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Most women will be able to return to exercise 4-6 weeks after a regular birth or when they get clearance from their physician. Many of the exercises they may have been performing during the second and third trimester of pregnancy will be suitable now, but other exercises can be added to focus on reactivating and stabilizing the pelvic floor, transversus abdominis and obliques as well as developing lumbo-pelvic stability.
This gentle but effective workout will incorporate Toning Balls™ to get mothers back on the right track.
This hands-on workshop outlines the importance of postural analysis in programming STOTT PILATES® workouts.
Any trainer will realise the benefits of taking mums-to-be from traditional Matwork variations to select exercise modifications on the Reformer. Using current exercise guidelines provided by the ACOG and bearing in mind common anatomical and physiological changes, appropriate STOTT PILATES® exercise adaptations will be explored using the Reformer in innovative and beneficial ways.
The Stability Ball™ is the perfect tool to use with prenatal clients, and adding resistance with the Flex-Band® exerciser delivers a safe and effective workout for mothers-to-be. In this interactive seminar you will learn to apply the most current medical information, exercise guidelines and research available on pregnancy and movement when using innovative STOTT PILATES® exercise adaptations. Learn programming concepts for teaching small groups and private clients specifically in the second trimester. Discuss anatomical and physiological changes, risk factors and movement considerations and leave with strategies for building new prenatal programs as well as enhancing those already in progress.
This interactive seminar will draw upon the most current medical information, exercise guidelines, and research available on pregnancy and movement.
Clients with osteoporosis face genuine issues when looking for a suitable exercise programme. This flexion free workout, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, will share programming ideas taking into account the different forms of the condition and how they will affect your client.
Trainers of clients with scoliosis face genuine issues when designing a suitable exercise program. With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, learn the different forms of the condition and how each affects stability and mobility.
Adding these specially designed STOTT PILATES® Reformer exercises to a male client’s routine will boost athletic performance and strengthen the core to minimize the risk of injury. Learn how to tackle this total body workout for optimum strength, endurance, agility and conditioning. Discover how adding hand-held Toning Balls™ to a Reformer workout can build coordination and challenge the body from the inside out.
Learn how the sprung steel circle can bring variety and intensity to Reformer sessions and used to correct body positioning and muscle firing patterns. This workshop focuses on challenging adductors and abductors of the peripheral limbs, as well as activating the core for a more stabilised and strengthened workout.