athletes.

Fascia training

This type of training improves flexibility and elasticity, stability, balance, body awareness and movement efficiency. This is achieved through bouncy movements, expansion for good force transmission in the body, the stimulation of different nerve endings in the fascial tissues through tools with different surfaces (such as nubs, hard and soft tools, vibration, etc.) and hydration/compression with rollers but also specific movements (push pull, waves, pandiculation, gait patterns, swinging and swaying, etc.). The workout works both on the mat and the Pilates equipment with its spring pulls. The workout can be calm, but also very active and sweaty. Everyone benefits, from beginners or rehabilitation patients to athletes.


MELT Method

Like Pilates, this method is about the optimal function of the neuromuscular system. It focuses mainly on the hydration of the connective tissue/fascia and on balancing the nervous system. In this way, movement becomes more efficient and performance increase is achieved. MELT is a self-care method, not a training. You learn the method in the studio and apply it regularly at home. With a little discipline you can prevent injuries and signs of wear and tear and improve joint stability. (Chronic) pain is alleviated and even healed. By working on the nervous system, MELT has a calming effect and promotes healthy sleep. Everyone benefits, from beginners or rehabilitation patients to athletes. For the method you need a MELT Roller and/or the MELT Hand and Foot Kit. Both can be purchased in the studio.

Total Barre is a sweaty fitness program with the ballet barre that builds strength, flexibility and dynamic stability. The training is based on the Pilates principles and is suitable for anyone who enjoys small choreographies to music. Not only choreography is taught but also the correct execution of the exercises and the correct biomechanics.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Dynamic and powerful yoga, which promotes balance, core strength, flexibility and concentration and thereby helps to unwind. Vinyasa Flow Yoga combines body and mind, movement and breath, Far Eastern wisdom and Western knowledge. The focus is on the mindful practice of postures (asanas). The creative and meditative classes are suitable for all ages and levels and are a great complement to Pilates.


Iyengar Yoga

The basics of yoga are taught and deepened. The focus is on precise alignment and attention to detail to feel confident in all poses (asanas). A systematic structure of the class enables a gradual improvement in strength, flexibility and endurance. The integration of various breathing techniques (pranayama) helps to calm the mind and increase physical and mental awareness. Improved alignment, posture and balance, increased well-being and vitality, mental clarity and concentration are promoted. The exercises are individually adapted and are therefore suitable for everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or previous experience.

Live training and ondemand videos as a perfect option for at home! The training on the mat is broadcast live via ZOOM. In addition, ondemand videos can be rented for 4 weeks. There are always 4 videos to choose from and new videos are added regularly. There is something for everyone, from beginners to advanced. You will need a mat, a flexband (can be purcheased in the studio), and/or a long microfibre towel.

Personal training

In this 1:1 format, we specifically address the wishes and goals of our clients. A mixture of different training techniques such as Pilates, fascia training and MELT Method® is usually used. The focus is on improving body awareness, movement efficiency, core stability, strength, flexibility, resilience and joint stability and reducing compensation patterns. This makes the training the ideal basis/supplement for other activities/(athletic) sports to relieve excessive tension and prevent joint damage. After injuries, we help to activate the right muscles and minimize compensation.

Our group and personal trainings are aimed at
  • Men and women (group or personal training)
  • Teens to seniors (group or personal training)
  • Pregnant women (group) and postpartum women (personal training or small groups)
  • Rehab patients (personal training)
  • Athletes (group or personal training)
Beginner

No or very little training experience overall or with the training we offer, or fresh out of rehab.

Intermediate

Either training experience with comparable concepts or with the training we offer. Knowledge and implementation of the principles relevant to the training and a certain degree of strength/stability (trunk and periphery), endurance, balance and coordination should be present.

Advanced

A lot of training experience with similar concepts or with the training we offer. Strength/stability, endurance, balance, coordination and the ability to perform global movements correctly and with focus must be present.

Schedule

Registration directly via the schedule below.
(Online: maximum 8 participants, Equipment: maximum 5 participants, Mat: maximum 8 participants, Total Barre: maximum 7 participants). For personal training at alternative times and beginner training, please call or email.

Prices

Basic subscription

Applies to mat training, Total Barre, MELT, online group classes and videos.1

1 Applies to memberships, 3-month and 6-month subscriptions
  • 10-pack
    295.-
  • 3 months basic
    695.-
  • 6 months basic
    1360.-
  • Membership
    240.-
  • Single entry
    32.-
  • Trial workout
    20.-
Premium subscription

Applies to equipment training, mat training, Total Barre, MELT and online group classes and videos.1

1 Applies to memberships, 3-month and 6-month subscriptions
  • 10-pack
    370.-
  • 3 months premium
    870.-
  • 6 months premium
    1700.-
  • Membership
    300.-
  • Single entry
    39.-
  • Trial workout
    27.-
Personal subscription

  • 10-pack
    1300.-
  • 20-pack
    2530.-
  • Single entry
    140.-
  • Beginner private session with postural analysis (90 min)
    95.-
Abo ONLINE
ONLINE subscription

Applies to online group classes and videos.

  • 10-pack
    220.-
  • Single entry
    24.-
  • Video
    15.-
  • Trial workout
    13.-
If you are interested in a trial workout, we recommend a short telephone call in advance in order to better assess your state of health and your training level.
Would you like to make someone happy? How about a voucher for a training/class or subscription at fitji pilates?
Are you a student or pensioner? Then you can benefit from a 15% discount on all subscriptions with us. Please contact us to receive the appropriate discount code.
Companies: Would you like to book exclusive Pilates classes (online or live) for your employees or promote their health by negotiating a discount for your company with us? Contact us to discuss your wishes.

Teacher training

As the official Host Training Center for Merrithew in Switzerland we offer every year trainings to become a Pilates mat and reformer teacher. At the latest every 2 years the trainer trainings for the Pilates Cadillac, Chair and the Barrels can be completed.

Merrithew is headquartered in Toronto and is one of the most renowned Pilates schools in the world. For 30 years, Merrithew has been developing its contemporary mind-body training programs based on the latest latest research in exercise science, fitness practices and knowledge of fascia, Biomechanics, functional fitness and core-integrated bodyweight training. Their results-oriented programs for exercisers of all ages, abilities, and skill levels are created in collaboration with with physical therapists, sports physicians and fitness experts. The STOTT PILATES® teacher training program is recognized worldwide and only select centers and instructors are allowed to teach it. The full studio training includes approximately 400 hours and allows for recognition of all quality labels. Further modern training concepts are ZEN-GA®, CORE™, Total Barre®, Halo® Training and Merrithew Fascial Movement.

Dates

Questions via email or phone

STOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer (IR) course
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  • Course dates: October 11-15, and October 18-22 2024
  • Timetable
    Fri, Oct 11, 2024 13:30 – 19:30
    Sat, Oct 12, 2024 12:30 – 18:30
    Sun, Oct 13, 2024 10:00 – 16:00
    Mon, Oct 14, 2024 10:00 – 16:00
    Tue, Oct 15, 2024 09:30 – 16:00
    Fri, Oct 18, 2024 13:30 – 19:30
    Sat, Oct 19, 2024 12:30 – 18:30
    Sun, Oct 20, 2024 10:00 – 16:00
    Mon, Oct 21, 2024 10:00 – 16:00
    Tue, Oct 22, 2024 09:30 – 16:00
  • Price: 2310.-
  • Instructor: Andrea Blumenthal
  • Language: English
  • Course description on the Merrithew website
  • Questions via email or phone

Description: This course teaches how to create and teach effective Level 1 (beginner and intermediate) workouts for individual and group training on the Reformer. This includes the handling and effective use of the equipment to improve core stability and strength, strengthen peripheral muscles, improve joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination of course participants. A variety of exercises, variations and modifications and the learning of different communication techniques help to respond specifically to the course participants with their different bodies and postures. The theory and practice of posture analysis are discussed.

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of anatomy, ideally more than 3 years of teaching experience in the field of movement/fitness, participation in at least 30 Pilates workouts/sessions

Services: 50 hours course, 2 manuals, digital video material. Examination fees for certification are not included.

Qualification: STOTT PILATES Reformer Instructor, Level 1 after passing the exam. Before the exam, 10 hours of observation of a certified STOTT PILATES instructor, 40 hours of physical training and 25 hours of relevant teaching experience must be demonstrated. The course is also required for the full STOTT PILATES certififaction, Levels 1 and 2

STOTT PILATES Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (ICCB) course
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  • Course dates: October 25–29 (Cadillac), November 05–07 (Chair), November 08–09 (Barrels) 2024
  • Timetable
    Fri, Oct 25, 2024 13:30 – 19:30 (Cadillac)
    Sat, Oct 26, 2024 12:30 – 18:30 (Cadillac)
    Sun, Oct 27, 2024 10:00 – 16:00 (Cadillac)
    Mon, Oct 28, 2024 10:00 – 16:00 (Cadillac)
    Tue, Oct 29, 2024 09:30 – 16:00 (Cadillac)
    Tue, Nov 05, 2024 09:30 – 16:00 (Chair)
    Wen, Nov 06, 2024 10:00 – 16:00 (Chair)
    Thu, Nov 07, 2024 10:00 – 16:00 (Chair)
    Fri, Nov 08, 2024 12:30 – 19:30 (Barrels)
    Sat, Nov 09, 2024 11:30 – 16:30 (Barrels)
  • Price: 2890.- (Cadillac only: 1510.-, Chair only: 860.-, Barrels only: 790.-)
  • Instructor: Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke
  • Language: Englisch
  • Course description on the Merrithew website
  • Questions via email or phone

Description: The course is structured into 3 separate modules to provide maximum flexibility. All modules build on the knowledge acquired in the Intensive Reformer and Intensive Mat-Plus™ courses. The course teaches how equipment and mat exercises complement each other and how to put together effective and safe Level 1 (beginner and intermediate) workouts on one or more pieces of equipment and the mat. The goals, biomechanics, and alignment required for each exercise will be discussed. Effective communication and observation skills are developed to motivate clients and improve their performance. Exercises on the Cadillac can be performed with the roll-down bar, push-thru bar, trapeze, and leg and arm springs. The chair allows functional exercises to develop core strength against spring resistance in various positions. Core stability, peripheral strength, and flexibility can be improved. Split pedal options transform the exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral, and reciprocal strength and stability. The various barrels (Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, and Arc Barrel) support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion, or extension. You will learn to target the core and peripheral muscle groups and adapt the exercises to specific body types.

Prerequisites: STOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer (IR) and/or Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP) course, or Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer Course (CMR).

Services: 50 hours course (25 Cadillac, 15 Chair, and 10 Barrels), 6 manuals, digital video material. Examination fees for certification are not included.

Qualification: STOTT PILATES Instructor, Level 1 after passing the exam. Before the exam, in addition to the reformer and mat hours, 20 hours of observation of a certified STOTT Pilates instructor (10 Cadillac, 5 Chair and 5 Barrels), 35 hours of physical training (15 Cadillac, 10 Chair and 10 Barrels), and 25 hours of relevant teaching experience (10 Cadillac, 10 Chair and 5 Barrels) must be demonstrated.

Injuries and Special Populations (ISP) course
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  • Course dates: October 31 – November 03, 2024
  • Timetable
    Do. 31. Okt. 2024 09:30 – 16:30
    Fr. 01. Nov. 2024 12:30 – 19:30
    Sa. 02. Nov. 2024 12:30 – 19:30
    So. 03. Nov. 2024 09:00 – 16:00
  • Price: 1850.-
  • Instructor: Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke
  • Language: Englisch
  • Course description on the Merrithew website
  • Questions via email or phone

Description: The course teaches how to address specific physical challenges (such as weaknesses, poor posture, and health problems) with their consequences and how to tailor training to diagnosed injuries. An understanding of the client's circumstances is developed. Industry standards for screening clients for dysfunctional and optimal biomechanical movement patterns, current models of joint stability, and the three-level muscle classification system are taught. A training/rehabilitation approach can be developed and applied on this basis. Programming exercise modifications and progressions for the most common injuries and special populations (e.g., pregnant women, elderly clients, chronically ill clients, etc.) is learned. The full studio equipment and small props are used.

Prerequisites: Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP) and Intensive Reformer (IR) or Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

Services: 24 hours course, digital video material, 2 manuals

Qualification: The course is required for full STOTT PILATES certification, Level 2.

STOTT PILATES Advanced Matwork™ (AM) course
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Description: This course progresses to advanced material and offers more options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Participants will learn 13 exercises and advanced modifications to create an intense workout that requires strength, balance, and coordination.

Prerequisites: Intensive Mat-Plus Course™ (IMP) or Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer Course (CMR), IMP or CMR Manuals are needed.

Services: 6 hours course, digital video material. Examination fees for certification are not included.

Qualification: STOTT PILATES Mat Instructor, Level 2 after passing the exam. The course is also required for full STOTT PILATES certification, Level 2.

Continuing education and workshops
The spring resistance of the split pedals is used for a flowing choreography that involves the whole body. The spine, hips, and shoulders are fully mobilized and fascia awareness is integrated at the same time. The progressive sequences incorporate full flexion, extension, and spiral movements that help to release tension and muscular restrictions. This workout revitalizes the body and mind.
Date: 
November 09, 2024 
17:00–19:00
Price: 
160.-.-
Language: 
English
This extreme reformer workshop takes the challenging exercises from the previous Athletic Conditioning workshops and intensifies them. This results in a series of advanced exercises that focus on upper body strength and stability. The challenging exercises can be woven into any other workout and should be taught less as a complete workout.
Date: 
November 10, 2024 
10:00–12:00
Price: 
160.-.-
Language: 
English
New movement sequences and progressions to build strength and endurance, and improve movement health and athletic preparedness will be taught. Based on the four key components of athletic training - activation, conditioning, endurance, and recovery - traditional approaches to performance-oriented training are discussed, and newer methods and concepts are introduced. The workshop also teaches how these can be combined with the STOTT PILATES movement system. Innovative ways to structure a Reformer-based program for everyday athletes and beyond are demonstrated.
Date: 
November 10, 2024 
12:30–15:30
Price: 
240.-.-
Language: 
English
This workshop provides instructors with tools to integrate new concepts of fascia research into the Essential Matwork repertoire. The workshop follows the STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork order. It offers flowing sequences of exercises that take the body through multiple planes of movement. The workshop aims to spark creativity while programming to gain access to new movement potentials.
Date: 
November 30, 2024 
09:00–11:00
Price: 
150.-
Language: 
English
Instructor: Andrea Blumenthal
This workshop improves body awareness, muscle strength, motor control, and joint mobility. The STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow exercises are re-examined for fascia-oriented training with ankle tubing. You learn how to creatively integrate elastic resistance into a series of essential and intermediate exercises. The flowing movement sequences take you through all movement planes from standing down to mat, while exercise variations allow for easy progression or regression and make the workout suitable for most fitness levels.
Date: 
November 30, 2024 
11:30–13:30
Price: 
150.-
Language: 
English
Instructor: Andrea Blumenthal
Dynamic exercises can help develop more body control. Flowing exercise sequences require more endurance from working muscles and help create deep connections throughout the body. In this workshop, flowing exercise sequences with a soft and short foam roller are taught, which hydrate and mobilize the fascia and increase the range of motion of the joints. The training requires strength, stability, coordination, and concentration, thus increasing body awareness.
Date: 
November 30, 2024 
14:00–16:00
Price: 
150.-
Language: 
English
Instructor: Andrea Blumenthal
Merrithew STOTT PILATES

Room rental

Our room can be rented
  • Per hour: 50.-
  • For half a day (Sat or Sun): 210.-

You can also rent our room for longer periods, provided your schedule is outside our regular training hours. You can find more information about the room at www.raumsuche.ch

Team

Andrea Blumenthal

Andrea Blumenthal

Owner, Instructor Trainer and Instructor

Certified Instructor Merrithew STOTT PILATES® Level 2 (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels), Total Barre®, Fascial Movement, Halo® Training, CORE™ and ZEN-GA®,
STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer for Mat and Reformer,
Certified Pilates Instructor Art of Motion(Mat),
Certified MELT Instructor Level 3

Andrea Blumenthal

Continuing education

  • STOTT PILATES® Continuing Education Program - various workshops mat and equipment
  • STOTT PILATES® Injuries and Special Populations (Pilates Rehab, pre- and postnatal training)
  • ZEN-GA® Continuing Education Program - various workshops (fascia training)
  • Total Barre® Continuing Education Program - various workshops (barre training)
  • Halo® Training Continuing Education Program - various workshops (interval training)
  • Animal Flow, Level 1
  • Pilates Bodymotion mat, reformer and studio equipment, pelvic floor (including pre- and postnatal training), various small equipment
  • Michele Larsson: Eve Gentry Technique, spinal conditions, active aging
  • Tom Myers: Fascia lectures and workshops
  • Robert Schleip: Fascial Fitness Trainer
Franziska Kocher

Franziska Kocher

Education Manager and Assistant

Certified Instructor Merrithew STOTT PILATES® Level 1 (Mat and Reformer), Halo® Training and ZEN-GA®,
Certified nurse HF for oncology and hematology

Franziska Kocher

Continuing education

  • STOTT PILATES® Continuing Education Program - various workshops Mat and Reformer
  • STOTT PILATES® Injuries and Special Populations (Pilates Rehab, pre- and postnatal training)
  • ZEN-GA® Continuing Education Program - various workshops (fascia training)
  • Halo® Training Continuing Education Program - various workshops (interval training)
  • Animal Flow, Level 1
  • Alison Salmond: Integration of the Pilates method during pregnancy and postpartum
Bettina Kellerhals

Bettina Kellerhals

Instructor

Certified Instructor Merrithew STOTT PILATES® Level 1 (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels),
Certified Fitness Instructor Club School Migros,
Certified kid`s ski instructor Swiss Ski School, PADI Divemaster

Bettina Kellerhals

Continuing education

  • STOTT PILATES® Continuing Education Program - various workshops mat and equipment
  • STOTT PILATES® Injuries and Special Populations (Pilates Rehab, pre- and postnatal training)
  • ZEN-GA® Continuing Education Program - various workshops (fascia training)
Anja Günter

Anja Günter

Instructor

Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Instructor (500 hours), Yoga London School, Yogamarket Bern

Anja Günter

Continuing education

  • Advanced Training, Yogamarket Bern: 300 hours
  • Integrating pregnant students into your Yoga class
Junghee Scherer

Junghee Scherer

Instructor

Certified Instructor Merrithew STOTT PILATES® Level 1 (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels)

Junghee Scherer

Continuing education

  • STOTT PILATES® Continuing Education Program - various workshops mat and equipment
Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand

Instructor

Instructor in Training Merrithew STOTT PILATES® Level 1 (Mat and Reformer)

Marianne Bertrand

Continuing education

  • STOTT PILATES® Continuing Education Program - Mat
Lise Guyaz

Lise Guyaz

Instructor

Certified Teacher Iyengar Yoga, CIYT – Level 1

Lise Guyaz

Continuing education

  • Regular participation in courses and workshops with various local and international teachers in Switzerland and abroad
We are looking for you!

Are you a Pilates instructor and would like to become part of our small team? Ideally you are STOTT PILATES trained (mat and equipment). Or you are interested in completing a STOTT PILATES equipment training in the near future or in expanding your existing Pilates knowledge with the STOTT PILATES method.
Then contact us by email or phone.

Contact and location

Andrea Blumenthal | 079 630 63 98 | info@fitji.ch
fitji smart moves GmbH
Seilerstrasse 4
3011 Bern