Pilates at Drexel
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.” -Joseph Pilates
Drexel Pilates is an active and growing Pilates community that includes a fully equipped studio, personalized instruction, mixed equipment classes, mat classes, and its trademark 450-hour Drexel Pilates Training Program. Drexel Pilates is a subsidiary of Drexel Dance and is housed in the Drexel Athletic Center at 33rd and Market Street in the heart of University City.
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Drexel Pilates Studio
The Drexel Pilates Studio offers open enrollment Mixed Equipment Classes taught by the Drexel Pilates staff and upper level Apprentices. We also offer one-hour private sessions seven days a week throughout the year. Click the link below to view the pricing structure and to sign up for services. Visit the studio page for service descriptions. All are welcome.
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Drexel Pilates Training Program
Drexel Pilates Mat Training Calendar | Fall 2014
Fall Mat Module Training Weeks (click to expand)
Monday September 22nd - Friday December 5th
- Training week components: (Scheduled at your convenience between 7 am-10 pm seven days a week)
- Instructor Privates (1 hour each week)
- Teaching Rotations (1 hour each week)
- Practice Privates (2 hours each week)
- Teacher Class (1) Highly recommended class Thursdays 9:00-10:00
For more information click here to download the Apprentice information packet.
Fall Mat Module TRAINING WEEKENDS (click to expand)
September 19th -21st (Friday 6pm-9pm, Sat and Sun 9am-4pm)
- Foundations and Fundamentals, Beginner, Intermediate Mat Training
October 31 - November 2nd (Friday 3-5pm, Sat and Sun 9:00-4:30)
- Advanced Mat, Props, and Special Topics Training
Fall Mat Module TESTING DATES (click to expand)
Friday, October 3rd 3pm-7pm
- Beginner Tests (Dancers in Improv come late for all tests)
Friday, October 24th 3pm-7pm
Beginning with a rigorous week-long Seminar and Boot Camp, participants will have the opportunity to move into the independent study segment, which includes private sessions and 20 hours of practice teaching. Learn more by downloading the registration packet here.
The Drexel Pilates Training Program is a one-year course of study broken down into three 100-hour modules. The Mat Work module in the fall establishes the foundation of the Pilates Method, the Mixed Equipment module in the winter begins to translate the Method onto various pieces of equipment, and the Reformer module in the spring allows the apprentice student to complete the Pilates repertoire. Other program components include 30 private sessions with the Director and veteran Instructors, 50 practice private sessions, 10 practice mixed equipment classes, and 10 mat classes in the Drexel Athletic Center, as well as service as a test body to other apprentices, observation hours, and studio maintenance requirements. Apprentices entering the training program have completed the prerequisites detailed on the Program page.
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What is Pilates?
Pilates is a movement modality and exercise method designed to strengthen, lengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates is both a fitness endeavor and a personal centering practice. The system is an important supplement to dance and sport as it both prevents and rehabilitates injury.