Reformer Series Overview
The reformer only course is designed for those of you who have made the jump, or may be thinking of making the jump, to include studio equipment into your practice or studio. Our years of experience has taught us that many of you may only be able to start with the reformer machines rather than a full studio. Therefore, we have this specialised course to assist you in making this transition without having to pay for the full equipment training that you may not yet have access to.
The reformer only series is comprised of six days of practical and theoretical teaching. Ninety five beginner and intermediate original and APPI evolved movements are taught along with countless modifications and variations. Special consideration to movement selection, muscle recruitment and patterning, alignment, modification feedback and progression is made throughout the tutorials. Theoretical workshops to develop and refine visual, tactile and audio cueing, one to one program planning, home exercise program planning and group teaching are included for student to develop their skills and confidence to become comprehensive and articulate teachers.
Reformer Level 1 - APPI five key elements, beginner and inter reformer movements, application of the APPI Pilates screen, clinical application in one to one settings.
Reformer Level 2 - Application of the Pilates small equipment to movements, beginner and inter reformer movements, teaching skills and class planning for small groups.
Reformer Level 3 - Application of the Pilates small equipment movements, beginner and inter reformer movements, one to one case study discussion, class planning for specific populations.
APPI's reformer certification series is made up of six days of practical and theoretical teaching.
During the course you'll learn ninety five beginner and intermediate original and APPI evolved movements along with countless modifications and variations. Special consideration is made to movement selection, muscle recruitment and patterning, alignment, modification feedback and progression throughout the tutorials.
Whilst the theoretical workshops will develop and refine visual, tactile and audio cueing, one to one program planning, home exercise program planning and group teaching for students to develop their skills and confidence to become comprehensive and articulate teachers.
This series is ideal for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports therapists, experienced and certified studio and fitness instructors, personal trainers who have completed the APPI Pilates Matwork Level 1 or equivalent two-day matwork course with a recognized pilates training institution.
· A minimum 20 hours attendance at group or private Pilates classes.
· A recognized two-day Matwork course.
· Certified instructor or registered rehabilitation professional.
· Completion of essential pre-reading.
Course attendance: 52 hours (6 days). Self-practice and assignments: 75 hours and includes self-practice, practice within small study groups, attendance at classes, extra tutorials and written assignments. Observation and practice teaching: 60 hours including observation of teachers and practice teaching to friends, family and small study groups.
Following the completion of the reformer series you will complete your certification via a theory and practical exam.
Equipment Series Overview
The Equipment Certification Series (Levels 1 - 4) offers you comprehensive Rehabilitation Pilates training on large Equipment. Run over 4 separate weekends the Equipment Certification Series covers training on the Cadillac, Split Pedal Chair, Arc Barrel and Reformer. Levels have to be completed in sequential order and there is no minimum time limit between each level.
We will analyse the movements first, then discuss why you would choose one piece of equipment over another for a particular client. One of the beauties of Pilates is that the same movement on the reformer or Cadillac can be made easier or harder.
To truly become a great instructor you need to know why you would choose one piece of equipment over another for any given movement. Furthermore, being trained in all the Pilates equipment pieces allows you to operate in a busy studio whilst your favoured piece of equipment is being used, allowing you to adapt your session so that the client is not affected in any way. This truly is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world.
Equipment Module 1: Lumbo-pelvic control and strengthening
Equipment Module 2: Scapulo-thoracic control and strengthening
Equipment Module 3: Stretching and articulation
Equipment Module 4: Advanced movements and program planning
Following the completion of the equipment series you will complete your certification via a theory and practical exam.
This series is open to anyone who has completed APPI Rehabilitation Pilates Matwork Level 1 or at a 2 day matwork course with a recognised pilates training institution.