6 Week Course:
April 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.
This 6 week yoga beginner’s course will guide you through all the basics of yoga. It will leave you feeling confident to move safely on your mat in any yoga class. 7:00-8:30pm Thursdays
You can expect to:
- Move through the fundamentals
- Make the connection of breath and movement
- Move safely and with proper alignment
- Gain a full understanding of the basic poses, sequences and how to move in a way that honors your body.
Each Week we focus on different aspects of Yoga including: Breath, standing balance poses, step by step Inversion, how to transition from each pose and much more.
6 Week course:
April 23rd, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.
Studies have shown that yoga can improve a teen’s physical, educational, emotional, mental and social well being. Physically, students will learn yoga techniques that can improve flexibility, lengthen muscles, increase coordination & balance, strengthen their core and improve their posture.
- Educationally students will explore yoga skills which can refocus their concentration and their mental balance.
- Emotionally yoga can help teens better understand their emotions and how to process them.
- Mentally yoga relaxation techniques can improve mood swings, lessen anxiety and depression.
- Socially yoga can teach students how to become more accepting of one another.
Train with Kelly and receive 10% off Private Instruction (offer expires February 28, 2019)
Kelly has a Comprehensive Certification for Level 1 from Peak Pilates. She teaches both private and group classes on all Pilates apparatus, with a personal interest in special populations.
Kelly’s training includes programs from Carolyne Anthony’s Women’s Health & Exercise Certification such as Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist and The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™, a rehabilitative program for the separation of the rectus abdominus muscles, that utilizes breathwork, pelvic floor exercises and myofascial release.
Kelly is a Specialist for Pilates based education for Neurological Conditions. Training encompasses Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and stroke disease processes in depth, as well as issues common to many neurological diseases, including balance difficulties, weakness, muscle spasticity and rigidity, bladder problems, and gait abnormalities. She is a mentee of Meghann Koppele, Founder of The Koppele Method and Co-Founder of The NeuroRehab Movement. Kelly completed training for Cancer and Autoimmune Conditions & Exercise from Body Organics in Australia to better understand the impact of cancers, different treatments and the effects on the body, both throughout the treatment and afterwards.
She has spent over 20 years working full time in the financial services industry, proactively practicing Pilates along the way. Kelly feels that the discipline and precision required in a classical Pilates workout strengthens the mind/body connection. She decided to pursue a Pilates certification to enhance the healing benefits it has on her body. Kelly enjoys helping others through their health, wellness and fitness journey.
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The Kane School Pilates Certification
We are pleased to present The Kane School Pilates Certification program through Kinected, right here at Pivotal! Please call Pivotal directly for dates and pricing information and to register.
Developed by Kelly Kane, the Kane School certification is a rigorous training program combining the classic principles of Pilates with a modern, clinical perspective on the human body. Known world-wide for its anatomy-based approach, the Kane School program goes beyond choreography to explain why exercises work. Students not only learn classic Pilates repertoire, but also delve deeply into biomechanics, postural imbalances and common injuries.
Learn how to listen with your hands. Become a Kane School graduate and join an enriching network of forward-thinking teachers that spans across the country and internationally. Read more for Pilates as a career.
CORE MUSCLE ANATOMY – March 16, 17 , and 23, 24 2019 (9a-5p)
This comprehensive course explores musculoskeletal anatomy and basic kinesiology principles—emphasizing the trunk, hip, shoulder girdle, arm, and neck—as they relate to the teaching and practice of Pilates, yoga, and bodywork. It lays the foundation for further study as a movement professional and is a prerequisite for the Kane School certification program. Taught by Susan Markowitz, a Kane School Graduate Teacher Trainer, PMA Certified Instructor and owner of Pivotal Pilates, this course is presented in a lecture-style format with workbooks and power-point presentations. Throughout the course, students gain hands-on experience via regular palpation of muscles, bones, and ligaments. Students also learn how to practically apply information taught in the course to their movement professional career via analysis of Pilates exercises and an introduction to posture analysis. Additional topics such as core stability and the anatomical basis of common tension patterns & injuries are also addressed. Students can test out of this course with a passing grade on the Kane School anatomy entrance exam.
COMPREHENSIVE PILATES MAT – April 13, 14 and 27, 28 2019 (10a-4p)
The Kane School Comprehensive Pilates Mat Training is a 65-hour advanced Pilates mat certification program that is singular in its attention to assessment, biomechanics and application of musculoskeletal anatomy to the human form. The primary objective of Kane School Comprehensive Mat certification is to empower instructors by providing them with the skills to facilitate their clients’ achievement of specific strength and flexibility goals, while maximizing dynamic alignment and movement potential. The Mechanics of Respiration, working in Neutral Pelvis and Posterior Pelvic Tilt, Core and Scapular Stability, Cervical Nod and Curl, and the Core Principles are covered in detail on the first weekend of the course. The second weekend of the Comprehensive Pilates Mat Training explores classical Pilates mat repertory, detailing the application of the Core Principles to each exercise. entrance requirements: •Either a passing grade on the anatomy entrance exam or completion of the Core Muscle Anatomy Course. requirements for completion: •10 hrs of Supervised Teaching •10 hrs of Self Practice •10 hrs of Group Mat Classes (offered at Pivotal; not included in tuition) •5 hrs Assistant Teaching Mat Classes taught at Kinected •3 hrs of teaching Community Classes • Passing grade on written exam, administered on last day of course.
BASIC TRAINING PHASE I – (9a-4p)
June 1, 2 July 6, 7 August 3, 4 2019
Choreography & Cueing: It is primary to the Kane School philosophy of teacher training that in this first tier of learning, students stay true to the classic choreography and repertory. Kane School certifications teach the traditional basic, intermediate, and advanced exercise series on the Reformer, Cadillac, High Barrell and Wunda Chair, paying specific attention to verbal cueing for choreography and dynamics in movement. Students will work on session tempo and intensity, while learning how to integrate the Kane School Core Principles into a fitness style session.
BASIC TRAINING PHASE II – (9a-4p)
September 14, 15 2019
Touch: The Kane School is a pioneer in touch instruction for Pilates teachers. In this course, students will explore their manual perception skills through exercises and practical techniques. Over time, students will develop their own manual sonar, which will help detect fascial laxity and tension and asses healthy and not-so-healthy biomechanics. In this aspect of the course, students will also discuss and explore how to be truly present with themselves and their clients, while learning how to construct healthy boundaries to avoid “burning out.” The Twenty Touches will be presented as ways to manually guide people out of common habitual patterns like elevated shoulders, cervical hyperextension, and overactive quadriceps.
October 5, 6 2019
Biomechanics: Pilates is a great movement venue to maintain joint health. It is also a great venue to study basic joint biomechanics because much of the movement is uniplanar or biplanar, and the load can be adjusted easily from light to heavy. In this portion of the course, students will look at joint biomechanics from head to toe. Students will assess normal ranges of motion in each joint and develop visual skills to discern between normal and abnormal. Students will then present and discuss ways to facilitate flexibility where range of motion is lacking and strengthening where mobility is excessive.
November 2, 3 2019
Injuries & Special Populations: This portion of the course is designed to educate instructors on basic diagnoses and their contraindications, teaching students how to think about working with populations that require special consideration. Though not a rehab course, this workshop will give Kane School graduates the tools to make educated choices about special populations, teaching instructors how to create safe and enjoyable movement experiences for their clients.
December 7, 8 2019
Advanced Teaching Skills: The final aspect of the course, this one-day workshop focuses on how to assess a new client, set goals, and structure custom-made workouts. Intake procedures will be presented, and students will practice ways to dialogue with clients in order to set appropriate goals. From a physiological perspective, students will learn different components of an effective workout in order to target specific strength, flexibility, and overall fitness goals, while creating safe and engaging movement experiences that will challenge clients to progress and transform.
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October Newsletter- Mindful Issue
As we rush into the holiday season keep a mindful and authentic connection to your body and mind. We need to slow down the thinking and make better choices.
Slowing Down the thinking has us…
Eat better. When we actually take the time to plan menus, create the time to shop, chose ingredients that make sense and eat mostly whole foods, our bodies will have a sense of homeostasis. Many articles have been written about the affects of food on cortisol levels (stress levels) and the quality of our very lives. Read this article to find out more. Also, come to our Weight Wellness series to learn more, plan more and build a community of action takers.
- Reduced risk of injury
- Enhanced weight loss energy and vitality.
- Enhanced exercise adherence
- Improved total fitness.
- Cardio and circulatory health.
- Improved athletic performance.
- Protection from injury.
Update from the Owner:
This month we launched our Platinum Pilates Series for the 65+ population. What a great response we’ve had.
Working with older clients is
so rewarding and Pilates couldn’t be a more perfect match. The machines offer a safe, easy flow with support when needed. Clients enjoy the diversity and ease with which they can move and they love it! Our specialized classes create length, and a calming homeostasis in the body.
Pivotal PIlates has become a “Specialty” fitness and wellness space. A place where people who normally shy away from gyms, or mindless group classes, enjoy the education, focus and attention they get from our instructors and small group classes.
Take a look at our new Weight Wellness section below for monthly ideas and interesting facts about how you can implement health on a daily basis.
Thank you for participating with me in what ever way that you do.
In this issue….
We’ve kicked off our Platinum Pilates series and the feedback is in. It’s a hit! Come try a platinum class with us and enjoy the benefits of Pilates in a safe and motivating environment.
Exercise of the month
This is such an effective pose. When cueing a client I like to cue all foundations in this pose. Shoulder stability, neck and ribcage placement, neutral pelvis and of course breath work helps to engage the TVA and mulitifidy (lower back muscles) A wonderful exercise for the posterior chain.
The body changes as we age. We need to change our recipe for fitness with it.
Pilates and the 65+ Population
It’s funny how clients migrate toward people their own age or instructors seem to attract them. I use to focus on the fit and 40, and before that the pre/postnatal client and now, ta da! While I’m not quite 60 my curiosity and maturity has taken my practice toward joint preservation, vertebral length and postural strength. I experienced great health and vitality through exercise most of my life and the more I read about the over 60 population the more I realize they might need it more than any previous decades before.
After 60 our bones become less dense and weaker. They are likely to break more easily due to loss off calcium. Some changes we see are the spine shortening due to the vertebral bodies dehydrating and the fluid becoming thinner and less dense. Tendons and ligaments become less elastic making our muscles and bones feel tighter, with less give. Cartilage that line the joints tends to thin partly due to wear and tear, making us more susceptible to injury.
My intention is not to paint an picture of horror, but human reality which we all face. There is no getting around the aging body. However, we can hep ourselves age more gracefully, prevent injuries and continue to move with more ease and comfort as we age. We all face a body that no longer does what it use to do but let’s keep working the system and get the most out of what we have.
Aging is a serious business. Those of us who want to keep our bodies hydrated, moving, flexible, stable and prevent falling by developing balance and strength benefit greatly by taking Pilates. Consider this article below comparing Pilates and other forms of fitness and the effects on balance, flexibility and strength.
Warm Regards and hope to see you around the studio!
So many people are taking advantage of group reformer classes.
They are fun and require lots of focus. However, if you’ve ever taken
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schedule. Pilates Mat is challenging, core centered and fun! Come
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