2642 – Pilates Barre and Dynamic Stability

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Morgantown, WV / Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 8:00 am-3:30 pm – 7.0 credit hours

Indoor Pool: 8:00-9:45 am

Classroom: 9:45-11:30 am

Lunch on own: 11:30 am-12:00 pm

Indoor Pool: 12:00-1:45 pm

Classroom: 1:45-3:30 pm


Faculty: Anne Pringle Burnell, Aquatic Specialist


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 stability and stretches, and exercises from the cadillac/trapeze Pilates repertoire.



1)  Define two  stances for the mermaid, and how they differ.

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

3)  Determine 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.