Fletcher Hard Roller Course

Utilize the Foam Roller to its full potential. This course covers the complete Hard Roller syllabus, ranging from basic balance and spinal awareness to advanced movement patterns emphasizing precision and body control. Learn how to incorporate the Pilates Movement Principles and Fletcher Fundamentals while teaching and experiencing a wide variety of movements on this portable tool.

This course offers 7.0 NPCP CECs

for Pilates teachers certified through the National Pilates Certification Program

Course Objectives:

By participating in the Fletcher Hard Roller online course, participants will:

  • Develop postural and movement assessment skills based in the Fletcher Pilates® Hard Roller program;

  • Deepen understanding of the intricacies of spinal mechanics and movement articulation;

  • Be able to perform and practice the full Fletcher Pilates® Hard Roller program;

  • If qualified to do so, learn how to safely apply and teach Fletcher Pilates® Hard Roller in private and small group class settings.

David McMahan

NCPT, Continuing Education Director

A graduate of the Fletcher Pilates Program of Study, David has received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine. His professional career has included performing with dance companies in New York, San Francisco, and Orange County. Through the influence of Ron Fletcher and the mentorship of Kyria Sabin, David discovered his passion for empowering bodies through movement. As a Fletcher Pilates Faculty member, David has taught Pilates educational programs and continuing education courses throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has been featured with Kyria Sabin in Pilates Style Magazine and has presented at conferences for Fletcher Pilates and the Pilates Method Alliance. David has guest taught for several colleges and universities and is currently on faculty at Orange Coast College.
David McMahan

COURSE OVERVIEW

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

  • 2

    Fletcher Fundamentals™: Part 1 with Kyria

    • Fletcher Fundamentals Movement List PDF

    • 1) Standing & Centering Cues

    • Review of Standing & Centering Cues

    • Fletcher Percussive Breathing™ Technique

    • 2) Fletcher Percussive Breath

    • Review of Fletcher Percussive Breath

    • 3) Mechanics of the Breath

    • Review of Mechanics of the Breath

    • 4) Quadrant Breathing

    • Review of Quadrant Breathing

    • 5) Breath Volume & Control

    • Review of Breath Volume & Control

    • 6) Spinal Mechanics - Flexion

    • Review of Spinal Mechanics - Flexion

    • 7) Spinal Mechanics -Lateral Flexion

    • Review of Spinal Mechanics -Lateral Flexion

    • 8) Spinal Mechanics - Rotation

    • Review of Spinal Mechanics - Rotation

    • 9) Spinal Mechanics - Extension

    • Review of Spinal Mechanics - Extension

    • 10) Spinal Mechanics - Hinging

    • Review of Spinal Mechanics - Hinging

    • 11) Spinal Mechanics - Spiral

    • Review of Spinal Mechanics - Spiral

    • 12) Intersegmental Motion of the Spine - Supine

    • Review of Intersegmental Motion of the Spine - Supine

    • 13) Intersegmental Motion of the Spine - Kneeling

    • Review of Intersegmental Motion of the Spine - Kneeling

    • 14) Integration of Upper & Lower Hemispheres - Ron's Imprinting

    • Review of Integration of Upper & Lower Hemispheres - Ron's Imprinting

    • 15) Integration of Right & Left Hemispheres

    • Review of Integration of Right & Left Hemispheres

    • 16) Integration of Right & Left Hemispheres - Kneeling

    • Review of Integration of Right & Left Hemispheres - Kneeling

  • 3

    Fletcher Fundamentals™: Part 2 with Deborah

    • 1) Introduction to Articulation Fundamentals

    • 2) Organization of the Head and Neck

    • Review of Organization of the Head and Neck

    • 3) Length of the Neck & Throat

    • Review of Length of the Neck & Throat

    • 4) Neck Rotation & Circumvolution

    • Review of Neck Rotation & Circumvolution

    • 5) Nose Circles

    • Review of Nose Circles

    • 6) Use of Focus

    • Review of Use of Focus

    • 7) Scapular Mobilization

    • Review of Scapular Mobilization

    • 8) Upward & Downward Scapular Rotation

    • Review of Upward & Downward Scapular Rotation

    • 9) Sternum to Scapular Relationship

    • Review of Sternum to Scapular Relationship

    • 10) Arm Articulation

    • Review of Arm Articulation

    • 11) Wrist & Hand Articulation

    • Review of Wrist & Hand Articulation

    • 12) Leg Articulation

    • Review of Leg Articulation

    • 13) Leg Articulation - Supine

    • Review of Leg Articulation - Supine

    • 14) Foot Articulation

    • Review of Foot Articulation

  • 4

    Fundamentals Classes & Discussions

    • Fletcher Fundamentals Class with Deborah

    • Ron Fletcher Workshop (1978): Standing Series

    • Fletcher Standing & Centering Cues for Postural Assessment

    • Introduction to the Pilates Movement Principles

    • Pilates Movement Principles Presentation

    • Pilates History Presentation

    • Letters from Clara with Ron Fletcher

  • 5

    Fletcher Fundamentals™ Quiz

    • Fletcher Fundamentals Course Quiz

  • 6

    Hard Roller Workshop with David

    • Fletcher Hard Roller Movement List PDF

    • 1) Upper Body Opening Series in Supine

    • Review of Upper Body Opening Series in Supine

    • 2) Spinal Articulation Series in Supine

    • Review of Spinal Articulation Series in Supine

    • 3) Abdominal Series in Supine

    • Review of Abdominal Series in Supine

    • 4) Supine Balance Series

    • Review of Supine Balance Series

    • 5) Hips on Top Series

    • Review of Hips on Top Series

    • 6) Pelvic Press

    • Review of Pelvic Press

    • 7) Stomach Massage

    • Review of Stomach Massage

    • 8) Back Support Patterns

    • Review of Back Support Patterns

    • 9) Mid-Back on Top Series

    • Review of Mid-Back on Top Series

    • 10) Swan

    • Review of Swan

    • 11) Kneeling Cats

    • Review of Kneeling Cats

    • 12) Seated Series

    • Review of Seated Series

    • 13) Myofascial Release

    • Review of Myofascial Release

  • 7

    Hard Roller Movement Class

    • Fletcher Hard Roller Class

  • 8

    Hard Roller Course Quiz

    • Fletcher Hard Roller Course Quiz

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