Videos are a valuable tool for personal trainers and fitness professionals to learn proper techniques, new exercises and special methods. ACE's Guide to Pilates Mat Training
explores how the six traditional Pilates principles–concentration, control, physical centering, flowing movement, precision, and breathing–set this fitness modality apart and make it so effective. How modern exercise science has enhanced this traditional form of exercise is also discussed. Warm-up and core stabilization exercises are presented with detailed information on appropriate technique and modifications for various populations and fitness and experience levels. A sample workout is also included.
Among the topics covered in the video:
- • Benefits of Pilates mat training
- • New concepts in Pilates
- • Foundation or warm-up exercises and modifications
- • Core stabilization exercises in neutral, flexion, extension and rotation