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STOTT Pilates

STOTT PILATES® Flexion-Free Workshop

Fitness and Pilates instructors meet a variety of clients who are restricted in their movements for a variety of reasons. Often, spinal flexion is contraindicated due to osteoporosis, lumbar disc issues or a number of other concerns. Learn how to modify Pilates exercises in a range of intensity levels to create workouts that achieve the primary goal of limiting flexion while providing an effective full-body workout. Small handweights, Stability Cushions and the Flex-Band® Exerciser are used to increase upper body resistance while further challenging the stability of the torso in a neutral alignment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss how the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles apply when movement is restricted.
  2. Discover how to create a challenging workout without altering spinal alignment.
  3. Learn to incorporate small handweights in a full flexion-free workout.
  4. Explore exercise modifications for various movement limitations in order to keep the workout safe.

Additional Details

Workshop Length: 2 hours
CECs:  
STOTT PILATES 0.2
REPs 2.0
canfitpro 1.0
Level of Difficulty Essential
Equipment used in the Workshop:

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