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.

STOTT PILATES® is the premiere brand of Merrithew Health & Fitness.



KINETIC CHAIN® Education is based upon the concept introduced by Mechanical Engineer Franz Reuleaux in 1875:  One joint is connected to another joint which the movement of one joint would affect the movement of another joint which creates a link of a kinetic chain.

    Dr. Arthur Steindler, in 1995, adapted Reuleaux’s theory to the analysis of human movement, sport-specific activity patterns and exercise.  He defined the kinetic chain as a “combination of several successively arranged joints constituting a complex motor unit.”

KINETIC CHAIN® education at Pilates South Texas is designed to complement all fitness science principles with all modalities of exercise.  Our three program choices are:

  • KINETIC CHAIN® Training
      * Anatomy Introduction
      * C.O.R.E. Principles & Workout
      * KINETIC CHAIN Training in Motion App
  • KINETIC CHAIN® Suspension
      * C.O.R.E. Principles & Workout
  • KINETIC CHAIN® Sports Motion
      * C.O.R.E. Principles & Workout
    Each program is a building block to understand and practice the science of movement.  Kinetic Chain education focuses on the patterns and sequences of movements of the body’s components in relationship with the connection of the body’s joints. The segmental interaction of the joints creates a kinetic chain in the body. The proper application and understanding of this joint to joint link will ultimately result in desired optimal movement.


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Kinetic Chain Training Education

1.  Functional Anatomy for Movements

KINETIC CHAIN® Training – Functional Anatomy for Movements highlights aspects of anatomy that relate to components of the body in relation to the body’s joints. This course of eight hours, conducted on one day, will further enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of anatomy relative to the kinetic chain of the human body.


  • Learn a new way of applying anatomy for movements within the KINETIC CHAIN® education curriculum
  • Understand the basic relationships of bones, muscles and joints relative to regions of the body
  • Identify joints on your body and learn their available movement patterns for programming integration
  • Learn the anatomical position and terminologies to articulate movements


  • Organized reference materials for the muscular and skeleton systems for learning facilitation
  • Breakdown of joint actions and the relative effects on adjacent joints
  • Explanations of movement to improve recognition and knowledge of the concentric, eccentric and synergist effect
  • Exploration of the breathing mechanics and its role in supporting the Kinetic Chain


  • $375.00 (one week registration is appreciated)
  • Workshop Length: 8.0 hours & 1 hour break
  • Completion of KINETIC CHAIN® Training – Functional Anatomy for Movements is a prerequisite for KINETIC CHAIN® Training C.O.R.E. Principles & Movements

Audience: This and all KINETIC CHAIN® education is open to fitness professionals or enthusiasts to enhance performance.


  • 8.0 PMA®

Education Dates
Sunday, May 31, 2020: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Online Registration is Available

2.  C.O.R.E. Principles & Movements

Education 2020 Date will be Announced Soon

3. KINETIC CHAIN® Training in Motion App

Date will be Announced Soon

Kinetic Chain Suspension Education


Kinetic Chain Sports Motion Education