2331 – LE and Trunk using Barre Concepts

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Chicago, IL / Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 1:30-4:30 pm – 3.0 credit hours

(Classroom: 1:30-3:00 pm / Indoor Pool: 3:00-4:30 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 LE water ballet stretch sequences for hip mobility based on Pilates Cadillac/Trapeze series.

4)  Explore a Pilates Method 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.