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
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
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 -- About.com/Pilates