Pilates For Runners – Online


This dynamic one day online workshop explores the use of Pilates matwork, standing and sports specific exercises to improve the skill, strength and performance of the running client.

Course Content

This course explores the biomechanical and physiological requirements for successful running and suitable Pilates exercises aimed at improving running performance. Aimed at the runners of all levels, clinical professionals working with runners of all levels, or just people interested in understanding running in more detail, APPI’s Pilates for Runners online course will enable you to develop an effective, high level Pilates running program.

Learning Objectives

Following this course you will be able to understand:

  • the key aspects of running biomechanics and performance
  • the etiology of running injuries and their contributing factors
  • the most common imbalances that lead to the development of running injuries
  • the role of Pilates in the training of a runner with emphasis on training key muscle groups and mobility
  • how to effectively and appropriately train a runner using the APPI Pilates Method
  • the use of visualization and various feedback methods to improve running performance

This online course is presented by APPI Co-Founder Glenn Withers. 

Introduction and Welcome 00.00.00
Performance Pilates for Runners Class 00.04.46
Lecture & Theory 01.24.26
Performance Pilates for Runners Exercises 02.54.20
Workshop: Running Biomechanics and Exercise Setting 04.13.29
End 05.13.43

In order to complete this course it is recommended that you have attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level One course or a 2 day Pilates Matwork course with a recognized Pilates training provider.

This course is open to:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Certified Pilates Instructors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

We recommend that you have the following equipment in order to get the most out of this online course:

1 x Arm Strength Resistance Band (lighter strength)
1 x Towel
1 x Mat

After viewing this online course you will be required to pass a 10 question multiple choice test. The pass mark for this test is 80%.

Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants: This course is approved by the following:

  • 5.2 CCU’s by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Approved Provider #2211050TX)*

“The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.”

Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants: 5.5 Contact Hours.  AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 11485 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Athletic Trainers: APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 5.25 continued education hours for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

Personal Trainers/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists APPI courses are not automatically approved by the NSCA, however if you would like to attend this course, you are able to self-submit received NSCA CEUs.

Exercise Physiologists ‘The ACSM Certification & Registry Department will recognize CECs, CMEs or CEUs awarded by other professional health and fitness or clinical organizations for attending their programs without it being pre-approved or endorsed by the ACSM Education Department. These are considered “non-ACSM endorsed programs.” You must obtain documentation from that organization verifying attendance and the number of CECs earned.’

Many other states may accept credits awarded by the above state boards. Please check with your state licensing board to determine whether the course qualifies for credit in your state. Please note that due to the changing nature of state continuing education requirements, APPI suggests that you contact your state physical therapy association or licensing board for the most current information on continuing education and other rules and regulations.

*The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information please email info@appiamerica.com.

“Very clear, relevant to practice. Loved learning variations and focus on sports specific exercises in standing. Evidence based lecture but loved how exercise heavy it was and really incorporating teaching and cues to help patients understand why they are doing what you are asking.” – Physical Therapist | Feb 2020 |  

“I am now more aware of correct posture/biomechanics with running and how pilates can improve form and make you a more efficient runner.” – PTA | California | September 2019

“I absolutely loved the course and am excited to apply it to myself as well as my patients.” – PTA | California | September 2019

“I particularly liked the direct application to my runner patients, and me personally as a runner.  I will be able to use it in clinic tomorrow!” – Physical Therapist | Minnesota | December 2019

Student Discounts
If you are a student, please email info@appiamerica.com for information on special discounted rates.

ADA Needs
We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email info@appiamerica.com.

Financial – All APPI presenters receive a speaking honorarium from APPI America.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists with the APPI Presenter for this course.