Pilates: From Therapeutic to Mainstream Fitness

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pilates: From Therapeutic to Mainstream Fitness

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Physical Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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  • Overview

    In the 1900's, fitness pioneer Joseph Pilates designed and refined a series of exercises to rehabilitate himself from poor health and physical conditions from which he suffered in the early part of his life. Students will explore the health benefits and the physical practice of Pilates, a form of low-impact, whole-body exercise adaptable to all fitness levels. Students will learn about alignment, breathing, strengthening, balance, flexibility, and awareness as they progress through Pilates exercises and learn how to intelligently move their body. Students will also identify and evaluate the characteristics of exercises which are optimal for modern lifestyles, long-term health and wellness, individual needs, as well as rehabilitation and injury prevention. Basic anatomy and physiology as related to Pilates as well as healthy diet principals will also be covered.

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