Course Information


The ASI SUP Pilates Instructor training course sets the international standard for SUP Pilates


Deliver SUP Pilates sessions at flat water locations, no more than 50 metres from shore.


Qualified to teach at SUP Pilates locations, defined as:

  • inland waters or coastal locations with flat water, no swell or breaking waves, minimal or no wind
  • water depth no more than 4ft 
  • no more than 50 metres from shore
  • paddling less than 50 metres to get to the SUP pilates activity area

Note:  This SUP Pilates Instructor qualification does not cover lessons or paddling more than 50 metres.  Enrol in ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water) course, if plan to deliver SUP lessons or SUP paddling tours.  OR you plan to paddle more than 50 metres to your SUP pilates activity area.

Career Outcomes:

    • Stand Up Paddle Pilates Instructor.
    • Industry job roles that require SUP Pilates knowledge (e.g. marketing, sales, retail).

Topics Covered:

    • SUP pilates safety, risk management covering weather, water, equipment and client risks and hazards
    • SUP pilates equipment  - boards, anchoring systems, accessories
    • Laws and regulations
    • Pilates poses modified for SUP and onboard sessions
    • A library of SUP pilates exercises 
    • Providing feedback and SUP pilates technique correction
    • SUP pilates session plans and sequences, set up, and ready to use in your own classes.
    • Gaining and maintaining clients – SUP pilates marketing and business skills

Entry Requirements:

Before starting this course:

  • hold a Pilates Level 3 Teaching Certificate or equivlaent 
  • have participated or been a student in a minimum of 10 hours of SUP pilates sessions.
  • a minimum of 20 hours on water SUP paddling experience.
  • able to paddle with confidence, correct technique, knowledge and safety  ASI L1 SUP Wise level 
  • English speaking skills  

Delivery Options:

Workshop: An intensive course that focuses on the major components, with the ability to interact with the trainer and the group. 
Duration:  2 days.

Course Requirements:

  • Submit your SUP Pliates Instructor Certificate - at enrolment.
  • Complete theory assessments and online multi-choice test.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform SUP Pilates exercises with safety.  
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare the class - enter the water, anchoring, organise group ready to start the session.
  • Demonstrate delivering SUP Pilates sessions with safety.
  • Complete 10 hours assisting in delivering SUP Pilates sessions at an ASI Accredited SUP School or approved SUP school.


Note:  above can be provided within 12 months of enrolment. 

Time to Complete 
You have 12 months to complete all course requirements.  

What we provide:

Training manuals
12 months ASI membership


The following equipment and clothing is required to complete the training:

  • SUP flat water stand up paddle board, paddle, coiled leash
  • SUP clothing suitable for SUP Pilates
  • Anchoring system

Certificate issued:

ASI Stand Up Paddle Pilates Instructor certificate
Valid for 12 months

Additional certificate issued:



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