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Deep Core Crossed Chains $59
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This workshop offers 3 PMA CECs upon completion and passing of the required quiz.

(Please remember, the PMA accepts a maximum of 12 online CECs toward their bi-annual 16 CEC requirement. Details.)

Description

In these demanding and stressful times, as clients progress they might evolve towards an exercise routine that increases in strain and repetition but that is low in deepening body control and awareness. This workshop provides clients with an environment that instills deep core engagement and crossed muscle chain activation. Advanced (and beginner) exercises are done on the Cadillac, reformer, ladder barrel and mat in conjunction with rollers and rotator discs.

Increase your teaching skills by learning to recognize deep core muscle engagement versus superficial muscle engagement in the client’s performance. In other words, spot the cheaters! Learn exercises that encourage deep recruitment to help your clients achieve successful movement outcomes.

Adjustable for all populations. The crossed chain work can be useful for scoliosis, the deep core work can be beneficial for fragile conditions and the advanced repertoire can challenge dancers and athletes.

This workshop offers an  in depth look at valuable repertoire that Ann has developed through years of working with the general (and fragile) population and with elite athletes.

Objectives

  • Teach clients to move fluidly through full body full range movement while maintaining deep core awareness and engagement
  • Learn to teach progressions of advanced exercises inspired by the evolved and classical Pilates repertoire that is adapted to the needs of the general population and help achieve transfer of better posture and function in daily life
  • Learn material on the Cadillac, reformer, mat and barrels that incorporates the small accessories like the full and half foam rollers and rotator discs.
  • Initiation to myofascial concepts. Focus on deep anterior myofascial tissue and superficial myofascial tissue and their implication trough movement.

Concepts & Techniques

  • Combining the beauty and lightness of full range movement with the command of deep core commitment.
  • Adjustable for various populations.

Props & Equipment Used

  • Balls
  • Barrel
  • Mat
  • Reformer
  • Rotator Discs
  • Small Props
  • Trap/Cad

Duration & Access

This workshop is  approximately 1.8 hours  long and you have 30 days of access.
(No expiration for Forever Access Members)

 

About Ann McMillan MS

Student Comments

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I thought the course was very innovative and full of information. Ann has an excellent intuitive sense of the body!

-Susan M

Slide 2

What a great workshop. I liked that you used two models with differents levels of experience in Pilates. The topic explored here is essential. Thank You!

-Julie D

Slide 3

I loved the variety of the exercises. New ideas well thought like this are always welcomed! Also, we always hear about crossed chain without any details, Ann McMilan really made it clear about which exercise works what! Merci Ann! Well Done!

-Sophie L

Slide 4

Wonderful workshop. Excellent cues for all of the movements using visualization which I think really helps the client with their body awareness.

-Denise H

Slide 5

Beautiful workshop. It deepened my understanding of using deep core muscles during different exercises. Thanks!

-Julia H

Slide 6

My work in Physical Therapy is directly related to what I watched here and I was excited to combine my passion for Pilates and my love for movement and fitness.

-Tracy S

   

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