Comprehensive Transition (Bridging) Course, London

You know the exercises. You’ve graduated from a Pilates program and may have become PMA® Certified. You have worked your way through all of the equipment, and your clients love you for it.

Do you ever get the feeling that you should learn more?
We’ve been teaching the science of movement since the early 90’s, before there was any formal Pilates training available. Founder Dr. Brent Anderson is a Physical Therapist who also studied dance prior to his PT education. This rare combination of understanding why the body moves while feeling the results led to the program many have grown to love today. This is the heart of what we teach – the best of both worlds.

A fabulous opportunity for anyone who has completed a studio course with another education provider to transition to the Polestar curriculum. The training is completed in a much shorter time frame to take account of your previous experience.  The course will comprise the online Polestar principles module followed by 3 practical modules. Once you have completed all these modules, together with your assignments and logbook you may sit your exam.

The Polestar Pilates curriculum has earned the reputation world-wide as the most scientifically-based Pilates curriculum available, taking Pilates education to a new pinnacle, consisting of formal lecture, reading assignments, research literature review, and writing assignments. Polestar Education is best known for its “critical thinking” model and original design of the Polestar Fitness Screening, Polestar Health Model and use of problem solving rehabilitation assessment tools.

DatesOct 27, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018
CertificationPolestar Comprehensive


£ 1,995

COST: £1,995 inc VAT
This fee is comprised of your training £1,400 plus a non-refundable £595 for course materials (workbooks and manuals etc).

Or pay in full for only £1,895. 

Easy Payment Plan – no interest charges/fees
£595 deposit, followed by 4 monthly payments of £350.


  • Bound manual
  • Logbook
  • video library
  • Polestar Principles online


Ideal For





  • Proficient at identifying the principles of biomechanics, kinesiology, motor learning and neuromuscular facilitation that help in the process of critical reasoning.
  • Ability to design training and treatment programs that help you solve client problems and meet their training goals.
  • A deep understanding of the precautions and contraindications of Pilates exercises.
  • Skilled at Pilates Program design and exercise sequencing.
  • Proficient at verbal and tactile cueing combined with imagery to facilitate accurate execution of the movements.
  • Confident in the practical application of the repertoire through the use of case studies.
  • Skilled at exercise modifications for a variety of special populations.

  • Pilates teachers who wish to transition to Polestar
  • Pre-requisites
  • Completion of a full equipment studio course

This course covers more than 150 of the original and evolved Pilates exercises as well as hundreds of variations and modifications.

The Polestar learning method is interactive for a deeper learning experience. Walk away from this course skilled at assessing the whole person; physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. Polestar is renowned for its knowledge-based approach that incorporates:

  • discussion forum
  • labs (doing, observing, teaching)
  • problem solving (utilizing case studies and deductive reasoning)
  • hands-on teaching (group and individuals)
  • interactive online course material and revision resources
  • assessment skills
  • principles of neuro-linguistics (modeling, sequencing and structuring information, and maintaining appropriate learning states)

Aside from course hours, there are additional hours required for graduation and qualification of PMA Certification examination. Observation, apprentice teaching, and self-mastery hours are the responsibility of the student to complete outside of the course. A percentage of these hours can be completed using online support materials.

Comprehensive Pilates Transition (Bridging)
Pre-Course 25 0
Online Lectures 10 10
Lectures 100 100
Observation 40 20
Self-Mastery (Practice) 100 25
Apprentice Teaching 100 25
Assigned Homework 50 50
Exercise Check-Offs 25 25
TOTAL 450 255


To graduate, you need to demonstrate your competence as a Polestar Pilates Instructor. This is a fundamental part of the training where you complete 40 hours of observation, 100 hours of self-mastery and 100 hours of apprentice teaching. Polestar offers a number of support options to help you pass your practical teaching with confidence. It’s important to book regular private sessions (at least monthly) with a member of your education team. They will help keep you on track with your self-mastery and apprentice teaching. You can also get together with another student to share private tuition costs.  A list of Polestar Educators and Mentors is provided when you start your course.

Certification Costs & Requirements
When you decide to take your exam and get certified is up to you, although we recommend that you sit your exam within two years of completing the course. Exams run in March and September. The cost of your exam and certification is £295. Book your exam when you’re ready from our timetable.


To keep accreditation current, graduates need to complete 16 hours of Polestar training courses and/or workshops every two years as well as two hours of self-practise and 10 hours teaching each week.

Then all you do is complete this form and return to us having paid the appropriate renewal fee online HERE (£75 prior to expiry, £150 after expiry). We will then maintain your listing, as a currently accredited Polestar instructor in our “Find a Teacher” search HERE.

TIP: Check your certification expiry date and ensure you have completed your hours before that date! We run Polestar Advanced training courses and workshops so there are plenty of opportunities for you to complete your practice and hours.

If you have multiple certifications, these can be renewed on one form, for one fee with the necessary hours recorded once. Just remember to tick all the boxes that apply.

Cancellations in writing prior to course commencement date (first scheduled attended module) will be refunded as follows:

  • With 60 days’ or more notice – 100% of fees;
  • With 30 or more days’ notice – 50% of fees;
  • Less than 30 days’ notice – Nil.

Fees exclude course materials costs of £595.00 which are non-refundable. Any unpaid payment plan instalments become due in full at the time of cancellation and any outstanding balances will be charged to your payment card. If, at the time of booking, you know that you will not be able to attend a scheduled course module, let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you on a subsequent course for a nominal transfer fee. After course commencement, modules missed can either be caught-up privately with a Polestar educator/mentor at your own cost, or, subject to availability, re-booked on a subsequent course at a significant discount. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any course or course module, in which case the fees will be refunded in full. Polestar Pilates UK Limited is not responsible for any participant’s hotel/airline reservations or transportation to and from a course in the event of cancellation of a course.

PPO - Polestar Principles OnlinePre-course online and self-study
SR1/2 - Comprehensive Modules 1/227-28 Oct 2018 (Sat 09:00-18:00 / Sun 09:00-17:00)
SR3/4 - Comprehensive Modules 3/424-25 Nov 2018 (Sat 09:00-18:00 / Sun 09:00-17:00)
SR5/6 - Comprehensive Modules 5/615-16 Dec 2018 (Sat 09:00-18:00 / Sun 09:00-17:00)
EXAM - Studio/Rehab CertificationTo be taken within 2 years of course commencement

How Your Time Is Spent

Pre-course Including Online (10 hours)4%
In Course Training & Assignments (150 hours)58%
Self-Mastery & Observation (70 hours)28%
Apprentice Teaching (25 hours)10%