Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Postnatal workshop

Post-Natal Pilates Most women will be able to return to exercise 4-6 weeks after a regular birth or when they get clearance from their physician. Many of the exercises they may have been performing during the second and third trimester of pregnancy will be suitable now, but other exercises can be added to focus on reactivating and stabilizing the pelvic floor, transverses abdominis and obliques as well as developing lumbo-pelvic stability. This gentle but effective workout will incorporate Toning Balls™ to get moms back on the right track. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Apply the principles of STOTT PILATES® to exercises specific to the post-natal client. Discover how to modify for the needs of this special population. Understand how to incorporate Toning Balls™ in a post-natal workout. Discuss special considerations for post-natal concerns. FORMAT: Workshop AUDIENCE: Pilates instructors, personal trainers, group fitness instructors

Prenatal Pilates workshop

Prenatal on the Mat This interactive seminar will draw upon the most current medical information, exercise guidelines and research available on pregnancy and movement. Appropriate STOTT PILATES® Matwork™ exercise adaptations will be explored and programming concepts for teaching small groups and private clients will be discussed. Anatomical and physiological changes, risk factors and movement considerations will be discussed with an eye to providing a safe and effective workout throughout all trimesters and will provide strategies for building new pre-natal programs as well as enhancing those already in progress. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understand appropriateness of STOTT PILATES® Matwork as well as possible contraindications during pregnancy. Learn about physiological changes throughout all three trimesters. Explore specific exercise modifications on the Mat. Apply the STOTT PILATES® principles of stabilization to prenatal exercises. Develop cues and corrections to help ensure safety and effectiveness. FORMAT: Workshop AUDIENCE: Pilates instructors, personal trainers, group fitness instructors

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 is going to be a Great Year

Happy New Year to you and yours!!! May the beginning of this new decade bless us all with good health, great friends, acceptance, happiness, prosperity, philanthropy, peace, love and understanding (borrowed from Elvis Costello)!