STOTT PILATES® Flexion-Free Workshop

Fitness and Pilates Instructors meet a variety of clients who are restricted in their movements for a variety of reasons. Often, spinal flexion is contraindicated due to some specified concern. Learn how to modify Pilates exercises in a range of intensity levels to create workouts that achieve the primary goal of limiting spinal flexion while providing an effective full-body workout. Small handweights, Stability Cushions and the Flex-Band® exerciser are used to increase upper body resistance while further challenging the stability of the torso in a neutral alignment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles apply when movement is restricted.
  2. Discover how to create a challenging workout without altering spinal alignment.
  3. Learn to incorporate small handweights in a full flexion-free workout.
  4. Explore exercise modifications in order to keep the workout safe.

Additional Details:

  • Workshop Length: 2 hours
  • CECs: REPs 2.0 | STOTT PILATES 0.2

Equipment used in the workshop:

  • Pilates Mat (1:1)
  • Handweights or Soft Dumbbells (2:1)
  • Flex-Band (1:1)
  • Stability Cushions (2:1)