IM=X® Super Advanced Certification

Pilates Splits

Keeping your pilates education fresh requires you and your pilates franchise staff to update your education and services. The IM=X SUPER Advanced Certification keeps you on the cutting edge by providing experienced IM=X Pilates Trainers and Instructors with NEW research and more workout routines. The 140-page instruction manual includes photos, step-by-step instructions and class formats. In order to receive IM=X Pilates SUPER Advanced Certification, students must pass a Practical Exam. Course topics include the following:

IM=X® Xercizer (reformer) Workouts

BACK STRENGTH – Learn our approach to spine stabilization and trunk exercise which is used to supplement physical therapy and chiropractic care. Gain an understanding of the causes of general low back pain. Integrate therapeutic exercise, manual traction and posture re-education.

UPPER BODY – Expand the muscle building effects of the reformer with NEW routines that fatigue the latissimus dorsi, biceps, triceps, lower trapezius, erector spinae, pelvic floor and the abdominal wall. Increase spring loads without recruiting neck flexors/extensors.

LOWER BODY – Expand the pelvic stabilization, hip range of motion and plyometric sequences into an hour long routine that repeatedly targets the pelvic floor, hip flexors/extensors, abdominal wall, erector spinae, gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps and adductors.

GOLF/TENNIS – These formats address rotational power, proprioception and spine stabilization. By addressing both the alignment and strength of the deeper spinal/trunk muscles, we are able to help athletes improve their game.

PRE/POSTNATAL – Learn reformer formats that safely challenge women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Review of the ACOG guidelines and pregnancy research is provided for a thorough understanding for working with this population.

IM=X® Floor Workouts

UPPER BODY – Expand the muscle building effects of IM=X reformer with new routines. New routines hypertrophy latissmus dorsi, biceps, triceps, lower trapezius, erector spinae, pelvic floor and the abdominal wall while inhibiting the neck flexors/extensors. Focus is given to the technique of ribcage stabilization.

LOWER BODY – Learn new IM=X routines that repeatedly target the pelvic floor, hip flexors/extensors, abdominal wall, erector spinae, gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps and adductors. The lower body workout is intense and effective for toning the hips/thighs.

PRE/POSTNATAL – Learn how to address this population with IM=X Pilates workouts that follow the ACOG guidelines. Learn formats that safely challenge women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Review the essential research for teaching this population.

BACK STRENGTH – Formats focus on the details of effective stabilization, spinal decompression and posture. Research on LOW BACK PAIN (LBP) provides the teacher with general knowledge of exercise protocols used for LBP remediation. Prescriptive exercise handouts are provided so clients can continue to improve in between classes.

Length: 5 days (Mon-Fri from 9:00-5:30), Independent Practice Hours and a Practical Exam required.

Prerequisite: IM=X Basic Certification

Practical Exam required.
See the course agenda for details.

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