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Friday Nov. 22, 2024, 10 a.m.
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Michael King

Michael King, a leading figure in the Pilates community with over 42 years of experience. Michael's journey in Pilates began under the mentorship of Alan Herdman (who introduced Pilates in the UK from the United States). This direct lineage to Joseph Pilates' foundational teachings adds a layer of authenticity and depth to his practice and teachings.

Key Achievements:

  • Mentored by Alan Herdman: Michael's first Pilates teacher, who himself was trained by direct disciples of Joseph Pilates. Alan Herdman significantly influenced Michael's approach to Pilates, emphasizing adaptability and safety in movement.

  • Direct Lineage to Joseph Pilates: Further trained with Carola Trier and Romana Kryzanowska, direct disciples of Joseph Pilates, enriching his understanding and practice of the method.

  • Founder and Director of Michael King Pilates (MK Pilates): His training programs are now taught in more than 30 countries worldwide.

  • Pioneering Work in the U.S.: Managed the Pilates studio at the Houston Ballet Company and incorporated a fitness program at the academy.

  • Global Influence: Taught Pilates in diverse settings from Siberia to Tibet, adapting to each country's unique "Pilates personality."

  • Evidence-Based Teacher Training: Developed his own teacher-training curriculum focused on reflective learning and understanding of Pilates concepts.

Career Journey:

Michael King began his career in Scunthorpe, England, as the first boy from North Lincolnshire to become a dancer. He discovered Pilates after a back injury and was mentored by Alan Herdman. In the 1980s, he opened Body Control Studios in London and later managed the Pilates studio at the Houston Ballet Company in the U.S. After working in various Pilates studios in Los Angeles, he returned to Europe in 1995. He founded the Pilates Institute UK and later established Michael King Pilates, which now has training programs in over 30 countries.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a renowned master in the Pilates field!


Target Audience:

This course is tailored for Pilates trainers, fitness professionals, physiotherapists, and enthusiasts with Level Two or good knowledge of classical Pilates exercises on the mat.


To deepen your understanding and skills in level 3 advanced Pilates exercises on the mat, enabling you to guide your clients through beginner to advanced Pilates in a one-to-one personal training environment, elevating your teaching toolkit with comprehensive strategies and techniques. The knowledge gained will elevate your group session skills as well.

What You Will Learn:

  • Master the techniques for performing the highest level 3 advanced Pilates exercises on the mat.
  • Besides your own ability, you will learn how to elevate your customer skills from basic to advanced Pilates.
  • Advanced Pilates repertoire, specific one-to-one modifications, and progression strategies.
  • Emphasis on anatomy and physiology, postural assessment, program design, and client screening techniques.
  • Introduction to small Pilates-based equipment, enhancing adaptability and effectiveness of sessions.

Post-Course Benefits:

  • Gain a certificate of attendance upon completion of this course.
  • Gain an internationally recognized certificate from MK Pilates School after passing the examination - one-on-one session with applying level 3 knowledge to the customer.
  • Acquire advanced skills to challenge yourself and your clients in a controlled and correct manner.
  • Enrich your teaching toolkit with comprehensive strategies and techniques.

Course Language:

The course will be conducted in English without any translation.

Practical Application:

The course includes hands-on practice, allowing you to apply what you've learned in real-world settings. Extensive self-practice and detailed case studies are also part of the curriculum.

Course Duration & Dates:

  • Dates: 22.11-24.11.2024
  • Duration: 8 hours per day, totaling 24 hours of face-to-face instruction.


  • Early bird price until 30.09.2024: 365,00 EUR
  • Regular price starting from 01.10.2024: 415,00 EUR
  • Discount: Latvian Pilates Association members, LSPA, and RSU students receive a 10% discount.
  • Payment Terms: Full payment is due within 3 work days after registration.

Payment Details:

  • Account Name: Latvijas Pilates Asociācija
  • IBAN: LV06HABA0551049722788
  • Reg. no.: 40008275984

Take this opportunity to deepen your Pilates knowledge and skills on the mat, and challenge yourself and your clients to new heights. Register now!


We meet at ANTONIJAS STREET 4, RIGA, enter front door and go to THIRD FLOOR - There is a PIYO Studio call button on the door. Please call until you are let in. LPA provides all the necessary equipment. Take with you your sportswear and a good mood!