How can you help students understand a little bit more about how their bodies function? I like to introduce the concept of self-awareness in my classes. A typical warm-up, for example, focuses on isolating specific muscles, not just major muscle groups—a method that enables people to experience more fluid control in their movements. My motto is “Find it, feel it, move it.”
Find It. Find what? The intricate muscle groups responsible for “waking up” the proper muscle isolations needed for “The Stephanie Herman Method of Movement.”
If you are looking for a plateau buster to challenge your students, this class has been designed for you. It’s intended as an occasional class to help participants adapt to a higher level of strength and endurance through progressive overload. “Overload” is an amount of resistance (stimulus) necessary to further improve fitness; “progressive” refers to a gradual approach to introducing more work for the body to overcome. Through participating in a class like this one, students learn how to choose the resistance levels that will best meet their fitness needs and goals.
Falls can be disastrous for older adults, possibly leading to long-term immobility and loss of independence. To help prevent falls, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (www.aaos.org) recommends that seniors participate in an exercise program designed to improve strength, balance, agility and coordination.
Considering adding a full-on Pilates program or some new Pilates offerings to your studio’s programming? Are you eyeing mat, apparatus, group sessions, private sessions, specialty classes or all of the above? Many factors must be weighed in your selection of class type, equipment and the minimum instructor skills you’ll accept.
getting clients to exercise on their own time? Perhaps a little technology can
help. Two studies have found that proactive use of telephone reminders and
hand-held computers has significant implications for promoting consistent
The first study, published in Health
(2007; 26 , 718–...
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