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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 19 INDEPENDENT WORK

LINK: WEEK 19 ANATOMY ASSIGNMENT

POST ANSWERS IN CANVAS: 

ON THE FLOOR ASSIGNMENT

ON THE FLOOR: Hit the Mat

Practice your Mat work so you can show it off if asked!

Know the Beginner order as well as the Full Intermediate.

Practice moving smoothly through the sequence with control, precision and flow.

HISTORY

Your Health Quote:

“Instead of pursuing a policy of passivism, aggressive action should and must be taken to bring to light my teachings of health, strength and happiness through proper corrective exercises.” ~ Joseph Pilates

 

Q1. What do you think Pilates meant by “aggressive action”?

 

Q2. How do you personally feel about the fact that Pilates used the word “happiness”? Given that Pilates does not have a religious component as Yoga does, do you think happiness can be a predictable outcome of the practice of Pilates.

COMMUNICATION ASSIGNMENT

Fast forward to 3 years from now:

Q1: How do you plan to aggressively spread the word and work of Pilates? Be specific.

PROGRAM DESIGN ASSIGNMENT

Theme Sheets!

Q1. Pick 3 exercises from the Full Intermediate Reformer program that you could begin to teach somewhere else in the studio. Describe the moves and the choice of alternate teaching location that you select.

Q2.  Pick one of the moves you chose and create a full workout that focuses on preparing the student for that move!  Identify moves you would focus on. Identify moves you would draw attention to in order to prepare for the new moves.  Use your theme sheet with the new move as the theme.

get ready to test out - tip

What would Joe say? If you find your words start to get more and more image heavy - stop. Ask what would Joe say?  Recall he spoke little English. Keep it simple and short.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!