Pilates Coach Reformer 1

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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.

Course Education Level: Intermediate

Continuing Education Credits: 2.5 NAFC, 2.5 IACET

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.
  • 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 1 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:

  • Foundations of Fitness and Exercise Online Course (50 Question Exam)
  • Pilates Coach Foundations of Movement Online Course (35 Question Exam)
  • Pilates Coach Reformer 1 PDF Manual ( 57 Question Certification Exam)
  • Pilates Reformer Virtual Workshop (9 videos)

Practical Requirement:

  • You are required to log and complete 20 hours of practical experience
  • You are required to complete a Practical Exam
 

Foundations of Fitness and Exercise

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify 8 cardiovascular risk factors and their relationship to health.
  2. Describe lifestyle disease, preventive medicine, and the concept of exercise as medicine.
  3. Describe the 5 components of fitness and the role genetics plays in exercise.
  4. Identify the 12 organ systems and major bones, joints, and muscles and their properties in the human body.
  5. Identify 9 anatomical reference and 12 anatomical movement terms to describe human movement.
  6. Describe the role of levers and planes of motion in human movement.
  7. Discuss 6 principles of exercise training.
  8. Describe how the 3 energy systems work in the body.
  9. Identify basic agonist muscle action in 8 areas of the body.
  10. Describe agonist/antagonist muscle action in gravity for 12 movements.
  11. Describe the 5 parts of the NAFC ANSER™ acronym.

Pilates Coach: Foundations of Movement 

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Define Pilates and discuss the history and benefits of Pilates.
  2. Describe the anatomy and function of the core.
  3. Compare three types of flexibility training.
  4. Explain the importance and 4 steps for medical clearance for exercise for students/clients/special populations.
  5. Identify proper breathing, 4 common mistakes in breathing, the Scoop, and Wave.
  6. Describe the 2 components of breathing and 3 exercises to help teach proper breathing.
  7. Explain how to find neutral pelvis and neutral spine and the role of the psoas in exercise.
  8. Recognize how to properly assess and correct posture, gait, foot pronation/supination, and common postural shifts for students/clients.
  9. Recognize 3 abnormalities in knee position, lower cross syndrome, upper cross syndrome, crossed pelvis syndrome, and Pilates exercise to help correct these postural deviations.
  10. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 10 Pilates supine exercises.
  11. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 3 prone and 3 side lying Pilates exercises.
  12. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 5 Pilates hands and knees exercises.
  13. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 4 Pilates seated exercises and 1 standing exercise.

Pilates Reformer 1 

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify 7 guidelines for coaching Pilates reformer exercises.
  2. Recognize different types of reformers and 9 characteristic parts found on a reformer.
  3. Discuss 12 important reformer safety guidelines.
  4. Recognize 2 postural deviations that may require adjustments for Pilates reformer exercises.
  5. Discuss 11 reformer guidelines for safe and effective use of the Pilates reformer.
  6. Explain proper breathing techniques in 3 body positions.
  7. Identify 9 variations for foot positioning on the Pilates reformer.
  8. List 5 recommendations for safe and effective practice when using a ball as a prop for the Pilates Reformer.
  9. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 3 Pilates reformer warm up exercises.
  10. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 4 Pilates reformer supine exercises.
  11. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 4 Pilates reformer abduction/adduction exercises.
  12. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 8 Pilates reformer upper body exercises.
  13. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 2 Pilates reformer prone exercises.
  14. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 2 Pilates reformer exercises Sitting on the short box.
  15. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 2 Pilates reformer abdominal exercises

Reformer 1 Certification

CERTIFICATION

Pilates Coach Reformer 1

$499
Online Interactive Foundations of Fitness and Exercise
Online Interactive Pilates Coach Foundations of Movement
PDF Manual Pilates Reformer 1
Virtual Video Workshop
Virtual Flash Cards
Online Exams with Immediate Results
Educational Support
Career Assistance
IACET Accredited Certification

 

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.