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Prenatal Pilates on the Split-Pedal Stability Chair

Workshop details

Difficulty Essential
Duration 2 hours


REPs 2.0
REPs independently endorsed education

Prenatal clients require special attention and programming considerations. This innovative workshop on the Split-Pedal Stability Chair, developed by the Merrithew team, provides trainers with specially designed exercises and modifications using this highly versatile tool. Appropriate STOTT PILATES® exercise adaptations are explored in sitting, standing, side-lying and other beneficial positions. The latest medical information and ACOG guidelines as well as anatomical and physiological changes, risk factors and movement considerations are kept front of mind. Exercise choices are concentrated on second trimester concerns, although considerations for those in first and third trimesters are also addressed.

Specialty tracks

Pre- and Post-natal

Learning objectives

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES to prenatal exercises on the Split-Pedal Stability Chair.
  2. Understand how the Stability Chair increases exercise options for this special population.
  3. Discuss how exercise choices are made for the prenatal client and what modifications may need to be incorporated.
  4. Review how workout goals may change during this time.

Equipment used in the workshop

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