2611 – Seated Core Adaptations

Intermediate / 1.5-hour Workshop


Faculty: Anne Pringle Burnell, ATRIC


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Exercises based in Pilates, functional fitness and yoga are adapted for the seated client. Practical lab for ROM and core conditioning: UE, trunk, postural, and diaphragmatic breathing in a chair or wheelchair using body weight, toning balls (for unilateral work), and flex bands (UE/LE). Includes three exercise chart progressions for groups or semi-private classes.



1)  Determine eight basic exercise modalities for Pilates and functional training.

2)  Explore 15 toning ball exercises.

3)  Examine 15 Pilates flex band exercises.


FACULTY: Anne Pringle Burnell, ATRIC, 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.