will cover the traditional Pilates choreography and basic principles created by Joseph Pilates. The repertoire of exercises is organized into series based on the muscular participation and joint motion. For example: hip flexion exercises, hip extension series, spine flexion, spine extension, etc.
In the training program we will go over concepts of mobility, stability, flexibility and balance. In each exercise, there will be a discussion of the joints involved and the muscular participation based on the external forces that act on the body. All the students will learn how to modify every exercise for anyone from beginner to advanced. It is very important that our program will help all the students understand how to assess clients passively and actively, and to create an appropriate program based on the goals and needs of a client. The basic principles of Pilates are control, awareness, breathing—these principles will be underlined in every exercise to help clients deepen their mind-body connection.
will be focused on deepening the understanding in joint mechanics, muscle function, and how we can challenge the body more through awareness and modifying basic choreography.
The curriculum is split into categories; lower body, upper body, trunk and spine, to give the opportunity to explore those areas and and joint mechanics in depth. We will also discuss the implication of the nervous system and understanding of the concepts of tightness/weakness, strength/flexibility, muscles contractile abilities. The training is 50% lecture and 50% practical.
The Natural Pilates Training will prepare the participants to understand and observe every individual structure (bone structure) and their restrictions and take into consideration mechanics, and also the forces on each joint in different postures, sports, activities and try to train in a less subjective manner. Natural Pilates program will not follow a designed program of exercises that need to look the same for everyone, as two people may not be the same nor have the same alignment, but it will follow the of understanding of the body, progression, threshold and learn to modify the presented program based on needs and goals.
to shift their thinking from following routines designed with the same order of exercises, number of repetitions for everyone (no matter if they have been doing Pilates for 10 years or it's their first day) to "challenge the body appropriately, think of muscles as being internal forces acting on the structure, increase threshold and ability of people to reach their goals, understanding different physical conditions and limitations and train smart."
In this 3 day course you will learn human anatomy, how the body is put together and how it moves. We will explore all systems in the body and how they all connect.
This workshop is perfect for anyone preparing to take their Pilates exam, other Personal Training or Group Fitness exams, and also for those who want a deeper knowledge of how the body works. You will get a combination of a lecture and practice to help you fully understand the principles of applied kinesiology and anatomy.ENROLL NOW!
Duration: 15 hours
Materials include: Natural Pilates manual anatomy section
Other suggested reference materials include: Thieme atlas of anatomy and flash cards
The NP MAT course is a 7-day course, 40 hours of comprehensive training which provides you with the solid foundation and the skills you need to understand the simple motions which occur at each joint, and also the choreography necessary to design a program that will fit individual needs. We will present the extensive choreography designed by Joseph Pilates and more. Each exercise and their variations will include small modifications and props like ankle weights, fitness circles, stability balls, and strength bands to create more support and/or challenge.
Prerequisites: knowledge of functional anatomy.
Program includes: 40 hours of comprehensive training, 20 hours of practice teaching, 15 hours of observation, and 20 hours of physical participation is required to complete the program. (95 hours total)
This course teaches you how to design a workout and how to instruct any level (Essential, Intermediate and Advanced) of Reformer workouts in group or personal training settings for a range of clients from beginner to advanced, profesional athletes and clients recovering from injuries.
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of functional anatomy.
A minimum of 30 hours of Pilates classes/workouts.
Duration: 50 hours of instruction.
Plus: 20 hours observation, 40 hours physical review 20 hours practice teaching.
In the Natural Pilates Cadillac/tower training program a variety of traditional pilates exercises will be taught that cover levels from beginner-advanced.
Prerequisites: Anatomy for movement, MAT and Reformer training at Natural Pilates or other programs
Duration: 60 hours
What to wear: gym comfortable clothes, socks
The Chair and Barrels program builds on the exercises and basic principles learned in MAT, REFORMER and CADILLAC. It will prepare students to design a repertoire for any fitness level from beginner to advanced. The 30 hour Chair & Barrels course includes a variety of exercises performed on the Chair and Barrels that can be used to create a unique workout or can be modified based on the clients goals and needs.
Prerequisites: Anatomy for moment, MAT and Reformer training at Natural Pilates or other certification programs
Duration: 30 hours in classroom instruction
Plus: 10 hours observation; 10 hours physical review; 10 hours practice teaching
What to wear: gym comfortable clothes, socks