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Anatomy, Biomechanics and Posture Review (ABP) 15 hours
This course reviews the structure (bones, muscles, joints, etc.) that forms the support of the human body. An emphasis will be placed on the “ideal” posture and biomechanics of each joint while helping students learn how to detect abnormalities both statically and dynamically. Open to all personal trainers, this invaluable course will help you provide lasting results for your clients and will increase your marketability.
All Populations Mat l (APM l) 35 hours
This course teaches the first three tiers (Fundamental 1, Fundamental 2 and Intermediate) of the Mat repertoire. Students will learn how to modify exercises for all age groups and fitness levels to create safe and effective workouts. Emphasis is placed on maintaining variety and providing small challenges while safely progressing a client in order to avoid monotony. 68 Exercises.
Prerequisite: ABP or proof of competency
All Populations Mat ll (APM ll) 5 hours
This course teaches Tiers 4 & 5 (Advanced Intermediate and Advanced) of the Mat repertoire. Students will learn to assess when to challenge a client and how to progress the client safely and effectively. 20 Exercises.
Prerequisite: APM l
All Populations Reformer l (APR 1) 50 hours
This course covers the Reformer exercises, and equips students with an ability to customize workouts for all ages and fitness levels. Covering the first three tiers, Fundamental through Intermediate, APR also teaches the physics of the Reformer so that students understand how to safely and correctly operate the Reformer. Emphasis is placed on the differences between Pilates machines and regular gym equipment to prepare instructors to meet their clients’ various needs. 134 Exercises.
Prerequisite: ABP or proof of competency.
All Populations Reformer ll (APR ll) 18 hours
Students will learn how to teach their clients very challenging Reformer exercises, using Tiers 4 &5. Care is taken to ensure each student understands the benchmarks a client should accomplish before an advanced exercise is attempted, which may include exercises on other equipment. 67 Exercises.
Prerequisite: APR l
All Populations Cadillac l (APCad l) 30 hours
This course teaches students the fundamental first three tiers of exercises conducted on the Cadillac/Tower. The Cadillac provides focus on isolated joint movements to strengthen the joint properly and correct faulty movement habits. Emphasis will be placed on the benefits of Cadillac exercises as stepping stones to a more challenging workout. 128 Exercises.
Prerequisite: ABP or proof of competency
All Populations Cadillac ll (APCad ll) 12 hours
Building on the previous course, the Cadillac/Tower Progressions course teaches the final two tiers in the Cadillac repertoire so students can challenge their clients safely and effectively. Some of these exercises challenge core strength significantly. Students will learn the benchmarks for assessing when to progress a client. 37 Exercises. Prerequisite: ABP , APCad l
All Populations Barrels l (APB l) 8 hours
Covering the first three tiers of exercises on the spine corrector and ladder barrel, students will learn how to incorporate the barrel into a client’s workout – using it as a support or a challenge, depending on the exercise. 122 Exercises.
Prerequisite: ABP, APM l
All Populations Barrels ll (APB ll) 4 hours
This course builds on the material learned in the APBarrels course, adding the final two tiers of the repertoire. Students will learn how to use these exercises to challenge both their core strength and their own body awareness and control. 33 Exercises.
Prerequisite: APBarrels l
All Populations Chair l (APC l) 15 hours
Students will learn the first three tiers of Chair exercises from Fundamental 1 through Intermediate. Students will be taught the many merits of the chair and how to integrate this often under-used piece of equipment into clients’ workout routines. 66 Exercises. Prerequisite: ABP or proof of competency
All Populations Chair ll (APC ll) 12 hours
This course adds Tiers 4 & 5 to the chair repertoire learned in the All Populations Chair course. Students will not only learn the new exercises, but also how to progress their clients carefully, delivering optimal results in strength and control. 23 Exercises.
Prerequisite: APChair l