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Workshop details

Difficulty Essential
Duration 2 hours


REPs 2.0
ACE 0.2
ACE approved continuing education REPs independently endorsed education

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 some specified concern. Learn how to modify Pilates exercises in a range of intensity levels to create workouts that achieve the primary goal of limiting spinal 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.

Specialty tracks

Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning
Active for Life

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 in order to keep the workout safe.

Equipment used in the workshop

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