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Mat Pilates I/IA Workshop

Application and Execution 



The goal of this workshop 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. 

In the Mat IA portion of the training, there will be an extended training for participants who are new to teaching pilates and would like to get experience leading the class.  Critique, cueing, and other teaching tips will be provided by our trainers. CECs and CEUs are available for the Mat Pilates workshop.

Topics covered during Mat Pilates I workshop

* Learn and understand core stabilization and how these concepts relate to fitness.
* Learn proper form and execution of pilates based matwork exercises.
* Understand modifications and precautions as related to special populations.
* Identify and train the core muscles.
* Learn how to incorporate exercises into existing fitness classes.




Mat Pilates II Workshop

Sequencing and Transitions



Mat Pilates II was developed for fitness professionals who want to teach a full length Mat Pilates class. The goal of the Mat Pilates II Workshop is application of the Pilates exercises learned in the Mat I Workshop or other basic Pilates training, into a group or personal training session.  Mat Pilates II is not designed to replace recognized Pilates certification programs. After completing Mat Pilates II, instructors will learn what’s involved in teaching a Pilates class from start to finish.

Topics covered during Mat Pilates II workshop

* Review matwork exercises and modifications, matwork principles, Pilates terminology and anatomy

* Learn ways to add new challenges to known Pilates exercises.

* Learn how to progress from beginning to intermediate exercises.

* 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.



      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.


For additional information on the Seniors and In-Home Personal Training Workshops, Aquatic Workshops, Stability Ball Trainings, Cardio Athletic Kickbox Video Series, Kickbox Certifications and Workshops, Master Classes, Mat Pilates, Yoga or Group Cycling Workshops,  our trainers, hosting a training, or for any other information, please contact Behind The Scenes Fitness:

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Mat Pilates Workshops (MPI & MPII)

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