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Science of Pilates

Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice | 5 CEU/CEC
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Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) Athletic Trainers: Category A | 5 CEU
Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) Course Expiry: Dec 31, 2025
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Professionals: 5 CEC
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Course Expiry: Dec 31, 2024

Explore the science behind over 50 Pilates exercises to master each movement with confidence and control. Revitalize and perfect your Pilates practice by understanding the muscle action, breathwork and techniques required.

Did you know that performing Pilates can strengthen your core, improve flexibility, and posture, and help to reduce stress and anxiety at the same time? Backed by scientific research, learn how Pilates exercises benefit every system in the body. Examine annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each exercise, safe alignment, and more including:

  • Specially commissioned computer-generated image (CGI) artworks depict all the main Pilates exercises with variations that add or reduce challenge; and
  • Artworks that detail the mechanics of each exercise, correct body posture, the muscles involved and how they engage to perform movements; and
  • Illustrations featuring color-coding to highlight how the muscles, ligaments, and joints engage, stretch, and relax to perform each exercise; and
  • Pilates programs tailored to different abilities and aims; and
  • Suggested practices with a progressive increase in challenge over weeks and months; and
  • Easy-to-follow infographics help explain the hard science behind why Pilates training is so effective and what beneficial physical adaptations it can bring.

This evidence-based, approachable, and pragmatic fitness guide is a professional essential.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the muscle action, breathwork and techniques required for effective and safe Pilates program.
  • Explain the many benefits of Pilates on the human anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe the appropriate uses of Pilates movements for various conditions.

Exam & Book Info

  • Exam: 60 true/false statements. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
  • Kindle eBook: 183927 KB. ASIN: B0BBTQZVG1. Accessible in the U.S. only. You must have an active amazon account. The email associated with your active amazon account, must be the same email used for this order. Kindle eBooks can be viewed on Androids, iPhones, iPads, PCs, Macs, etc. Enjoy Kindle eBooks on any device with the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PC and Mac, and on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets. Learn more here.
  • Book: Paperback, 224pp. Dec 2022. ISBN-13: 978-0744064230

Continuing Education Info

  • Accepted by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) and may be used towards the continuing education (CE) requirement for Athletic Trainers (ATC). View more here.
  • Accepted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and may be used towards the continuing education credit (CEC) requirement for ACSM professionals. View more here.
  • Level of difficulty: 4/Mastery
  • Learning Domains: 1, 2

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