DC Movement Lab is the proud partner of Merrithew™ on the Gold Coast, offering mindful movement education courses and workshops, training that gives you the competitive edge in the fitness industry.
Merrithew is proud to celebrate 30 years in the fitness industry. As the company grows and diversifies they continue to broaden their portfolio of programming by introducing new and exciting forms of mindful exercise, including STOTT PILATES®, STOTT PILATES Rehab, ZEN•GA®, CORE™, Total Barre®, Halo® Training and Merrithew Fascial Movement all of which are recognized as The Professional’s Choice™ around the globe.
At DC Movement Lab we offer:
STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre®, Halo® Training Courses and Workshops, with the list growing every year.
Are interested in becoming a STOTT PILATES® Instructor?
As a newbie you can get started with our Functional Anatomy Course. This course fully prepares you or additionally it can serve as a refresher or for anyone needing to fulfil the anatomy prerequisite for the Intensive program.
The classroom-style presentation utilises visual aids and hands-on techniques providing students with a thorough review of anatomy basics which can be applied to all repertoire, as well as functional activities and movement, making this course the best learning experience.
This course uses lectures, demonstrations and group activities to teach basic anatomy fundamentals. There is a focus on anatomical terminology, which includes anatomical position, planes of motion, types of movement, names and locations of the majority of the bones in the body, locations and actions of joints, major muscle groups and the individual muscles’ origin insertion and action.
Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analysed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Attending this course will deepen your understanding of the body and enhance your teaching with improved exercise selection and programming.
After you have completed this course you can enrol either into the IMP- Intensive Mat Course or the IR – Intensive Reformer Course.
If you are already working in the field of movement then you can start with either the IMP- Intensive Mat Course or the IR – Intensive Reformer Course.
These 2 workshops are a great way to prepare for our Mat & Reformer courses. Whether you are just a little rusty or new to anatomy this will definitely boost your confidence. The Anatomy review workshops will either remind or introduce you to the anatomy relevant to our courses and the Postural Analysis workshop is great for those who have completed our courses and want to review for exams and or prepare you better for the courses. Click here to apply for the workshops
Anatomy Review – Workshop – 6 hours
This lecture style workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, is a review of: Topics include: basic biomechanics (levers, effects of gravitational force, effects of muscle force), anatomical terminology, skeletal anatomy, actions at the joints, major muscle groups and the muscles’ origin insertion and action. Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analyzed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Participants will deepen their understanding of the body and enhance their teaching.
Workshop Learning objectives
Understand levers, effects of gravitational force and effects of muscle force
Review anatomical terminology
Review musculoskeletal anatomy
Review muscle origins, insertions and actions
Understand how to analyze the functional anatomy of an exercise
This hands-on workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, outlines the importance of postural analysis in programming STOTT PILATES® workouts. Discuss the differences between static and dynamic posture and consider how each affects exercise choices and modifications necessary. Review postural theory relating to the effect of certain postures on muscle length and strength and actively practice postural analysis.
Workshop Learning objectives
Review the steps in conducting a formal postural analysis
Learn how to identify muscular imbalances as they relate to faulty posture
Practice locating bony landmarks and palpating structures
Understand how postural issues play into exercise programming