Power Pilates

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Power Pilates

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Physical Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    1
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    CATALOG DESCRIPTION: 
    A course that combines Pilates and Aerobics. Pilates as a workout that strengthens muscles, improves posture, balance and flexibility. Aerobics conditions the cardiovascular system. These two types of exercise are combined to work together toward a goal of overall fitness/health. Graded on a P/F basis.

    RATIONALE: 
    Pilates is a method of body conditioning that increases muscle flexibility and tone, joint range of motion, and targets the stabilizing muscles surrounding each joint. With a solid foundation in correct posture, Pilates is ideal for those who desire a firm yet flexible body. It is great for both under-toned individuals as well as highly trained athletes alike. Aerobics on the other hand improves the individual’s cardiovascular capacity, so if both methods were applied in a class the perfect workout would emerge.

    OBJECTIVES: 
    Taking this course a student would be able to:
    1. Understand the Pilates and Aerobics principles.
    2. Increase his/her cardiovascular capacity.
    3. Develop and understand muscle balance.
    4. Enhance his/her physical and mental relaxation.
    5. Increase his/her freedom of movement and correct posture.
    6. Recognize ways to avoid common injuries.

    LEARNING ACTIVITIES: 
    Classes consist of 2 contact hours/week.
    The ratio between Practice and Theory is 85% to 15%.