Attendees will learn and understand:

the key aspects of running biomechanics and performance
the aetiology of running injuries and their contributing factors
the most common imbalances that lead to the development of running injuries
the role of Pilates in the training of a runner with emphasis on training key muscle groups and mobility
how to effectively and appropriately train a runner using the APPI Pilates Method
the use of visualisation and various feedback methods to improve running performance

Lectures will cover:

Evidence from APPI’s published research on Pilates for Runners
Role of APPI Pilates Method in running training and performance
Running biomechanics and performance
Aetiology of running injuries
Imbalances that lead to running injuries
Workshops will cover:
Pilates for Runners class
Use of matwork Pilates exercises for the runner
Use of functional Pilates exercises specific to the runner
Case study and programme design


The workshop is open to all Health and Fitness professionals with a special interest in sport based rehab. Due to the reference of Pilates based principles, APPI Matwork Level One or the attendance at a 2 day Matwork course at a recognised Pilates training institution is recommended, but not compulsory, for this course.

For REPS members wanting to claim CPD points the prerequisite is L3 Pilates



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