Our Menopause track offers you a comprehensive and holistic approach to designing and teaching the menopausal client.
Health and Exercise for Menopause and Pilates for Menopause Specialist certification can be completed in-person/livestream or as an on-demand online course. The certification is suitable for Fitness, Yoga and Pilates instructors. The Pilates track certification includes practical exercises on the Reformer, Cadillac and Chair.
Modules required to complete Menopause Specialist Certification in this order:
The Combined Modules in the Health and Exercise for Menopause/ Pilates for Menopause Specialist Certifications Will:
Allow you to guide your client through release techniques that will help with restrictions and tension created by the aging process. Conditions such as kyphosis, hip stiffness and loss of flexibility can be helped with the myofascial releases in the Rocking and Rolling to Release™ course. The rocking in this course aids in hydrating the fascial system and helps lessen the stiffness and tension created by the loss of the female hormones.
Support your Floor™ – our Pelvic Floor course takes you through the anatomy and physiology of the PF and informs you of the normal functioning of a healthy pelvic floor. This gives you a reference point to understand the issues that a menopausal woman may experience during this time of change. By educating you on the role of the pelvic floor during pregnancy, birth and postpartum, we hope to show you how these events may lay the foundation of dysfunction that is exacerbated during the menopausal years rather than menopause being the culprit.
Health and Exercise/Pilates during Menopause™ Mat Theory and Practical will layer the information from the previous two modules and build on the exercises to become relevant to the changing menopausal body. The mat exercises will inform you on how to alleviate some of the challenges facing this population and how to improve the strength and flexibility of the client.
Pilates for Menopause™ on the Equipment will further the concepts from the mat work and increase the intensity and challenge of the innovative exercises specifically designed for this population. Well thought out program design is included on the Chair, Reformer and Cadillac.
Requirements to Complete Specialist Certification
Coursework completed, online or in-person
Quiz after each module
10 self-practice hours (log books submitted after each module)
10 hours of teaching practice (log books submitted after each module)
1 self practice video submitted after each module
1 teaching practice video submitted after each module
Start Your Menopause Specialist Certification
Complete Your Certification Online
Health and Exercise for Menopause Specialist™
Rocking and Rolling to Release™
Support your Floor™
Pilates/Health and Exercise for Menopause Mat Theory and Practical
If you want to start certification in-person/livestream please register for individual modules on our Live Events Calendar. All modules for this certification need to be taken in order listed above to successfully complete the program.