Balanced Body Comprehensive Instructor Training

Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training combines a strong foundation in the original work of Joseph Pilates blended with current developments in physical training and kinesiology. The program is designed to train teachers to work in group and private settings and with everyone from clients with physical limitations to professional athletes. The Balanced Body program is designed as progressive modules allowing instructors to move through the program as their time and budget allows. The Trapeze Table, Chair, Barrels and small equipment complete the Pilates exercise system. Each apparatus adds an extra dimension to private or group work.

The Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor program includes the following requirements:

  • Movement Principles (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat instructor training coursework

  • Balanced Body Reformer instructor training coursework

  • Balanced Body Trapeze Table/Cadillac (or Tower) coursework (18 hrs) » Balanced Body Chair coursework (14 hours)

  • Balanced Body Barrels coursework (6 hours)

  • Anatomy must be completed prior to testing out

  • 20 Mat personal sessions, 65 Reformer and Studio personal sessions, 65 observation sessions, 220 student teaching hours

  • Final written and practical test

 

Total hours for completion of Comprehensive Pilates Certification program: 520 hours (not including anatomy)

Balanced Body Mat Instructor Training

Mat work is the foundation of the Pilates method. The Balanced Body Mat program includes the full repertoire of Pilates exercises, along with modifications and variations to make your program successful for a wide range of clients. By incorporating the Balanced Body movement principles, we give you the power to be a transformative teacher.

To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Mat Instructor, students must complete the following:

  • Anatomy (strongly recommended)

  • Balanced Body Movement Principles (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat 1 - Course work & module test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat 2 - Course work & module test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat 3 - Course work & module test (16 hours)

  • 20 Mat personal sessions, 15 observation hours and 35 student teaching hours

  • Final written and practical test.

Total hours for completion of Mat Certification program: 134 hours (not including anatomy)

Balanced Body Reformer Instructor Training

The Reformer, developed by Joseph Pilates, is an extraordinarily flexible piece of exercise equipment. Learn how to use the Reformer and Pilates exercises to create powerful programming designed to optimize your clients potential.

To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Reformer Instructor, students must complete the following:

  • Movement Principles (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 2 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 3 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Anatomy must be completed prior to testing

  • 30 Reformer personal sessions, 30 observation hours and 90 student teaching hours

  • Final written and practical test

Total hours for completion of Reformer Certification program: 214 hours (not including anatomy).

Balanced Body Mat & Reformer Instructor Training

To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Mat and Reformer Instructor, students must complete the following:

  • Movement Principles (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat 1 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat 2 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat 3 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 2 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 3 - Course work and test (16 hours)

  • Anatomy must be completed prior to testing

  • 20 Mat personal sessions, 30 Reformer personal sessions, 45 observation hours and 125 student teaching hours

  • Final written and practical test

Total hours for completion of Mat and Reformer Certification program: 332 hours (not including anatomy).

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Due to COVID-19, Via Pilates is currently offering SMALL GROUP in-person teacher trainings at this time - most are listed on Balanced Body's Education Finder.

 

Please contact our Balanced Body Master Instructor-in-Residence, Jeanine Yutani, at jeanine@via-pilates.com for more information about Pilates Certification or other trainings at Via Pilates.

July 23-25

Movement Principles

Oct 1-3, Jan 2022

Movement Principles provides a solid foundation for training in any environment, with any equipment. You will come away with a complete tool box for effectively training clients to recover from injuries, improve their general fitness and enhance their performance.

May 14-16

Anatomy in 3-Dimensions

Jun 11-13, Aug 20-22, Nov 12-14, Feb 2022

Build the body from the inside out. Learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the origin, insertion and action of the major muscles of movement by building them in clay. 

May 21-23

Mat 1 Instructor Training

Oct 22-23, 

Mat I forms the foundation of the Pilates method. This course includes an introduction to the history and principles of the Pilates method and beginning and intermediate level exercises.

April 9-11

Mat 2 Instructor Training

Aug 6-8, Dec 3-5

Mat 2 teaches the remaining intermediate and advanced level Mat exercises for a complete understanding of the Pilates Mat program. 

June 25-27

Mat 3 Instructor Training

Sep 24-26, Feb 2022

Mat 3 adds rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, it includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility.

July 9-11

Reformer 1 Training

Nov 19-21

This course introduces the center piece of the Pilates equipment studio and invaluable training tool, the Universal Reformer, and how to safely use it for a wide variety of supine, seated and standing exercises for the beginning to intermediate student. 

April 23-25

Reformer 2 Training

Aug 27-29, Jan 2022

Reformer 2 expands the repertoire with intermediate and advanced exercises and modifications along with class design, dynamic assessment and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns.

July 16-18

Reformer 3 Training

Oct 15-17, Mar 2022

Reformer 3 is the pinnacle of the Reformer work and includes advanced and super advanced exercises to challenge clients to achieve their best. Progressive sequences designed to teach students advanced movement skills are included.

June 4-5

Pilates Chair Training

Nov 5-6

Includes exercises and variations for the original Wunda chair, the EXO chair and the split pedal Combo Chair. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and classes.

June 6

Pilates Barrels Training

Nov 7

Includes exercises and variations for all types of Pilates Barrels. Trainees will experience the Pilates Arc, Clara Step Barrel, Contour Barrel, Baby Arc and Ladder Barrel. 

Ap 30-May 2

Trapeze, Cadillac, Tower

Sep 17-19

This course provides a thorough introduction to Trapeze Table and Tower exercises as well as applications for beginning, post-rehabilitation and advanced clients.

UPCOMING TEACHER TRAINING MODULES

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