The Centre for Women's Fitness

3-Day Pre/Post-Natal Pilates Specialist ™ Certification Program

 

A three day 22 hour certification course.

 

 This intense course is geared towards the experienced instructor who can assimilate information quickly.

The three day course covers all the information from the pelvic floor, prenatal and post natal courses. The information is formatted to become a single program that will allow the instructor to take their client through pregnancy, into the early postnatal period and progress to a regular postnatal session. The exercise programs are linked through each period for maximum benefit to the client.

This course is the best way to learn how to teach your pre/post natal client.

Prerequisites

Basic anatomy and physiology

Certification in fitness, Pilates, Yoga, or related field

At least two years of teaching experience.

Course outline

This three day course combines:

  • The Pre-Natal Pilates Specialist Certification™
  • The Post-Natal Pilates Specialist Certification™
  • A Woman's Pelvis and Pelvic Floor™

Course length - approx. 22 hours   

 PMA Approved 20 CECs

2-Day Pre-Natal Pilates Specialist™ Certification Program

 

This unique and comprehensive exercise program addresses the needs of the pregnant woman from the first trimester through labor. Using the Pilates method of exercise, our program will gently and safely prepare the body for the rigors of labor while re-aligning the body for successful birthing.

We’ll remove the mysteries and myths surrounding pregnancy and exercise by providing techniques that benefit both mother and baby. In addition, the program includes extensive education regarding anatomy and the birthing process itself. You’ll gain a complete understanding of what happens to the body during pregnancy and ways to accommodate the changes that occur.

Stability balls and small props are an integral component of the program. We ensure that women are well acquainted with them as a labor tool so that they may be used comfortably and effectively during the birthing process.

Our holistic program works with women using safe techniques so that their bodies are prepared for a successful birthing experience.

Prerequisites

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Certification in fitness, Pilates, Yoga, or related field
  • At least two years of teaching experience.

Course outline

Introduction

  • Philosophy behind the program
  • Goals and objectives of the program
  • Guidelines for teaching pregnant women
  • Contraindications for exercise
  • Benefits of using the stability ball and small props
  • Possible problems and how to prevent them
  • Early post partum rehab
  • Relaxation and breathing
  • Pilates applications on mat and equipment

Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy

  • The anatomy of the pelvic floor and how it changes during pregnancy
  • The anatomy of the abdominals and how to exercise them during pregnancy
  • The anatomy of the surrounding stabilizing muscles
  • The anatomy of the spine and the changes that occur during pregnancy
  • The three trimesters and how it influences exercise
  • The anatomy of a birth

Posture and alignment

  • How posture during pregnancy affects the alignment of the body during pregnancy
  • Exercises that maintain correct posture

Course length - approx. 14 hours

PMA Approved 13 CECs

2-Day Post-Natal Pilates Specialist™Certification Program

 

The goal of this program is to assist the post partum woman as she heals from the trauma of birth. We gently rebuild the body’s strength from the inside out, beginning just hours after delivery. The mother will be guided through a series of Pilates-based exercises designed to close the abdominals, realign the spine and rehabilitate the pelvic floor.

Problems that may occur during this time - diastasis recti, C-sections and separation of the pubic bone are also addressed and techniques are provided on how to heal each of them.

In addition, we’ll discuss the many issues facing postpartum women as they reenter the world as a new mother and how this affects their exercise routine.

Prerequisites

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Certification in fitness, Pilates, Yoga, or related field
  • At least two years of teaching experience.

Course outline

Anatomy and physiology post partum

  • Philosophy behind the program
  • Goals and objectives of the program
  • Guidelines for teaching postpartum women
  • Contraindications for exercise
  • Benefits of using the stability ball and small props
  • Possible problems and how to prevent them
  • The anatomy of the pelvic floor after birth and the rehabilitation from birth trauma
  • The anatomy of the surrounding stabilizing muscles and reestablishing their function
  • The anatomy of the abdominals during post partum and how to exercise them.
  • The anatomy of the spine and realigning it after the birth
  • The fourth trimester and how it impacts exercise
  • Includes healing exercises for a diastasis recti and C section

Posture and realignment

  • Realigning the body after birth
  • Exercises to correct the post partum posture

Course length - approx. 14 hours 

PMA Approved 13 CECs

 

Course dates : 

3-Day Pre/Post-Natal Pilates Specialist ™ Certification Program 11 to 13 March 2016

 

Course times

Friday 11 March 2016, 12am-6pm

Saturday 12 March 2016, 10am-6pm

Sunday 13 March 2016, 10am-6pm

 

For registration, please go to  http://thecenterforwomensfitness.com/course-schedule/  and select payment plan.

 

 

PILATES FOR MENOPAUSE™

Over the last few years it has become apparent to me that menopausal women need a specific program that includes strength training (for bone health), cardiovascular workouts (for hormone balance and weight management), balance exercises  and most importantly stretching and releasing, breathing and relaxation (for stress reduction, lymph drainage and resetting the para sympathetic nervous system). At this time most women should aim to remain active, toned and functional. This course will introduce new exercise concepts that are specific to the aging FEMALE population.
Duration 16 hours
Description of course
This program will instruct the experienced Pilates Teacher in how to apply Pilates exercises to clients who are currently experiencing menopause or have finished the process. The program utilizes pilates based exercises on the mat and equipment as well as breathing and relaxation techniques to aid in issues such as anxiety and stress during this time. Innovative exercises on the mat, reformer and cadillac are shown.
Course objectives
• To understand the physiology of a menopausal woman
• To develop exercise concepts unique to this population
• To design appropriate sessions that take into account the changes in a menopausal body
• To understand the emotional and mental as well as the physical body
• To learn application of Pilates exercises on the Mat and Equipment
Course outline
What is menopause? What are the symptoms? How do the symptoms affect exercise?
Understanding the key areas of the body that need attention during this time
Addressing the need to exercise differently during this time.
Practical sessions on the Mat
Practical sessions on the Reformer
Practical sessions on the Cadillac
Practical sessions on the Chair
PMA approved 6 CECS
- See more at: http://thecenterforwomensfitness.com/teacher-training/pilates-for-menopaus/#sthash.G9nRu2oo.dpuf
 
Course Dates: (not offered 2016)
 

For registration, please go to  http://thecenterforwomensfitness.com/course-schedule/  and select payment plan.

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