The goal of Pilates, according to its founder, Joseph Pilates, is the “attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind, and the ability to perform life’s daily activities with zest and ease”. Indeed, people who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. For decades, it's been the exercise of choice for dancers and gymnasts (and now Hollywood actors).
This course is designed to develop you as a professional Pilates trainer, offering you the flexibility to study, and then teach, without giving up your day job. If you already work in the fitness industry, adding Pilates to your CV will enhance your opportunities to teach more classes and add variety to your week.
Each lesson teaches you the fundamentals of the Pilates system and guides you towards running your own classes. Over the course of eight lessons you will build up a compendium of over 100 exercises which you can integrate into a wide range of other disciplines, such as yoga or dance, or simply teach as a specialism. The opportunities are wide and varied!
Developing Yourself as a Pilates Trainer
The History of Pilates
The Benefits of Pilates
How It Works – Mind, Body and Spirit
The Eight Principles of Pilates
Modern Health Issues
Controlling a Class
Pilates in Pregnancy
Pilates for the Older Adult
Pilates on the Ball
Pilates with the Magic Circle
Relaxation and Imagery
This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.
On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.
At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.
Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:
A Diploma issued by Online Academies
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