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Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 13): Reflections

Sometimes in our lives, we learn things that make us doubt if it would be useful in the future, but thankfully, Pilates Matwork teacher training program wasn’t as such. The comprehensive knowledge gained from the course benefited me whether or not I embark on the path to teach Pilates. In my case, I was able to […]

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Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 12): All about the Spine

The movement of the spine is a complex process. One goal of Pilates is to achieve precise and sequential movement of one vertebra to the next vertebra, which we called the spinal articulation. To enforce that idea, I had my students do a standing roll down while facing the wall, with a Roller standing near […]

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Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 11): Progressing well

This week, I taught 2 classes back to back. It gave me ample time to work on my students’ bodies. CLASS 1 My objective for the first class was to have the class be able to do Roll Over with Leg Spread, hence, I had to stretch their spines, hamstrings, hips as well as warm […]

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Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 10): planning ahead

This week, for the class I’m teaching, I decided to focus on mobilizing the Hip in all directions. I included variations of lunges, upwards and sideways pulses of the Hip in my warmup. We did Hip-related pieces such as One Leg Circle and Tick Tock. As I would like the class to do Rolling like […]

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Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 9): the benefit of hindsight

This week, we challenged Swan Dive! As Swan Dive engages multiple muscles in the lower body such as the glutes, hamstrings and quads, I had the students in all fours and did some kicks with a flat back for a start. After the legs are warmed up, the students had to balance with alternate legs […]

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