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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 5 INDEPENDENT WORK

WEEKLY MEETING LINKS ARE IN CANVAS: ASSIGNMENTS - MEETING

LINK: WEEK 4 ANSWER KEY

POST ANSWERS IN CANVAS: 

ALIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT

  • Observe from behind, side and front while teaching the Single Leg Circles on the Mat this week.

  • Look from birds eye (overhead), Front and Side view while teaching the Hundred and Pelvic Lift 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 on the Lower Body for different clients during the Side Kicks on the Mat and the Pumping Exercises on the High Chair.  Practice giving the feeling of stability or anchoring in these exercises.

  • Assisting a client's Breathing with your Hand on the Bar on the Cadillac. Make sure you are guarding for safety and not doing the exercise for them.

  • Facilitating a client’s tempo during Knee Stretches on the Reformer with your foot on the carriage. How can you help them with your voice?

COMMUNICATION ASSIGNMENT

Q: Imagine yourself with a new client who tells you they bulk up really easily and don’t want to use heavy springs.

-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?

Q: Your brand new client wants to know why they weren’t very sore after the first session? How do you answer them?

SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT(S)

Pilates is a system!  

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

Try not to 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 Trim and sculpt her waistline. 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!