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Comprehensive Global Intensive Program Structure
Day 1 - Exercise Description, Analysis and Teaching
Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region and Pilates breathing. A historical overview of Pilates is presented, plus the BASI® approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. The importance and practice of cueing is discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Day 2 - Anatomical Terminology
Primary concepts covered include an anatomy and terminology overview, the BASI® system of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The BASI® format of teaching is discussed and the Block System®, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire covers fundamental Reformer, intermediate Mat, Pole and Ped-a-pul. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Day 3 - The Principles of Alignment, Posture and Posture Assessment
Primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, fundamental Cadillac and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Day 4 - Core Strength and Exercise Adaptation
Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. An in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications will be discussed. Lecture focuses on how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Day 5 - The Meaning of Balance
Primary concepts covered are the meaning of balance, and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. The hip joint and the knee joint will also be covered. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.
Day 6 - The Ankle-Foot Complex and Shoulder Region
Primary concepts covered are the ankle-foot complex, the gait cycle and the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics are presented. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introduction of the Ladder Barrel.
Day 7 - Principles of Training
Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele including the athletic population. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.
Day 8 - Select Populations/Needing Modifications
Primary concepts covered are based on populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types as well as objectives and approaches. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair and Step Barrel.