This 3.5 hour online course will teach the Pilates instructor how to work safely and effectively with a pre or post natal client. Learn the best ways to plan a program for a safe and effective exercise program.
1. The student will describe the physiological changes in the mother throughout the pregnancy trimesters and after the baby is born.
2. The student will list the benefits and risks of exercise to both the pregnant woman and the new mother.
3. The student will describe the faulty postures that occur in the pregnant woman and after birth of the baby and relate them to changes in muscle balance.
4. The student will design an exercise program for both the pre natal and post natal client that addresses postural changes and is attentive to contraindications.
- Pilates Mat Level I
This 20 hour course includes 3 online modules and a 2-day practical workshop. This course is the first step to prepare the instructor to teach the original mat exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates. Participants will learn how to properly align the body in any body position and will leave with an understanding of how and when to modify or progress the exercises for the general population. This course includes a practical exam and an online written exam. This is the first course required toward full certification through Phi Pilates.
Pre-requisites: College level anatomy or fitness certification.
CEC/CEU: ACE and BOC
Required Manual: Pilates Mat Manual $35.00
Course Availability: Live only