The MBY Education Synergy Series Presents

Athletic Conditioning: Pilates for Strength, Power, & Endurance


Learn Successful Training Strategies for Developing Strength, Power, & Endurance with Athletes

Melanie Byford-Young Presents Becky Rucker


Friday, December 6, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

Livestreaming on Zoom

This session will be recorded and available to all registrants for 7 days.


As a Pilates Professional, you may or may not work with athletes who participate in power or endurance sports and activities. Many Pilates instructors started out in dance or gymnastics and shy away from heavy weights and speed work. Yet, Pilates can be the perfect approach for helping improve performance, recovery from injury, or ensuring proficiency with life outside of an athlete’s sport. Each movement professional must understand the needs of an athlete, and understand the different approaches required to develop strength, power, endurance and pliability.

In this lecture, Becky will share her extensive insight into training athletes of all kinds, as well as with injury management and prevention. Becky will clarify how athletes develop strength, power, hypertrophy, acuity, and mobility. She will also discuss how therapists and coaches develop key movement assessments to determine if an athlete is ready to return to their sport or activity: this will specifically address endurance athletes, a power athlete, or a person who enjoys weight lifting at the gym.  Melanie will introduce Becky and facilitate the integration of this information to Pilates-based Movement Professionals.


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This workshop is for:

  • Pilates & movement instructors who work one-on-one with clients
  • 1 year teaching experience recommended
  • Must have Mat & Reformer training

Friday, December 6, 2024

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST


Livestreamed online via ZOOM & access to recorded video for one week.  Price includes powerpoint handout.

During this session, you will learn:

  • Understand what an athlete or active person needs in order to participate in their chosen activities, as well as in their day to day life
  • Understand the difference between mobility, dynamic stability, strength, & power
  • How to train for hypertrophy, endurance, and power
  • How therapists and coaches develop key movement assessments to determine if an athlete is ready to return to their sport or activity
  • The role of Pilates as cross training, pliability training, restoring balance throughout the body, and injury prevention or recovery
  • Improved critical reasoning skills for using Pilates equipment and movement progressions to help athletic clients achieve their goals

** This workshop is designed to accompany the PNWPE workshops held the same weekend. To sign up for these additional PNWPE workshop, visit this link.

Becky Rucker

Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist & Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Becky is known for her keen eye in movement analysis. She uses this skill for injury rehabilitation, sports performance, and strength and conditioning work. She has a broad background in fitness management including barbell, kettlebell, and Pilates work. This wide skill set allows her to work with a variety of athletes, addressing both stability issues and higher level strength work. She is able to assess and break down your fitness or everyday movements to get to the source of your pain and improve your overall performance. She provides the highest quality care for her clients including: movement analysis, hands-on work, individualized exercise programming, and client education. Dr. Becky’s certifications include: Certified Barbell Rehab, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Certified Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete, and Certified STOTT Pilates Fitness & Rehabilitation Instructor.

She also has numerous other certifications including:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
 (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor
  • Certified STOTT Pilates Rehabilitation Instructor
  • Certified Management of the Fitness Athlete
  • Certified Barbell Rehab Practitioner
  • Certified IASTM Practitioner

Melanie Byford-Young

Co-Owner, Pacific Northwest Pilates, Master Instructor Trainer of Rehabilitation, STOTT PILATES®

Melanie is a leader in the global community of Pilates, physical therapy, and fitness training.  She is co-owner of Pacific Northwest Pilates and Melanie Byford-Young Education, and a Master Instructor Trainer of Rehabilitation for STOTT PILATES™.  She co-created the six-part Rehabilitation Course series for licensed healthcare professionals which is taught internationally.  She has also created her own library of over 25 courses, master classes, and case-study based learning workshops. Her expertise in therapeutic orthopedic strategies attracts a world wide audience and has sent her abroad to work throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Home-based in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Melanie splits her time between working with complex clients, consulting, teaching, and creating content. She loves teaching and mentoring students and therapists, and is a highly-sought after resource for professionals wishing to acquire critical reasoning skills to assess physical movement.

Athletic Conditioning: Pilates for Strength, Power, & Endurance

Learn Successful Training Strategies for Developing Strength, Power, & Endurance with Athletes.

Friday, December 6, 2024

With Melanie Byford-Young & Becky Rucker

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