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Whether you are starting your teaching journey or looking for inspiration along the path, Balanced Body - the world leader in Pilates teacher training - provides everything you need to succeed. Balanced Body courses are designed to make you a confident and competent instructor by combining the latest developments in movement science with a passion for movement and a commitment to the art of teaching.

The Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor program includes the following "modules":

  • Balanced Body Movement Principles (16 hours)

  • Anatomy in Three Dimensions (strongly recommended)

  • Balanced Body Mat 1 (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat 2 (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Mat 3 (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 2 (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Reformer 3 (16 hours)

  • Balanced Body Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower (18 hours) 

  • Balanced Body Chair (14 hours)

  • Balanced Body Barrels (6 hours)

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

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

  • 35 Apparatus/Studio personal sessions, 35 observation sessions, 95 student teaching hours

  • Final written and practical test

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

Options for Mat-only, Reformer-only or Mat and Reformer Certification also available.

Not Balanced Body? Why not Bridge!

If you have completed or are on your way to completing a Pilates program but would like to become part of the Balanced Body family, we have a bridge program just for you. Download the Balanced Body® Bridge Application online.

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Anatomy Skeleton


Build muscles in clay on Balanced Body’s own specially designed skeleton, and imprint the body’s design deeply into your mind and body.

Calling all students and anatomy nerds... 


Build the body from the inside out with Anatomy in Three Dimensions™. 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 yourself on the Anatomy + Movement skeleton. Learn how muscles move by experiencing each muscle group in action and relating these exercises to functional movement. This course covers the body from the knees through the shoulders. Balanced Body's Anatomy + Movement skeleton is a scale model based on actual bones to be as accurate as possible.

  • Anatomy in 3-Dimensions (16 hours)

Building muscles with clay is effective, engaging and fun!

Anatomy in 3D Teacher Training


The CoreAlign® system from Balanced Body® stimulates core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing challenging exercises, stretches and core controlled aerobic training. Give your clients a unique exercise experience that improves gait, posture, balance and functional movement. Clients at all fitness levels will feel the difference.

Join us for this class and train your way to a healthy body and mind. These techniques build a strong body from which one can transition into more


CoreAlign 1: Foundations (16 hours)

The CoreAlign provides a superior environment for training gait, balance, core stability and sport specific movements in a flexible and dynamic environment. CoreAlign 1: Foundations, is the heart of the CoreAlign training program. The course includes the theoretical basis of the CoreAlign method along with essential exercises to illustrate the full potential of the CoreAlign. The course includes:

  • 60+ foundation exercises designed to build functional movement skills applicable to daily life and athletic pursuits.

  • Exercises in standing, plank, all fours and supine positions.

  • Specific exercise Tracks to focus on Trunk Integration, Upper Body Strength and Balance, Lower Body Strength and Power, Gait and Dynamic Flexibility.

  • Progressions and regressions to address clients at different levels of ability.»Specific modifications and precautions for working with clients with injuries and special populations.

  • The Balanced Body Movement Principles to make your training more efficient, effective and safe.

  • CoreAlign equipment set up, maintenance and safety. 

CoreAlign 2: Progressions (16 hours) 

Builds on the foundation of CoreAlign 1 with progressions of the key exercises learned in CoreAlign 1 and additional exercise categories, training options and teaching techniques. CoreAlign 2 includes:

  • Progressions of plank and standing exercises to address a range of training goals from core stabilization to creating integrated rotation for throwing sports.

  • Training options using rotator discs, variable directions of resistance and moments of suspension.

  • Exercises to challenge balance, coordination and complex movement patterns to prepare clients for anything life throws their way.


CoreAlign 2 provides an excellent platform for improving functional movement patterns for clients at any level of ability from physical therapy patients to professional athletes.


Most courses are approved for CEC’s from Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFFA)

CoreAlign Teacher Training


Balanced Body Integrated Movement Specialist™ (IMS) certification dives deep into the relationship between Anatomy and Movement — understanding how the body works, how it works in motion, and the role of foundational movement in physical fitness. Those who attain Integrated Movement Specialist certification are recognized as experts in movement performance and have learned the skills to customize programming to meet individual goals. This professional achievement helps attract and retain clients and continue to grow your business.

Are you a movement professional looking to take your career to the next level?


Are you seeking to understand the quality and standards of movement?

Are you intrigued by anatomy and the interplay of muscles-bones-joints while the body is in motion?

If so, the Integrated Movement Specialist (IMS) certification is for you! IMS candidates learn how to optimize client training by recognizing foundational movements, employing quality standards and applying client progression. You will dive in to hands-on anatomy, giving you the physiological baseline for why and how the body works. The Integrated Movement Specialist certificate positions you as an expert in movement performance, enabling you to retain and attract clients.

  • Advance your knowledge of movement quality as the foundation of every training method

  • Develop efficient and effective movement analysis skills and program recommendation abilities

  • Expand your programming repertoire to attract more clients and grow your business in clubs and fitness facilities

  • Join our elite Balanced Body Education global community of leading movement professionals

Earn certification by taking 40 hours of the following:


  • Anatomy in Three Dimensions Workshops or Courses (12 hours)

  • Balanced Body Movement Principles (12 hours)

  • Balanced Body Movement Programming, Courses or Workshops (16 hours)


Hours can be completed through any Balanced Body conference workshop or Balanced Body courses at an Authorized Training Center like Via Pilates.

Integrated Movement Specialist
Integrated Movemnt Specialist Certification
Via Pilates Apprenticeship Program
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