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Education 2017-01-25T18:02:23+00:00
Pilates Anatomy Class

Pilates Anatomy Class

Enjoy the finest Pilates® education in the world! The Balanced Body Pilates instructor training program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. A Balanced Body Pilates education respectfully and comprehensively presents the works of Joseph H. Pilates. Balanced Body’s Pilates Instructor training offers a stimulating, personal learning experience embedded in the art and science of movement. Allow us to open your mind to the magic of movement and the joy of teaching. Learn the work of Joseph Pilates and variations developed in response to scientific advances and to the need for safe, effective and fun movement.

Pilates Mat Instructor Training Class

Pilates Mat Instructor Training Class

Join the Balanced Body® Mat program and become a successful Mat Pilates instructor, after completing the 44 hours of coursework and 70 hours of practice – a combination of self-practice, observation and practice teaching.

Pilates Anatomy is a 12-hour pre-requisite for those who have no Pilates anatomy background. Those with background will be required to pass the Anatomy Test only.

The 32-hour face-to-face Mat Program is made up of Mat 1 and Mat 2.

Mat I – includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a group setting, and guidelines for teaching seniors, pre and post-natal classes.

Mat II – includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises, as well as essential movement principles, and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Reformer Instructor Training Class

Reformer Instructor Training Class

Join the Balanced Body® Reformer program and become a successful Reformer instructor, after completing the 48 hours of face-to-face instruction, 70 hours of practice – a combination of self-practice, observation and practice teaching and a written and practical test.

Prerequisites: 2 years’ experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions

Reformer I – includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer, set up and safety, beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes.

Reformer II – includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes and sessions to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized. Included are a variety of programs designed to keep your clients inspired.

Reformer III – includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client, and programs designed for specific sports.

Apparatus Instructor Training Class

Apparatus Instructor Training Class

Prerequisites: Reformer 2 or equivalent

Join the Balanced Body® Apparatus program and become a full Pilates instructor. The Apparatus program involves 38 hours of face-to-face instruction and 150 hours of practice – a combination of self-practice, observation and practice teaching and a written and practical test.

Learn cuing, teaching and safety tips as well as equipment safety and maintenance for the complete repertoire of Trapeze Table, Cadillac, Tower, Pilates Chair and Barrels. This course provides you with a great variety of tools to use when working with your clients and qualifies you to take the Comprehensive Pilates Instructor exam.