Pilates Coach Reformer 1

Certification

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Pilates Coach Reformer 1 Certification Information

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum GED or High School Diploma required.
  • You must be18 years of age or older.
  • You must have and maintain a CPR/AED certification.
  • You must have completed Foundations of Movement or approved equivalents. (*see purchasing options below)

Course Education Level: Intermediate

Continuing Education Credits: 4.0 NAFC, 4.0 NESTA

How it Works:

To earn this certification…

  • You must complete all course modules.
  • You must take and pass all required examinations with a score of 80% or higher.
  • You must complete a Reformer 1 Workshop (included in price of certification)
  • Time to Complete: You have up to 18 Months to complete Examination Process
  • Course Access: Continued access with updates available

Certification Process:

  • Your NAFC Pilates Coach Reformer Certification is valid for 24 months. During that 24 months you must complete continuing education prior to your renewal date to qualify for re-certification.
  • Recertification is required to keep you up to date with industry standards and practice. You must complete and submit 15 hours (1.5 NAFC credits) of continuing education in a 24 month period of time prior to your renewal date and complete a re-certification application to be recertified.

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Pilates Reformer 1 Required Course Material:

  • NAFC Anatomy and Physiology Course
  • Anatomy and Physiology Theory Exam
  • Pilates Coach Reformer 1 Manual 
  • Pilates Coach Reformer 1 Videos
  • Pilates Coach Reformer 1 Workbook
  • Pilates Coach Reformer 1 Theory Exam

Practical Requirement:

  • Document and submit a client’s postural analysis and specific exercises from this course to use with the client based on the postural analysis.
  • You are required to log and complete 30 hours of practical experience.
If you have not already completed the Foundations of Movement prerequisites you will need to purchase the Inclusive option below.
Foundations of Movement Required Course Material
  • Pilates Coach: Foundations of Movement
  • Pilates Coach: Foundations of Movement Theory Exam

Anatomy and Physiology Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify 11 Systems in the body.
  2. Describe the types, characteristics, structure, and contractibility of muscle tissure.
  3. Describe the structure and shapes of bones.
  4. Discuss the musculoskeletal system as a lever system and the 3 classes of levers in the human body.
  5. Identify the types, structure, and movement potential of joint in the human body.
  6. Recognize the role of flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, and the energy systems used in exercise.

Pilates Coach: Foundations of Movement Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the Foundations of Movement for the Pilates method.
  2. Demonstrate how to teach the correct form for these exercises.
  3. Identify core stabilizers and their functions.
  4. Explain the history of Joseph Pilates and the development of the Pilates method.
  5. Analyze the importance of the Pilates principles and how they are applied for optimal results.
  6. Describe safety and how to modify exercises for an individual or in a group setting.
  7. Teach and utilize these exercises in personal training and group fitness settings.
  8. Demonstrate safety and how to modify exercises for each individual in a group setting.
  9. Gain a new perspective in training that will enhance your knowledge and skillset as an exercise professional.
  10. Be able to offer your clients something new!

Pilates Reformer 1 Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. List at least 12 benefits of practicing Pilates.
  2. Discuss the importance of proper instruction using the reformer.
  3. Describe the study of controlology, and the philosophy and principles of the Pilates Method.
  4. Explain how a reformer works, how it is adjusted, and how to use it safely.
  5. Recognize 13 guidelines for reformer use.
  6. Explain how to safely and effectively teach 4 exercises for Pilates reformer warm up.
  7. Explain how to safely and effectively perform breathing, neutral standing position, supine positions. and correct hands and knees alignment for the Pilates reformer.
  8. Describe how a spring load dramatically affects muscle groups, the quality of exercise, and why not all springs are the same.
  9. Describe 9 foot positions for the Pilates reformer.
  10. Explain how to safely and effectively perform basic reformer exercises in the supine, standing, side lying, seated, and prone positions.

Reformer 1 Certification

CERTIFICATION

Without Prerequisites

$449
Online Exams
Interactive Program
Virtual Flash Cards
Online Practice Exams
Educational Support
Career Assistance
Anatomy & Physiology
Foundations of Movement

Reformer 1 Plus

INCLUSIVE

Reformer 1 + Prerequisites

$599
Online Exams
Interactive Program
Virtual Flash Cards
Online Practice Exams
Educational Support
Career Assistance
Anatomy & Physiology
Foundations of Movement

 

Weight Training Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  1. Understand basic anatomy & biomechanics as related to strength training.
  2. Understand muscle structure and function.
  3. Understand and explain the principles of safe and effective strength training.
  4. Create an appropriate strength training program.
  5. Identify safe and effective exercises for all major muscle groups.
  6. Understand effective exercise programming.
  7. Understand the importance and procedures for accurate record keeping and client progress charting.
  8. Design strength training programs for a diverse population.
  9. Differentiate between beginner and advanced strength training methods.

Fitness Assessment Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program you will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply at least two common methods to assess body composition.
  2. Assess cardio-respiratory fitness through several different testing protocols.
  3. Interpret cardio-respiratory endurance assessment results.
  4. Predict oxygen uptake and caloric expenditure from exercise heart rate data.
  5. Assess muscular strength and endurance through different strength-testing protocols.
  6. Interpret strength testing results.
  7. Recognize the variables that govern the development of muscular strength and endurance.
  8. Assess flexibility.
  9. Administer performance tests to assess skill-related fitness.
  10. Formulate a comprehensive fitness program based on the results of the fitness assessment.

Lifestyle Consultant Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program you will be able to:

  1. Effectively communicate benefits of health and fitness.
  2. Understand disease prevention.
  3. Understand the role of nutrition in disease prevention.
  4. Understand the role of weight management in disease prevention.
  5. Understand the importance of preventing cardiovascular disease.
  6. Understand cancer risk management.
  7. Apply stress management techniques.
  8. Understand the health risks of tobacco use.