Michael King Method:
Michael King was trained traditionally but has created his unique method by taking the latest evidence based research and applying it to the Pilates technique. Using the original goals of the method he believes the technique must be adapted to 'best fit' the needs of the individual client or class participants whether working with the Matwork or Equipment repertoires. Michael's strong belief is that we must see the technique as a training method to compliment other modes of fitness and rehabilitation tools without having to compromise on any of the stated goals of Joseph Pilates himself. Pilates taught correctly can teach you to train your local stabilising muscles before training your global muscles, which are more commonly target in isolation in the fitness environment. Applying local muscles to stabilise and assist global training can add a new intensity to any strength work. But with any application of the technique or the many variations of the Pilates exercises the Principles always apply. .
STAGE 1 (Group Matwork)
Duration: 4 Days, 32 lecture hours, 60 suggested practice hours
This is the foundation of our training. Whether you are a group exercise instructor, personal trainer or looking to change careers, this is our entry level training. With the modular format you have tutor time and take personal responsibility to practice between modules. There is a recommended period of at least 4 weeks teaching practice before your final assessment.
STAGE 2 (Intermediate & Advanced Movement )
Duration: 4 Days, 32 Hours
Prerequisite: Stage 1 MK Matwork or Another Level 1 Pilates Certification/Education
This programme is designed to introduce you to the original Pilates repertoire of 34 movements along with modifications and variations. The goal is to create a larger body of work to enable you to move your fundamental group mat work clients toward a more challenging traditional repertoire whilst still adhering to the Michael King Method protocol.We learn the movements, transition, appropriate stretching and class formatting. For each movement we develop a rating allowing us to more easily design the class format for the appropriate level of the group. The course also involves homework and a focus on teaching skills and self practice. This course is not a physical test, the aim is to help you understand what areas of your own physicality and teaching practice needs attention.
STAGE 3 (Personal Programming)
Duration: 40 lecture hours, 40 practice hours, 48 case study hours.
Prerequisite: Stage 1 and Stage 2 Matwork
This course will give you all you need to safely and effectively take your client through beginner, intermediate and advanced work in a One to One personal training environment. Final Assessment: After submitting your case study material, you will arrange a date and time when you can be assessed working with a client for one hour.
Stage 1: 10 July 2014
Stage 2: 16 October 2014
Stage 3: 4 December 2014
Stage 3: 20 November 2014
4 Days - 32 Hours/Stage
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