Introduction to Pilates

Introduction to Joseph Pilates and  The United Pilates™ Teaching System

Joseph Pilates created Contrology in the 1920s during years of hardship in Europe prior to immigrating to America. The work, now synonymous to the creator, is referred by many as “pilates”.  

Many confuse this extraordinary work with yoga, although, kinetically speaking, the two are quite different. Joseph Pilates was a pioneer and visionary, ahead of his time, as the exercises prove its efficacy (over time) through the lens of studies and experimentation by sports trainers, researchers, and rehabilitative experts. Some exercises have been modified to suit the purposes of physiotherapists and studio trainers, but much of what is offered to the healthy public falls under two categories: the classical and contemporary approaches. After several decades since its debut to the mass public, the exercise program and method is found in gyms, fitness centers, and health clubs around the world.

The success of pilates as an exercise movement has little to do with hype and fad. Other complementary movements and systems have also found similar esteem as their methods were tried and tested through time. Similarly, the authors and founders of these unique movement (sciences) have all been exemplary students of the human body. Looking specifically at how the body functions and moves with space, gravity, changes, injuries, health, and ailments. 

Joseph Pilates’ Contrology, as taught through the United PilatesTeaching System, is an inquiry to the prescribed methods and exercises; in context with our current knowledge of health science and optimization of biomechanics. Each United Pilates™ Teaching System certificate programs is delivered and hosted with The Health Alliance Network; through dedicated partners and gifted educators. Classes focus on the intent of the choreography sequence and approaches with the purpose of attaining a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology training in harmony with the modern population.fi050106ginow003

The United Pilates Teaching System was created to welcome and train (new and experienced) members into the pilates, studio fitness, and wellness industry and community, through a constructive and comprehensive program that herald the works of past generations, which delivers and maintains Joseph’s original intent: bringing fullness of life to people through exercise and mobility.

Through the course of four certificate programs, anyone with little (to no) pilates, anatomy, or personal training background or experience can become fully certified pilates instructors (as recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance). Each program builds from the central piece, Mat Course, which fosters self practice and begins the teaching practice.

From the first class, the teacher trainee will learn to:

  • present important science-based knowledge in anatomy and physiology,
  • teach in an encouraging and methodological way,
  • assess the needs, and design classes, to help clients reach their fitness goals, and
  • know the sequence and difference between classical and contemporary movements.

We encourage you to learn more about our programs for qualifying individuals and personal enrichment. Hope to see you at one of our courses.

img_0195The United PilatesTeaching System has sought the strict guidance and compliance required by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (USA) for their continuing education units.

 

Join us in New York City for our full course catalog .

The United Pilates™ Teaching System international programs are featured in the Learning Holidays by The Health Alliances Network.

We’re now on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

 

 

© The United Pilates Teaching System and The Health Alliances Network 2016.

 


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Sports Medicine: Studio Fitness and Pilates for Groups

Entering into the Pilates and Wellness industries is easier than before. Courses are widely available and delivered over condensed periods, but are they effective?

The discerning clients will show their concern for effectiveness and safety issues in working with the newly minted trainers. Many will not hesitate to shop around for a suitable trainer. Confidence is probably the most important result you will gain by training comprehensively. In academia, knowing how a theory was founded and presented from original sources and progressed through further research and study makes for a strong (reliant) application of the theory to the real world through inventions and informed skills.

In the case of Pilates, entering the studio fitness industry, whether through the classically trained or contemporary, is just an entry point.

Most certification courses don’t even begin to truly assess and enable the new trainers the rehabilitative work that Pilates is able to deliver unless the trainers specialize and learn kinesiology and biomechanics which deliver on this promise.

The purpose of learning the classical system is simple: it is the root of the Pilates system. Like learning history, understanding where the movement began and looked like is not only important but empowering. Seeing the source will enlighten you to learn more about this unique body movement, how the transformations into therapy can also return to the rigorous original set, and what is different in today’s needs. For businesses employing the classically trained, this line of training is a strong protocol method, similar to Yoga, Gyrotonic, Martial Arts, Group Fitness, and other recent methods. This allows for consistency in programming.

The contemporary methods are merited for its flexibility and adjusted approach per client class. Some trainers teach with such versatility that even the Pilates hundreds aren’t taught. This is the evolution of studio fitness where only the exercises that make sense to the businesses and classes are used. The studio fitness environment is very different. Group classes are often focused on delivering energy, pace, variety, and (safe) challenges.

Pilates can deliver highly efficient exercises to a wide range of people, age, and fitness levels because it is inherently challenging. However, it does take a strong (knowledgeable) trainer to:

  • Prescribe and describe appropriate exercises (be it classical or contemporary or any other system) to the needs of the clients
  • Inspire clients to attend classes and stay on track to their fitness progression
  • Train with purpose of giving a real workout that are stepping stones to reaping long term benefits

Learning is the emphasis and promise we deliver on. From whichever entry point you begin to train and learn with The Health Alliances Network, the commitment is ongoing increase in skills (general and specialized) that is relevant and measurable.

© The United Pilates™ Teaching System and The Health Alliances Network 2016.

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Introduction to Pilates

Introduction to Joseph Pilates and  The United Pilates™ Teaching System

Joseph Pilates created Contrology in the 1920s during years of hardship in Europe prior to immigrating to America. The work, now synonymous to the creator, is referred by many as “pilates”.  

Many confuse this extraordinary work with yoga, although, kinetically speaking, the two are quite different. Joseph Pilates was a pioneer and visionary, ahead of his time, as the exercises prove its efficacy (over time) through the lens of studies and experimentation by sports trainers, researchers, and rehabilitative experts. Some exercises have been modified to suit the purposes of physiotherapists and studio trainers, but much of what is offered to the healthy public falls under two categories: the classical and contemporary approaches. After several decades since its debut to the mass public, the exercise program and method is found in gyms, fitness centers, and health clubs around the world.

The success of pilates as an exercise movement has little to do with hype and fad. Other complementary movements and systems have also found similar esteem as their methods were tried and tested through time. Similarly, the authors and founders of these unique movement (sciences) have all been exemplary students of the human body. Looking specifically at how the body functions and moves with space, gravity, changes, injuries, health, and ailments.

7041281_origJoseph Pilates’ Contrology, as taught through the United PilatesTeaching System, is an inquiry to the prescribed methods and exercises; in context with our current knowledge of health science and optimization of biomechanics. Each United Pilates™ Teaching System certificate programs is delivered and hosted with The Health Alliance Network; through dedicated partners and gifted educators. Classes focus on the intent of the choreography sequence and approaches with the purpose of attaining a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology training in harmony with the modern population.

The United Pilates Teaching System was created to welcome and train (new and experienced) members into the pilates, studio fitness, and wellness industry and community, through a constructive and comprehensive program that herald the works of past generations, which delivers and maintains Joseph’s original intent: bringing fullness of life to people through exercise and mobility.

Through the course of four certificate programs, anyone with little (to no) pilates, anatomy, or personal training background or experience can become fully certified pilates instructors (as recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance). Each program builds from the central piece, Mat Course, which fosters self practice and begins the teaching practice.

From the first class, the teacher trainee will learn to:

  • present important science-based knowledge in anatomy and physiology,
  • teach in an encouraging and methodological way,
  • assess the needs, and design classes, to help clients reach their fitness goals, and
  • know the sequence and difference between classical and contemporary movements.

We encourage you to learn more about our programs for qualifying individuals and personal enrichment. Hope to see you at one of our courses.

img_0195The United PilatesTeaching System has sought the strict guidance and compliance required by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (USA) for their continuing education units.


Join us in New York City for our full course catalog .

The United Pilates™ Teaching System international programs are featured in the Learning Holidays by The Health Alliances Network.

We’re now on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


© The United Pilates™ Teaching System and The Health Alliances Network 2016.