Home / Face to face courses / APPI Equipment Level 1 - Lumbo Pelvic Stabilisation

APPI Equipment Level 1 - Lumbo Pelvic Stabilisation

$790.00 inc. GST

APPI’s Equipment level 1 is the first level of APPI’s equipment certification series   and is the perfect introduction to the large Pilates equipment, covering a range of beginner movements.  The predominant focus on the level 1 course is the lumbo-plevic region and lower limbs, so you will learn a variety of movements on the reformer, cadilac, split pedal chair and barrels addressing this region of the body in particular.  The large equipment adds a completely new dimension to your treatment programmes adding interest and versatility to your Pilates sessions.  Understand how similar movements can be adapted to different equipment, and why you would choose one over the other.  Experience the movements and discover how exercising on the Pilates large equipment can be either a progression, or a regression form matwork exercises. 

  • Description
  • Preparation
  • Discounts
  • Eligibility
  • Certification
  • Venue

On APPI Pilates Equipment Level 1 you will review the five key elements of the APPI Pilates Method to reinforce solid foundations for Pilates teaching. The features of the Pilates equipment (the reformer, the cadillac, the split pedal chair and arc barrel) are detailed comprehensively to ensure optimal posture, technique, comfort and safety. Theory and practical workshops review functional and surface anatomy of the spine, pelvis and hip.


Thirty-two movements for training lumbo-pelvic stabilisation on Pilates based equipment are taught through observation, participation and practice teaching. Discussions of clinical application of the Pilates movements occurs throughout teaching, and a presenter-led workshop on exercise selection assists in providing participants with an understanding and ability to teach these exercises to patients and clients after the course. Case studies are reviewed and participants have the opportunity to design and discuss their own treatment plans. A guided workshop on imagery for the pelvis assists participants in generating the skills required for effective cueing. (Two days, 16 hours).

Course preparation:

  • Attend a minimum of 5 Pilates equipment classes (can be 1:1, small group or reformer classes) to become familiar with the Pilates method prior to commencing your study.  
  • Download and print off the APPI Equipment Certification Logbook to become familiar with all certification requirements, which will be discussed in detail on the course. Please bring this document with you to each course for the course presenter to sign off your attendance. Please note the logbook is to be completed alongside your training and does not need to be completed in full until you sit your certification exam.
  • Please download the homework case study template here in advance and bring along with you to the course. The course presenter will speak through the requirements when you attend the course and you will need to bring this completed homework with you to the level 2 course to discuss as a group. You don’t need to hand in the homework until the time of your certification exam.
  • Included in this logbook is a list of 13 recommended reading articles, articles can be sourced independently or a printed and bound copy can be purchased online through our shop. Recommend reading articles are the same ones as listed for Matwork Level 1


Learning resources:

  • We highly recommend viewing the APPI Pilates for Reformer Pilates DVD prior to course attendance to become familiar with the APPI teaching style. This can be purchased online through our shop.
  • In order for your products to arrive before the course we advise ordering at least 7 days prior to allow sufficient time for delivery.

The most popular option for our APPI Equipment Certification training is to book the full series (levels 1, 2 , 3 & 4 and exams) as one and receive a 15% discount off the series and $100 off the exam. This makes the amount payable, $2896.82 (instead of $3408, a saving of $511.18). 

Upgrade to the APPI Matwork & Equipment Certification Series and receive a 25% discount! Become a Fully Certified APPI Matwork & Equipment Pilates Instructor for only, $4216.16 (instead of $5621.50, a saving of $1405.34). 

APPI Matwork Level 1 or a formal 2 day Pilates course is the prerequsite for Equipment Level 1. To view our upcoming APPI Matwork Level 1-The Foundation courses click here.


This course is open to: Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths, Sports Therapists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Doctors, Myotherapists/ Massage Therapists, Physiotherapy students, Cert 3 Fitness Instructors and Pilates Instructors who have completed a 2 day foundation matwork course.  If you hold a qualification outside the above please contact us directly. 

APPI Equipment Level 1-Lumbo Pelvic Stabilisation is the first step in the APPI Equipment Certification Series. The APPI Equipment Certification Series is the essential teacher training tool for allied health professionals. Book the full Equipment Certification Series (levels 1-4) as one and receive a 15% discount. The remainder of the series consists of Equipment Level 2-4. 


All courses are held at the Physio Pilates Studio,29 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland 1023.  All courses run 9am-5pm each day. 

There are four client car parks behind the studio. These are the parks closest to the building marked the Physio Pilates Studio. Entrance is via the driveway on the west side of the building on Khyber Pass Road.

There is a public car park in Symonds Street next to Galbraiths.  It is a two minute walk to the studio.