The Matwork Programming and Progressions Course is the second half of Studio Pilates’ matwork training and completes your Matwork knowledge. In this course, you learn an additional 76 Matwork exercises, including Joseph Pilates’ original Matwork exercises. Not only is this course a must to enhance your instructing skills, but it is also essential in gaining further expertise in programming for specific injuries and progressing your clients as they improve.
When clients have been coming to classes for a while, the movements that they have been performing in every class can become less effective over time as the body adapts to the position and load. As such, it is so important as an instructor to have the skills and extended Pilates repertoire to be able to progress your clients through these adaptation stages to continually develop strength and muscle tone. Otherwise you may find that your clients experience plateaus in their progress due to the body’s ability to adapt to the exercises prescribed.
Regardless of whether your clients are injured, elderly, pregnant, or athletes, being able to identify adaptation cycles and knowing how to utilise the beginner to advanced Pilates repertoire to progress your clients through these stages is incredibly important. So whether you are looking to progress your injured clients toward more functional movement, or are just looking to progress your everyday clients to become stronger and more flexible with enhanced results, this is the course for you!
WHY THIS COURSE
NOTE: To complete this course, it is not necessary for you to be at an advanced level with your own Pilates practise. The only prerequisite is having completed the Studio Pilates Matwork Course.
As a prerequisite to enrolling in this course, you –
NOTE: To complete this course, it is not necessary for you to be at an advanced level with your own Pilates practise.
Pilates Instructors Trained By Another Education Provider
Please note that you are only able to enrol in this course if you are currently enrolled in or have previously completed Studio Pilates’ Matwork Course. You must bridge across to the Studio Pilates method prior to completing any of our ongoing education courses. Click here for more information.
If you are a member of any of the following health or fitness bodies, you are able to claim professional development points upon completion of this course.
* You must be a registered Personal Trainer and/or Group Exercise Instructor in order to attain AUSactive CECs and be recognised as a Fitness Pilates Instructor. Fitness Pilates Instructors and Pilates Method Teachers are also eligible for CECs.
As a part of this course, you are assessed in a variety of ways –
The practical assessment takes place on the last day of your practical course. For this practical assessment, you will instruct a number of exercises to a small group of people on the course with you. You will be assessed on both your technical knowledge of the exercises and your ability to instruct or “cue” them effectively using the Studio Pilates Cueing Formula.