Vertical Foundation Part 1

Online Self-Guided Learning

Course Summary

Vertical Foundation Part 1: Online Self-Guided Learning: Didactic Learning & Movement Education
The Vertical Foundation is a total body conditioning philosophy combining Pilates, Aerial, & Pole. The Vertical Foundation repertoire emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core stability, mobility, and awareness to develop efficient, graceful movement with the 50+ functional exercises. Once understanding of how to control the spine & joints dynamically through movement are achieved with supporting stability; pole & aerial instructors will be better prepared to move onto any of the secondary courses in the curriculum.

ONLINE TRAINING: 10 hours of self guided learning.  Part 1 (didactic learning & movement education) is the required pre-requisite prior to the 8 hour Part 2 Live course (practical teaching, class planning & reasoning).
MANUAL: Required, 176 pages. Once enrolled you will have access to the course manual for purchase $20USD.
EQUIPMENT: For the practical exercise component of this course you will need a mat, towel, block, & band.  
ASSESSMENT: Following completion of the content there is an online multiple choice test.  
COURSE CREDIT: Approved for 10 AFAA CEUs & 1 NASM CEU.  PDC Approved.  Recognized by the PoleSafe Federation.

Course Curriculum

Misty Austin

Dr. Misty launched Performance Art Athletics LLC in 2016. After seeing a multitude of preventable injuries among artistic athletics she felt a moral obligation to create a service that would empower individuals with safe science based movement. Misty is a passionate and well qualified instructor & physical therapist. Full-time Misty works as a sports & performing arts physical therapist, and is well versed in treating a wide range of professional & amateur performers including: dancers, musicians, vocalists, acrobats, puppeteers, & artistic athletes. She graduated from the University of Queensland Australia with a master’s in physiotherapy, her education additionally includes a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, a doctorate in hand & upper extremity therapy, comprehensive mat & equipment Pilates certification; with expertise & extensive training in manual therapy. With 17 years of experience as a fitness trainer she has dedicated her life to health, healing, & fitness. She loves fitness and believes it should be safe & enjoyable to work out; for fun she loves instructing pole fitness, dancing, and training aerial arts.

Lynzhi Cothrine Fleck

Pole & Aerial
 Studio Manager

I’ve taken many different certification courses and various instructor trainings. When it was time to find a certification that was good for both my pole as well as for my aerial staff, I was hard pressed to find someone who could cater to both. Dr. Misty has such a wealth of knowledge about the pole and aerial world that I can’t wait to have her come back. She isn’t afraid to answer the tough questions, and backs everything up with science, peer review, and research. Pole and aerial are such ever evolving arts, you would be doing yourself a disservice to pass up on training with a woman who so readily keeps up with it all.Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Course Pricing

  • Vertical Foundation: PART 1
  • $100 USD

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