PILATES MAT 1 TEST
Name__________________________ Date_______________ Training Location______________
TOTAL POINTS 96 PASSING 67
1) List the 9 Pilates Principles. (1 point each - 9 points)
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2) Name 5 Pilates Movement Principles. (1 point each - 5 points)
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3) Name the 4 muscles of the core or inner unit. (1 point each - 4 points)
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4) What country was Joseph Pilates born in? (1 point)
5) In what year did Joseph Pilates move to the United States? (1 point)
6) What American city did Joseph Pilates live and teach in? (1 point)
7) Mark any mat exercises that are contraindicated for clients with
osteoporosis:(Circle all that apply) (6 points total)
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Rolling like a ball
Double straight leg stretch Swan Side leg series
Single leg kicks
8) Name 3 Mat exercises that are safe throughout pregnancy. (3 points)
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9) What bony landmarks on the front (anterior) of the body define a neutral pelvis? (2 points)
10) List at least 2 ways to modify Spine Stretch for clients with tight hamstrings? (2 points)
11) Name 4 Mat exercises that require caution for clients with low back problems. (4 points)
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12) Create a programming segment using the grid below. Choose a pre-Pilates exercise and three related
Mat 1 exercises that are relevant to the movement principle. (1 point per exercise - 28 points total)
MOVEMENT
PRINCIPLE
PRE-PILATES EXERCISE 1 EXERCISE 2 EXERCISE 3
Breathing
Inner Unit
Outer Unit
Spinal Mobility
Upper Body Strength
and Balance
Lower Body Strength
and Power
Dynamic Flexibility
13) Design a short class using 15 Mat exercises that includes a variety of body positions. List the
exercises in order and include the number of repetitions. (2 points per exercise - 30 points total)
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