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KINA 136 - Pilates Mat I

Unit(s): 1.0

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for KINA activity courses)

This course introduces students to the basic Pilates floor exercises, which are designed to increase strength in the abdominal and spinal musculature. Students will engage in activities and exercises designed to increase awareness of body alignment, increase strength in the torso, spine and limbs, increase endurance, learn breathing techniques to utilize in strength training exercises, increase coordination, improve balance, and will learn about the muscle groups and their actions being utilized during traditional Pilates mat work. This course is suitable for students interested in conditioning, dance, Hatha Yoga, athletics, and individuals seeking to increase strength to better support the spine in everyday activities.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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