Become an Instructor

Do I Need to Complete the Anatomy Course?

The Studio Pilates Anatomy Course teaches you everything that you need to know about the bones, joints and muscles in order to become a world-class instructor.

The Anatomy Course really sets you up with the anatomical knowledge to be able to manage injured clients in your classes. As an instructor, you don’t want a client to come into your class with an injury to a particular body part and you don’t know how that affects their body or what implications that injury might have on the way that they move.

In particular, muscle movements are really important as a Pilates instructor (for example, knowing that the Rectus Abdominus flexes the lumbar spine and depresses the rib cage). These muscle movements become really important when an injured client comes into your class because you need to understand what movements may make their condition worse and what movements will help to develop strength for that particular injury.

Anatomy is also assumed knowledge when you go into the Studio Pilates Matwork or Platinum Courses because we will be focusing on identifying the muscle movements for each exercise and relating that back to injury implications.

Do I Need to Complete the Anatomy Course as a Prerequisite to the Matwork or Platinum Courses?

  • No previous background in health or fitness: yes, you would complete the Studio Pilates Anatomy Course
  • Dancers or dance teachers: yes, you would complete the Studio Pilates Anatomy Course
  • Yoga instructors: yes, you would complete the Studio Pilates Anatomy Course
  • PE teachers: yes, you would complete the Studio Pilates Anatomy Course
  • Massage Therapist (Certificate IV in Massage): yes, you would complete the Studio Pilates Anatomy Course
  • Remedial Massage Therapist (Diploma in Massage): no, you do not need to complete the Anatomy Course when providing a copy of your qualification
  • Personal trainers (Certificate IV in Fitness): no, you do not need to complete the Anatomy Course when providing a copy of your qualification
  • Group fitness instructors (Certificate III in Fitness): no, you do not need to complete the Anatomy Course when providing a copy of your qualification
  • Osteos, chiros, physios, exercise scientists: no, you do not need to complete the Anatomy Course when providing a copy of your qualification
  • Already qualified Pilates instructors who are bridging to the Studio Pilates method: no, you do not need to complete the Anatomy Course when providing a copy of your qualification

Want to learn more? Listen to Studio Pilates director and physiotherapist, Tanya Winter discuss why Anatomy is so important for Pilates instructors.

 

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