Reformer Course Content

1 Jan 2020

Reformer Course Content

PPO Module – Polestar Principles Online

Experience and apply the theories of movement that lay the foundation for Polestar Pilates in this prerequisite for all other Polestar courses. Using evidence-based research, you will discover the passage ways for movement throughout the body and develop the tools to provide either assistance for or challenge your clients in helping them achieve their goals.

Polestar Principles will bring to life your ability to assess, problem-solve, design and modify exercise programs to meet specific needs and abilities.

This is a 10-hour online course with 8 segments. Each segment will be available after the completion of the previous one. Quizzes, resources, and discussions qualify your learning as you go through the course.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Deepen your knowledge in current evidence-based research pertaining to movement science, motor learning, bioenergetics and communication;
  • Understand the Polestar Principles of Movement;
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly execute and teach over 130 exercises and their variations;
  • Be able to use the ICF Model or the Polestar Screening™, specifically designed for the movement professional, which includes postural evaluation and functional testing to determine your clients’ strengths, weaknesses and goals.

RF1 Module

Reformer Level 1

The Pilates Reformer is ideal for small group classes and for private sessions, for fitness and conditioning.  You will learn to accurately demonstrate and teach 14 Polestar Pilates Reformer exercises. You will learn to conduct Reformer class sequences which develop core control, strength, flexibility, alignment, coordination and balance. The Pilates exercises progress from lying supine to bridging, hands and knees, sitting, kneeling and standing. You will also learn the theory behind Polestar Pilates Program Design and Sequencing to help you to create fun and effective Pilates classes or private sessions. Dynamics of group training in this unique conditioning program will also be covered.

Tuition: Two days, 16 hours

RF2 Module

Reformer Level 2

In this module 14 new exercises are introduced to expand your repertoire for group and private session teaching. This course will allow you to advance your students and clients with more challenging variations and new exercises for core control, balance, coordination, flexibility and extremity strength.
An experiential lab and lecture on tactile and Imagery cueing will enhance your accuracy, quality of movement and teaching skills..

Tuition: Two days, 16 hours

RF3 Module

Reformer Level 3

In this module 17 new exercises are introduced to expand your repertoire for group and private session teaching. This course will allow you to advance your students and clients with more challenging variations and new exercises for core control, balance, coordination, flexibility and extremity strength.
An experiential lab and lecture on special populations which will enable you to design sports or population-specific classes/private sessions

Tuition: Two days, 16 hours