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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 2 INDEPENDENT WORK

WEEKLY MEETING LINKS ARE IN CANVAS: ASSIGNMENTS - MEETING

LINK: WEEK 1 ANSWER KEY

POST ANSWERS IN CANVAS: 

ALIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT

  • Observe from behind, side and front while teaching the Footwork this week.

  • Look from birds eye (overhead) and side view while teaching the Stomach Massage and Leg Springs on the Cadillac.

Q: What angle do you prefer? Explain Why?

HANDS ON ASSIGNMENT

  • Practice your hand placement on the Abdominals and Spine for different clients during Elephant

  • Assisting a client's Legs for Bicycle on the Cadillac make sure the springs fall in between the knees.  Grip the foot loops.  

  • Facilitating a client’s tall spine during the sitting up portion of Spine Stretch Forward

Q. Demonstrate the Knee Stretches this week with all or most of your clients. Does it help? What did you learn while demonstrating?

COMMUNICATION ASSIGNMENT

Imagine yourself with a new client who tells you in right away that they are not “coordinated” at all.  

Q1: What would you say to them?

Q2: How will this influence your plan for the next hour you are scheduled to work with them?

Q3: Your brand new client wants to know how long you’ve been teaching Pilates?  How do you answer them to be honest but also inspire confidence?

SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT(S)

1. GO BACK INTO WEEK 1: SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT, click on 'Peer Reviews' in the side menu to read and review a research assignment on Pilates History posted by one of your classmates.

CLICK HERE TO SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PEER REVIEW

Last week we did some  independent research about the exercise "culture" in the years 1925 - 1935 and the frontrunners  that peppered the landscape.  

Q: This week, respond to one of your peers commentary in an intelligent thoughtful way. Compare what you found to their findings and note any similarities or differences.

2. Pilates History - Re-read the first 4 Chapters of Your Health - attached here.

Q: In Your Health, Joseph Pilates makes repeated reference to the idea of “Body AND Mind”.  What do you think he was trying to convey?  How do you think Pilates is both a Mind and Body exercise as compared to other exercise systems?

PROGRAM DESIGN ASSIGNMENT

Q: Create a Beginner session for a new student who just walked in and wants to IMPROVE HER POSTURE. List all the exercises you would do, in order from beginning to the end in a 55 minute session with any special focus on your cueing included.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!