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Balanced Body - Chair Written Test
Pilates Chair Test
Name__________________________
Total Points 148
Date_______________
Training Location______________
Passing Score 104
1)List three differences between the Combo chair and the Wunda/Exo chair (1 point each - 3 points)
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To make the spring resistance lighter, in what direction do you move the springs? Circle one (1 point)
Up to a higher position
Down to a lower position
3)Circle any Chair exercises that are contraindicated for clients with osteoporosis:
(Circle all that apply) (6 points total)
Jackknife
Double Leg Pumps
Hamstring 1
Chest Press
Teaser on Floor
Standing Leg Pumps
4)Name 6 Chair exercises that are NOT contraindicated for clients with wrist injuries (12 points total)
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Chair Written Test
5)Name 6 Chair exercises that are safe throughout pregnancy (12 points total)
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6)Name 6 Chair exercises that develop scapular stability, shoulder and elbow strength (12 points total)
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7)Name 2 exercises from the Reformer that you can’t do on the Chair? (4 points)
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Name four Chair exercises that require caution for clients with low back problems. (8 points)
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Chair Written Test
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For each of the Chair exercises below, list the key areas that are working. Note that most of the exercises
will have several answers. Try to list them from most important to least important.
Categories:
Strength - Abs - Abdominal exercises (sagital and oblique)
Lat - Lateral flexion exercises
Back - Back extension exercises
Legs - Hip, leg and ankle exercises
Arms - Shoulder and arm exercises
Stability - SS - Scapular stability exercises
PS - Lumbopelvic stabilization exercises
Stretches - St - Stretches
For example: Spine stretch – St, PS, Abs
Hamstring Stretch 1
Double Leg Pumps
Standing Leg Pumps
Leg Pumps Supine
Chest Press
Side Body Twist
Seated Mermaid
Lunges
Reverse Swan/Torso Press Sit
Swan on Seat
Corkscrew
Tendon Stretch
Handstand
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Chair Written Test
10)
Design a Chair class using 15 exercises that provides a complete workout and covers all of the major
movements of the body. In order to create this workout, you can include additional exercises from the Mat and/
or Reformer repertoire. List the exercises in order and include the number of repetitions. (3 points per exercise
- 45 points total)
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Chair Written Test
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Design a class for a woman in the 6th month of pregnancy using the Chair, Mat and Reformer exercises that provides a safe and complete workout. List the exercises in order and include the number of repetitions. (3 points per exercise - 45 points total)
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