Group Exercise Fundamentals
** This course is required before you can take Group Cycling, Group Sport conditioning, Group Choreography & Step, Pilates**
A minimum 8 hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise classes. Topics included are: leadership, trends and media, history, legal responsibility and accountability, class components, music, movement and cueing, developing movement combinations, exercise analysis, and special populations. This course may be combined with a specialization practical designation course such as Choreography/Step, Group Cycle, or Sport Conditioning.
Please note that Group Exercise Fundamentals and Designation courses may be taken separately or as a combined offering.
Group Pilates Course
Harmony Tree Studio
Group Pilates *NEW*
Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) is the founder of the Pilates method. He used his own creation of physical exercises to help him overcome rickets, asthma, and rheumatic fever. Many of these body-weight exercises took place in his bed which is where the original concept for the Pilates reformer was created. Pilates is now popular all over the world. The American College of Sports Medicine surveyed 4,000 fitness professionals in 2018 and still found that group training is the second most popular form of physical exercise. They also found that specifically body weight training was the fourth highest training mode of resistance training. It is evident that people are still discovering Pilates and it will continue to grow in popularity within the fitness realm. Pilates is mindful activity that strengthens the body from the inside out.
After completing the Group Pilates Course, students must complete both a written exam and a practical evaluation.