Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises
Balanced Body Mat 1 includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre- and post-natal classes.
One year movement teaching experience recommended
Anatomy (strongly recommended)
20 Pilates Mat Classes completed
Prerequisite: Mat I
Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises, as well as essential movement principles, and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.
Anatomy in Three Dimensions is a wonderful way to learn the basics of musculoskeletal anatomy. In this course we build all of the major muscles of movement in clay on a specially designed skeleton. You will learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves as well as the origin, insertion and action of the muscles. This course emphasizes muscle function and gives specific exercises for each muscle group in order to reinforce and apply your knowledge to movement. This course covers the muscles and joints from the knees through the shoulders.