PILATES MAT 2 TEST
Name__________________________ Date_______________ Training Location______________
TOTAL POINTS 104 PASSING 73
1) List 3 ways in which breathing facilitates movement. (3 points)
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2) Name 2 Pre Pilates exercises that focus on engaging the core. (2 points)
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3) Name 3 Pre Pilates exercises that focus on increasing scapular mobility and stability. (3 points)
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4) Name 3 Pre Pilates exercises that focus on teaching pelvic stability. (3 points)
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5) Name 3 different stretching techniques. (3 points)
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6) What was the name of Joseph Pilates wife? (1 point)
7) What did Joseph Pilates call his method? (1 point)
8) From the Mat 2 exercises listed in the right hand column below, identify the primary movement
principle(s) present. Once the movement principle(s) are identified, create a programming sequence to
teach the skills necessary to perform the advanced exercise. (1 point per exercise - 20 points total)
MOVEMENT
PRINCIPLE
PREPILATES PRE-PILATES MAT 1 OR
MAT 2
MAT 1 OR
MAT 2
MAT 2
Teaser
Seated Twist
Boomerang
Leg Pull Up
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9) Check any mat exercises that require caution for clients with low back problems: (6
points)(Circle all that apply)
Spine twist Rollover Neck pull Leg pull down Side bend Boomerang
10) Name 3 level 2 Mat exercises that increase scapular stability. (3 points)
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11) Does the diaphragm contract or relax on inhalation? (1 points)
12) List 2 ways to modify Teaser for clients with tight hamstrings? (2 points)
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13) Name 3 level 2 Mat exercises that require caution for clients with neck and shoulder injuries. (3
points)
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14) Name 3 level 2 Mat exercises that require caution for clients with wrist injuries. (3 points)
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15) Design a 1 hour mat class using 20 to 25 Level 1 & 2 Mat exercises. List the key principles you are
focusing on for the class, list the exercises in order and include the number of repetitions. (50 points total)
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