Pilates Based Exercise and Philosophy for Land and Water Instructors & Personal Trainers
By: Judi Powers MS
This course introduces the teachings and movements of Joseph H. Pilates. It outlines the popular neuro-muscular floor exercises that stretch and strengthen muscles and promote better posture, using science to better understand the core and stabilizing techniques used in this type of training. Add these exercises to your tool bag to provide diversified programming for your group and one-on-one exercise applications.
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Course Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to:
Define terms and concepts used by Pilates, such as Imagination, Intuition, Integration, and “Contrology.”
Describe Pilates Principles.
Explain the function of the transversus abdominus, lumbar, multifidus, mid and lower trapezius during the following exercises: abdominal curl prep, single leg circles, prone extension exercises, and the rotational exercises such as the saw or spine twist.
Discuss two key points to help cue and teach using visualization, and the function of breath work during specific exercises such as the breath in roll up, the pelvis in single leg stretch, the cervical region in the hundred, and the scapular area in the swan dive - prep exercise.
Explain the goals of five exercises from the beginning level.
Demonstrate proper development of progression using the Hundred exercise.
Match the primary muscles used with 12 Pilates Mat exercises.
Briefly explain the history of Pilates.
Discuss the populations that could benefit from a Pilates exercise program performed in the pool.
Create a class format with 12 moves: incorporating a group of warm up exercises, heat building exercises and cool down stretching for an apparently healthy population.