goal of this course (3 hour videotaped workshop on DVD) is to teach the pilates matwork using the ball.Participants will focus on each mat exercise and learn how to
keep the “idea” of Pilates while adding the ball.Students taking this course need to have a prior
understanding of the basic Mat Pilates exercises. This home
study is not intended to teach
students the matwork but to enhance the students existing knowledge.Combining the idea of Pilates and the dynamics of the ball is a
new concept and can be enjoyed by anyone from the elite athletes to
the beginner exerciser.Form and modifications for all levels will be
Learn proper form and safety on the ball
Learn how to incorporate the
Mat Pilates exercises with the ball.
Learn how to modify the exercises for different populations.
Learn how to add a variety of ball exercises into other formats.
Learn how to keep the flow, concentration and control of
The goal of this
course (3 hour videotaped workshop
on DVD) is to teach
pilates based matwork exercises that focus on
strengthening and stabilizing the muscles in the lower
back and abdominals. Participants will focus on proper
form and technique of exercises as they apply to other
types of fitness classes. It is not intended to take the
place of the training required to teach pure pilates, but
rather to allow fitness professionals to incorporate
matwork movements into existing classes. These core
training exercises can be used by everyone, and will
enhance total body function by integrating the upper body
with the lower body via the core musculature.
Learn and understand core
stabilization and how these concepts relate to fitness.
Learn proper form and execution of pilates based
Understand modifications and precautions as related to
Identify and train the core muscles.
Learn how to incorporate exercises into existing
Pilates II was developed for fitness professionals who want to teach a
full length Mat Pilates class. The goal of the Mat Pilates II course (3 hour videotaped workshop
is application of the Pilates exercises learned in Mat I or other basic Pilates training, into a group or personal training
session. After completing Mat Pilates II,
instructors will learn what’s involved in teaching a Pilates class
from start to finish.
exercises and modifications, matwork principles, Pilates terminology
Learn ways to add new challenges to
known Pilates exercises.
Learn how to progress from beginning to
Learn an appropriate warm-up for Mat
exercises, how to sequence moves for smooth transitions, and how to
close a class with release and relaxation work.
Ball Manuals by Doris St. Arnaud -3 Vol Set
Ball Exercises Includes
over forty basic exercises performed with a Stability Ball to
strengthen all muscle groups and improve physical balance. All
exercises are illustrated in color and are presented with easy
to read, easy to understand instructions. Provides all
instructions needed for a safe and effective exercise program.
24 pages in
color, over 60 pictures
Ball Exercises for a Healthy Back Provides
a complete exercise program performed with a Stability Ball to
eliminate or to avoid lower back pain. Includes exercises to
strengthen and stabilize core muscles, the deepest muscle
layers in our body. These muscles are the key to good posture
and are responsible for our ability to function in everyday
life, in fitness activities and in sports. Each exercise is
illustrated in color, is presented with clear instructions and
is identified with an intensity level allowing training
40 pages in
color, over 100 pictures
Ball Exercises with Weights This
manual includes over forty basic exercises performed with a
Stability Ball and Weights. All exercises are illustrated in
color and are presented with easy to read, easy to understand
instructions. All you need for a complete and intense
The Pilates! More than Exercise™
mat manual is used by many Pilates instructors, students and
enthusiasts alike. It contains a breakdown of beginner,
intermediate and advanced exercises, professional quality
photographs with detailed explanations for each exercise, and
information on preparing for the transition between exercises.
The manual provides you with
verbal descriptions, photos of how each exercise starts and what
the movement entails. The photos provide a quick reference
for body position.