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Pilates Teacher Training Course

Learn Classical Pilates Matwork and how to teach it safely and effectively
Instructor:
Josie McKenlay
2,605 students enrolled
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They will learn
* Pilates Matwork from beginner to advanced level
* Basic anatomy & physiology to enhance understanding
* How to break down each exercise so that they can teach all levels and tier teach
* Advanced teaching skills
* How to read faulty postures and which exercises will help improve clients posture
* How to create interesting and balanced sequences
* Tools to build a client base and marketing
* Health & safety screening

Pilates has proved to be one of the most useful forms of exercise I’ve learned in the 40 years I’ve been actively interested in health and fitness.  It’s helped from a technique point of view with everything else I teach and seeing the difference it’s made to my clients health and wellbeing has been particularly rewarding.  Simply improving posture can improve or even cure many health issues including back problems, stress incontinence, preparation for/recovery after childbirth, arthritis and other joint problems, recovery and prevention of injuries, improved mental wellbeing and of course, a fit, strong, flexible body.

  “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life.  The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” Joseph Pilates

Not only have I reaped the benefits of a personal practice, but I’ve had a tremendously rewarding career and I’d like to help you do the same by passing on the knowledge I’ve gained over the years.

This course is ideal

  • for anyone who wants to set up a business as a Pilates Matwork teacher,
  • existing teachers who would also like to offer Pilates or
  • students who want an in-depth knowledge of Pilates.

Students will learn

  • the complete classical sequence from beginner to advanced level so that they can become proficient at the exercises
  • the theory, anatomy and physiology to enable them to teach safely and effectively
  • how to break down and modify each exercise for every level and variations for special populations
  • how to identify faulty postures and prescribe the exercises that will help improve their posture
  • teaching techniques to enable them to teach all types of learners
  • all the practicalities of setting up your own classes including marketing
  • ways to put together sequences to keep their classes fresh and exciting.

Downloadable resources include Health Screening Questionnaire and T&C/Waiver – extremely important for everyone’s protection.

There are two multiple choice quizzes to test you on what you have learned.

The format for the course is mostly video with supporting pdf documents and has been broken down into easy to follow sections, giving you plenty of time to practice.

All you need to take this course is a laptop (or any mobile device), a mat and a desire to learn a discipline that will improve yours and your clients or future clients health and wellbeing.

Introduction

1
Introduction

A short video to explain what you will learn from the course and give you an idea of the best way to approach the material.  Please read the Introduction pdf provided in this section.  Please check each section and lecture for supporting resources: there is unique information in the video and pdfs which complement one another.

Pilates Matwork Classes Beginner to Advanced.

1
Breathing: Inhale & Exhale Through Nose or Mouth?
2
Beginner Matwork Sequence

NB: If you have never done Pilates before, please start with Section 3, lecture 6.  Even if you already know the Pilates repertoire it's important that you practice the Beginner level to help you with tier teaching.  Once you become proficient at anything, it's hard to empathise with those who have little knowledge and easy to forget how difficult the basics can feel at first.

3
Beginner Exercises
4
Intermediate Sequence

Get a feel for the progressions and notice the new exercises added at this level.

5
Intermediate Exercises
6
Advanced Matwork Sequence

You should be extremely proficient at this level by the time you teach your first class!  Check your form in a mirror or ask someone else to check you: remember that you will be demonstrating these exercises and therefore you need to be the perfect example.

7
Advanced Exercises

Theory, Anatomy & Physiology, Posture

1
Neutral Position and Thoracic Breathing

Please take your time to learn all the information in this section.  Learning to read faulty postures and being able to advise which exercises will help correct and alleviate problems such as back pain will set you apart.

2
Theory

Classical Warm Up Exercises 1 to 5

1
The Hundred

Please always use the accompanying pdf with every video as there will be some content that doesn't necessarily make it onto both parts of each class.

2
The Roll Up
3
The Roll Over
4
One Leg Circle
5
Roll Back
6
Warm Up

Core

1
The Core Series with Modifications
2
Core Variations

Spine Flexion and Extension

1
Spine Stretching
2
Spine Extension
3
Opening up the Spine

Shoulder Stands & Shoulder Bridge

1
Scissors & Bicycle
2
Shoulder Bridge
3
Spine Twist
4
The Jack Knife
5
Progressions

Side Leg Series

1
Side Leg Exercises
2
Abduction

Advanced Core

1
Teaser
2
Hip Circles
3
Why modify

Strengthening the Back Lines

1
Swimming
2
Leg Pull Down
3
Leg Pull Up
4
Swimming & Planks

Controlled Flexibility

1
Boomerang
2
Control Balance
3
Seal
4
Spinal Flexion

Twisters and Side Bends

1
The Twister & Side Bends
2
A Girdle of Strength

Rocking & Push Ups

1
Rocking
2
Push Ups
3
Rocking & Push Ups

Creating Sequences

1
Introduction to Sequencing

Why is planning a sequence important?  What ways can it be done?  Is using the classical Matwork sequence a good idea?  Get the answers here.

2
Seated Warm-Up & Flexibility

Masterclass: some ideas for a seated warm-up and a sequence using flexibility as the focus.  Tips on ensuring that the warm-up prepares the clients for what's to come and how to adapt each exercise for all the different levels of ability.

3
Box Warm-Up & Strength Sequence

The warm up is on all fours which works very well with strength exercises such as push ups, planks and prone positions.

4
Supine Warm-Up & Core

Starting the class on your back leads into core strength exercises perfectly.  It's a lovely way to end a class, too, ready for some relaxation.

5
Standing warm up

Ideas for a sequence following a standing warm up.

6
Sequencing a Class

Successful Teaching & Running a Business

1
Teaching Successful Classes
2
Teaching an Exercise
3
Teaching
4
Running a Successful Pilates Business

Final Exams

1
Theory, Anatomy & Physiology

The background knowledge to the subject is as important as the exercises themselves. 

2
Pilates Practical

This test will help you understand how well you know the exercises, modifications, applications and teaching skills.

Bonus Lecture

1
Teacher Training Group
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