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Pilates Principles - Pilates Foundation Course (6 hrs)

$69.95 $99.95


NAT Pilates Foundation Course

This course combines the most current research around core stabilization with six fundamental Pilates principles to offer simple, easy-to-use strategies for helping you help yourself and your clients relieve discomfort and improve pain-free movement.

The course video tutorials and 160 page illustrated text provide Pilates Practitioners; Massage and Manual Therapists with a comprehensive understanding of how the core functions, and how stabilization helps promote health and proper movement patterns through the development of balanced muscles, joint alignment, and core control.

Includes current research on neuroplasticity, the brain’s capacity to reorganize itself by developing new neuronal connections, and on the function of fascia, to explain the six fundamental principles of Pilates—Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow.

Course Objectives;

Learn how the 6 Pilates Principles can restore functional balance and promote optimal movement patterns.

To discuss the functional core and ways it should operate for proper function.

Learn how to balance the deep and superficial myofascial systems with breathing techniques.

Use the Self Myofascial Release Technique to help promote the parasympathetic nervous system.

Determine what habituation from daily routines may be causing dysfunctional postural and movement patterns.

About the Presenter

Karen Vizueta graduated with honors and holds a BSc in Communications from the University of Rhode Island. She has the following fitness certifications; STOTT Pilates Mat; Reformer, NASM CPT, AFAA Primary Group Exercise, AFAA Step, TRX, BOSU Kids, and Precision Nutrition L1. She is trained in Balanced Body Jumpboard, Power House Pilates Integrated Tower, IMX Pilates Mat & Reformer. 

In addition to being a fitness coach she runs an online virtual workout and wellness platform called Workout Hotel. Her goal is to deliver safe and effective workouts globally. Karen was featured in Cosmopolitan.com and blog.feedspot.com. She developed workouts for the Metabolism Plan and Mini Pop Kids. She is a volunteer for Nepris where she helps students gain early exposure to job skills and connect what they learn in the classroom to real careers.

What's Included?

Course Texts
Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core - Full colour illustrations; Easy "Quick Reference" format
Video Classes

13 Video Classes presented by Karen Vizueta

Watch anytime online on any device (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone)

Online Exams  and Certification

Online Exam comprising multiple choice questions

See table below for other CEU accreditations

Exam does not need to be completed in any one sitting. You may save your answers as you go along and return to continue at any time - internet connection required



Massage and Manual Therapists, Physical Therapists, PTA's, Occupational Therapists, OTA's, Athletic Trainers, Exercise and Fitness Professionals  


CEU Accreditations

Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers (NCBTMB) (CEUs not valid for State of New York) 6.0 CEUs
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) 0.7 CEUs
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) 7.0 CEUs
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) 6.0 CE Hours
Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)  6.0 CE Hours
Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) 6.0 Core Credits
Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) 6.0 CEs
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) 6.0 CE Hours
Alabama Board of Physical Therapy  6.0 CE Hours
College of Chiropractors of British Columbia (CCBC)  6.0 CE Hours
Iowa Board of Chiropractic (IDPH)  6.0 CE Hours
Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) - CE Broker (“Patient Related”) 6.0 CEUs
Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (OT/OTA) - CE Broker (“Related to the Clinical Practice of Occupational Therapy”) 6.0 CEUs
Florida Board of Massage Therapy (LMT) - CE Broker (“General”) 6.0 CEUs
Georgia Board of Massage Therapy (LMT) - CE Broker (“General”) 6.0 CEUs
Georgia Board of Nursing (LPN/RPN) - CE Broker (“General”) 6.0 CEUs
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) - CE Broker (“General Continuing Education”) 6.0 CEUs
Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure (LMT) - CE Broker (“CE relevant to the practice of Massage Therapy”) 6.0 CEUs
Massage Therapists (MMA - formerly AAMT) 10 CPE