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Essential Matwork and Athletic Conditioning on Stability Cushions

Workshop details

Difficulty Intermediate
Duration 4 hours


REPs 4.0
REPs independently endorsed education

Add a new dimension and intensive core training to your workouts with Stability Cushions. This workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, will combine Essential-level Matwork and athletic conditioning exercises in a whole new way with the addition of a pair of cushioned disks. The inherent instability of the inflated disks requires even greater activation of the muscles of the torso, shoulders and hips to control instability. Exercises are designed to elicit greater proprioceptive awareness and recruit the deep support systems of the whole body while developing greater coordination and control. Used alone or together, the Stability Cushions provide a new way to challenge your clients, taking everyday Essential Matwork to another level, then, bridge the gap between simple core training routines and functional movement patterns necessary in athletic conditioning.

Specialty Tracks

Athletic Conditioning
Group Matwork

Learning objectives

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Essential Matwork exercises on Stability Cushions
  2. Understand movement essence and exercise goals
  3. Explore how the Stability Cushions can be beneficial to add challenge and variety to Matwork and to augment athletic training
  4. Learn how the unstable nature of the Stability Cushion challenges stability and control

Equipment used in the workshop

Essential Matwork on Stability Cushions & Athletic Conditioning on Stability Cushions

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