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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 3 INDEPENDENT WORK

LINK: WEEK 3 AUDIO MEETING

LINK: WEEK 2 ANSWER KEY

Make Sure to update Your Tracking Spreadsheet Each Week.
 

POST ANSWERS IN CANVAS: 

ALIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT

  • Observe from behind, side and front while teaching the Rolling Like a Ball on the Mat this week.

  • Look from birds eye (overhead) and side view while teaching the full Beginner Mat on the Cadillac as opposed to the Tower.

Q: What angle do you prefer? Explain Why?

HANDS ON ASSIGNMENT

  • Practice your hand placement on the Abdominals and Spine for different clients during Push Through. on the Cadillac. Practice giving the feeling of opposition or two-way stretch in this exercise. Keep guarding the bar.

  • Assisting a client's  Pumping, Pumping Parallel and Pumping One Leg with your Foot on the High Chair. Make sure you are guarding for safety and not doing the exercise for them.

  • Facilitating a client’s coordination during Single Leg Stretch. How can you help them with your hands to achieve the Hand placement?

Q: Demonstrate quickly getting into Stomach Massage this week with all or most of your clients. Does it help? What did you learn while demonstrating? What did you learn from your Hands On Practice?

COMMUNICATION ASSIGNMENT

Imagine yourself with a new client who tells you right away that they really want to “just stretch out today”.  

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 often they should do Pilates. How do you answer them?

SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT(S)

Pilates is a system!  

Q. Can you think of one exercise on the Reformer that is similar to one on the Mat? Describe how it’s similar and how working on one exercise can make the other better?  

Do not repeat any one else’s choices.

PROGRAM DESIGN ASSIGNMENT

Q: Create a Beginner session for a new student who just walked in and wants to work on her flexibility. 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.

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Real Pilates Hands On. It’s not just where you place them. It’s what they do. Your hands have a direction. Example: for the 100, the hand pushes down and then angles upward. We never simply lay our hands on a body part without a directional force.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!