Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182P
- Course Number:
- PE 182P
- Course Title:
- Body in Balance - Pilates Conditioning
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- Lecture Hours:
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- Lab Hours:
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Course DescriptionCovers basic concepts and skills in the Pilates Method of conditioning, designed to increase core strength and stabilization, muscle balance, tone, coordination, and flexibility. Non-impact mat exercises develop whole body awareness and control, and can be modified to various fitness levels. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course provides knowledge and skills in non-impact whole body exercise, which can be modified to all fitness levels. Benefits include increased core strength and stabilization, muscle tone, flexibility, improved posture and body/mind awareness. The exercises are based primarily on those created by the late Joseph H. Pilates. Students will provide their own exercise clothes for class.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Apply principles and concepts of the Pilates Method to matwork exercises.
- Improve core strength, muscle balance, control, and body awareness.
- Apply modifications to mat exercises with regard to proper alignment and safety.
- Develop a personal workout using Pilates-based Body in Balance exercises.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attendance and participation records..
- Classroom Demonstrations
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)COURSE CONTENT
THEMES, CONCEPTS, ISSUES:
range of motion exercises
Principal Concepts of the Pilates Method
flow/fluidity of movement
the powerhouse muscles--abdominals, hips, lower back, buttocks
Pilates mat exercises
10 essential mat exercises
level I and level II variations
principles of alignment
safety concepts and aids
SKILLS AND COMPTENCIES
Perform appropriate warm-up and Pilates fundamentals exercises.
Identify and demonstrate 10 basic body in balance mat exercises* with attention to proper alignment, control, and safety:
- Roll up
- Leg circles
- Rolling like a ball
- Single leg stretch
- Double leg stretch
- Spine stretch
- Swan dive
- Side kick series
Identify and demonstrate additional body in balance mat exercises with attention to proper alignment, control, and safety:
Single leg stretch with twist
Open leg balance
Single and /or double leg kick
Push up position/leg pull
Practice exercises in sequence, with increased repetitions, and with efficient transitions.
Practice and properly demonstrate an individual matwork sequence.