What is Pilates and how can it help you?
Pilates (pronounced pill-r-tees) is a health and fitness programme to realign and strengthen the body. The 5 Pilates Principles are breathing, pelvic alignment and stability, ribcage placement, scapular placement and cervical placement and stability.
Why is it different from other forms of fitness disciplines?
The focus is on realignment of the whole body and stabilisation of the muscles that support the spine. The emphasis is on the lengthening of muscles rather than shortening. Pilates builds lean, long muscles rather than bulk mass strength, whilst also promoting good joint stability and posture.
Is Soft Tissue Therapy massage?
Soft Tissue Therapy uses varied techniques to help alleviate problem areas. Massage typically is used to warm up tissues before applying other techniques such as myofascial release (MFR), soft tissue release (STR), muscular energy technique (MET), neuromuscular therapy (NMT), positional release therapy (PRT), proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and lymphatic drainage technique (LDT)
What is the YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) and how is it delivered ?
The Instructors Course we deliver allows students to gain the ability to plan, instruct and evaluate a safe and effective Pilates session. The course runs for 6 weekends of face to face learning with some material delivered online in between contact time. To gain the qualification students must complete the following to achieve the award:
- Learner Assessment Record
- Assessment Workbook
- Multiple Choice Theory paper (external)
- Practical examination
- Portfolio of evidence
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