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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 6 INDEPENDENT WORK

LINK: WEEK 6 AUDIO MEETING

LINK: WEEK 5 ANSWER KEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

POST ANSWERS IN CANVAS: 

ALIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT

  • Observe from behind, side and front while teaching the Neck Roll on the Mat this week.

  • Look from bird's eye (overhead), Front and Side view while teaching the Leg Circles on the Reformer.

Q: What did you notice or see in clients this week by changing your viewpoint?

HANDS ON ASSIGNMENT

  • Teach an Entire Beginner session including Mat, Reformer, and Cadillac. Keeping the flow of the workout use hands on for at least one repetition of  every exercise that you teach.

  • Teach an Entire beginner session including Mat, Reformer, and Cadillac. Keep the flow of the workout and do not use any hands on.

Q. What was the difference between the two sessions? Did you notice that teaching one session was easier than the other for either you or your client.

Q. While teaching the above sessions demonstrate quickly getting into Elephant.  Did it help? What did you learn while demonstrating?

COMMUNICATION ASSIGNMENT

Q: Imagine yourself with a new client who tells you they are getting married in three months and want to lose weight.

- 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?

SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT(S)

Pilates is a system!  

Q. Can you think of one exercise on any of the Barrels that might help a completely different exercise on the Mat?  Describe how you think working this move would help improve the other.

Do not repeat any one else’s choices.

PROGRAM DESIGN ASSIGNMENT

Q: Teach your week three homework. You will teach your entire program design for week three from beginning to end to a client. Make sure to actually print out your week three program and use it.

  • Evaluate your teaching.

  • What was your clients physical response to your teaching.  Did they feel what you wanted them to feel?

  • What would you add or subtract from your program design next time.

get ready to test out - tip

Use your eyes effectively. Pilates equipment has straight lines and natural grids and boxes. Use them to center your clients and work them symmetrically.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!