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The Real Pilates Standards of Training are distinguished by our focus on 4 key elements. Your weekly assignments are designed to develop your skill in each of these areas as well as your Anatomy, History and more.

WEEK 22 INDEPENDENT WORK

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program design assignment

CREATE A PROGRAM

Your client is a Hairstylist. Male. 50 years old. Current complaints of neck and shoulder pain. He also notes his abdominals are extremely weak. When he enters the studio and speaks with you, you observe him to be tall and very lanky and flexible. He stands over 6 feet and is very slim and long limbed. He is another teachers' Intermediate level client.

List out your program according to the below questions.

Ask the question “What will be the optimal session for this person?”.

  • What was the first area of concern you decided to focus on for this client?

  • Give 3 specific examples of your plan for this client based on the information provided? For example: What exercises did you rule out immediately? What exercises did you think were needed? What approach to the client did you consider might be helpful? What equipment ideas did you have?

  • Example 1: Exercise Name: ____________

Describe:

  • Example 2: Exercise Name: ____________

Describe:

  • Example 3: Exercise Name: ____________

Describe:

  • What Reformer exercises will you include?

  • What Mat exercises will you include?

  • What will you include for Part “C”?

  • What is your overall goal for this client?

  • What are you most worried about?

  • Would do you think would absolutely NOT work for this client?

get ready to test out - tip

Leave space. Space between your words. Space between one cue and the next. Space for your student to process what you've asked. Silence is powerful. Occasional silence can wake a client up and out of the "zone" where they may be tuning you out. Use your words wisely, sparingly and powerfully. Use silence the same way.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!