Anatomy, Biomechanics and Posture Review (ABP) – 12 hours
This course reviews the structures (bones, muscles, joints, etc.) that form the support of the human body. An emphasis will be placed on “ideal” posture and “ideal” biomechanics of each joint while helping students learn how to detect abnormalities both statically and dynamically. Open to all personal trainers, this course is invaluable in helping you provide lasting results for your clients and increase your marketability.
This course teaches the first three tiers (Fundamental, Fundamental 2 and Intermediate) of the Mat repertoire. Students will learn how to modify all exercises for all age groups and fitness levels to create safe and effective workouts. Emphasis is placed on maintaining variety and providing small challenges while safely progressing a client in order to avoid monotony.
This course teaches the last two tiers (Advanced Intermediate and Advanced) of the Mat repertoire. Students learn how to assess when a client is ready to be challenged and then how to progress the client safely and effectively.
This course teaches students the Reformer exercises needed to be ready to customize workouts for all ages and fitness levels. Covering the first three tiers, Fundamental through Intermediate, All Populations Reformer also teaches the “physics” of the reformer so that students understand both the way the reformer operates and the safety concerns. Emphasis is placed on the differences between Pilates machine work versus regular gym equipment so that instructors are prepared to meet the needs of clients from all backgrounds.
This course teaches students how to teach clients very challenging exercises on the Reformer. Care is taken to ensure each student understands the “benchmarks” a client should accomplish before an advanced exercise is attempted, which may include exercises on other equipment.
This course teaches students the fundamental first three tiers (through Intermediate) of exercises conducted on the Cadillac/tower. The Cadillac is an excellent piece of equipment on which to focus on isolated joint movements to strengthen the joint properly and correct faulty movement habits. Emphasis will be placed on the benefits of Cadillac exercises as stepping stones to more challenging exercises.
Building on the previous course, the Cadillac/tower progressions course teaches the final two tiers in the Cadillac repertoire so you may challenge your clients safely and effectively. Some of these exercises challenge core strength significantly. Thus students will be taught the “benchmarks” for assessing when to progress a client.
This course must be preceded by the All Populations Mat course. Students will learn the first three tiers of exercises on the spine corrector and ladder barrel, and, more importantly, how to incorporate the barrel into a client’s workout, and use it as a support or a challenge, depending on the exercise.
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This course teaches the first three tiers of Chair exercises from Fundamental I through Intermediate. Students will be taught the many merits of the chair and how to integrate this often under-used piece of equipment into clients’ workout routines.
This course builds on the material learned in the All Populations Barrels course, adding the final two tiers of the repertoire. Students will learn how to use these exercises to challenge both their core strength and their own body awareness and control.
This course adds Tiers 4 & 5 to the chair repertoire learned in the All Populations Chair course. Students will not only learn the new exercises, but also how to progress their clients carefully, delivering optimal results in strength and control.
This course provides students with an overview of the information needed to customize exercise routines for clients with special needs. This overview of the conditions and injuries most often seen among clients will better equip instructors to talk with a client’s medical professional and thus design a safe and effective workout. Finally, how to adapt mat exercises to clients with special needs will be addressed.
This course teaches students how to use the Reformer as a post-physical therapy exercise regime for clients recovering from an injury. Care will be taken to teach HOW to progress a client based on the information and release form provided by the doctor or medical professional.
Prerequisite: APR, SCFM
This course teaches students how to incorporate Cadillac exercises into a client’s post-physical therapy routine. The Cadillac is a wonderful place not only to help clients with neck and shoulder issues, but also to reintroduce supported abdominal work when advised.
Prerequisite: APCadillac, SCFM
This course teaches students how to utilize the chair and barrels to assist clients with special needs during their post-rehabilitative phases. The chair offers an upright alternative to the reformer for many exercises, and the barrels can assist clients who need additional lumbar support.
Prerequisite: SCFM, APChair, APBarrels
This course should be called “How to Retain Clients!” Due to popular demand, we created a final programming course to help integrate the exercises on the various pieces of equipment. This helps students learn to customize workouts for their clients quickly and accurately. Because all equipment is utilized, students learn how to provide variety for their clients to keep each lesson interesting and invigorating. Thus, clients never get bored as they progress at the pace that is right for them. This course empowers students by enabling them to design a variety of “one hour sessions” for a number of case studies and get invaluable feedback. Students will return to their clients with a new sense of poise and confidence..and renewed energy.
Prerequisite: ABP and APM. While the course will be more beneficial to those students who have taken subsequent equipment courses, the programming tools taught can be used to retain clients in any setting.