Peak Pilates MVe Chair | Instructor Training

We have 2 courses scheduled in 2016:

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February 2016
Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June 2016

Barefoot Studio, Cardiff | £375 inc VAT*
*Includes full colour manual plus 4 educational DVDs

PeakLogoNEWThe MVe Chair Instructor Workshop is a two-day training with a focus on teaching small group chair classes. The MVe chair is also ideal for Pilates Instructors wishing to add a new tool to one to one sessions or to small groups. The chairs easily stack, up to 5 high, and so can be stored in between classes.

The workshop is designed to build upon your existing professional knowledge, and focuses on the Peak Pilates®  Chair Exercises, providing an excellent and well-balanced framework that allows for mastery of the program, as well as modifications and variations to accommodate all participants. No previous equipment experience is needed. Three pre-designed class formats sequence together exercises that utilize the entire body in coordinating movements in the most effective and fun patterns possible. When added to music these workouts can be a fun, dynamic addition to your studio.

  • Course Objectives
    Understand the elements of the MVe instructor education materials and how to use them as a learning tool and teaching aid.
    Demonstrate proficiency in the five essential body positions used with the MVe Chair.
    Demonstrate an understanding of four universal alignment concepts and Pilates Principles.
    Learn the 4-step teaching guide S.E.A.T. variables to safely and effectively teach a multi-level class.
    Learn the Perfect Ten, Super Series and Fusion exercises.
  • Support Materials
    Visually rich, comprehensive manual
    Instructor Education DVD breaking down the set-up, execution and flow of each exercise, plus 3 workout DVD’s:

    • MVe EveryBody Chair Workout DVD
    • MVe Challenge Chair Workout DVD
    • MVe Sculpt Chair Workout DVD
  •  Assessment
    None. A Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon completion of the course.

The course is delivered by Peak Pilates Master Instructor Karen Ingram, from Barefoot Studio’s beautiful new premises near Cardiff. For more information on the course or to book, email

For more information visit the Karen Ingram Academy website

MVe Chair classes at Barefoot Studio

Barefoot Studio added the MVe Chair classes to its programme over a year ago. We bought 7 chairs initially and quickly had to buy a further 2 chairs to meet demand. We teach 4 classes per week which are pretty much always fully booked, and often with a waiting list.  Our most popular class is Saturday mornings, we run an 8:15 am and 9:15 am class. We charge between £12 and £16 per class, depending on how big a block of classes people buy at one time. Everybody loves it, teachers and customers alike! It’s a fun class to teach and attend, you can really feel the workout as the chair gives instant feedback to the body.