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Super Advanced Pilates Certification

The IM=X Pilates Certifications keep you on the cutting edge by providing personal trainers and instructors with NEW research and more workout routines. The 205-page instruction manual includes photos, step-by-step instructions and class formats. In order to receive IM=X Pilates SUPER Advanced Certification, students must pass a Practical Exam demonstrating mastery of no less than 5 of the formats.

IM=X® Advanced Mat Workouts 

IM=X® Upper Body -Expand the muscle building effects of your IM=X Pilates Floor routines with an emphasis on strengthening the Latissmus Dorsi, Biceps, Triceps, Lower Trapezius, Erector Spinae, Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall using body bars and free weights. The fundamental Ribcage Stabilization is reviewed for proper technique.Formats range from 30-60 minutes in length and could be followed by 15-30 minutes of Cardio.

IM=X® Lower Body - Learn new IM=X floor routines that repeatedly target the Pelvic Floor, hip flexors/extensors, Abdominal Wall, Erector Spinae, Gluteals, Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps and Adductors. The lower body workouts are effective for reducing inches off the hips/thighs. Anatomy of the lower body is reviewed. Formats range from 30-60 minutes in length and could be followed by 15-30 minutes of Cardio.

IM=X® Pre/Postnatal Training - Learn how to address this population with IM=X Pilates workouts that follow the ACOG guidelines. Learn formats that safely challenge women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Review the essential research for teaching floor programming to this high risk population. Formats range from 30-60 minutes in length.

IM=X® Back Strength - Formats focus on the details of effective stabilization, spinal decompression and posture. Research on LOW BACK PAIN (LBP) provides the instructor with general knowledge of exercise protocols used for LBP remediation. Prescriptive exercise handouts are provided so clients can continue to improve in between classes. Formats range from 30-60 minutes in length.

IM=X® XERCIZER (reformer) Workouts 

IM=X® Upper Body -Expand the muscle building effects of the Xercizer with NEW routines that fatigue the Latissmus Dorsi, Biceps, Triceps, Lower Trapezius, Erector Spinae, Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall repeatedly. Increase spring loads without recruiting neck flexors/extensors. Formats range from 30-60 minutes in length. It is recommended that the 30 minute Lower Body workout precede the 30 minute Upper Body routine. 

IM=X® Lower Body - Expand the pelvic stabilization, hip range of motion and plyometric sequences into a multiple routines that repeatedly targets the Pelvic Floor, hip flexors/extensors, Abdominal Wall, Erector Spinae, Gluteals, Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps and Adductors. Formats range from 30-60 minutes. The Lower Body Workouts are recommended for people needing bone strength in the pelvis.

IM=X® Golf/Tennis
- Learn formats that for the golfer and tennis player who wants to improve performance. These formats that range from 30-60 minutes in length are ideal for increasing trunk rotational flexibility and power; trunk stability and posture awareness which produces accuracy. This program also focuses on reducing tightness in the hip, low back and Biceps Femoris (hamstrings).

IM=X® Pre/Postnatal Training - Learn formats that safely challenge women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. ACOG guidelines and pregnancy research are reviewed. Understand how to adapt programming to focus on the fitness goals of pregnant women -- (i.e. Pelvic Floor muscle hypertrophy, maintenance of the Abdominal Wall, prevention of low back pain, breath control, etc).

IM=X® Back Strength - Learn workouts that were designed for post-rehabilitation. Gain a perspective on the causes of general low back pain and how IM=X Pilates can prevent back problems. Note: This course should be followed by Spinal Xercize for Personal Trainers or Instructors that are interested in this specific market.

Length: 5 days (Mon-Fri from 9:00-5:00)
Prerequisite: IM=X Pilates Certification
Practical Exam is required to demonstrate mastery of 5 formats