In this section of the course, Laura discusses range of motion and how it relates to our idea of flexibility. She reviews the planes of motion (sagittal, frontal, and transverse); the types of joints (hinge, ball and socket, etc.); and the ranges of motion available at each of the major joints in the body (hips, spine, pelvis, and shoulders). All motions are demonstrated on a human body and the studio skeleton ("Joe").
Natural Pilates Anatomy for Movement course serves as the introduction to our Intensive Teacher Training Program. Prior to learning the Pilates repertoire, it is crucial to develop a deeper understanding of the human body. Although it is a pre-requisite for all our apparatus training, this course is also perfect for anyone preparing to take their Pilates exam or other Personal Training or Group Fitness exams, as well as for those who want a deeper knowledge of how the body works. This 8-part course will help students fully understand the principles of applied kinesiology and anatomy.