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Dual Star Pilates Brochure

Intro to Mat Pilates: Course # ZZZ603A3 or #ZZZ603B3
Explore the basics of Pilates in this introductory-level course. This course provides you with an opportunity to experience Pilates from the clients’ point of view, and to determine and/or confirm your interest in pursuing a career in Pilates. Students will learn about the history of Pilates, be exposed to career-path options for Pilates Instructors, practice a series of movements taught by a DualStar™ Master Trainer, and discuss ethical aspects of Pilates for both students and teachers. You will also gain a working knowledge of all the systems of the body, with a strong emphasis on the muscular and skeletal systems.
Mandatory Orientation: May 24, 6:30 pm, SCCC

ZZZ603A3 Class Dates:
ONLINE – Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 11
IN STUDIO – Saturdays, June 3 and June 10 from 12 pm to 2:30 pm at
Synergy Pilates Studio in Newton

ZZZ603B3 Class Dates:
ONLINE – Monday, June 12 through Sunday, June 25
IN STUDIO – Saturdays, June 17 and June 24 from 12 pm to 2:30 pm at
Synergy Pilates Studio in Newton

•    Introduction to Mat Pilates is a prerequisite to Pilates Mat 1  and Pilates Mat.

Intro to Mat 1 and 2: Course  #ZZZ604A0
The Mat 1 module provides an introduction to the training techniques of Mat Pilates, focusing on the foundation of Pilates with variations, adaptations, and alternative movements that address anatomical issues and challenges. It familiarizes you with basic human anatomy—the ABCs of DualStar Pilates—and helps you to build a strong foundation for Pilates instruction by teaching specific verbal and hands-on cueing. Special focus is placed on the importance of verbal cueing with imagery to assist clients at different levels and abilities to achieve proper form.

Students will learn how the exercises relate to the principles of Pilates, will be taught to execute the movements in the proper form, and will develop a clear understanding of the purpose, benefits, and biomechanics of each exercise.

•    At the completion of the Mat 1 module, students will be able to teach Mat Pilates with confidence and will know how to safely instruct and modify a routine to meet individual health needs of a client.
The Mat 2 module focuses on applying the basic principles of Pilates learned in Mat 1 to each Pilates mat exercise. You will learn specific variations and alternative movements that address anatomical issues, highlighting the benefits of each exercise.

Students will learn how to plan and adapt specific exercise sequences for a diverse group and learn how to design a Pilates mat class that enhances mobility, balance, and stability, while incorporating appropriate modifications for clients with special needs.

At the completion of Intro to Mat Pilates and Pilates Mat 1 and 2 (all three courses), students will be able to define and assess clients’ goals and develop a safe and effective mat class for beginner, intermediate, and advanced clients. You will be able to design a mat class that enhances overall physical performance and prevents injuries.

•    Upon successful completion of all three courses, students will receive a Mat Pilates Certification from the DualStar™ Pilates Institute. Introduction to Mat Pilates, Pilates Mat 1 and Pilates Mat 2 are pre- requisites to the Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Certification Program

ZZZ604A0 Class Dates:
ONLINE – Monday, July 10 through Monday, August 7
IN STUDIO – Saturdays from 12 pm to 5 pm, July 15, 22, 29 and August 5.  Pre-requisite ZZZ603

*This one year certification program continues with: Pilates Reformer Certification, Pilates Cadillac Tower Certification, Pilates Chair Certification

Please contact Dawn Smith at 973.300.2316 or email djsmith@sussex.edu for more information.