Pilates South Texas

As a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center, certification training, programs and continuing education workshops are conducted to expand the education and knowledge of the STOTT PILATES® method to all Pilates, Yoga and Fitness instructors who desire to provide safe and effective Pilates exercise to their clients.

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GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS®

GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Education

The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method is composed of the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® exercise methods. The Method was created by Romanian-born Hungarian Juliu Horvath, in the effort to rehabilitate his injuries from a professional dance career. Horvath established the first studio in 1984.

The GYROKINESIS® Method was originally called “Yoga for Dancers”. The method is practiced on a mat and a chair. The GYROTONIC® Method uses equipment that permits one to move with support and resistance. There are five different models of GYROTONIC® equipment. The Pulley Tower Combination Unit is the most widely used piece of GYROTONIC® Equipment. The other four models of equipment are categorized as Specialized Equipment. GYROTONIC® Specialized Equipment includes: the Jumping Stretching Board, the GYROTONER® Unit, the Leg Extension Unit, and the Archway.

GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® exercise sequences are composed of spiraling and circular movements. Each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. Some of the benefits that may be gained by practicing the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® methods are increased circulation; cardiovascular stimulation; increased mobility of the joints; stimulation, and strengthening of the nervous system; mobilization of the spine; improved sense perception; greater balance, and flow of energy; and improved coordination.

Pilates South Texas offers the following GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® education:

  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Teacher Training Program
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Teacher Training Program
  • GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Continuing Education

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GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Certification Education


GYROTONIC® Level 1 Teacher Training Program

The 188 hour program is comprised of the following four (4) training courses:

  • Pre-Training
  • Foundation
  • Apprenticeship
  • Final Certificate

Students learn to design and instruct a progressive sequence of GYROTONIC® Level 1 exercise classes on the GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower Combination Unit. Students achieve the status of a GYROTONIC® Apprentice Trainer which qualifies them to instruct the GYROTONIC® Method within 3 months of beginning the program. Completion of the full program and becoming a Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer takes approximately 1 year.

GENERAL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Experience an exploration of the GYROTONIC® principles and Level 1 movement sequences with a GYROTONIC® Master Trainer
  • Learn to instruct the GYROTONIC® Level 1 exercise sequences on the GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower
  • Develop teaching skills and techniques unique to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method to instruct GYROTONIC® sessions to clients
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GYROTONIC® PRE-TRAINING COURSE, LEVEL 1

This course is offered at Pilates South Texas.

This course is 6 days, 30 hours in duration. Each day is 5 hours of instruction. Attendance is required for all six days. During this course students experience the exercise sequences on the Pre-Training Course exercise list. The completion of the course provides a foundational understanding of the GYROTONIC® Level 1 exercises and prepares students physically for the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course.

 

Prerequisites: Prior experience with GYROTONIC® is highly recommended before entering the Pre-Training Course

  • Ten or more classes with a Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer is highly recommended
  • For students who do not have access to GYROTONIC® classes, a three day introductory course designed to provide an introduction to the GYROTONIC® Level 1, Progression 1 exercises is highly recommended before entering Pre-Training Course
  • Basic understanding of the GYROTONIC® Level 1, Progression 1 exercises

 

Upon successful completion of the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training Course, the student is qualified to register for the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course

GYROTONIC® LEVEL 1 FOUNDATION COURSE

This course is offered at Pilates South Texas.

This course is 12 days, 60 hours in duration. Each day is 5 hours, with one hour break. Attendance is required for all 12 days. During this course students will physically execute and learn teaching techniques and principles in the GYROTONIC® Foundation Course, Level 1 syllabus. Completion of the course provides students with the skills and techniques to instruct the complete GYROTONIC®, Level 1 exercise curriculum to others.

Upon successful completion of the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course, the students achieve the status of a GYROTONIC® Apprentice Trainer which qualifies them to instruct the GYROTONIC® Method within 3 months of beginning the program. This Apprenticeship License is valid for one (1) year. During the apprenticeship period, the apprentices are required to complete 60 “teaching client” hours. A minimum of 30 hours is required to register for the Apprenticeship Course. Completion of 60 hours is required to register for the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certification Course.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training Course

Upon successful completion of the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course, the Apprentice is qualified to register for the GYROTONIC® Apprenticeship Course.

GYROTONIC® LEVEL 1 APPRENTICESHIP COURSE

This course is offered at Pilates South Texas.

This course is 6 days, 30 hours in duration. Each day is 5 hours, with one hour break. Attendance is required for all 6 days. The GYROTONIC® Level 1 Apprentice completes a minimum of 30 supervised apprenticeship hours with a GYROTONIC® Master Trainer to prepare for the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course.

Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • Completion of 30 hours “teaching client”

Upon successful completion of the GYROTONIC® Level Apprenticeship Course, the Apprentice is qualified to register for the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course.

GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course

This course is not offered at Pilates South Texas. It is only offered at an approved facility to instruct the Final Certificate Course. Pilates South Texas will assist the Apprentice with the registration process.

This course is 3 days, 17 hours in duration.

During the course the Apprentice will receive an assessment of his/her teaching skills and an understanding of the GYROTONIC® Level 1 curriculum, as well additional education. To successfully complete the course, the Apprentice is required physically execute and demonstrate a proficient understanding of the exercises and principles in the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course. Additionally, the Apprentice is required to apply the appropriate verbal cues and provide guidance for another Apprentice as in accordance to the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course manual.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Apprenticeship requirements

  • 60 “teaching client” hours
  • A minimum of 30 supervised Apprenticeship hours

Upon successfully completing the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course, the Apprentice achieves the status of a Certified GYROTONIC® Level 1 Trainer, and is granted a trademark use license. Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer is required to fulfill continuing education to renew his/her certification trademark license every two years. Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer is eligible to register for GYROTONIC® Specialized Courses and GYROTONIC® Specialized Equipment Courses.


GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Teacher Training Program

The 138 hour program is comprised of the following four (4) training courses:

  • Pre-Training
  • Foundation
  • Apprenticeship
  • Final Certificate

GENERAL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Experience an exploration of the e GYROKINESIS® principles and Level 1 class formats with a GYROKINESIS® Teacher Trainer
  • Learn to instruct with rhythm and flow. Develop effective tactile and verbal cueing skills that are in accordance to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method
  • Learn to instruct the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 class formats to a group class
Download Application
GYROKINESIS® PRE-TRAINING COURSE, LEVEL 1

This course is offered at Pilates South Texas.

This course is 6 days, 30 hours in duration. Each day is 5 hours of instruction. Attendance is required for all six days. During this course students experience the exercise sequences on the Pre-Training Course exercise list. The completion of the course provides a foundational understanding of the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 exercises and prepares students physically for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with GYROKINESIS® is highly recommended before entering this course

  • Ten or more classes with a Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer in highly recommended
  • Basic understanding of the GYROKINESIS®, Level 1 class formats

Upon successful completion of the GYROKINESIS® Level 1Pre-Training Course, the student is qualified to register for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course.

GYROKINESIS® FOUNDATION COURSE, LEVEL 1

This course is offered at Pilates South Texas.

This course is 9 days, 45 hours in duration. Each day is 5 hours, with one hour break. Attendance is required for all 9 days. During this course students will physically execute and learn teaching techniques and principles in the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course syllabus. The student learns the teaching skills & techniques specific to the GYROKINESIS® method to instruct the 60 minute format class and the 90 minute format class to others.

Upon successful completion of the GYROKINESIS® Foundation Course, Level 1, the students achieve the status of a GYROKINESIS® Apprentice Trainer which qualifies them to instruct the GYROKINESIS® Method within 3 months of beginning the program. This Apprenticeship License is valid for one (1) year. During the apprenticeship period, the student is required to complete 30 “teaching client” hours. A minimum of 15 hours is required to register for the Apprenticeship Course. Completion of 45 hours is required to register for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certification Course.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training Course

Upon successful completion of the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course, the student is qualified to register for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Apprenticeship Course.

GYROKINESIS® LEVEL 1 APPRENTICESHIP COURSE

This course is offered at Pilates South Texas.

This course is 3 days, 15 hours in duration. Each day is 5 hours, with one hour break. Attendance is required for all 3 days. The GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Apprentice completes a minimum of 15 apprenticeship hours with a GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer to prepare for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course.

Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • Completion of 15 hours “teaching client”

Upon successful completion of the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Apprenticeship Course, the student is qualified to register for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course.

GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course

This course is not offered at Pilates South Texas. It is only offered at an approved facility to instruct the Final Certificate Course. Pilates South Texas will assist Apprentice with the registration process.

This course is 3 days, 17 hours in duration.

During the course the apprentice will receive an assessment of his/her teaching skills and understanding of the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 curriculum, as well additional education. To successfully complete the course, the Apprentice is required physically execute and demonstrate a proficient understanding of the exercises and principles in the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course. Additionally, the Apprentice is required to apply the appropriate verbal cues and provide guidance for another Apprentice as in accordance to the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course manual.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the GYROKINESIS® Apprenticeship requirements

  • 30 “teaching client” hours
  • A minimum of 15 supervised apprenticeship hours

Upon successfully completing the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course, the Apprentice achieves the status of a Certified GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Trainer, and is granted a trademark use license. Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer is required to fulfill continuing education to renew his/her certification trademark license every two years. Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer is eligible to register for GYROKINESIS® Specialized Courses.


GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Continuing Education


GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Continuing Education

Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer and Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer are required to fulfill continuing education to renew his/her certification trademark license every two years. Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer is eligible to register for GYROTONIC® Specialized Courses and GYROTONIC® Specialized Equipment Courses. Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer is eligible to register for GYROKINESIS® Specialized Courses.