Upcoming Workshops

Client Retention: The Power of Cueing   | Starts on August 03, 2018

Start Date: August 03, 2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM

Client Retention: The Power of Cueing

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Learn how to use every cue to retain clients, developed by Holly Furgason. If you help a client accomplish their goal, they will keep coming back. This workshop defines how we align cues to our clients in order to shape every session to fit their goals. Emphasis is on development of “client-centered cueing” and continued client engagement.  We’ll workshop how to convert first-timers into a long-term commitment.

This workshop is designed for teachers already working in a studio who wish to increase their client base and effectiveness as a teacher.  It also serves as a refresher for programming, upgrading teaching skills, and provides teachers with a general guideline for quality teaching and client engagement.

Format

This is a 2-hour lecture/lab workshop in which topics are presented by the Instructor Trainer, best practices are demonstrated, and time is allowed for student practice.  Students are asked to model best practices as others critique their practice. The workshop is interactive and assumes students have a certified instructor level of knowledge.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To introduce the concept of being client-centered;
  2. To demonstrate how to convert a client’s perceived problems into a plan for continuing;
  3. To review fundamentals of a good first session;
  4. To practice developing a plan and program for a specific client.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $75 Single Workshop (Normally $125. Discount only 8/4/18)
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

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Schedule

Fri, August 3, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®

Reformer Repertoire Review Class   | Starts on August 04, 2018

Start Date: August 04, 2018
Start Time: 12:15 PM

Reformer Repertoire Review Class

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Join Lead Instructor Trainer Holly Furgason as she takes you through the entire Essential & Intermediate Reformer repertoire.
  • Refresh your memory of the exercises as you prepare for your exam.
  • Get a 2 hour Reformer workout.
  • Pick up cues from a lead Instructor Trainer.
  • Earn 2 hours of physical review for your logs.
Open to all.
Please note no CECs for this class.
$50

Join Lead Instructor Trainer Holly Furgason as she takes you through the entire Essential & Intermediate Reformer repertoire.
  • Refresh your memory of the exercises as you prepare for your exam.
  • Get a 2 hour Reformer workout.
  • Pick up cues from a lead Instructor Trainer.
  • Earn 2 hours of physical review for your logs.
Open to all.
Please note no CECs for this class.
$50
Blue Sparrow Pilates Anatomy_sm Group Mock Exam   | Starts on August 04, 2018

Group Mock Exam

Start Date: August 04, 2018
Start Time: 2:30 PM

Group Mock Exam

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


7-DAY ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Description

This workshop will walk you through the exam process. 

Each participant will be given one part of the exam to demonstrate i.e. teaching a Basic Principle, a section of Postural Analysis, an exercise. You will teach the prepared exam material for the group to learn from and receive feedback from the Instructor Trainer. You will experience the entire exam and hear what you need to do to continue to prepare.

FORMAT: A 2-hour interactive workshop


Pricing

  • $75 Workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

7-DAY ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Description

This workshop will walk you through the exam process. 

Each participant will be given one part of the exam to demonstrate i.e. teaching a Basic Principle, a section of Postural Analysis, an exercise. You will teach the prepared exam material for the group to learn from and receive feedback from the Instructor Trainer. You will experience the entire exam and hear what you need to do to continue to prepare.

FORMAT: A 2-hour interactive workshop


Pricing

  • $75 Workshop

Required Materials – N/A

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Blue Sparrow Pilates Anatomy_sm Anatomy 101   | Starts on September 14, 2018

Anatomy 101

Start Date: September 14, 2018
Start Time: 10:30 AM

Anatomy 101

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

This workshop will give you the foundational anatomy necessary to begin your teacher training. 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is “Anatomical Neutral”
  • The planes of motion and axes
  • Define anatomical movements
  • Important bones and muscles

This workshop gets you speaking anatomically. You should leave the workshop feeling like you can describe a Pilates exercise using anatomical language.

FORMAT: A 2-hour interactive workshop


Pricing

  • $50 Workshop

Required Materials – N/A

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Schedule

Friday, Sept 14, 2018
10:30am-12:30pm

Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel   | Starts on September 22, 2018

Start Date: September 22, 2018
Start Time: 12:15 PM

Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

The Arc Barrel has traditionally been used solely for Pilates training. Now, explore how to utilize the cushioned and curved surface of the barrel to facilitate a unique series of stretching and strengthening moves that fit perfectly into any conditioning routine. An excellent cross-training tool, the Arc Barrel can be used to support the torso or the limbs and allow focus on isolating precise movements in individual joints. Then combine and incorporate all of them into an efficient and effective full-body workout. With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, discover how to position the Barrel in a variety of ways to mobilize and strengthen joint structures as well as to increase stability at the core.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel.
  2. Discover how altering starting position and base of support can increase exercise intensity.
  3. Learn how both large and small muscle groups can be challenged.
  4. Learn new and innovative ways to incorporate the barrel in any mat workout.

Specialty Track:

Athletic Conditioning


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Sat, September 22, 2018
12:15pm-2:15pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Introduction to Circuit Training   | Starts on September 22, 2018

Start Date: September 22, 2018
Start Time: 2:30 PM

Introduction to Circuit Training

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Circuit Training can be an excellent option for personal trainers and small group instructors looking to maximize equipment use and change up the components of a session. In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, get tips and suggestions for creating an effective and stimulating workout using the multi-functional Reformer with the simple yet capable Stability Chair™. Clients will benefit from the varied positions and spring resistance that result in a complete full-body workout. Trainers will enjoy the flexibility that comes with combining two popular Pilates formats in the same class at the same time.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover unique cueing ideas based on the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles when leading clients on two different pieces of equipment simultaneously.
  2. Understand how to use these pieces of equipment to add variety, challenge, support and resistance.
  3. Learn how to create a well-rounded workout using two different pieces of equipment.
  4. Explore programming options and exercise choice examples.

Specialty Track:

Group Equipment


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Sat, September 22, 2018
2:30pm-4:30pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Reformer Workout for Men   | Starts on September 22, 2018

Start Date: September 22, 2018
Start Time: 4:45 PM

Reformer Workout for Men

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Adding these specially designed STOTT PILATES® Reformer exercises to a male client’s routine can boost athletic performance and strengthen the core to minimize the risk of injury. Learn how to tackle this total body workout, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team, for optimum strength, endurance, agility and conditioning. Discover how adding hand-held Toning Balls™ to a Reformer workout can build coordination and challenge the body from the inside out.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to specific exercises on the Reformer.
  2. Learn specific exercises designed for male clients.
  3. Understand how these exercises challenge strength, stability and coordination.
  4. Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Sat, September 22, 2018
4:45pm-6:45pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio Tramp Rebounder   | Starts on December 08, 2018

Start Date: December 08, 2018
Start Time: 12:15 PM

Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio Tramp Rebounder

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, participants learn innovative new programming on the Reformer and Cardio-Tramp® Rebounder. The workout, designed to stimulate both cardiovascular and muscular effectiveness is ideal for both the recreational and professional athlete. Discover how to combine progressive plyometric intervals, varying both in length and intensity, with muscular strength and endurance moves on the vertical mini trampoline. The routine features non-traditional Pilates exercises that use the incredible diversity of the Reformer to effectively train both concentric and eccentric muscular ability.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of the STOTT PILATES® method to targeted exercises on the Cardio-Tramp.
  2. Understand movement essence and exercise goals as applied to athletic conditioning.
  3. Explore how the Cardio-Tramp can be beneficial to athletic training.
  4. Learn how plyometrics and strength conditioning can be achieved on the Cardio-Tramp.

Specialty Track:

Athletic Conditioning


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
    (discount for multiple workshops in one day)
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Sat, Dec 8, 2018
12:15pm-2:15pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Group Reformer Classes: Teaching Skills & Programming Choices   | Starts on December 08, 2018

Start Date: December 08, 2018
Start Time: 12:15 PM

Group Reformer Classes: Teaching Skills & Programming Choices

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Teaching group classes on the Reformer can be challenging. How do you ensure all your clients get a good workout safely in a group situation? With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, develop the skills to give each client individual attention while keeping the class moving and providing challenge at every level. Discover how offering effective cues and corrections can allow you to safely progress your clients through a series of Reformer classes. Learn how creative programming can allow each member to realize potential and achieve success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review differences between teaching privates and teaching group classes.
  2. Learn cueing skills, correction methods and motivational skills that work best in group situations.
  3. Review class plans that allow your group class to progress methodically and safely.
  4. Learn how to apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to a group class.

Specialty Track:

Group Equipment


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
    (discount for multiple workshops in one day)
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Sat, Dec 8, 2018
2:30pm-4:30pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Foam Roller Challenge, Level 2   | Starts on December 08, 2018

Start Date: December 08, 2018
Start Time: 4:45 PM

Foam Roller Challenge, Level 2

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Learn to add further challenge to any Foam Roller™ routine with this energizing workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team. Using the Roller’s unstable nature and reducing the base of support increases the challenge to strength and balance and while motivating clients and classes alike. Learn to create programs with added intensity and variety while maintaining safety and cueing effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to exercises using the Foam Roller.
  2. Understand movement essence and exercise goals.
  3. Use the roller to challenge balance, stability and spatial awareness.
  4. Understand how a smaller base of support intensifies a routine on the Foam Roller.

Specialty Track:

Dance


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Sat, December 8, 2018
4:45pm-6:45pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Become a Specialist with Continuing Education Workshops

Set yourself apart by becoming a STOTT PILATES® Specialist in the field of your choice. Choose any of our eight Specialty Tracks, complete the required workshops and gain access to a whole new client-base. There is no time-limit on completing the components and you earn CECs at the same time!

Benefits of Becoming a Specialist

  • Focus your training in the field of your choice
  • Develop specialty programming for your clientele
  • Service special populations in your community
  • Receive cueing tips for specialty customers
  • Learn modifications to address individual requirements
  • Discover the specific needs of unique groups
  • Explore how market segments differ from one another
  • Address the anatomy and bio-mechanical necessities in each case
  • Filter through the hundreds of workshop opportunities
  • Streamline continuing education

Complete eight workshops within each category below to receive the designation of STOTT PILATES® Specialist.

athletic-conditionsAthletic Conditioning

For those who work with very fit and accomplished athletes – learn to improve strength, power and agility, while challenging unilateral movement, weight transference and torso rotation. Take your clients to a new level of athletic performance.

Golf Conditioning

Give your clients that extra edge. Learn exercises designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and power. Condition the entire body, enhance core stability and body awareness to help boost performance on and off the green.

Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning

For clients with injuries or special conditions – zero in on areas of the body which are most commonly injured. Learn to help your clients maintain strength after rehab and prevent future injuries.

Active for Life

Specialized programming for the active aging population – learn to adapt the STOTT PILATES Principles and exercises for the active Boomers and older adults. Address issues such as restricted mobility.

Pre- & Post-natal

Take moms-to-be from traditional Matwork to variations that address their changing bodies. Learn appropriate exercise adaptations taking individual factors into consideration such as fitness level and health concerns.

Group Matwork

Teaching effective and inspiring group Matwork classes requires skill, creativity and a complete repertoire of exercises. Learn techniques and selections to maintain motivation and ensure improvement even with a wide spectrum of clients.

Group Equipment

Group classes on equipment can be fun and invigorating with an experienced and qualified instructor. Learn both classic and highly inventive exercises to guarantee stimulating sessions at a variety of levels.

Dance

Dance inspired programs help clients build strength and stability while improving balance and flexibility. Learn specially designed exercises that combine fluidity of movement with sound biomechanical fundamentals.

 

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