CEC: Resist & Reform with Elastic Bands
Oct
6
12:30pm12:30pm

CEC: Resist & Reform with Elastic Bands

Elastic tubing and bands bear a remarkable resemblance to the springs Joe Pilates used on his apparatus. Incorporating bands into a Mat class allows you to increase upper and lower body work, add resistance to basic Mat exercises and introduce Reformer repertoire into your classes.

 

 

Resist & Reform with Elastic Bands will be held Friday, Oct. 6th, 2017, from 12:30 - 3:30pm.

For more information & registration information click HERE!

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CEC: Ring Around the World
Oct
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

CEC: Ring Around the World

The magic circle or ring is an original invention of Joseph Pilates that adds challenge to any Mat class. Learn the full repertoire, class sequences and fun ways to incorporate this inexpensive tool into your program.

Equipment needed:
One Ring and one mat per student

 

Ring Around the World will be held Friday, Oct. 6th, 2017 from 4 - 7pm.

For more information on the class & registration click HERE!

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Essential Oils: Chemical Free Cleaning
Oct
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Essential Oils: Chemical Free Cleaning

Concerned that your cleansers aren’t so clean? The labels of many mainstream home products like spray cleansers, hand soaps, and toothpastes reveal toxic ingredients that a growing body of research indicates may be harmful even in small amounts. Think your family deserves better? Young Living agrees.

Forget conventional cleansers formulated with harsh chemicals; safe, effective alternatives are easy to make and use. Alongside our line of Thieves® products, you may also want to try using essential oils in your laundry, and for cleaning countertops, freshening stale linens, removing stubborn stains, and much, much more.

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Adult CPR Training Course
Oct
13
1:30pm 1:30pm

Adult CPR Training Course

Join us Friday, October 13th at 1:30 for a CPR Training Course at Intelligent Exercise!  This course is only $30 per person for an hour and a half adult CPR training course.  You will be certified in adult CPR by the end of the class.

To sign up click HERE

If you have questions please email abigayle@intelligentexercise.net

 

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Mat 1 and Movement Principles
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Mat 1 and Movement Principles

Welcome to Pilates instructor training through Balanced Body.


The syllabus includes an introduction to the history of Pilates and the Pilates Principles.  Fundamental movements, a review of core anatomy, beginning, and most intermediate level exercises with modifications will be covered. Special focus will be paid to client assessment and using alignment and posture to understand client muscle development and strength balance.  Also included are lectures on creating classes/class order and programming in a fitness setting.  This course is good for ACE and PMA CECs.

Mat 1 is 16 hours and is held Friday 5-9pm Sat/Sun 10am-5pm.

 

Please register through Balanced Body:

REGISTER HERE

 

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Core Strength for Back Care
Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Core Strength for Back Care

This 3 hour course goes through several protocols of spinal health including disc and bony issues.  You’ll learn what different spine issues are and how to use the reformer and mat exercises safely and effectively for your clients.  This course is appropriate for Mat and Reformer instructors.  Anatomy is a bonus but not required.

For more information & registration click HERE

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Essential Oils: Oils 101
Nov
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Essential Oils: Oils 101

Are you ready to take back control of your health and even your finances? Are you ready to maintain good health, and good body functions overall? Essential oils are a healthy, safe and are an effective way to help with many ailments that so commonly affect us on a daily basis. Today's lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical and emotional wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels.

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Mat 2 Module
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Mat 2 Module

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises: 


Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Training will be held Friday 5-9pm, Sat/Sun 10-5pm.

 

This class is a follow-up to the Mat 1 Module. It's a must for trainers who want to have the complete Pilates Mat repertoire.

Please Register at Balanced Body Education:

Register HERE

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Essential Oils: Make & Take Bath Bombs
Dec
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Essential Oils: Make & Take Bath Bombs

These natural bath bombs are made without colorants, synthetic preservatives, parabens, or animal-derived ingredients, making them some of the best bath bombs you can get your hands on! Instead of artificial ingredients and harsh chemicals, we’ve made these bath bombs with a mineral-rich formula and skin-loving ingredients. That means they’re not only fun and relaxing—they also leave skin soft, smooth, and moisturized.

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CEC: Pilates Arc Training
Dec
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

CEC: Pilates Arc Training

Balanced Body Pilates Arc instructor training includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, the features, function and safety precautions for the Pilates Arc, the complete repertoire of exercises on the Pilates Arc with modifications and lectures on class order and programming in a studio or fitness setting.
We offer a 4 and 6 hour workshop. The 6 hour workshop includes 2 hours of instruction on using the Pilates Arc on a Reformer.

More info on the Pilates Arc

About the Pilates Arc:

The Pilates Arc is a versatile, lightweight and portable piece of Pilates equipment and a great tool for mat classes, personal training sessions and for home users.

The Pilates Arc:

Increases core strength and stability
Improves the mobility of the spine
Strengthens the upper body
Develops balance and coordination
Plus its fun, easy to use and provides exercises to challenge anyone from the beginner to the most advanced Pilates practitioner.

Whether you are an experienced Pilates professional or a beginner, this course will provide you with everything you need to start teaching Pilates on the Arc.

 

Pilates Arc Training will be held on Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017 from 1 - 5pm.

For more information on the course & registration click HERE!

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Anatomy For Movement Professionals
Jan
19
to Jan 21

Anatomy For Movement Professionals

This 16 hour training weekend will count toward your Balanced Body Reformer or Full Certification. Anatomy is required for any Pilates certification as well as PMA certification. The module will introduce common terms, biomechanics, and the musculoskeletal system and  will be experientially based so that theory can be applied to movement and movement analysis. This course is also great for any person interested in learning more about their own anatomy and relationships of anatomy to movement. This course is appropriate for all levels.

 

Anatomy is 16 hours and will be held on Fri: 5-9pm Sat and Sun from 10 am to 5pm.  

The manual used will be "The Muscular System Manual, 3rd Edition". This can also be purchased through Amazon. Contact Intelligent Exercise for more information regarding the manual. 

 

Please register through Balanced Body Education: HERE

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Mat 1 and Movement Principles
Feb
9
to Feb 11

Mat 1 and Movement Principles

Welcome to Pilates instructor training through Balanced Body.


The syllabus includes an introduction to the history of Pilates and the Pilates Principles.  Fundamental movements, a review of core anatomy, beginning, and most intermediate level exercises with modifications will be covered. Special focus will be paid to client assessment and using alignment and posture to understand client muscle development and strength balance.  Also included are lectures on creating classes/class order and programming in a fitness setting.  This course is good for ACE and PMA CECs.

Mat 1 is 16 hours and is held Friday 5-9pm Sat/Sun 10am-5pm.

 

Please register through Balanced Body:

REGISTER HERE

 

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Mat 2 Module
Mar
2
to Mar 4

Mat 2 Module

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises: 


Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Training will be held Friday 5-9pm, Sat/Sun 10-5pm.

 

This class is a follow-up to the Mat 1 Module. It's a must for trainers who want to have the complete Pilates Mat repertoire.

Please Register at Balanced Body Education:

Register HERE

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Reformer 1 and Movement Principles
Apr
6
to Apr 8

Reformer 1 and Movement Principles

The Pilates Movement Principles introduce you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. This is one of the most challenging of the instructor training modules. Come ready to work and learn!

Course is 18 hours: Friday 3 - 8pm, Sat and Sunday 9am -5pm.



Please register through Balanced Body Education: HERE
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Strong & Mobile Shoulders
Apr
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Strong & Mobile Shoulders

This 3 hour course reviews shoulder anatomy: joints, muscles and movements, and provides a strategy to train with all levels of clients for shoulder health. The shoulders are one of the first areas we seem to decrease in range. When we learn effective techniques for maintaining shoulder range with strength, we can help our clients remain active! This class is appropriate for everyone!

For more information & registration click HERE!

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Reformer 2 Module
May
5
to May 6

Reformer 2 Module

Reformer II includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized, along with variations on sequences and progressing your class from the beginning to intermediate level.
This course is 16 hours and will be held Sat and Sunday 9 am - 5pm.
Please register through the Balanced Body Education finder: HERE

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Reformer 3 Module
May
19
to May 20

Reformer 3 Module

Advanced Exercises & Sports Specific Programs
Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and key exercises for advancing a client.

Register through Balanced Body: REGISTER HERE. Search in Michigan for Intelligent Exercise.

Reformer 3 is 14 hours and will be held Sat and Sun from 9am to 5pm.

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Jun
1
to Jun 3

Trapeze Cadillac

The Balanced Body Trapeze Table/Cadillac training provides a thorough introduction to the Trapeze Table exercises as well as applications for beginning, post-rehabilitation and advanced clients. This training is appropriate for students working with the Allegro Tower of Power, Half Trapeze and Wall Unit as well as those working with full Trapeze Tables. Sequencing programs using multiple pieces of equipment are covered as well as equipment set up, safety and maintenance.

 

 Trapeze Cadillac will be held on Fri: 5-8pm Sat and Sun from 9 am to 5pm.
 

Please register through Balanced Body Education: HERE

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CEC: Rolling for Length, Rolling for Strength
Sep
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

CEC: Rolling for Length, Rolling for Strength

The 6 inch foam roller adds balance and stability challenges to your classes. It is also a great tool for myofascial release and self massage. Your students will love it!

Equipment needed:
One Roller and one mat per student

 

Rolling for Length, Rolling for Strength will be held Friday, Sept. 8th, 2017, from 4 - 7pm.

For more information & registration information click HERE!

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CEC: Small Ball Magic
Sep
8
12:30pm12:30pm

CEC: Small Ball Magic

Small balls can be used in a surprising variety of ways to add challenge, interest and fun to your Mat classes. Balls can be used to increase proprioception and alignment, assist in engaging the core, and add balance and stability challenges. This is one of the most inexpensive ways to add variety to your classes.

 

Small Ball Magic will be held Friday, Sept. 8th, 2017 from 12:30 - 3:30 pm.

Please click HERE for more information & registration information!

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Tennis Ball Fascia Release
Sep
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tennis Ball Fascia Release

Join Intelligent Exercise as we partner with The Washtenaw Education Project!

We are offering a free Tennis Ball Fascia Release Class!  Melissa will guide you how to use this simple tool in a free one hour class to release major muscles, joints and decrease pain.  The techniques learned in class are so easy they can be used at home!

Tuesday, September 5th only!  Space is limited don't wait to sign up!

Check out our schedule to save your spot!  Click HERE!

There is a suggested donation for the class.  Below you will find a list of items that is on The Washtenaw Education Projects wishlist!  We will be collecting from now until through September 5th!

Check donations are also accepted and can be made out to The Education Project.

The Education Project is tax-exempt

School Supplies

  • Backpacks for all ages (laptop compartments preferred for older students)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Washable Markers
  • Crayons (box of 24)
  • Yellow Highlighters
  • Scissors (Blunt & Pointed)
  • Pink Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Tab Dividers
  • Pencil Boxes and Pencil Bags
  • 1" Binders
  • Calculators and Scientific Calculators (gently used is acceptable)

 Hygiene Products

  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Men’s and Women’s Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Tissues (small individual packages)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Soap (body wash & bar)
  • Lotion
  • Lip Balm

Clothing

  • New socks - children and adult sizes
  • New underwear - children and adult sizes
  • New hats, gloves and mittens

Transportation

  • Ann Arbor Transportation Authority student bus passes or tokens

Other

  • Gift cards - small denominations to Target, Meijer, Kroger for emergency needs
  • Food Gift cards to Subway, McDonalds, Dominos, Burger King, etc.
  • Cash donations - used for specific student needs
  • Large, sturdy Ziploc plastic bags (used to transport items to students)
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Essential Oils: Pets & Kids
Aug
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Essential Oils: Pets & Kids

Join us for this free workshop to get some tips on how to use Essential Oils SAFELY for our kids and pets. Our babies and fur babies need to have a little bit more care when using Essential Oils and this workshop will help provide info as well as tips and contraindicated oils. Hang out for a snack, info and receive a small thank you gift! Email abigayle@intelligentexercise.net or call 734-994-9970 to register. (leave a message letting us know you'd like to attend)

Join us August 28th as we introduce Young Living's top oils that are Pet & Kid friendly. Our class is free and everyone will receive a special "Thank you" gift for attending. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Class is limited to 20.

To learn more and to register click HERE!

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Essential Oils: Exercise & Supplements
Jul
26
4:30pm 4:30pm

Essential Oils: Exercise & Supplements

Join us July 26th as we introduce Young Living's top oils that help with Exercise & Supplements AND Savvy Minerals. 

We will focus on the Young Livings Supplement line featuring their Protein Powder, Ningxia, Nitros (natural energy shot), amino wise and a few others.  We will chat about how they can help your performance and recovery.  We will also talk about oils that are beneficial to working out and recovery.

Savvy Minerals products are carefully crafted so you can feel fabulous about yourself and what you’re putting on your skin. Our range of products is developed with an unwavering standard of purity and quality, giving you a full variety of naturally derived products made without cheap fillers or synthetics—and that’s a beautiful thing! 

All attendees will walk away with a Ningxia packet and Nitro energy shot.

 

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Cycle Pilates Class at Societe
Jul
8
to Aug 5

Cycle Pilates Class at Societe

  • Societe Indoor Cycling (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're excited to announce this 5 week partnership with Societe Indoor Cycling.  Five Saturdays this summer get your cardio/pilates going with Shana and Melissa as we'll be teaching the Pilates in the Cycle Pilates class.  Join Intelligent Exercise at Societe for 1/2 cycle 1/2 Pilates. 

Visit Societe for more information

Email Melissa to register at melissa@intelligentexercise.net 

Saturday July 8th- August 5 each Saturday at 10am.
Taught by Shana and Melissa
Location: Societe Indoor Cycling, at the Ice Cube on Oak Valley

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Jun
30
to Jul 2

Reformer 1 and Movement Principles

The Pilates Movement Principles introduce you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. This is one of the most challenging of the instructor training modules. Come ready to work and learn! Course is 18 hours: Friday 3 - 8pm, Sat and Sunday 10-6pm.

Please register through Balanced Body Education
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May
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Essential Oils the How and Why

Are you ready to take control of your health and improve overall body functioning? Essential oils are a healthy, safe, and effective way to help with many ailments that so commonly affect us on a daily basis. Today's lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical and emotional wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body imbalanced with diminished energy levels. 

Join us May 31st as we introduce Young Living's top oils that help improve function and overall health. Our class is free and everyone will receive a special "Thank you" gift for attending. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Class is limited to 20.

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May
15
to Jun 5

Get Ready For Golf

In this series, strengthening the core while adding rotational movement is the key.  The workshop will focus on the lower body powerhouse to drive the ball straighter and farther down the fairway. We will also learn how to stretch before and after a round to get the most from your swing.

This 4 week series starts May 15th, 2017 and runs until June 5th. Cost is $120 and must be paid at the start of the series to hold your spot. Limited number of slots available.
*IF you know you can't attend the entire session, BUT don't want to miss out on the other sessions, Call the office to discuss options.

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Apr
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Core Strength For Back Care

What are common causes of back pain and what can proper exercise technique do to alleviate or eliminate pain altogether?  Learn the anatomy for a strong back as well as common ailments that cause back pain and recovery techniques. Understand how to plan Exercise Programs for the mat and reformer that will increase deep spinal muscle strength and create balanced muscles for common ailments.  This course is appropriate for individuals with movement experience, Pilates enthusiasts and movement instructors. Cost is $120.  Receive 15% off early bird registration by March 31st.  Register Here.

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Apr
13
to Aug 31

Pre-Natal Pilates

So you're having a baby!!  Learn breathing, core, and pelvic floor work to keep your body strong during this incredible time. Posture is a priority as well as safe positions to exercise as you progress through each trimester.  This class will be a mix of mat work and reformer.  No prior Pilates experience is necessary.  Class is every Thursday at 5pm until August 31.  Sign up with our online scheduler.

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Anatomy For Movement Professionals
Mar
3
to Mar 5

Anatomy For Movement Professionals

This 16 hour training weekend will count toward your Balanced Body Reformer or Full Certification. Anatomy is required for any Pilates certification as well as PMA certification. The module will introduce common terms, biomechanics, and the musculoskeletal system and  will be experientially based so that theory can be applied to movement and movement analysis. This course is also great for any person interested in learning more about their own anatomy and relationships of anatomy to movement. This course is appropriate for all levels.

 

Anatomy is 16 hours and will be held on Fri: 5-9pm Sat and Sun from 10 am to 5pm.  

The manual used will be "The Muscular System Manual, 3rd Edition". This can also be purchased through Amazon. Contact Intelligent Exercise for more information regarding the manual. 

 

Please register through Balanced Body Education at: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/education-finder.html. Search in Michigan for Intelligent Exercise.

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How to do an Initial Session
Feb
24
2:30pm 2:30pm

How to do an Initial Session

The Initial Session is key for all clients so that as a trainer you have a starting point and a base line evaluation. The initial also allows clients to get a feel for your teaching style and the space they'll be working in. This 1hr training course will go over the logistics of an initial appointment, the key aspects to cover, detail on postures and postural evaluations, and the next steps in using the information you've gathered.
 

Register through Intelligent Exercise here online, call 734-994-9970 or email melissa@intelligentexercise.net.

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Breakfast with Pilates and Fitness
Feb
4
8:00am 8:00am

Breakfast with Pilates and Fitness

Ready to try some new fitness options?  Join us for a totally free, totally fun and super healthy morning of cool classes and a continental breakfast.  Mingle with our trainers after your classes.  There's no limit to how many you can take.  We just want you to experience all the exciting things happening at Intelligent Exercise.  See you on the 4th!

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