In the words of founder Joseph Pilates: “We retire too early… Our prime of life should be in the 70s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.” For those who practice Pilates, this popular form of exercise can be used to reduce stress levels, improve balance and strengthen the core. When it comes to age-related conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis, Pilates has been proven to be incredibly effective in alleviating the symptoms.
Our Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults course is designed to upskill current Pilates teachers, enabling them to safely and effectively work with this rapidly growing special population. It’s also incredibly useful for other fitness professionals wishing to expand their client base.
While on course, you’ll receive individually-tailored support from our expert team of tutors and assessors. This is also unlimited with no caveats, so you’ll be able to access as much help as you need.
This specialised qualification enables an instructor to safely adapt and modify traditional Pilates exercises for older clients.
The following is by far an exhaustive list, but this course includes:
In addition, the course also covers the anatomical and physiological ageing, benefits of exercises for older adults, and behaviour changes and motivation
As a student on course, we provide you with ample opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities in an engaging and practical way.
The final assessments for this course include:
In order to enrol on this Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults course, you must already possess the Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates.
Above all else, you will have a vested interest in Pilates and a desire to help older clients get the most out of their exercise experience.
The Register of Exercise Professionals awards 20 points for the base Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults qualification.
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I have just completed the L3 Pilates course, and from the easy enrollment process to the end I have been encouraged and fully supported. The manuals for the course are brilliant, and I found the online system easy to use. The online resources are also very good and informative. The weekends have been fantastic with all of the tutors showing great knowledge, skill and professionalism.
The most memorable event for me in 2017 was a positive change in my work/life balance ...... and it was all thanks to HFE. After completing my Commission in the Royal Air Force I was looking for complete change of career so enrolled for a Level 3 Mat Pilates course with HFE. After throughly enjoying the different ways to study the theory element and being able to engage with the instructors and like-minded students for the practical element, I qualified in October 2016. I now instruct a number of weekly courses including one for the Road Cycling enthusiast and the local Ladies Golf Club. I look forward to using HFE in the near future when I enrol on course to further complement my Pilates qualification.
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The course content, the manuals, the online portal, the personal tutor and the practical weekends are all very good. I also enjoyed being able to learn from home at my own pace and around my full time job