YMCA AWARDS LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN TEACHING PILATES
NEXT COURSE DATE: Starting 8th/9th September (for full dates please download click here)
Our Diploma in Teaching Pilates, held in West Yorkshire, aims to give you a strong foundation to build or develop a new career.
This course comes highly recommended by our past students due to the depth of knowledge, the standard
of teaching and the exceptional skills they have gained. This has given them the competitive edge in
the workplace. Our course is very comprehensive and covers functional anatomy alongside the practical
motivational and programming skills needed to become a successful Pilates Instructor.
PROGRESSIVE MATWORK 1 - 1 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: 13th October 2018
This course will give you new ideas and exercises to refresh and inspire your Pilates repertoire. It will build on the knowledge and skills gained in Matwork Pilates. It progresses and advances Joseph Pilates and Modern Pilates’ exercises as well as looking at the physiological changes that take place.
The course also looks at advanced teaching and develops your collection of exercises. This course is also open to teachers who have qualified with other Pilates organisations at Level 3. This inspirational pilates day will give you an abundance of ideas and exercises to ensure your classes are creative and progressive
SHOULDER CONDITIONS - 1 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: TBC
Shoulder injuries are common in the general public as well as in sports men and women. Rather than shy away from clients who have injuries this course will develop your confidence and knowledge to deal with these injuries. This theory and practical workshop is run by our physiotherapists & will look at in-depth anatomy of the shoulder and shoulder girdle. It will look at muscle balance testing along with conditions including rotator cuff injury, impingement, bursitis, frozen shoulder, dislocation and surgery. You will learn how to adapt Pilates exercises and assess posture and muscle balance to prescribe corrective exercises.
HIP & KNEE CONDITIONS - 1 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: 9th JUNE 2018
Ever had a client with hip or knee replacements or pelvis problems? Have you been anxious to know what you can do with these conditions and what exercises to give in your Pilates class? Our Physiotherapists lead this theory and practical day and will look at conditions including osteoarthritis, knee replacement, ligament injuries, hip replacement and bursitis. The workshop will show you how to adapt and modify your Pilates repertoire to help with rehabilitation and corrective therapy exercises to aid recovery. It will also look at how poor technique and muscle imbalance can contribute to issues in the lower limb.
SPINAL CONDITIONS 1 - 1 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: 21ST JULY 2018
As a Pilates instructor over 70% of your class will at some point tell you they have back pain. Clients who have had a back problem may be referred to you by a physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath. Don’t be afraid to have these clients in your class as this course will develop your understanding of back complaints, terminology and advanced anatomy of the spine. This course will take your knowledge of exercise and back pain to another level and show you how to adapt exercises and include exercises that are appropriate for a range of back conditions including arthritis, spondylosis, prolapsed disc, osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis and ankylosing spondylitis. This practical and theory course also focuses on the function and strength of the abdominals and back muscles and enables you to create a more balanced programme for all your clients.
Aquafusion offers intensive, high quality training courses, leading to valuable and recognised qualifications. We give you the knowledge, ability and motivation to enable you to deliver safe, effective community based exercise sessions during and after pregnancy.
What is Aquafusion Training?
Aquafusion has been instrumental in the development of water exercise for health professionals in the UK since the mid 1980s and continues to be at the forefront of research and education in this highly specialised area. Aquafusion continues to develop its unique training programmes for midwives by drawing on comprehensive scientific and medical research. In recent years Aquafusion has expanded its training programmes. These offer midwives the opportunity to teach exercise in the community, during parent craft and offer advice on back care during pregnancy.
Our tutors are specialists in their field and are all highly qualified and proactive within the aquatic and health industry. Aquafusion is nationally recognised as one of the leading providers of ante/post-natal training for midwives in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Aquafusion is recognised by the Royal College of Midwives for continuing professional develpment.
AQUA-NATAL 1 - INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING - 2 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: 2nd / 3rd March 2019
This intensive, practical and theoretical foundation course provides the knowledge and coaching skills to lead a community based aqua-natal exercise class safely and effectively. The training enables you to carry out our simple yet effective prescribed exercise programme for healthy prenatal women. You will be provided with a full set of session plans to enable you to start teaching. Applicants must be registered qualified midwives or health or fitness professionals (REPs Level 2).
Certificate of Attendance will be awarded upon successful completion.
AQUA-NATAL 2 -ADVANCED TEACHING SKILLS - 1 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: 24th November 2018
This course is designed for midwives who are currently teaching or returning to aqua-natal community classes. This course will further your knowledge in both ante and post-natal exercise prescription and looks at a wide variety of classes formats including circuits. It will look at introducing small equipment into an aqua-natal session including water noodles, water buoys and will also introduce the concept of circuit style formats into your session plans. The course is designed to give you an update on teaching skills and communication and introduce you to new ideas to refresh your teaching.
Certificate of Attendance will be awarded upon successful completion.
BACK & ABDOMINAL CARE IN PREGNANCY & BEYOND - 1 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: 25th November 2018
This course is a basic introduction in to how to teach safe and effective abdominal exercises using the principles of Pilates. It introduces Midwives, and health and fitness professionals to the principles of core stability and back care that are essential during and after pregnancy.
It will introduce you to 10 exercises that focus on improving posture, maintaining abdominal tone, aiding back care and maintaining pelvic stability. The course will enable you to introduce exercises that are core based and aimed at strengthening the back and abdominals and improve posture during pregnancy and beyond.
YMCA AWARDS AWARD IN ADAPTING EXERCISE FOR ANTENATAL & POSTNATAL CLIENTS - 2 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: 20th / 21st Oct 2018
This specialist course focuses on the bio-medical and physiological changes that occur during the pre and post natal periods. It will help you to develop and teach clients within a one to one setting, in a class or set up specific pregnancy sessions. You can also expand your classes into a community based setting . This course is very theory based however, adaptations for pregnancy will be explored for Pilates teachers, studio instructors, gym instructors, personal trainers. It adopts a case study approach which enables you to apply all the principles you learn on the course to individual clients/groups. The course will enable you to teach safely and ensure safety to mother and baby whilst delivering an effective and enjoyable exercise session.
We offer a range of specialist fitness courses and in-house training. These are ideal for Pilates instructors, studio instuctors and personal trainers and will enhance your employability within the fitness industry.
What is Professional Fitness and Education?
We have over 30 years of knowledge and skills in delivering fitness and specialist courses to the health and fitness industry. Our team of tutors and assessors are highly skilled, proactive in the fitness industry and hold recognised educational qualifications. This enables us to bring you hands on knowledge and skills to enable you to be a brilliant teacher in the health and fitness industry. Our friendly approach from the minute you call us ensures that our students enjoy the experience of training with us and helps you to embrace change and achieve your personal goals.
All our administration team and tutors will enthusiastically manage and support the whole training process from initial enquiry through to successful completion. Our enthusiasm is second to none and will inspire you to reach your full potential through our training programmes.
PFE have been recognised within the industry and is a centre of excellence with the YMCA Fit, Skills Active and REPs.
YMCA AWARDS LEVEL 3 AWARD IN DELIVERING CHAIR-BASED EXERCISE - 2 DAY COURSE
As the growing population gets older and lives longer this qualification can give you the skills and knowledge to teach this rewarding group of clients. It will enable you to work in retirement homes, care homes, local authority centres as well as one to one with your own clients. It will teach you a range of research based chair-based exercises and give you the ability to plan and deliver chair–based exercise to either frailer older adults or those who are chair bound.
YMCA AWARDS LEVEL 3 AWARD IN ADAPTING EXERCISE FOR INDEPENDENTLY ACTIVE, OLDER PEOPLE - 2 DAY COURSE
People are living longer and becoming more active in retirement so why not optimise your career in this fast expanding market and develop your business in this specialist area. The course covers the essential knowledge required to teach older adults. It covers the ageing process including the physiology and anatomical changes that take place as well as conditions that occur due to the ageing process. This course is appropriate for Personal Trainers, Pilates teachers, Gym and Studio teachers.
Learn how to become a Pilates Instructor
Pilates has two main groups, Classical Pilates and Contemporary Pilates. Courses fall into either of these two categories.
What is the difference between Classical and Contemporary Pilates?
Classical Pilates style follows as closely as possible to Joseph Pilates' original work, his exercises and the order in which they were performed. However, this is open to variations on the exact order of the exercises.
Contemporary Pilates is based partly on Joseph Pilates' work but with modifications to the exercises so that they fit with modern research with a heavy influence from physical therapy and bio-mechanics. Many of the exercises remain the same but allowances are made for injury rehabilitation and creativity by the teacher.
What is Modern Pilates Training?
Our unique 'clinical' and contemporary approach to Pilates training was created by Cherry Baker, Christine North-Minchella BSc and Christopher Norris MSc MCSP. Our method of Pilates looks at functional stability, postural alignment, core stability and modifications of the original works of Joseph Pilates. This combination of all approaches brings you the respected Modern 'clinical' Pilates training programmes.
Modern Pilates is based on the original works of German-born Joseph Pilates who designed a series of exercises that used both mental and physical techniques to condition the body. His methods were used primarily by dancers however, in recent years these methods have been introduced into the health and fitness industry.
Many things have changed since Joseph Pilates first developed his techniques. We believe that our training programmes bring the best of his techniques into the 21st Century by combining his principles with all the recent research and knowledge we have about fitness, exercise and core stability. Our unique exercises have been devised in conjunction with physiotherapists to bring specific exercises that look at posture, back, hip and knee stability and strength while still working on core function. We have created a unique scientific and educationally sound programme for fitness and health professionals.
Our unique approach is taught by physiotherapists and clinical Pilates practitioners. This will give you a sound and solid foundation to be successful as a Modern Pilates teacher.
PROGRESSIVE MATWORK 2 - 1 DAY COURSE
NEXT COURSE DATE: TBC
***THIS IS A NEW COURSE*** This course will be a follow on from the Progressive Matwork 1.