Pilates Power Tower

Presented by Abbie Appel
Experience Pilates like never before using the new Barre Tower by Stroops. This portable tower effortlessly replicates reformer and mat Pilates exercises with elastic resistance allowing you to bring your Pilates studio to the masses. Reexamine Pilates progressions and essential alignment. Uncover the simplicity of designing the perfect class.

Time: 93 Minutes

AAA – Abs At All Angles

With Abbie Appel
As fitness professionals, we are always looking for exciting ways to develop and deliver dynamic and effective core and abdominal workouts. In this workshop, briefly review the core musculature and core training. Then, learn 2 brand new workouts with unique movements and timing protocols. Utilize stability balls and loop bands to safely and effectively challenge the core from all positions, all planes of motion and at All Angles.

Resistance Yoga

With Jeff Howard
Take Yoga to the next level with STROOPS Loops. Loops provide a perfect balance of additional tension during your yoga poses bringing an alternative perspective on your standard practice without resistance. Do something different in your Yoga classes by introducing the Loops and add measurable gains to your practice!

Mat to the Max

With Abbie Appel
Max out your Pilates Mat class with 10 authentic advanced exercises from the original repertoire. Revisit Pilates principles and optimal alignment to understand what it means to be “advanced”! Dissect each exercise and discover how to modify and progress movements for your intermediate to expert students. Take your Pilates practice up a notch by safely and successfully adding challenge.

Core Fit

With Elian Haan
Ingredients for this format are balance, flexibility and strength, delivering quality over quantity with an emphasis on the how and why. Look for simple, result-driven and effective moves. Experience five 10-minute blocks of lunges & squats, shoulders & arms, balance, core and flexibility for a great hour of functional fitness.

Pilates Strong!

With Leslee Bender
This progressive and modern Pilates session will leave your students wanting more. Discover the vertical approach to supine exercises to lengthen and strengthen your core muscles. You will also experience exercises that are performed on Pilates apparatus that create strength and flexibility in the entire body!

Take IT Lying Down

With Lawrence Biscontini, MA
Regardless of what kind of yoga or Pilates style you have for mat classes, this workshop spends time in supine and seated positions addressing different types of alignment and inspirational cues. After spending time in these two positions, we return to the standing position to apply our new discoveries.

Pilates for Injury Prevention

With Leslee Bender
Many students who have experienced classical Mat Pilates leave with back pain due to the amount of supine flexion and overuse of the hip flexors. In this session, you leave with functional exercises that promote flexibility and core strength in a safe and effective manner.

Advanced Functional Pilates

With Leslee Bender
In this certification, you experience a functional approach to Pilates mat utilizing props that simulate apparatus. Whether a seasoned Pilates trainer or new to teaching, you leave with essential tools and concepts that give you many ways to change a Pilates mat class for variety and implement progressions and regressions effectively. You also learn how to combine classical repertoire with a modern approach that challenges your students both vertically and horizontally to improve everyday activities, posture and reduce overuse injuries. Discover how to train your clients through various planes of motion and recognize postural concerns so you utilize exercises that lead to a better quality of life and improved functional strength.

Poolates

With Lisa Gibson
Poolates takes the principles of Pilates and translates them into the aquatic environment. Class participants learn basic Poolates exercises and how they can be modified. Poolates also demonstrates how the eight Pilates principles apply in water and why Poolates is different from other aqua workout methods.