Mat Teacher Training

MAT 2

MAT 2: Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

October 25 - 27, 2019

Days and Times

  • Friday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

Mat 2 includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

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Prerequisites

  • Completion of Mat 1

Instructor

Tom McCook

Cost

$550 plus materials

MAT 3

MAT 3: Enhanced Pilates Mat and Props

November 22 - 24, 2019

Days and Times

  • Friday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body programming system is introduced to make class design easy, effective and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative and accessible and clients love toys!

Enhanced Pilates Mat and Props Instructor Training course includes:
• Detailed manual and instructor training video to support your learning process.
• The Balanced Body Movement Principles to enhance your teaching skills.
• Balanced Body programming system to help you create classes quickly and easily. Photos of each exercise sequence to aid in class design.
• Progressions, regressions and modifications to make Pilates Mat useful for everyone.

Enhanced Pilates Mat and Props expands the concept of Pilates mat to reach a wider audience and create new fitness opportunities for you and your clients.

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Instructor

Tom McCook

Cost

$550 / Module plus materials

 

MAT 1

balancedbody smallMAT 1: Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

October 4 - 6, 2019

Days and Times

  • Friday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

Mat 1 forms the foundation of the Pilates method. This course includes an introduction to the history and principles of the Pilates method and the beginning and intermediate level exercises. Each exercise includes training on modifications, challenges,the purpose of the exercise and any precautions for injuries and special populations. How to design and teach group classes and guidelines for teaching seniors and pre and post-natal classes are included.

Prerequisites

  • Pilates Movement Principles
  • 10 Pilates Mat Classes completed
  • Movement experience recommended
  • Anatomy recommended

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Instructor

Tom McCook

Cost

$550 / Module plus materials

Pilates Movement Principles

balancedbody smallPilates Movement Principles

September 6 - 8, 2019

Days and Times

  • Friday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

Movement is critical in everything we do – gain a foundational understanding of the body in motion, and how to use it in improving your clients’ every day lives! Learn how to recognize, improve and teach fundamental movement patterns with the Movement Principles, the foundation of the Balanced Body instructor training system. This course is designed for both new and experienced instructors to refine their understanding of the body in motion. Movement Principles is the prerequisite for the Balanced Body Pilates program (starting 1/1/2019) and the heart of the Balanced Body Movement Specialist Certification. Take it to become a truly transformative instructor!

The Balanced Body Movement Principles form the foundation of Balanced Body Education. This course is the prerequisite for all Pilates course work (starting 1/1/2019). Movement Principles include the most important information on anatomy, assessment, biomechanics and foundational exercises needed to become a successful Pilates teacher, personal trainer or movement educator. The course mixes information on how the body works with basic exercises to illustrate the information in movement. Broken down into five categories: Whole Body Movement, Trunk Integration, Lower Body Strength and Power, Upper Body Strength and Balance and Dynamic Flexibility, Rest and Relaxation, the Movement Principles provide a solid foundation for training in any environment, with any equipment. You will come away with a complete tool box for effectively training clients to recover from injuries, improve their general fitness and enhance their performance. The focus on practical understanding of common movement patterns prepares instructors to be excellent at problem solving, goal setting and learning new exercise techniques with ease.

Program includes:

  • General discussion and overview of anatomy including bones and joints in specific relationship to movement
  • Exercise instruction in foundational exercises which apply to any movement and fitness setting
  • A detailed, full color manual with 5 accompanying DVDs and streaming video to enhance your learning experience
  • Cuing, coaching and teaching tips

Prerequisites

  • Movement experience recommended
  • Anatomy recommended

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Instructor

Tom McCook

Cost

$550 / Module plus materials

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