In the aerobic dance class at the School of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, PFProp was introduced in 2014 to help students maintain the correct posture and to strengthen the body core.
In aerobic dance, where the instructor must always demonstrate the actions physically, the instructor’s movement is important. Therefore, it is necessary for the instructor to move with a heightened awareness of the body core.
Eighty percent of the students in the Waseda University class are top athletes, and the subject is a prerequisite to become qualified as a Health Fitness Programmer. PFProp is incredibly helpful to the students as they complete the course.
PFProp is highly useful in prescribing exercises for a broad spectrum of the population, from athletes to people with decreased physical strength and elderly people. Similarly, it’s beneficial in a wide range of settings from sports to rehabilitation. Also, some students add the PFProp techniques to their own training as it leads to the prevention of injuries and disorders.
In the work placement, which takes place around June, many students will be engaged in practical training at the institutions for the elderly. We expect that their experiences with PFProp will lead to use in the guidance of exercise for elderly people.