Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates improves flexibility, strength and develops control of the entire body. It emphasises on alignment, breathing, building a strong core and improving coordination and balance of the body. Pilates helps alleviate lower back pain and help elderly live a healthy life.
Pilates helps the practitioners have better posture, makes them less prone to injury and lets them experience a good health. Routine following of Pilates builds flexibility of the body, strength, endurance and coordination without bulking up the person. It has been widely used by dancers, gymnasts as well as actors to maintain a healthy body.
The course helps to train oneself to be a professional Pilates trainer. It can be taken up without affecting the daily routine, course of study or job. The course will also benefit those who are already engaged in the fitness industry. An additional diploma of Pilates will enhance the opportunities to train wide range of people and add variety to the fitness regime.
The course offers insights from the fundamentals of the Pilates system and guides the learner to run his/her own classes. The eight units will give the learner knowledge that he/she can integrate into a variety of disciplines, such as yoga or dance. The learner can also apply it as his/her specialised area.
It is also desired that a Pilates teacher is a good communicator, is patient, persistent, organised, creative, sociable and an effective motivator. To motivate the trainees, he/she should lead a healthy lifestyle and be a role model for them.
This course will help the learner to be well versed in the science of human body movement and its adaptations to different situations. It will enable the learner to develop and apply solutions in varying circumstances and according to the requirement of each individual. The ones taking the course will find employment in Pilates studios, health centres, fitness centres, community centres and can also become a personal trainer.
UNIT 1: DEVELOPING YOURSELF AS A PILATES TRAINER
UNIT 2: THE BENEFITS OF PILATES
UNIT 3: THE EIGHT PRINCIPLES OF PILATES
UNIT 4: BASIC ANATOMY
UNIT 5: PREVENTING INJURY
UNIT 6: PILATES IN PREGNANCY
UNIT 7: PILATES ON THE BALL
UNIT 8: RELAXATION AND IMAGERY