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  • Course Information | Trainor Movement Co.

    STOTT PILATES® is unparalleled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality. We offer a range of education programs to suit your experience and certification needs. Now accepting online applications! Register Intro to Anatomy For students preparing for the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program; and Pilates enthusiasts that want to dive deeper. This course is an excellent review tool for students preparing for their written exams. ​Pricing & Payment Options:​ Pay in Full: $900 Payment Plan: $155/week for 6 weeks ​ Schedule: Sundays July 21 11am-4pm July 28 11am-4pm August 4 11am-4pm August 11 11am-4pm REGISTER Upcoming Courses Intensive Matwork-Plus™ (IMP) *THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL* TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST PLEASE EMAIL ​ Prerequisite Requirements: Intro to Anatomy Course; Or working knowledge of functional anatomy​ minimum 30 hours participation in Pilates classes/workouts ​​ Pricing & Payment Options:​ Pay in Full: $2600​ Payment Plan: $450/week for 6 weeks Schedule:​ August 16-18 August 23-25 & 31st September 1st 12:00 pm-5:30 pm ​ This course will be taught by Stephanie Laoun . Intensive Reformer (IR) Prerequisite Requirements: Intro to Anatomy Course; Or working knowledge of functional anatomy minimum 30 hours participation in Pilates classes/workouts while IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first. ​ Pricing & Payment Options:​ Pay in Full: $3200​ Payment Plan: $550/week for 6 weeks ​ Schedule:​ September 13-15 September 20-22 September 26-29​ 12:00 pm-5:30 pm ​ ​ This course will be taught by Stephanie Laoun . Intensive Cadillac (ICAD) Prerequisite Requirements: Intro to Anatomy Course; Or working knowledge of functional anatomy Intensive Matwork-Plus Intensive Reformer ​ Pricing & Payment Options:​ Pay in Full: $2000​ Payment Plan: $336/week for 6 weeks ​ Schedule:​ October 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 12:00-5:30pm Stability Chair (ICHR) Prerequisite Requirements: Intro to Anatomy Course; Or working knowledge of functional anatomy Intensive Matwork-Plus Intensive Reformer ​ Pricing & Payment Options:​ Pay in Full: $1300 Payment Plan: $220 /week for 6 weeks ​ Schedule:​ November 15, 16, 17 12-5:30pm ​ ​ Barrels (IBRL) Prerequisite Requirements: Intro to Anatomy Course; Or working knowledge of functional anatomy Intensive Matwork-Plus Intensive Reformer ​ ​ Pricing & Payment Options:​ Pay in Full: $1250 Payment Plan: $212/ week for 6 weeks ​ ​ Schedule:​ November 9 & 10 12:00-5:30pm ​ This course will be taught by Michelle Gantz . REGISTER PLEASE REVIEW OUR STUDENT POLICIES: Education Registration Our education courses and workshops are available on a first-come first-serve basis, as space is limited. You must be over the age of 18 to register. All education courses and workshops require payment to be made upon registration. Your spot in the course will ONLY be reserved upon receipt of your application form, and tuition fee or initial payment into a payment plan. Payment Plan details and contract information are clearly outlined within each individual plan upon purchasing. Trainor Movement Co reserves the right to deny registrations. Course Fees All course fees are due in full upon registration. For Payment Plans, all fees will be due as outlined in your contract. There are NO REFUNDS, RETURNS, OR TRANSFERS TO OTHER COURSES. All course fees are subject to change without notice. Each course/workshop will require educational materials. These materials include: all manuals, support materials, and other props necessary for each individual course. All education materials are provided by Trainor Movement Co. and included in course fees. Course/Workshop Cancellations If a course withdrawal is requested less than two weeks prior to the start date of a course or workshop, there will be no refund or monies paid. If the withdrawal is requested more than two weeks prior to the course start date, an administrative fee of 25% of the total course fee will be levied, and the remainder paid returned to your account as a credit. Course fees do not include exam fees or applicable taxes. Trainor Movement Co. reserves the right to cancel a course due to low registration or any unforeseen circumstances. Any fees paid on the cancelled course will be reimbursed in this case. Make-up Hours/Instructor Trainer Fees Students must attend and participate in all hours of the course. Any form of photography or videography during any course and/or workshop is strictly prohibited. Any missed hours must be made up through private sessions with an Instructor Trainer at $180/hr+gst. If the student misses more than 5 hours they must make up the same amount of hours missed (1:1 ratio). If a student misses less than five hours of a course, they need to make up half the time in private review at their cost (2:1 ratio of hours missed to hours made up). Make-up hours should be done in a timely manner especially if the missed hours occur in the middle of a course. (This allows students to cover material prerequisite to material taught upon returning to the course.) Students have six months to make up any hours missed. If they exceed this timeline, the course is forfeited and the entire course must be retaken in order to take the examination and be certified. The Instructor Trainer will inform Merrithew via the submitted class list that a student has not completed a course. A note will be made on the student's file. A letter of completion will be sent to the student when the Instructor Trainer has confirmed that the student has completed the remaining hours. Workshops, and the Intro to Anatomy course missed hours are not applicable for make-up hours, the course will need to be retaken for full credit at the full course fee.

  • Privates | Trainor Movement Co.

    Book a Private Session Private Types Prerequisite $57 .00 - 30min This session is for those new to Pilates Equipment who want to drop-in to group sessions. This session is a prerequisite to joining any group sessions. In the 30 minutes you will work one-on-one with a certified instructor to learn the ins and outs of the Pilates Reformer. You will be taken through safety rules, and basic exercises. Intro Offer (New Clients) $84 .00 - 55min This session is an introductory offer for new clients only. Your first private session is $25.00 off regular price. Limited to one Intro Offer per client. Private Session $105.00 - 55min This session you will work one-on-one with a certified instructor to target your specific anatomy. This Private Session will be varied or modified to suit your needs. Fully certified specialized instructors will find the most optimal way to personalize your workout. Duet/Trio Session $60.00ea - 55min This is a great way to book a semi-private session with a friend or loved one. A duet or trio session will get you a personalized workout while spending quality time with a partner or two. Each individual must create a booking for duet/trio sessions. Please note Education Private Sessions are for Pilates Instructor Students only.

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  • The Best Sleeping Positions for Posture

    Sleep is incredibly important for your mental and physical health. The position you sleep in can help your sleep quality if you choose a position that supports your spine well. Healthy sleeping positions will contribute to better rest and quality of sleep, especially healthier joints and muscles. Different conditions and postures benefit from different sleeping positions. Generally, side or back sleeping are considered the most beneficial. However, if sleeping on your front is the most comfortable option, there are ways to support that with the right mattress and pillows. Sleeping on Your Side On your side is the most common position to sleep in. It provides healthy spinal alignment and will help reduce back pain from front sleeping positions. When side-lying make sure to use a large enough pillow to support your head and neck, as well as placing a pillow between your thighs to keep your pelvis level. Tips for Side-Lying Sleep Positions: Can cause shoulder/hip pain. Softer mattresses will help alleviate this, as will shifting positions while you sleep. Sleeping on your right side can intensify symptoms of acid reflux. Try sleeping on your left side to decrease pressure on internal organs. Beneficial for: pregnant women, older adults, acid reflux, back pain, snoring, sleep apnea, digestive issues, and more. Sleeping on Your Back On your back is a popular position to sleep in for snorers. This position will evenly distribute the weight on your spine and help alleviate neck and back tension. If you prop yourself upright slightly, sleeping on your back can relieve congestion from allergies and colds. Tips for Back Sleeping Positions: Prevents misalignment of the neck and shoulders. Memory foam pillows, pillows with a divot for the head, or a rolled towel under the neck are the best options in this position. Propping your torso upright slightly will help avoid nasal congestion that leads to snoring. A pillow underneath your knees will help support this joint and eliminate extra tension in your lower back and hips. NOT recommended for: pregnant women, sleep apnea, acid reflux, older adults, heavier adults. Beneficial for: neck and shoulder issues, allergies, congestion, back pain. Sleeping on Your Front On your front is the least restful position to sleep in. It provides the least amount of support for your spine; primarily because it requires twisting your neck and head out of alignment with your spine. Tips for Front Sleeping Positions: Use a firm mattress to avoid your spine sinking out of alignment and into your mattress. A thin pillow, or no pillow at all, will reduce adding an excessive extension to your cervical spine. Try adding a small pillow underneath your hips/low abdomen to help with low back pain. Try to keep both legs in an equal position to avoid misaligning your pelvis. Choose a sleeping position that makes you feel most comfortable; one which gives you the feeling of being rested, refreshed, and free of aches and pains. You don’t have to change to a new sleeping position to get a better night’s sleep. Find your favourite position and try these tips to improve the quality of your sleep.

  • Pilates for Hypermobility

    Do you often feel like your joints are more flexible than they should be? Do you experience frequent joint pain or instability? If so, you might be one of the millions worldwide living with hypermobility or hypermobility disorders. While having a high range of motion might seem advantageous, it can pose significant challenges to your overall health and wellbeing. However, there's hope! Integrating Pilates and strength training into your routine can be a game-changer in managing hypermobility effectively. Hypermobility is characterized by joints that move beyond their normal range of motion, often due to laxity in ligaments and tendons. While some individuals with hypermobility might not experience any adverse effects, others may suffer from joint pain, instability, and an increased risk of injuries such as sprains and dislocations. For those with hypermobility disorders like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or Marfan syndrome, the challenges can be even greater, impacting daily life activities and overall quality of life. So, what can be done to manage these challenges effectively? The answer lies in targeted exercise regimens, particularly Pilates and strength training. Here's why: 1. Stability: Pilates focuses on strengthening the body's core muscles, which play a crucial role in providing stability and support to the spine and joints. By engaging in Pilates exercises regularly, individuals with hypermobility can improve their core strength, thereby enhancing joint stability and reducing the risk of injury. Additionally, Pilates emphasizes proper alignment and body awareness, which are essential for individuals with hypermobility to learn how to control their range of motion effectively. 2. Joint Support: Pilates involves exercises that target specific muscle groups to build strength and endurance. For individuals with hypermobility, incorporating strength training into their routine can help counteract the instability caused by lax ligaments and tendons. By strengthening the muscles surrounding vulnerable joints, such as the knees, shoulders, and hips, individuals can provide added support and protection to these areas, reducing the likelihood of joint injuries and discomfort. 3. Mind-Body Connection: Pilates emphasizes the mind-body connection, encouraging individuals to focus on proper form, breathing techniques, and controlled movements. This heightened awareness is especially beneficial for those with hypermobility, as it allows them to better understand their body's limitations and how to work within them safely. Proprioception is the body's ability to sense its position, movement, and spatial orientation. For individuals with hypermobility, whose joints may move beyond the normal range, proprioception plays a crucial role in maintaining stability and preventing injuries. By training the mind-body connection, individuals can sharpen their proprioceptive skills, enabling them to better control their joint movements and avoid overextension or misalignment. 4. Quality of Life: By incorporating Pilates into their routine, individuals with hypermobility can experience significant improvements in their overall functionality and quality of life. Stronger muscles and improved joint stability not only reduce the risk of injuries but also enhance everyday activities such as walking, standing, and lifting. Additionally, regular exercise can alleviate joint pain and stiffness, allowing individuals to enjoy a more active and fulfilling lifestyle. In conclusion, Pilates and strength training offer invaluable benefits for individuals living with hypermobility and hypermobility disorders. By focusing on core strength, joint support, and mindfulness, these forms of exercise empower individuals to manage their condition effectively and lead healthier, more active lives. So, if you're dealing with hypermobility, consider incorporating Pilates and strength training into your routine—you'll be amazed at the difference it can make!

  • Unlocking Wellness: The Psycho-Social Benefits of Pilates

    Pilates is often celebrated for its physical benefits, such as improved flexibility, strength, and posture. However, beyond the physical realm lies a treasure trove of psycho-social advantages that contribute to overall well-being. Let's delve into the holistic benefits that Pilates offers, transcending mere bodily fitness. 1. Mind-Body Connection: At the core of Pilates is the emphasis on the mind-body connection. By focusing on precise movements coordinated with breath, practitioners cultivate a heightened awareness of their bodies. This mindfulness not only enhances the effectiveness of each exercise but also fosters a sense of inner calm and centeredness. 2. Stress Reduction: In today's fast-paced world, stress is omnipresent. Pilates provides a sanctuary where individuals can escape the pressures of daily life and immerse themselves in a practice that promotes relaxation and stress relief. The rhythmic flow of movements coupled with mindful breathing induces a state of tranquility, allowing practitioners to release tension and rejuvenate their minds. 3. Improved Mental Health: Beyond stress reduction, Pilates has been shown to positively impact mental health. Engaging in regular Pilates sessions can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression by triggering the release of endorphins, the body's natural mood elevators. Moreover, the sense of accomplishment derived from mastering challenging exercises boosts self-esteem and confidence, fostering a more positive outlook on life. 4. Social Connection: Pilates classes provide a supportive community where individuals can connect with like-minded peers. The camaraderie and encouragement shared among participants create a sense of belonging and mutual empowerment. Building meaningful relationships within the Pilates community not only enhances the enjoyment of the practice but also bolsters emotional well-being through social support. 5. Body Positivity and Self-Image: Pilates celebrates bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Unlike traditional fitness regimes focused solely on aesthetic goals, Pilates promotes body positivity by prioritizing functional movement and overall health. Through regular practice, individuals develop a deeper appreciation for their bodies' capabilities, leading to a more positive self-image and increased body confidence. In essence, Pilates offers far more than physical fitness; it serves as a holistic wellness practice that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. By embracing the psycho-social benefits of Pilates, practitioners can embark on a transformative journey towards greater well-being, both inside and out. Meta Description: Discover the holistic benefits of Pilates beyond physical fitness. Explore how Pilates enhances mental health, reduces stress, fosters social connection, promotes body positivity, and cultivates a strong mind-body connection. Keywords: Pilates, psycho-social benefits, mental health, stress reduction, body positivity, mind-body connection, holistic wellness, social connection, self-esteem, positive self-image, Pilates community, mindfulness, relaxation, well-being.

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