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MAT 2 (16 HOURS)
Prerequisite: Mat 1.
Mat 2 includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises and class sequences as well as information on creating sports specific programming.
» Exercise instruction in pre-Pilates and the complete Mat repertoire
» A detailed, full color manual with accompanying DVD and streaming video to enhance your learning experience*
» Cueing, coaching and teaching tips
» Safety information for teaching older adults, pre and post natal women, and clients with back, knee, neck and shoulder conditions
» Tips on teaching successful group programs
MAT 1 (16 HOURS)
Introduction to Pilates & Beginning Exercises
Prerequisites: 1 year experience teaching movement and 20 Pilates Mat classes.
Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, pre-Pilates exercises, beginning and intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a group setting, and guidelines for teaching seniors and pre/post-natal classes.
Balanced Body® Mat Instructor Training Mat work is the foundation of Pilates and provides a great full body workout. The Balanced Body Mat program includes the full repertoire of Pilates exercises, along with modifications and variations to make your program successful for a wide range of clients. By focusing on the principles underlying the Pilates method, we give you the power to be a creative, inspiring and transformative teacher.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION
To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Mat Instructor, students must complete the following:
» Anatomy (strongly recommended)
» Balanced Body Mat 1 - Course work and tests (16 hours)
» Balanced Body Mat 2 - Course work and tests (16 hours)
» 25 Mat personal sessions and 45 student teaching hours OR
» 20 Mat personal sessions, 15 observation hours and 35 student teaching hours
» Final written and practical test
Total hours for completion of Mat program: 102 hours (not including anatomy).
Upon completion of all requirements, a certificate of completion as a Balanced Body Mat Instructor will be issued.