Pilates is one of the most fashionable fitness classes, but the quality of the research underpinning the approach is weak. Tony FitPro investigates.
Add standing exercises at the beginning and end of your Pilates class to challenge concentration and control through stability and/or mobility.
Learn the basic principles of Pilates and the supine neutral position.
Learn the positions and purpose behind the Oyster, a challenging Pilates move that improves core endurance and stabilization.
Learn the basic positions of the Modified 100.
Add the Swan Dive and Side Bend exercises to your Pilates classes.
Try these challenging moves in your Pilates classes to improve your clients' core endurance and mobility.
Any upset which affects our body system can have a negative effect on balance movement. Find out how to counteract those effects on your training clients.
Many fitness instructors are now teaching group exercise in schools and getting involved in local fitness initiatives. Rachel Holmes outlines a Pilates program plan used for 4-6 year olds.