AHP-Trained Pilates Teachers Graduate
Twelve newly qualified Pilates teachers graduated this month after successfully completing the Alan Herdman Pilates Teacher Training Programme. The programme is internationally respected – this year’s intake included students from China, Vietnam, Israel and Korea – and AHP-trained teachers work all over the world, recently in Australia, Switzerland, USA, Denmark, Canada and Greece as well as the UK.
AHP Studio Manager Mauro Ossola says “Alan’s Teacher Training is acknowledged as the best in the UK, and probably in Europe. Our graduates are highly sought after – many studios only want to work with Alan’s students – so the course will ensure excellent career progression.” The next teacher Training Programme starts in September – just two places remain. Please see our dedicated page for more information, or email us.
Book for Alan’s Workshop in Singapore
Bookings are open for Alan’s upcoming workshop in Singapore, which will take place over the weekend of Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October at The Pilates Works, Holland Studio.
The Pilates Works writes: “We are honoured to welcome Alan to Singapore this year to conduct a workshop for our clients and teachers.” Six sessions across the three days will cover the following topics:
Friday, 29th September
Morning: Moving For Life (essential exercises for every client)
Afternoon: A New Modified Pilates Mat for the Lower Back
Saturday, 30th September
Morning: Pilates for the More Mature Population
Afternoon: Hip Replacement (Pre & Post Surgery)
Sunday 1st October
Morning: Advance Reformer Work
Afternoon: Pilates for Clients With Neck and Shoulder Issues
Please contact The Pilates Works for bookings and more information. Click here for the booking form.
$280 per session
$500 per day
Book all 3 Days to enjoy 15% OFF
Summer Break: Studios Closed 24th August-4th September
The AHP Studios at Seymour Street and Canary Wharf will be closed for our annual Summer Break for the last two weeks of August. We’re closed from Monday 24th August, reopening at 7.30am on Monday 4th September.
Alan Teaching in Monaco, November
A unique event titled Pilates Pioneers will take place in Monaco over Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th, offering lectures, workshops and movement classes with some of the key names of Pilates.
Alan will taking workshops on “Comprehensive and modern mat work” and “Pilates with hip surgery” as well as meeting and greeting delegates on Friday evening.
The event takes place at the Novotel, Monaco, and bookings cost 300 Euro Earlybird before September 15th, and 350 Euro after. Please check the Polestar website or email for full details including special room rates for delegates.
Guillotine Workshop from Kyria Sabin
Kyria Sabin – who has redesigned classic Pilates equipment the Guillotine for the modern studio – recently taught a workshop to Alan’s team of instructors.
Kyria, a long-time colleague of Alan’s, is Program Director of Fletcher Pilates in the USA and has served on the PMA national board. Alan’s studio was the first in the UK to purchase the redesigned Guillotine, which he describes as an extremely versatile piece of equipment. The Guillotine was one of Joseph Pilates’ original machines, but in the New York studio it was installed in a doorway – not necessary a practical option everywhere! The redesign has brought its benefits to a new generation of Pilates instructors and clients.
Alan Teaching in China, February 2017
Alan recently taught an intensive 5 day schedule at the Shanghai studio of Sino-British Pilates.The three day programme for teachers covered topics including Pre-Pilates, Moving For Life, Know Your Spine plus a new take on some of the original Pilates mat exercises, and was followed by two inhouse staff training days for instructors based at the studio. Sino-British Pilates trains teachers for Personal Training and Group Class Instruction with a full programme of courses. AHP’s Mauro Ossola taught the techniques of the Arcus Workshop at the studio in November.
Pre and Post Natal Training, July 2017
A specialist weekend course for Pilates teachers focusing on Pre & Post Natal work will take place at Alan Herdman Pilates at Third Space over the weekend of July 8-9, 2017. Taught by Carolyne Sidhu Anthony, founder of The Centre For Women’s Fitness, the course prepares the instructor to understand the physical, mental and emotional issues of the pre/post natal client. The 22 hour intense certification course is geared towards the experienced instructor who can assimilate information quickly. We are delighted to be the UK host for this important course which has been successfully taught worldwide. More information can be found on The Centre for Women’s Fitness website.
Pilates Educational Conference, Rome, May 12-14
This year’s Pilates Educational Conference in Rome will be lead by Alan Herdman and Anna Maria Vitali of the Fisicamente Education Program. Taking place from 12-14th May 2017, the Conference is dedicated specifically to the deepening of the main theoretical and practical issues of Pilates. Theoretical lectures, practical exercises and group lessons will combine to deliver a programme suitable for all Pilates instructors teaching in both one-to-one and group classes. The Conference will deliver approximately 22 hours of study over the three days, which will be split into morning presentations, with practical demonstrations in the afternoon, and delegates can attend for one, two or all three days.
MAIN CONFERENCE (3 DAYS)
360 euro (Super promotion) by 10 February 2017
400 euro (Early) by 20 February 2017
450 euro (Early) by 4 April 2016
2 DAYS REGISTRATION
320 euro (Early)/360 euro (Standard)
1 DAY REGISTRATION
180 euro (Early)/220 euro (Standard)
For more information and an application form please email Daniela at Fisicamente. or visit the website.
Arcus Training With Mauro Ossola in China
Bodyworks Shanghai ran a successful programme in late November with AHP Studio Manager and instructor Mauro Ossola training Pilates teachers on the techniques of the Arcus.
First UK Guillotine Tower at AHP, Central London
Alan Herdman Pilates is delighted to announce that our Seymour Street studio is the first in the UK to have the brand new Guillotine Tower. One of the original pieces of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, the Guillotine has been redesigned for the modern studio by Balanced Body, and offers multiple levels of exercise. Alan explains: “The Guillotine works with whole body movement, as well as promoting more in-depth leg work. There are many exercises available that you can’t do on other equipment. It’s brilliant!”
The video clip on the home page gives a taste of the versatility of the Guillotine, and shows Alan working with Kiria Sabin of Fletcher Pilates. Video courtesy of Balanced Body.
Left: An early photograph shows Eve Gentry – a student of Joseph Pilates and now considered one of the “elders” – using the original Guillotine.