2303 – Techniques for Lower Extremity, Hips, Trunk Stabilization

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Dallas, TX / Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 – 8:00 am-5:00 pm – 8.0 credit hours equal to 8.0 CECs/.8 CEUs

Pool: 8:00-10:00 am

Classroom: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Lunch on own: 12:00-1:00 pm

Classroom: 1:00-2:00 pm

Pool: 2:00-5:00 pm


Faculty: Anne Pringle Burnell, AS


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn techniques from yoga, dance, and Pilates to strengthen the lower extremities and hips, and stabilize the torso against the movements of limbs. Using dance-based exercises, stretches on the “barre” (noodle), Pilates footwork, and plyometrics, the lower extremities can be conditioned for agility, flexibility and power. This course uses the mind/body component of breath with movement, dynamic stretches, and exercises from the Cadillac/Trapeze Pilates repertoire.



1)  Determine two stances for the Mermaid, and how they differ.

2)  Identify a trunk stabilization exercise in flexion, extension, and neutral.

3)  Examine the three water ballet stretch sequences for hip mobility based on Pilates Cadillac/Trapeze series.

4)  Explore two methods for a safe landing phase in plyometric footwork.


FACULTY: Anne Pringle Burnell, AS, created the Peyow® Aqua Pilates program and the Stronger Seniors® Workout Program. She is an education provider and certified by: AEA, ACE, AFAA and Stott Pilates™. She teaches at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Peninsula Spa, University of Illinois Chicago, and has been a presenter at conferences including the National Council on Aging/ASA 2010 Joint Conference.