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, Apparatus 1, Apparatus 2 and Apparatus 3.

Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 1 (Apparatus 1) (14 hours)

Mixed Apparatus Course

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

1 year work experience in related field recommended.

Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 1 (Apparatus 1) (14 hours)

Apparatus 1 introduces the Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels to provide a complete education on the Pilates system. Apparatus 1 includes beginning and intermediate level exercises on each piece of equipment along with safety, set up and their role in the Pilates studio environment. Each piece of equipment provides a unique training environment to create a well rounded experience for a client or class.

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Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 2 (Apparatus 2) (12 hours)
Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 2 (Apparatus 2) (12 hours)

Prerequisite: Apparatus 1

Apparatus 2 includes intermediate exercises on the Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels as well as information on class design in the Pilates Studio environment. Information on working with special populations including lower back and shoulder problems included.

Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 3 (Apparatus 3) (12 hours)
Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 3 (Apparatus 3) (12 hours)

Prerequisite: Apparatus 2

Apparatus 3 completes the comprehensive Pilates teacher training program with intermediate, advanced and super advanced exercises on the Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels. The Balanced Body movement principle programming system is applied to the apparatus to create clear guidelines for class design.

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:

  • Movement Principles (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Mat instructor training coursework
  • Balanced Body Reformer instructor training coursework
  • Apparatus 1 (14 hours), Apparatus 2 (12 hours) and Apparatus 3 (12 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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