Pilates Kinesiology

Presenter: Anthony Lett

Pilates Anatomy is a rich multimodal experience using clay modeling on skeletons, industry leading Pilates specific 3D anatomy videos and images, and practical work.  It is designed to create a learning experience that will change forever the way that you observe, teach and participate in Pilates classes.

The course cost includes materials, skeletons, 6 digital workbooks and the best selling book Pilates Anatomy.

This course is approved by the PMA for 18 CECS

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Pilates Kinesiology Program Structure

  1. Day One:

    The opening lecture/practical covers all the important Pilates anatomy themes. These include the neutral spine, the diaphragms, planes of movement, muscle, joint and skeletal structure and function, breathing, and tonic/core muscles compared to phasic/global muscles. These topics will be covered in lecture format with lots of supportive multimedia video, and practically in the studio so that you can explore their real life meaning in a Pilates specific context. 

    The afternoon session will consist of making the muscles of the foot and lower leg and exploring their use in Pilates exercise.

  2. Day Two:

    Day two covers two modules, the knee joint and the hip joint. Students will first make all of the major muscle groups acting on the knee joint,  learning muscle names, origins and insertions, fiber direction and action. This will be done on skeletons and clay, using high-quality anatomical images and video. Students then explore the muscles and their function in contemporary Pilates exercises in the studio. The afternoon session will follow the same process with the hip joint as the focus.

  3. Day Three

    Day three follows the same process as day two, constructing muscles from clay and exploring their function in the studio, with contemporary Pilates repertoire. 

    The morning session will focus on the critical abdominal/spinal muscles, followed by the shoulder complex. The afternoon brings it all together in a module titled "full body integration." Here we look at full body exercises and consolidate our understanding of prime movers, synergists, agonists and antagonists.