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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 9 INDEPENDENT WORK

LINK: WEEK 9 AUDIO MEETING

LINK: WEEK 8 ANSWER KEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ON THE FLOOR ASSIGNMENT

Practice the language ownership in a session. Use “your” and “we”. “Grab your box”, “Put your pad on”, “Let’s do your Stomach Massage” and more. Teach your sessions this week with a focus on your language.

Q. What did you discover? What do you think is required from an instructor to be able to conduct a session this way?  How do you believe the experience changes for the student?

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

Observe from behind, side and front while teaching the Table on the Wunda Chair this week.

Look through the mirror (to see your client from the side and behind) - when teaching the Roll Back on the Cadillac this week.

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

HANDS ON ASSIGNMENT

Practice your hand placement on the Spine for different clients during the Wall: Series and the Short Box: Twist and Reach.  

Assisting a client's Teaser with the Push Through Bar with your Hand on the Push Through Bar on the Cadillac. Make sure you are guarding for safety and are using the bar for leverage.

Q: Facilitating a client’s tempo during Pumping on the High Chair with your foot on the carriage. How can you help them with your voice?

Q. Demonstrate quickly getting into Backstroke on the Reformer 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 they want a program they can do while traveling since they travel a lot for work.

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. This week practice reviewing each session you do with a client during the last 5 minutes.  Show them the class card and check off exercises they have done. Share with them their progress and show them what the Exercise card means.  Use this time to explain how each of the apparatus help to train you on the other pieces of equipment and how Pilates is a system.

PROGRAM DESIGN ASSIGNMENT

Q:  Create an Intermediate session for an existing Intermediate student that you inherited from another teacher.  She is a young dancer and is complaining that her right side is stronger than her left side.  She can’t turn or jump well to the left and she wants to be more even.  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.

get ready to test out - tip

Energy is Real! Your vocal energy must match the energy of your client. If they are sluggish, you must kick up your energy. If they are frantic and intense, go low and calming with your vocal range.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!