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 4 INDEPENDENT WORK
LINK: WEEK 4 AUDIO MEETING
LINK: WEEK 3 ANSWER KEY
Make Sure to update Your Tracking Spreadsheet Each Week.
POST ANSWERS IN CANVAS:
Observe from behind, side and front while teaching the Side Kick Series on the Mat this week.
Look from birds eye (overhead), Front and Side view while teaching the Elephant on the Reformer.
Q: What did you notice or see in clients this week by changing your viewpoint?
HANDS ON ASSIGNMENT
Practice your hand placement for different clients during the Short Box - Twist and the Stomach Massage - Twist. Practice giving the feeling of opposition or two-way stretch in these exercises.
Assisting a client's Tree with your hands on. Make sure you are guarding for safety.
Facilitating a client’s coordination during Rolling Like a Ball. How can you help them with your hands?
Q: Demonstrate quickly getting into Kneeling Knee Stretches 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?
Q1: Imagine yourself with a new client who tells you they had a baby 6 months ago and can’t really feel their Abs any more.
-What would you say to them? (Hint: Keep it simple)
-How will this influence your plan for the next hour you are scheduled to work with them?
Q2: Your brand new client wants to know how Pilates is different from regular resistance training? How do you answer them?
Pilates is a system!
Q. Can you think of one exercise on the Mat that might help a completely different exercise on the Reformer? Describe how you think working this move would help improve the other. Try not to repeat any one else’s choices.
No Submission Required - Share your Reactions with each other IN DISCUSSIONS.
PROGRAM DESIGN ASSIGNMENT
Q: Create a Beginner session for a new student who just walked in and wants to Tone her Lower Body. 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. What kinds of phrases or explanations would you include?
get ready to test out - tip
Alignment is key to a Real Pilates lesson. Walk around. Remember that if everything looks good, change your vantage point.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!