Balanced Body® Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training

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Balanced Body® Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training

Learn how each apparatus works independently—and together as an exercise system—to enhance your practice!

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 Comprehensive Training consists of Movement Principles, Mat 1, Mat 2, Mat 3, Reformer 1, Reformer 2, Reformer 3, Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels.

Trapeze Table / Cadillac / Tower

Prerequisite: Movement Principles, Mat 1 and Reformer 1 or equivalent, 20 Pilates studio sessions.

1 year work experience in related field recommended.

Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower (18 hours)

Provides a thorough introduction to Trapeze Table and Tower exercises as well as applications for beginning, post–rehabilitation and advanced clients. Sequencing, program design and exploration of exercise applications are covered as well as equipment set up, safety and maintenance.

Pilates Instructor Training
Pilates Chairs (12 hours)

Prerequisite: Movement Principles, Mat 1, Reformer 1

Exploration of the Wunda Chair, EXO® Chair and split pedal Combo Chair
The Pilates chair is great for strengthening athletic clients, and as an addition to group programming. Any of the chairs can be used to incorporate standing and upright core work into a clients studio experience. This course includes exercises, programming, and variations for the original Wunda chair, the EXO chair, and the split pedal Combo Chair.

Pilates Barrels (6 hours)

Prerequisite: Movement Principles, Mat 1, Reformer 1

Introduction to the Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel
Includes exercises and variations for the Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel, both are excellent tools for enhancing spinal mobility and core strength. The Ladder Barrel is most commonly used in a studio setting while the Step Barrel is a great addition to group classes.

Comprehensive PROGRAM Includes:
  • Exercise instruction on the complete Balanced Body Trapeze Table or Tower, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Step Barrel and small apparatus repertoire.
  • Detailed, full color manuals with accompanying video support to enhance your learning experience.
  • Successful class design and delivery based on the Movement Principles and Balanced Body Programming System.
  • Development of cueing, coaching and teaching skills.
  • Development of critical thinking and problem solving skills for common physical limitations and conditions.
  • Equipment safety and maintenance.
Requirements for Completion – Comprehensive only

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

  • Anatomy (12 hour course of your choice – Not Included)
  • Movement Principles (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Mat instructor training coursework
  • Balanced Body Reformer instructor training coursework
  • Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower (18 hours), Chair (14 hours) and Barrels (6 hours) course work and module tests
  • 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 completing: 520 hours (not including anatomy)

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