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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 8 INDEPENDENT WORK

WEEKLY MEETING LINKS ARE IN CANVAS: ASSIGNMENTS - MEETING

LINK: WEEK 6 ANSWER KEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

POST ANSWERS IN CANVAS: 

ON THE FLOOR ASSIGNMENT

Keep Time. Time your teaching this week. For each session you teach, mark the time it takes to teach an Entire beginner session Including Mat, Reformer, and Cadillac.

Q.  What did you discover? Are you keeping within the guidelines of ~30 minutes Reformer/ ~ 15 minutes Mat/ ~ 10 minutes other equipment? What is your strength and your weakness with respect to timing at this point in your training.

Q. While teaching this week demonstrate quickly getting into Pull Up on the Wunda Chair.  Did it help? What did you learn while demonstrating?

ALIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT

Consider this statement: “Tightness in one part of the body is often matched by weakness on the opposing side.”

In your response,  first assume the statement is true. include the exercise name, the difficulty you observe, the body part you believe to be tight and where the weakness might be.  

Finally, state whether you think this the statement is actually true for this particular client and this particular situation.

Q: Can you think of an exercise a client of yours has difficulty with that illustrates this example?  You do not have to use anatomical terms but if you can, please do.

HANDS ON ASSIGNMENT

Read the article: Blood on the Gym Floor about Universal Precautions - Link Here

Be prepared to describe proper hand washing techniques and the 5 steps in Universal Precautions.

COMMUNICATION ASSIGNMENT

Imagine yourself with a newly married client who tells you they are trying to conceive a child in the next few months.

Q. What would you say to them? (Hint: Keep it simple)

Q2. 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 the Reformer that might help a completely different exercise on the High Chair or Wunda Chair?  Describe how you think working this move would help improve the other.

Try not to repeat any one else’s choices.

PROGRAM DESIGN ASSIGNMENT

Q: SWAP TIME! Often in a studio you will teach someone else’s client. This week we will swap our programs and you will teach a peer’s week three (3) homework to a client. Teach the entire program design from beginning to end to a client. Choose a program design here.

  • Include the number program you selected in your answer. Describe the experience of teaching someone else’s program. For example, were there exercises you don’t usually teach? Why do you think that is?

  • Did you add or change anything in the program?

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!