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The online Small Apparatus Intensive is designed for movement and fitness professionals, as well as Physical Therapists, as an in-depth resource to understand the unique Fletcher approach to the Pilates method. Through this distance learning course, you will learn unique Fletcher Pilates concepts and practical teaching applications for the following Pilates techniques: Fletcher Percussive Breath™ Fletcher Fundamentals™ Fletcher Spine Corrector Fletcher Hard Roller Fletcher Magic Circle

By attending the Small Apparatus Intensive, participants will:

  • Understand the unique concepts and practical techniques underlying the Fletcher Pilates® method

  • Understand how to apply these concepts and techniques to daily movement and life

  • Understand how to apply these concepts and techniques to a professional movement practice

  • Develop postural and movement assessment skills based on Fletcher Pilates® techniques

  • Learn how to safely apply and teach Fletcher Percussive Breath™, Fletcher Fundamentals™, Spine Corrector, Hard Roller, and Magic Circle in private sessions and small group class settings

This course offers 16.0 CECs

for Pilates teachers certified through the National Pilates Certification

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Access the entire Fletcher Pilates Small Apparatus Course Curriculum PLUS the BONUS workbook and FREE online movement encyclopedia

  • 1

    Small Apparatus Intensive Introduction

  • 2

    Meet the Faculty

    • Meet Kyria Sabin

    • Meet Deborah Mendoza

    • Meet David McMahan

  • 3

    Fletcher Fundamentals: Part I

    • Fletcher Fundamentals Movement List PDF

    • 1) Standing & Centering Cues

    • Review of Standing & Centering Cues

    • 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

    • Review of Intersegmental Motion of the Spine - Supine

    • 13) Intersegmental Motion of the Spine - Kneeling

    • 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

  • 4

    Fletcher Fundamentals: Part 2

    • 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

    • Fletcher Fundamentals Class with Deborah

    • Ron Fletcher Workshop - Part 1 (1978): Standing Series

  • 5

    Fletcher Fundamentals: Discussions

    • 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

  • 6

    Fletcher Fundamentals: Quiz

    • Fletcher Fundamentals Quiz

  • 7

    Spine Corrector: Introduction

  • 8

    Spine Corrector: Workshop

    • 1) Contractions to the Arc

    • Review of Contractions to the Arc

    • 2) Forward Contractions

    • Review of Forward Contractions

    • 3) Roll to the top of the Arc

    • Review of Roll to the top of the Arc

    • 4) Thoracic Extension

    • Review of Thoracic Extension

    • 5) Transition to the Crevice

    • Review of Transition to the Crevice

    • 6) Spinal Mechanics from the Crevice

    • Review of Spinal Mechanics from the Crevice

    • 7) Full Spinal Extension

    • Review of Full Spinal Extension

    • 8) 100s

    • Review of 100s

    • 9) Coordination Pattern

    • Review of Coordination Pattern

    • 10) Matwork Stomach Series

    • Review of Matwork Stomach Series

    • 11) Lateral Rib Roll

    • Review of Lateral Rib Roll

    • 12) Rotation with Psoas Stretch

    • Review of Rotation with Psoas Stretch

    • 13) Bridge Series on top of the Arc

    • Review of Bridge Series on top of the Arc

    • 14) Progression to Scissors

    • Review of Progression to Scissors

    • 15) Dismounting from the top of the Arc

    • Review of Dismounting from the top of the Arc

    • 16) Swimming & Swan

    • Review of Swimming & Swan

  • 9

    Spine Corrector: Class

    • Fletcher Spine Corrector Class

    • Fletcher Spine Corrector Movement Review

  • 10

    Spine Corrector: Encyclopedia

    • S1 Contractions to Arc; a. butt/belly, b. contractions to arc

    • S2 Forward Contractions; a. arms straight ahead, b. arms in second, c. arm stroke pattern

    • S3ab Roll to Top Arc; a. simple, b. open arms

    • S3c Roll to Top of Arc; c. diagonal pattern

    • S4 Thoracic Flexion and Extension

    • S5 Lateral Flexion; a. simple, b. with arm, c. hip lift, d. with thoracic rotation

    • S6a Full Spine Extension in Four Progressions; a. butt/belly contraction

    • S6b-d Full Spine Extension in Four Progressions; b. roll to waist, c. roll to chest, d. full extension

    • S7a Abdominals; a. 100s (Level I 2-count breath)

    • S7a Abdominals; a. 100s (Level II/III 4-count breath)

    • S7b Abdominals; b. Coordination

    • S7c Abdominals; c. matwork stomach series

    • S8a Rib Roll; a. simple rib roll

    • S8b Rib Roll; b. rib roll with stretch over extended leg

    • S9 Rotation in 4th with Psoas Stretch

    • Transition to Pelvis on Top of Arc

    • S10 Bridge to Leg Extension; a. extension in parallel, b. add flex and point, c. turnout with open and close

    • S11 Progression to Scissors; a. anterior hip extension, b. hip flexion, c. scissors pattern, d. dismount to sitting

    • S12 Swan

  • 11

    Hard Roller: Introduction

  • 12

    Hard Roller: Workshop

    • 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 Use of Focus

    • 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

  • 13

    Hard Roller: Class

    • Fletcher Hard Roller Class

  • 14

    Hard Roller: Encyclopedia

    • HR1 Supine – Upper Body Opening; a. Shoulder shrug, b. Chest opener, c. Scissor arms, d. Pulls to “W”, e. Angel arms, f. Arm circles

    • HR2a-d Supine – Spinal Articulation; a. Pelvic curl + press, b. Upper contraction, c. Alternating with arms, d. Upper contraction w/rotation

    • HR2e Supine – Spinal Articulation; e. Roll Up

    • HR2f Supine – Spinal Articulation; f. Hip Lift

    • HR2g Supine – Spinal Articulation; g. Rollover

    • HR3ab Supine – Abdominal Series; a. Hip folds, b. Marching

    • HR3c-g Supine – Abdominal Series; c. Single leg stretch, d. Double leg stretch, e. Scissors, f. Double leg lower/lift, g. Bicycle

    • HR4ab Supine – Balance Series; a. 2 Point balance, b. 1 Point balance

    • HR4cd Supine – Balance Series; c. Lateral arm and leg opening, d. Opposing arm and leg circle

    • HR5ab Supine – Hips on Top; a. Hip flexion and extension, b. Scissors

    • HR5cd Supine – Hips on Top; c. Bicycle, d. Helicopter

    • HR5ef Supine – Hips on Top; e. Psoas stretch, f. Piriformis stretch

    • HR6 Supine – Feet on Top; a. Pelvic curls, d. Pelvic press, c. Hamstring curl

    • HR7a Seated – Feet on Top; a. Stomach massage

    • HR7b-d Seated – Feet on Top; b. Back support (diamond), c. Back support (parallel), d. Back support patterns

    • HR8ab Supine – Mid-back on Top; a. Thoracic extension, b. Semi-circle pattern

    • HR8c Supine – Mid-back on Top; c. Ab series

    • HR9 Prone – Hands on Top; a. Shoulder shrugs, b. Baby swan, c. Full swan

    • HR10a-c Kneeling – Hands on Top; a. Hip opener, b. Forward cat, c. Diagonal cat

    • HR10d-f Kneeling – Shins on Top; d. Forward cat, e. Jack rabbit, f. Pike

    • HR11a Seated Series; a. Spine stretch

    • HR11b Seated Series; b. Chest expansion

    • HR11c-f Seated Series; c. Simple side bend, d. Side bend with arms, e. Side bend with hip lift, f. Side bend w/thoracic rotation

    • HR12 Myofascial Release; a. Glutes, b. IT band, c. Quadriceps, d. Hamstrings, e. Calves, f. Spinal erectors, g. Occiput

  • 15

    Magic Circle: Introduction

  • 16

    Magic Circle: Workshop

    • 1) Anterior Arm Presses

    • Review of Anterior Arm Presses

    • 2) Pulls to "W"

    • Review of Pulls to "W"

    • 3) Posterior Arm Presses

    • Review of Posterior Arm Presses

    • 4) Lateral Flexion Series

    • Review of Lateral Flexion Series

    • 5) Lateral Arm Work

    • Review of Lateral Arm Work

    • 6) Thoracic Rotation

    • Review of Thoracic Rotation

    • 7) Seated Spine Stretch

    • Review of Seated Spine Stretch

    • 8) Seated Side Arm Work

    • Review Seated Side Arm Work

    • 9) Adductor/Abductor Series

    • Review of Adductor/Abductor Series

    • 10) Adduction Pattern

    • Review of Adduction Pattern

    • 11) Abduction Pattern

    • Review of Abduction Pattern

    • 12) Seated Leg Press

    • Review Seated Leg Press

    • 13) Side Lying Leg Press

    • Review of Side Lying Leg Press

    • 14) Prone Glute Work

    • Review of Prone Glute Work

    • 15) Windmill

    • Review of Windmill

  • 17

    Magic Circle: Class

    • Magic Circle Movement Class

  • 18

    Magic Circle: Encyclopedia

    • O1 Anterior Arm Presses; a. Chest press, b. Straight arm chest press, c. Hip press, d. “Fallen angel” press, e. Overhead press

    • O2 Pulls to “W”; a. Chest level, b. Overhead

    • O3 Posterior Arm Presses; a. Behind head, b. Behind back

    • O4 Lateral Flexion; a. Simple (in first position), b. Simple (in second position), c. With circle pulses, d. With pulls to “W”, e. With pulls behind head

    • O5 Lateral Arm Work; a. Side arm press, b. Vertical bicep press

    • O6 Thoracic Rotation; a. Chest Level, b. Overhead, c. Pattern from chest level to overhead

    • O7 Seated Spine Stretch; a. Arm presses (palms down, up, together), b. Add contraction, c. Arm press + contraction

    • O8 Seated Side Arm Work; a. Front Diagonal, b. True Side, c. Back Diagonal

    • O9ab ADductor Series; a. Standing Adductor Pliés, b. Standing Adductor Unilateral Leg Presses (turned out and parallel)

    • O9ab ABductor Series; a. Standing Abductor Pliés, b. Standing Abductor Unilateral Leg Presses

    • O9cdef ADductor Series; c. Supine adductor, d. With pelvic tilt, e. With pelvic press, f. Adductor patterns

    • O9cdeg ABductor Series; c. Supine abductor, d. With pelvic tilt, e. With pelvic press, g. Abductor patterns

    • O10ab Seated Leg Press; a. Seated front press, b. Seated diamond press

    • O10cd Side lying Leg Press; c. Side press down, d. Side press up

    • O11 Prone Glute Work; a. “Smile” squeeze, b. Leg lifts, c. Patterns adding leg extension, d. Swimming

    • O12 Windmill; a. Vertical to horizontal, b. Vertical to vertical

  • 19

    Small Apparatus Intensive Quizzes

    • Fletcher Spine Corrector Quiz

    • Fletcher Hard Roller Quiz

    • Magic Circle Quiz

  • 20

    Course Survey

    • Intensive Completion Survey

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-Ron Fletcher

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The Fletcher Pilates Small Apparatus Intensive is completely Online which means that you can access your Pilates education on YOUR schedule, but you're not in this alone. 

We've created a BONUS workbook to guide you through your online Small Apparatus Intensive course with everything you need to organize and process this amazing amount of information... You can work and fill it out online, or print out a copy if you're more of a pen and paper kind of person... This resource was made for YOU!

Plus... you'll also gain access to 3 of the Fletcher Pilates Online Movement Encyclopedias to help you deep dive into your studies of the Magic Circle, Hard Barrel, and Spine Corrector. 

These online resources allow you to access professional video of each piece of Pilates movement covered by the Small Apparatus Intensive. Its simple design is proven as an effective remote learning tool for our Comprehensive Program students, and now for our Fletcher Pilates Small Apparatus Intensive Course as well. And that's not all...  

The Small Apparatus Intensive also includes an option for 16.0 CEC's and a Certificate of Completion once you have completed your study of the Magic Circle, Hard Roller, and Spine Corrector, PLUS the Fletcher Fundamentals and the Fletcher Percussive Breath work. 

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