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The Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Reformer Series consists of 4 two day courses as follows: The courses must be taken in the following order: PP, Ref1, Ref2, Ref3.
PP - Pilates Principles of Movement (2 days, 16 hours)
This non-apparatus course introduces current research in movement science, motor learning, bioenergetics, and communication science to instructional practice through six basic movement principles which are used throughout the Polestar Pilates curriculum. Tactile, verbal and imagery cues are integrated with the Pilates exercises. This course introduces Polestar Pilates Screening™, which includes postural evaluation and functional testing, to prepare you to properly design a plan to implement Pilates exercises for clients. This unique component significantly enhances decision-making skills as a Pilates practitioner.
For those individuals taking more than one fitness series (such as Mat and/or Reformer), this course is required only once.
Ref1 thru Ref3: Pilates Reformer Levels 1-3 (6 days - (3 x 2-day courses)
Polestar Pilates Reformer program provides instruction in Pilates principles, techniques and practice with emphasis on group dynamics for the Pilates Reformer..
After the Pilates Principles of Movement course (PP), the Pilates Reformer program continues with three 2-day courses scheduled approximately one month apart. The time between courses allows you to practice and become comfortable with the material before continuing to the next course.
The principles learned in PP will be applied throughout the three courses and you will learn the following:
1. Mat exercises for beginning through advanced levels
2. Dynamics of group training
3. Program design and exercise sequencing
4. Advanced cueing skills
5. Exercise modifications for a variety of populations
Minimum requirements for entry into this course are:
Attainment of HSC or equivalent
30 hours of personal Pilates practice - either private or group classes (to be completed preferably with a Polestar certified practitioner prior to course commencement)
Anatomy and Physiology Requirements
Polestar Courses require the completion of basic anatomy/physiology. If you are already qualified in one of the following occupations you would qualify for this pre requisite; Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor, Exercise Physiologist, Myotherapist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Cert IV Personal Trainer
However, if you are from a different background and have not completed any Anatomy and Physiology education an Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology course will be required prior to registration. This course can be completed through a recognised complementary health care college or RTO (HLTAP301A - Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context)
This course does not contain limitations on access and equity, however it reserves the right to refuse an application if there is reasonable evidence to suggest that the applicant is physically incapable of carrying out the necessary requirements of Pilates training practice.
Further course content, including module descriptions can be found in the full course information sheet.
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