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AFAA Practical Pilates

$ 1,200.00

Based on the original works of the late Joseph H. Pilates, this online program combines the best of both Eastern and Western philosophies and traditions. The 28 practical Mat Pilates exercises featured in this course focus on conditioning the body from the inside out. Learn the importance of core stabilization, muscle balance, proper alignment, strength, and flexibility while integrating the concepts of mindfulness, fluidity, and grace.

The course includes:

  • Online course materials
  • Online supporting videos
  • FAQ
  • Final online exam

Course Content:

In the AFAA Practical Pilates course the following topics will be discussed:

  • Workshop Objectives
  • Pilates History and Foundation
  • Benefits of Pilates-based Exercise
  • Basic Theories of Pilates-based Exercise Training Components of Pilates-based Exercise
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology Review, Anatomy References, Spinal Alignment
  • Postural Deviations
  • Methods for Ensuring Proper Spinal Alignment Imprinting Core Stabilization
  • The Respiratory System Breathing Techniques Practical Mat Pilates Class
  • AFAA 5 QuestionsTM and Exercise Continuum
  • Creating a Balanced Class Creating a Multi-Level Class Cueing Techniques
  • Exercise Selections for a Pilates Mat Class
  • Generalized Modifications for Joint Injuries or Instability
  • Practical Mat Pilates Exercises
  • Exercise Progressions and Modifications

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the Practical Pilates instructor training, you will be able to:

  • Integrate basic mind/body skills and techniques used in Pilates-based exercise into a general group fitness setting.
  • Determine and apply Pilates-based exercises according to fitness goals, safety and effectiveness.
  • Adapt and implement general group exercise instructional techniques to a Pilates-based exercise program.
  • Comprehend and apply proper spinal alignment and breathing techniques within the confines of Pilates-based exercise.
  • Learn the mind/body skills to train today’s clientele.
  • Improve group exercise instruction techniques, free-weight training, resistance/strength training, dance, yoga, and martial arts.
  • Learn the importance of proper body alignment, how to increase strength and flexibility, improve balance and coordination, body awareness, core stabilization and control.
  • Gain continuing education toward all current AFAA certifications, and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism as guided by the AFAA Code of Ethics.

Exam Format:

  • Online multiple choice exam
  • 15 questions
  • 3 attempts at the exam
  • 70% passing score
  • 365 days to complete

Remarks: All online material can only be accessed using desktop or laptop computer. iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android devices are not supported.

Additional information


AFAA (7.0), NASM (0.7)

Course Format:

Online Self Study