This class prepares you to teach a broad range of exercises, variations and modifications performed on the Reformer – the key piece of resistance equipment used in pilates exercise. This course teaches you how to combine Mat- and Reformer-based workouts for increased variety and intensity. Upon completion of this course you are able to further motivate group classes and customize personal training sessions for a range of clients. In addition to the general course objectives you learn:
- Effective use of resistance to enhance torso stability and peripheral extremity conditioning
- How to develop effective Reformer and combined Mat-and-Reformer programs for personal and group classes
- Essential, intermediate and power workouts
- Effective communication, visual skills verbal cuing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
Prerequisites: Anatomy, prior pilates experience, and 3+ years teaching movement or fitness.
Course Duration: 50 hours instruction and supervised teaching, plus minimum, 10 hours observation, 40 hours physical review, 25 hours practice teaching. Conducted over three weeks or four weekends.