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Pilates Anatomy Print CE Course

Pilates Anatomy Print CE Course

$109.00 USD

Available As

    Print Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • The text Pilates Anatomy

    • Study guide

    • Continuing education exam

    Pilates Anatomy presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture, and movement technique for Pilates practitioners.

    The text Pilates Anatomy includes 213 illustrations of muscles in action, with step-by-step instructions for 46 of the most effective mat exercises for building a strong and balanced body. Learn exercises that develop the abdominals, create a more articulate and flexible spine, and strengthen the back. Also included is a chapter that demonstrates how to integrate the exercises into customized programs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.

    The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter activities, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the 25-question continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, fitness coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, athletic trainers, and group exercise instructors

    Table of Contents

    Course Table of Contents

    Part 1 Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    Learning Objectives

    Part 2 Learning with Pilates Anatomy

    Chapter 1 Six Key Principles of Pilates

    Chapter 2 Spine, Core, and Body Alignment

    Chapter 3 Muscles, Movement Analysis, and Mat Work

    Chapter 4 Foundation for a Mat Session

    Chapter 5 Abdominal Work for Movement and Stabilization

    Chapter 6 Fine Articulation for a Flexible Spine

    Chapter 7 Bridging for a Functional Spine

    Chapter 8 Side Exercises for an Effective Core

    Chapter 9 Extensions for a Strong Back

    Chapter 10 Customizing Your Pilates Program

    Part 3 Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Answer Sheet


    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Rael Isacowitz is a world-renowned practitioner and teacher of Pilates. He has more than 30 years of Pilates achievement and is a prominent lecturer and teacher at symposiums, universities, and studios around the globe.

    Rael earned his bachelor of education degree from the Wingate Institute, Israel, and holds a master of arts degree in dance from the University of Surrey, England. During his career he has worked with numerous Olympians and many professional athletes and dancers.

    Rael’s early Pilates teachers included Alan Herdman and thereafter several of the first-generation Pilates teachers (known as the Elders). To Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska, Eve Gentry, and Lolita San Miguel, Rael owes the inspiration and friendship that have guided his career.

    Rael has mastered all levels of the Pilates repertoire and is noted for his unique athleticism and passion for teaching as well as his synthesis of body, mind, and spirit. In 1989, he founded Body Arts and Science International (BASI Pilates), which has developed into one of the foremost Pilates education organizations in the world. At present, BASI Pilates is represented in 20 countries.

    Rael has authored the definitive book on Pilates (Pilates, Human Kinetics), published a series of training manuals on all the Pilates apparatus, produced DVDs, designed the revolutionary Avalon equipment, and created Pilates Interactive, the groundbreaking Pilates software. He is a regular contributor to several industry publications. Creativity and energy suffuse his work. For Rael, teaching Pilates is the ultimate gift. Isacowitz resides in Hood River, Oregon.

    Karen Clippinger is a professor at California State University at Long Beach, where she teaches functional anatomy for dance, body placement, Pilates, and other dance science courses. She is also on the faculty for Body Arts and Science International (BASI Pilates), where she teaches Pilates certification programs. Furthermore, she teaches continuing education courses for BASI Pilates and other prominent organizations.

    Ms. Clippinger holds a master’s degree in exercise science. Her lifelong passion is to make anatomical and biomechanical principles accessible so that people can better understand their bodies, improve technique, and prevent injuries. Her textbook Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology exemplifies this mission; reviewers have lauded the book for its combination of scientific comprehensiveness and practical wisdom.

    Before joining academia, Clippinger worked as a clinical kinesiologist for 22 years at Loma Linda University Medical Center and several sports medicine clinics in Seattle. She has worked with hundreds of professional dancers and elite athletes and consulted for the U.S. Weightlifting Federation, U.S. race walking team, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. During that time she was drawn to Pilates because of its tremendous versatility and profound benefits for people of varying abilities and aspirations.

    Clippinger is a renowned presenter in Pilates, dance, anatomy, and biomechanics. She has given more than 375 presentations throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, England, Japan, New Zealand, and South Africa. Clippinger was also an exercise columnist for Shape magazine for four years. She residess in Long Beach, California.


    Quotes for Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger

    "Karen and Rael are two of the most respected names in the Pilates field, and Pilates Anatomy brings together their clarity and passion. This book is at the top of my list."

    Nora St. John-- Education Program Director, Balanced Body University

    "There is a wealth of information in Pilates Anatomy. The Pilates world is fortunate to have this resource."

    Peter Davis-- Cofounder of IDEA Health and Fitness Association and Inner IDEA

    Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger is an exceptionally well-mapped journey into the muscular anatomy and kinesiology of Pilates exercises. A must-have anatomy book for any serious student of Pilates, Pilates Anatomy will surely appeal to anyone interested in how muscle groups work together in exercise.”

    Marguerite Ogle --