Deliver safe and effective Pilates sessions to a whole new client base by combing the Older Adult Award with a specific older adults Pilates workshop.
“We retire too early… Our prime of life should be in the 70s and old age should not come until we are almost 100”, those are the famous words of Pilates founder, the eponymous Joseph Pilates and it’s hard to argue with his outlook, especially considering what he was able to achieve with his own body.
Mat-based Pilates offers a wealth of benefits including reducing stress levels, improving balance and strengthen the core. It can also prove incredibly effective in alleviating the symptoms of age-related conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis. As a population, we are living longer than we ever have done before and staying active well into our older years. As a Pilates instructor, your role is to ensure that continues and that you’re helping as many clients as possible.
To aid your development, we’ve created Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults and it provides a perfect upskill opportunity for Pilates professionals. Essentially, this combines the Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults course with a specific hands-on workshop designed to help you adapt Pilates exercises for a rapidly growing special population.
As standard, you’ll receive access to LES (Learner Engagement System). This innovative online platform is where you’ll complete your home study work, assisted by bespoke digital and hard copy manuals and unlimited phone and email support from a dedicated tutor.
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:
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.
As part of the Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults course, you’ll beg given the opportunity to attend a hands-on, one-day workshop.
It’s here you’ll sit your theory exam and then the rest of the day is dedicating to learning how to specifically adapt, modify and teach Pilates to older adults.
Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.
Using Joseph Pilates’ original Contrology methods, concepts and techniques, we’re proud to deliver the industry’s most popular and comprehensive Pilates instructor training.
The course itself features hours of video lectures presented by a chartered physiotherapist and expert demonstrations of Joseph’s original 34 exercises.
Alongside the wealth of printed and digital learning materials you get on enrolment, you’ll be able to get truly hands-on with three intensive practical training weekends.
Our Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates is accredited by YMCA Awards, fully endorsed by CIMSPA and internationally-recognised by all active leisure employers.
This CPD programme combines the Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course with a one-day specialised workshop focusing on adapting Pilates for pre and postnatal clients.
If you’re looking for a way to make your Pilates classes as inviting and inclusive as possible, then this course is an absolute must-have.
You’ll encounter a range of topics including physical conditions associated with pregnancy, pre and postnatal exercise guidelines, appropriate diet and nutrition recommendations, and how to effectively plan and adapt Pilates classes for your pre and postnatal client base.
In the famous words of Joseph Pilates, “Our prime of life should be in the 70s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.” It’s precisely this reason why we’ve combined our Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults course with a specialised hands-on workshop for older adults.
This workshop is designed to help qualified Pilates instructors safely adapt and modify the classic Pilates exercises for the older demographic. In doing so, you’ll not only work towards making your classes more inclusive, but you’ll also stand to widen your client base.
With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.
As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.
The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.
Diet and nutrition are key components when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals and in fact, they can be just as important as exercise. With that in mind, Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is a must-have qualification.
In just a few short weeks you’ll have gained the knowledge and real-life solutions to improve the dietary habits of your clients. It’s a great standalone qualification to have but even better and more effective when it’s combined with other disciplines.
Throughout the course, you’ll encounter a range of topics including popular nutrition myths and diets, healthy eating guidelines and weight management best practices.
Low back pain is an ever-growing problem, not just in terms of the number of people it affects, but the strain it puts on the NHS and the economy.
The Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate is a specialist qualification that puts you at the forefront of the fight against this chronic and, for many, debilitating condition.
The course comprises of a combination of expert-led practical training that is supported by a range of home-study learning and support materials. These resources include specialist video lectures presented by a leading back pain doctor and author, comprehensive training manuals and ongoing guidance from a dedicated learning support tutor.
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