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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 29 INDEPENDENT WORK

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CRITICAL THINKING - OBSERVATION

OBSERVE

This week watch a session on the floor taught by an approved instructor. Provide thoughtful answers to the below questions.

observation assessment

Observation hours are for critical thinking. Ask the question “what is the instructor trying to achieve?”. Try to get inside the teacher’s head.

  • What do you think this client is generally trying to achieve? What do you think the teacher is looking for?

  • Give 3 specific examples of how the teacher chose to personalize the session and address their theme? Include the apparatus, the exercise and the technique that the teacher utilized.

Describe any difficulties you see the client have? How does the instructor make adjustments.

  • Is the session”by the book” (or manual)? What is personalized?  What looks tailored to the person?

  • What do you think was the instructor’s favorite part/ most effective part of the session? What part do you think they believe didn’t work so well?

  • Not every exercise can address a theme. Clients need to move. Which exercises did the instructor allow for simple movement and joy.

get ready to test out - tip

Go back to your Pilates Bible. Return to Life. Read Pilates' own words and instructions. Notice the simplicity. The directness. His focus was on the client, the movement and the results. My final tip is to remind you - if you make your client the star, you will always shine. At the end of the day we are guides. Each person is ultimately their own teacher. We have the privilege of shining a light on the lessons from day to day. 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!