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Mind-Body Training:

Mat Playground — Let the Games Begin!
Pilates bands, balls, and rings – oh my! Learn how to incorporate these fun small pieces of equipment into your mat class. This workshop will be full of challenging spins from the classical work that will bring your class to life. Much like the playground, guidelines will be reviewed for safety and effective use of all toys being used.

Mat Perplexity to Simplicity
Do you ever forget the movement sequences of the Pilates work? Me too! Learn how to simplify Pilates mat exercises through a variety of building blocks and modifications. Walk away with easy to use exercises that can help you and your clients build a stronger foundation in movement.

Treasures of the Lost Pilates Arc
Long ago a wise man created a piece of equipment called the Spine Corrector. Now, many years later, the wonderful piece of equipment has resurfaced with a new look and name; the Pilates Arc. The Arc comes with a vast array of exercises that can both assist and challenge individuals. Experience how this lost gem can make the world of difference for your clients.

Reformer — Journey from Stability to Mobility
So many times we learn choreography without understanding the foundational stability needed. Other times we spend hours teaching stability, but then forgetting to teach movement. Experience Pilates from the ground up in this interactive workshop where we will start with stabilization then move into challenging mobilization sequences.

Reformer Emergency Makeover
Description: Resuscitate what you know about classical Pilates work by breathing new life into it. This will be your opportunity to think outside the box with body movement and sequences. Revitalize and energize your next Reformer class by giving yourself a makeover that will surely impress your clients!

Mat Level 1 (16 hours)
Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, pre-Pilates, beginning and intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a group setting, and guidelines for teaching seniors and pre/ post-natal classes.
Course material and registration provided by Balanced Body University bbu.pilates.com.

Mat Level 2 (16 hours)
Intermediate/Advanced Exercises
Prerequisite: Mat 1
Mat 2 includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises, as well as tips for creating great group classes. Pilates programs for specific sports are also covered.
Course material and registration provided by Balanced Body University bbu.pilates.com.

 

The following courses have been designed and approved by Balanced Body University.

Reformer Level 1 (18 hours)
Introduction to the Reformer & Beginning Exercises
Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach a beginning Reformer group class or personal training session.
Course material and registration provided by Balanced Body University bbu.pilates.com.

Reformer 2 (16 hours)
Intermediate Exercises
Prerequisite: Reformer 1
Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability and clients with physical limitations are emphasized. Sample programs for a variety of clients are included.
Course material and registration provided by Balanced Body University bbu.pilates.com.

Reformer 3 (14 hours)
Advanced Exercises & Sports Specific Programs
Prerequisite: Reformer 2
Reformer 3 training includes the advanced Reformer exercises, plus sports specific programming tips and strategies for teaching the more challenging exercises safely and effectively. Advanced level programming is included to challenge any client.
Course material and registration provided by Balanced Body University bbu.pilates.com.

Trapeze Table/Cadillac (18 hours)
Prerequisite: Reformer 2 or equivalent
Trapeze Table training includes instruction on equipment safety and set up, exercises for beginning through advanced level clients, and incorporating the exercises into a complete workout for Pilates personal training or circuit training classes. The Trapeze Table is excellent for teaching the principles to new clients, refining movement patterns for post rehabilitation and challenging your most advanced students.
Course material and registration provided by Balanced Body University bbu.pilates.com.

Pilates Chair Module (14 hours)
Prerequisite: Reformer 2 or equivalent
Pilates Chair training includes an introduction to the Pilates Combo, EXO™ and Wunda Chairs, as well as instruction on the complete repertoire for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Using the Chair for sports specific conditioning along with programming for personal training and group classes is included.
Course material and registration provided by Balanced Body University bbu.pilates.com.

Pilates Ladder Barrel, Step Barrel and Small Equipment (6 hours)
Prerequisite: Reformer 2 or equivalent
Barrels and small equipment training include an introduction to the Step Barrel, Ladder Barrel, Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector, Ped-A-Pull and Ring. The exercises for the Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel are covered in detail along with applications for personal training and group classes.
Course material and registration provided by Balanced Body University bbu.pilates.com.