I’ve had a week to process and download everything I learned in a weekend of taking Balanced Body’s Anatomy in Three Dimensions with the amazing Dr T of http://www.drtsanatomies.com/. I knew I’ve wanted to take the course for a while but there was very little reviews out there. I was apprehensive going in, but it prep work and the two days of intensity were beyond worth it.
Having done several Balanced Body virtual seminars and events I know they have a practical educational philosophy in taking http://Anatomy.Pilates.com. I definitely had nothing but positive takeaways from the weekend.
- I struggled with a good chunk of the Anatomy concepts when I was studying for my Personal Training Certification 5 years ago, I only wish I had know about this course then. I think it would’ve led to a lot less anxiety about not having things clicked.
- As a crafter it’s been too long since I worked with clay. I forgot how much I really do enjoy the medium. There were tricks in my brain I hadn’t used in 20 years that came right back to me.
- Fitness is really a major part of the wellness spectrum, I’ve known that but it was so emphasized over the weekend. When you hear a good Pilates Instructor means less time with a Physical Therapist something really clicks.
- The years of yo-yo dieting and going heavy in the weight room did some damage to my body. I need to be more conscious of my posture and more diligent with my recovery work. It can’t be about stretching only when I feel stiff. I claim I can’t sit for long periods because it’s not in my nature. Dr. T pointed out I was inadvertently slouching and had a bit of kyphosis which I never would’ve thought.
- My cueing for certain exercises is going to be much stronger. When you end up in the gym under the pretense to lose weight you fall for a lot of the bro-science. Real science can make a lot more sense.
Within the first day of the workshop I had Trail Guide to the Body and its workbook ordered; for someone who go sick from both the Frog and Earthworm dissections it’s a big deal. I went into the weekend expecting that having the Integrated Movement Specialist credential would make me more trustworthy as a trainer. One week later I’m looking forward to taking Movement Principals over the summer and actively researching Comprehensive Pilates Teacher training.