This curated workshop will delve far beyond typical Pilates pre/postnatal teacher trainings, covering in-depth anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, birth and recovery and the resulting considerations for movement throughout the pregnancy to parenthood journey. Participants will complete the workshop with an understanding of pre/ postnatal movement safety and purpose and the knowledge and confidence to teach pregnant and recovering clients.
This course is designed for anyone who works in the fields of movement and bodywork, but will reference Pilates terminology and equipment. Mat and Reformer Training is an asset.
More and more clients are coming to Pilates to address and manage specific injuries and chronic conditions. This course examines the role of the Pilates professional in working with common injuries and with clients in transition from physical therapy to a regular exercise program. Get the tools you need to recognize and address common conditions of the lower and upper back, shoulders, hips, and knees. Learn post-rehab protocols for working with clients in transition from physical therapy to a regular exercise program. Examine specific exercise protocols for older, mobility impaired and osteoporotic clients and those living with chronic conditions. This course has been designed by Retrofit Master Instructors and provides a framework for new and experienced Pilates instructors to take their teaching to a deeper more complex level.
Instructor: Barabara Grant
October 25-27, 2019
Cost: $645 + $80 Manual
Friday: 12:30pm-6:00pm | Saturday: 12:30pm-6:00pm | Sunday 12:30pm-5:30pm
Explore Retrofit’s simple, effective systems to help you sharpen your teaching skills and move forward from Exercise Leader to proficient Pilates Instructor! Discover how to cue exercises simply, safely and effectively to deliver precision results. Explore how to create classes that flow and can be adapted to any ability through the use of dynamic sequencing, phrasing and exercise progressions. Learn ways to engage with clients and build a sense of community and trust to keep clients coming back to your group classes and private sessions. This workshop is designed for Pilates teachers and teacher trainees.
"Four months after my total hip replacement I returned to Retrofit to build back my strength and balance. My instructor took the time and attention to include the hospital’s most difficult and final exercises and with persistence and fun I feel better than before the operation. Now my spouse, three months following his double knee replacement is scheduled for one-on-one lessons. We're going on a walking tour of Europe together this summer."
- Cynthia Scott, Retrofit client since 2002
"Retrofit makes me feel better. For the past few years I have been completely free of back pain. The studio is so bright and in such a good location close to the subway. I can go straight to work after my early morning class."
- Robert Spence, Retrofit client since 2003
"There is a level of enthusiasm for Pilates that I don't think exists in other studios. You do things you would never think your body can do!"
- Margaret Kelch, Retrofit client since 2000.