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Special Populations Track

Growing Young with Your Clients Don’t let gravity be your client’s downfall. One in three adults over age 65 falls each year in the United States. Falling injuries can be traumatic, life threatening and slow to heal. This class will look at common daily activities and how instructors can incorporate balance, strength and flexibility routines with traditional Pilates methods. Give your clients the tools they need for a safe and effective workout in and out of the studio. Injury prevention techniques will also be covered.

Training & Retaining the Challenging Client If you have any of these clients…Type A, chatty, lazy, everything hurts today, I don’t feel anything at all clients…then this class is for you. As service providers we can’t always choose the people we work with. You will work with examples of these personalities and how to deal with them including reverse strategy, cueing techniques and psychological profiling. We will show you how these clients will become some of your favorites. This class is FUN!

Pilates for Pregnancy In the course of working with your clients, some of them will get pregnant. This shouldn’t mean a 9 month hiatus to your training with them. Pilates is one of the best exercises your client can do before, during and after their pregnancy. This seminar will give you general guidelines and exercises to help your client through all trimesters of their pregnancy. Modifications and exercise progressions will be demonstrated. As with all programs, these are just general guidelines and your client will need to check with their OB-gyn or midwife before participating.

Training the Young Athlete Many studio and clubs are located close to schools. Most of these schools will have athletic programs and young athlete participants. Skating, riding, dance and swim facilities are other sources of referrals. This is not only a great way to build a different revenue stream but, also to put back into your community. Because the joints and skeletal structures of young athletes changes at different growth rates, the trainer must be able adapt to these changes. This seminar will cover developmental anatomy as well as sports specific progressions and modifications used in training the younger athlete.