Gateway Pilates – Reformer – Havelock North

Maree Seerden

27 & 28 May 2017

8am – 5pm

$685 (Early Bird $650)

16 hours (2 days)

Following this two-day Pilates equipment experience, you will have a deeper understanding of the Pilates method, the ability to teach selected Pilates exercises, and the practical skills to apply correct form and sequencing. Exercises are taught on the reformer, cadillac tower, chair, spine corrector and barrel. You will receive live feedback from your Gateway educator to help you become proficient with the movements, and online practice cards as a resource for home study.

This is a non-certification course, ideal for anyone wanting to find out what it takes to teach on the Pilates; in a predominantly 1-1 environment. All exercises are from the Polestar repertoire.

Please note that you do not need to complete the Gateway Pilates Matwork course prior to completing the Gateway Pilates Reformer course – they are independent courses.


Learning Outcomes:


    • Ability to teach 18 original and preparatory Pilates exercises
    • Ability to identify the basic concepts that apply to each Pilates mat exercise
    • Insight into the common contraindications and precautions for the 18 exercises
    • Ability to identify anatomical landmarks needed to teach Pilates
    • Be able to correct common faulty movement patterns
    • Satisfy the prerequisite for Polestar Comprehensive Pilates training
    • Certificate of Attendance

“As Physiotherapists, the Gateway Course run by Polestar Pilates was extremely beneficial! The instructors were fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and able to adapt theory and practise to each individual. There was a great balance between hands on practical work and the necessary theory to teach Pilates effectively. The course was so good that it made a participant who wasn’t quite sold on Pilates very interested in pursuing it further!”
Amanda Hodgson, Griffith Rehabilitation Hospital, Adelaide, Australia


Course Format


Your course begins with three hours of online training at home, then shifts into experiential labs where you will learn how to apply Polestar Pilates Reformer exercises; a set of four sequences and 18 exercises. These are exercises and sequences that you can immediately work into your exercise and rehab programs.

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of each course. Please note that these courses are Intro level courses and are not qualification courses.

How your time is spent


Online Component

3 hours


Face-to-Face Training

16 hours


Self Mastery Practice

4 hours



Gateway Pilates Online


This three-hour online training is a requirement for all who attend any of the Gateway Pilates training courses. The online course fortifies the fundamental principles and history of Pilates, and consists of three lectures each followed by a brief online quiz, which you must pass to progress to the next Gateway course module:


    • Part 1: History of Pilates and Evolution
    • Part 2: Polestar Movement Concepts
    • Part 3: Professional Ethics (Scope of Practice)


Gateway Reformer v4


Course Dates






Gateway Reformer

27 & 28 May ’17


Course Fee


Course fees include attendance at lectures, access to Gateway Pilates Online, student handouts, morning and afternoon teas, as well as GST. Students are responsible for all personal extras, such as travel and accommodation and personal supplies and lunch during the course dates.





Early Bird Price


Normal Package Price


Early Bird Saving

Gateway Reformer $650 ** $685 * 5% **


    • * Normal Package Price – post Early Bird date
    • ** Early Bird Price – if registered and paid in full by 15 April 2017
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Registration Policies

Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.

Workshop Educator

Maree Seerden Polestar Pilates Educator & Licensee
Maree Seerden

Maree is the Director and founder of the Pilates Body Studio, now called Polestar Pilates Studio, a Pilates conditioning and rehabilitation centre in the heart of Auckland city. This was the first Pilates studio to open its doors in New Zealand in 1995.

Maree has been a devotee to the technique since 1987, she started teaching Pilates based exercises in 1992 in London at the famous Body Control studios in South Kensington under the auspices of Gordon Thomson. Maree has multiple international certifications in Pilates.

Maree and husband Andrew are the New Zealand Licensees for Polestar Pilates. She is also an Educator and Mentor for Polestar Pilates. Polestar Pilates NZ was established in New Zealand in 2002.

Annual international travel and workshops keeps Maree networking within the Pilates community and they keep her up to date with the latest advances in the constant evolving Pilates method.

Registration Policies

 Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.