STUDIO SERIES

 

In the Studio Series, you will learn to design and conduct one-on-one sessions and small group classes for low-to-medium risk clients and patients on the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair and Ladder Barrel. This series reviews the Polestar Pilates Fitness Screening, including postural evaluation and functional testing and emphasizes exercise progression and modification for more than 70 Pilates exercises.
The Polestar Pilates Studio Series consists of seven two-day courses which must be taken in the following order: PF, S-1, S-2, S-3, S-4, S-5, S-6.

 

Prerequisites:

 

  • Certified fitness instructor (ACE, AFAA, ASCM, etc.) or instructor of movement arts such as dance, yoga, tai chi etc., for three years
  • One semester of basic anatomy/physiology
  • 25 hours of private or group Pilates classes

 


PF – Polestar Approach to Pilates Fitness Principles

 

This non-apparatus course applies current research in movement science, biomechanics, kinesiology and motor learning to instructional practice through six basic movement principles that are utilized throughout the Polestar Pilates curriculum. Tactile, verbal and imagery cues are integrated with Pilates mat exercises.
This course introduces Polestar Pilates Screening™, which includes postural evaluation and functional testing, to prepare participants to properly design and implement Pilates exercises for patients and clients. This unique component significantly enhances decision-making skills as a Pilates practitioner.

 

  • 2 day Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 Til 5
  • Maximum 14 participants
  • American Council on Exercise CECs: 1.6
  • Meets the PMA: Pilates Method Alliance Standard

S1 through S6 – Polestar Pilates Studio (six courses)


Polestar Pilates Studio courses teach Pilates exercises on the Studio Reformer, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair, Ladder Barrel, Mat and small props. The course reviews the postural screening methodology and the six principles learned in PF, then applies them to exercises for the apparatus.
Participants will learn verbal and tactile cueing combined with mental imagery to help facilitate accurate execution of the movements. As the courses progress the repertoire not only offers more difficult physical challenges, but also greater concentration and mind-body integration.

 

Each course is:
  •  2 day Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 Til 5
  • Maximum 14 participants
  • American Council on Exercise CECs: 1.6
  • Meets the PMA: Pilates Method Alliance Standard


At the conclusion of each practical session, participants will discuss the components and movement principles of the exercises as they relate to the various apparatus and the mat. Critical reasoning, advanced case studies, practical application of the repertoire in the studio environment, and preparation for the certification exam constitute the focus of the final courses in the Studio series.
At the end of the series, participants will be able to design and implement apparatus exercise programs for beginning to advanced level clients. Students will be introduced to small group training on the apparatus, including Polestar circuit training.

For more information about the course, call the instructor at 530-477-5167 or E-mail us.
Payment plans are available! Call to inquire.
Register online at www.polestarpilates.com or call to register at 800-387-3651.

 
PR – Polestar Approach to Pilates Rehabilitation Principles


This introductory, non-apparatus course applies current research in movement science, biomechanics, kinesiology, and motor learning to instructional practice through six basic movement principles. Students will explore human movement through the mind-body communication relationship within the Pilates environment. Lectures and practical sessions accompany each principle. These six basic principles will be utilized throughout the rehabilitation series.
This course will also integrate clinical reasoning techniques based on the IFC (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health developed by the World Health Organization) to facilitate decision-making within the Pilates rehabilitation environment. Pilates mat instruction will be introduced.

 

  •  2 day Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 Til 5
  • Maximum 14 participants
  • American Council on Exercise CECs: 1.6
  • Meets the PMA: Pilates Method Alliance Standar
 
R1 through R6 – Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation (six courses)


Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation courses teach the practical skills needed to become proficient with the assessment techniques, movement sequences and selection, and principles of movement learned in PR. Mini-lectures will address stabilization, mobilization and trunk control for extremity efficiency.
The movement selections focus on early intervention and initiation of exercises on all Pilates equipment, including Trapeze Table, Reformer, Combo Chair, Ladder Barrel, mat and small props.
Practical sessions address adjustment of equipment for patient safety and instructor efficiency, reinforcing the natural progression of movement following an injury to the spine and/or extremities. Case studies will be reviewed and the participant will design a treatment plan based on the information in the cases. Cueing and movement facilitation will also be emphasized. Lectures will address indications and contraindications for exercise selection.
The repertoire includes advanced skills with movement sequences to treat specific pathologies, including neural tension of the spine and extremities. This integration of manual mobilization skills and Pilates-evolved movement is unique to Polestar. Participants will learn manual intervention techniques appropriate for their scope of practice. 2 Days (16 hours) per course. Maximum 14 participants.

 

Each course is:

 

  •  2 day Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 Til 5
  • Maximum 14 participants
  • American Council on Exercise CECs: 1.6
  • Meets the PMA: Pilates Method Alliance Standard

 

For more information about the course, call the instructor at 530-477-5167 or E-mail us.
Payment Plans are available! Call to inquire!
Register online at www.polestarpilates.com or call to register at 800-387-3651.