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What you'll learn

  • The history and principles of Pilates
  • An understanding and knowledge of the human body
  • An understanding of how to perform exercises
  • Ability to perform postural assessments and corrections
  • How to create a complete Pilates class from start to finish

Course Content

module 1

Diploma in Pilates

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  1. The History of Pilates

    In this lesson, we explore the inspiring history of Joseph Pilates. We start by understanding why Joseph decided to create his own exercise method to how the Pilates method evolved over time. We learn about breathing which is one of the Pilates principle. We explore the reason as to why this breathing method is preferred and the benefits. Lastly, gain the skills and knowledge to perform Pilates breathing.

  2. Principles of Pilates

    In this lesson, we discover the 6 Pilates principles. We understand the importance of each Pilates principle by discovering the purpose of each principle. Each principle relates to a pilates exercise of an area of Pilates, in the lesson you will discover how we can practically apply all principles to our sessions.

  3. Neutral Spine

    In this lesson, we discover the neutral spine and the neutral pelvis. When we are in the neural pelvis it does not automatically mean that we are in a neutral spine too. We explore the differences and similarities between the two. We practically gain the skills and knowledge to apply neutral pelvis and spine to our Pilates practice.

  4. Core Strength

    In this lesson, discuss what muscles form a part of the core muscles. The core muscles are known as the powerhouse in Pilates. We explore the different muscles and learn how to test our core strength. The sky's the limit when it comes to core strength, we can always improve. Once we have tested the core strength we discover exercises which we use to strengthen the core.

  5. Fundamental Core Exercises

    In this lesson, start scratching the surface of all the amazing exercises you can perform in Pilates. The lesson is dedicated to learning new core exercises. We will learn the benefits of the exercises, how to perform them effectively, and how to modify them to different individual's needs.

  6. The Hip Joint

    Pilates has many different benefits, one being a safe and effective way for individuals with joint injuries or problems are still able to strengthen their muscles through Pilates. In this lesson, we learn about the structure of the hip joint. We learn how to practically apply our anatomical knowledge through exploring a few Pilates exercises to aid in the rehabilitation of the hip joint.

  7. Spinal Articulation Exercises

    This lesson is dedicated to spinal articulation exercises. Spinal articulation is the ability to move the vertebra in segment, or piece by piece. Spine strength and control are very important in Pilates, therefore we take the time in this lesson to learn the benefits of each exercise, how to perform it, and how was can tailor it to an individual's needs.

  8. Safe Exercising

    When we are exercising we want to make sure that we reduce the risk of injury to the best of our ability. In this lesson, we learn all about what safe exercising entails and how we can practically apply safe exercise principles and methods to our Pilates sessions.

module 2

Intermediate in Pilates

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  1. Anatomy 101

    There are many different muscle discussed in the first module. In this lesson, we cover the rest of the basic anatomical structures we need to know to perform and demonstrate Pilates exercises to the best of our ability.

  2. Anatomical Terminology

    When we move, we move through different planes and ranges of motion. We need to have a clear understanding of how the human body can move to move efficiently.

  3. Fundamental Upper Body Exercises

    The magic of discovering new Pilates exercises continues as we look deeper into Pilates exercises specific to the upper body.

  4. The Shoulder and Knee Joint

    Pilates has many different benefits, one being a safe and effective way for individuals with joint injuries or problems are still able to strengthen their muscles through Pilates. In this lesson, we learn about the structure of the shoulder joint. We learn how to practically apply our anatomical knowledge through exploring a few Pilates exercises to aid in the rehabilitation of the shoulder joint.

  5. Fundamental Lower Body Exercises

    Pilates has many different benefits, one being a safe and effective way for individuals with joint injuries or problems are still able to strengthen their muscles through Pilates. In this lesson, we learn about the structure of the knee joint. We learn how to practically apply our anatomical knowledge through exploring a few Pilates exercises to aid in the rehabilitation of the knee joint.

  6. Posture

    In a previous module we spoke about how we could use different Pilates exercises we could use to assess posture. In this lesson we look at the specific exercises and how they are used to assess posture.

  7. Pregnancy

    Pilates is known as a safe exercise method for pregnant women. In this lesson we gain the skills and knowledge to conduct a Pilates session for pregnant women, we discover our roles and responsibilities.

  8. Order in a Pilates Session

    Pilates has proven to be effective for aiding in different illnesses and diseases. In this lesson we learn how Pilates can be useful to treat and relieve the symptoms and effect of disease and illnesses.

module 3

Advanced in Pilates

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  1. Balance and Imbalance

    In Pilates we aim to ensure the correct posture and symmetry of the body. In this lesson we discover the causes of different imbalances in the body and how we can use Pilates to create symmetry in the body

  2. Full Body Integration Exercises

    So far, we have discovered many different exercises. In this lesson, we take our Pilates exercise to the next level. Full body integration exercises involve a variety of muscles. Using many different muscles at the same time increases the intensity of the exercises.

  3. The Ankle and Foot Complex

    Pilates has many different benefits, one being a safe and effective way for individuals with joint injuries or problems are still able to strengthen their muscles through Pilates. In this lesson, we learn about the structure of the ankle joint. We learn how to practically apply our anatomical knowledge through exploring a few Pilates exercises to aid in the rehabilitation of the ankle joint.

  4. Stretches

    Pilates incorporates different intense exercises. During the Pilates session a few stretching exercises are used to bring the heart rate back down using different stretching or recovery exercises. In this lesson we discover the different exercise used to stretch different areas of the body.

  5. First Impressions and Building Rapport

    Making a good first impression may more challenging than what we expect. In this lesson explore a few tips to making a good first impression as well as how to maintain a good impression and client relationship.

  6. Exercise Prescription

    Everybody has different goals and reasons why they are exercising. We can construct different Pilates sessions according to individual needs. In this lesson we will explore different ways of conducting Pilates sessions to achieve different results.

  7. Props and Aids Part 1

    There are many different props that can be used to make exercises easier or harder. In this lesson we learn what progressions and regressions are and how we can use different props to achieve the desired effect.

  8. Props and Aids Part 2 and Special Populations

    There is never a one size fits all approach when it comes to instructing or performing a Pilates session. In this lesson we will discover a few more props we can use to incorporate into our Pilates sessions and shee how we can adapt a session to suit the needs of an individual who may need additional assistance.

module 4

Proficient in Pilates

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  1. Determining the Level of Class or Client

    It is important to perform and conduct Pilates session that match the level of the participant. In this lesson we gain the skills and knowledge to identify and perform exercises according to the individuals skill level.

  2. Exercise Adaptation

    The same way we are able to use props, we can adapt a variety of exercises according to the needs of the participant. Without using specified exercises in this lesson we gain the skills and knowledge to adapt an exercise without having the prescribed modifications.

  3. Imagery and Cueing

    Using imagery and cueing is a vital part of conducting and performing a Pilates session. In this lesson we discover ways we can open our imaginations to creating our own cues and images.

  4. Principles of Training

    The principle of Pilates play an important role when performing Pilates, at the same time there are different principles which are applied to conducting and performing Pilates exercises.

  5. Components of Physical Strength

    Pilates can achieve many different results. In this lesson, we learn how to create a Pilates session specifically for strength training.

  6. Class Format

    In this lesson, we learn how to put all the exercises together to create a Pilates session.

  7. The Pilates Teaching Methodology

    When conducting a Pilates session, there are a variety of responsibilities. In this lesson we learn the key skills and responsibilities to confidently conduct a Pilates session within our roles and responsibilities.

  8. Programme Creation

    In this lesson, we combine all our skills and knowledge to create a final product.

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