Balanced Body®
Pilates Instructor Training

Start your career in Pilates in 2021!

Stomping Ground Studios is now an official Authorised Training Centre for Balanced Body Education!

Join the Balanced Body Pilates family and find education, support and community to develop your Pilates career.

Balanced Body are the leader in Mind-Body Education with a global network of master instructors and authorized training centres in over 50 countries.

Balanced Body’s talented and dedicated educators combine the best of traditional and contemporary Pilates to bring you a thorough understanding of the Pilates method.

Balanced Body Pilates is based on the Balanced Body Movement Principles providing a strong foundation and giving you a deep understanding of how the body works and how to make it work better.

Courses are stimulating, personalised and deeply rooted in the art and science of movement.

Learn and grow with programs that develop your mind, body and career.

The training is module based so you can complete all the courses within one year or take 2 or more years to complete the training.  Take it at your own pace!

Choose from: Mat Instructor Training, Reformer Instructor Training, and Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training.

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Why Choose to Learn at SGS?

Pilates has the potential to change people’s lives & you can learn to guide the way

Personalised Approach

Small groups & lots of personal feedback and guidance throughout the program.

Fully Comprehensive

Courses packed with everything you need to become a fully qualified, confident & proficient instructor.

Learn from a Master Trainer

Rachel has taught Pilates for 23 years. She is knowledgeable, approachable & invested in you as an individual.

Learn at your Pace

The training is taught as modules so you can take as little or as long as you need to complete the courses.

Worldwide Recognition

A Balanced Body certificate is considered the gold standard and is recognised throughout the world.

Exceptional Resources

Best-in-class educators, worldwide industry network, comprehensive manuals & videos and more.

Follow Your Passion

Become a dedicated, confident & skillful Pilates Instructor

Balanced Body® Pilates Instructor Training Schedule 2021

All dates are subject to change according to any government regulations regarding the ongoing pandemic

Choose Your Course

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MAT instructor training

Includes:

Movement Principles

(16 hours)

Mat 1 (16 hours)

Mat 2 (16 hours)

Mat 3 (16 hours)
$630 per module

 4 x Manuals

$85 per manual

Test Out Fee

$195

Time to complete 6 – 12 months

Pre requisites:

Basic Anatomy

20 Mat classes

Other Course Requirements:

20 hours personal Pilates practice (Mat)

15 observation hours

35 student teaching hours

Mat Training total 134 hrs

(excluding Anatomy)

$3,055

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REFORMER instructor training

Includes:

Movement Principles

(16 hours)

Reformer 1 (16 hours)

Reformer 2 (16 hours)

Reformer 3 (16 hours)
$630 per module

 4 x Manuals

$85 per manual

Test Out Fee

$195

Time to complete 6 – 18 months

Pre requisites:

Basic Anatomy

20 Reformer sessions

Other Course Requirements:

30 hours personal Pilates practice (Reformer)

30 observation hours

90 student teaching hours

Reformer Training total 214 hrs

(excluding Anatomy)

$3,055

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COMPREHENSIVE instructor training

Includes:

Movement Principles

(16 hours)

Mat 1 (16 hours)

Mat 2 (16 hours)

Mat 3 (16 hours)

Reformer 1 (16 hours)

Reformer 2 (16 hours)

Reformer 3 (16 hours)
$630 per module

Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 1 (14 hours)
$550 per module

Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 2 (12 hours)
Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 3 (12 hours)
$480 per module

 10 x Manuals

$85 per manual

Test Out Fee

$260

Time to complete 8 – 24 months

Pre requisites:

Basic Anatomy

20 Studio sessions

Other Course Requirements:

20 hours personal Pilates practice (Mat)

65 hours personal Pilates practice (Reformer & Studio)

65 observation hours

220 student teaching hours

Comprehensive Training total 

520 hrs

(excluding Anatomy)

$7,030

Pilates mat instructor training Stepney
MAT instructor training

Includes:

Movement Principles

(16 hours)

Mat 1 (16 hours)

Mat 2 (16 hours)

Mat 3 (16 hours)
$630 per module

 4 x Manuals

$85 per manual

Test Out Fee

$195

Time to complete 6 – 12 months

Pre requisites:

Basic Anatomy

20 Mat classes

Other Course Requirements:

20 hours personal Pilates practice (Mat)

15 observation hours

35 student teaching hours

Mat Training total 134 hrs

(excluding Anatomy)

$3,055

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REFORMER instructor training

Includes:

Movement Principles

(16 hours)

Reformer 1 (16 hours)

Reformer 2 (16 hours)

Reformer 3 (16 hours)
$630 per module

 4 x Manuals

$85 per manual

Test Out Fee

$195

Time to complete 6 – 18 months

Pre requisites:

Basic Anatomy

20 Reformer sessions

Other Course Requirements:

30 hours personal Pilates practice (Reformer)

30 observation hours

90 student teaching hours

Reformer Training total 214 hrs

(excluding Anatomy)

$3,055

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COMPREHENSIVE instructor training

Includes:

Movement Principles

(16 hours)

Mat 1 (16 hours)

Mat 2 (16 hours)

Mat 3 (16 hours)

Reformer 1 (16 hours)

Reformer 2 (16 hours)

Reformer 3 (16 hours)
$630 per module

Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 1 (14 hours)
$550 per module

Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 2 (12 hours)
Trapeze Table, Chair & Barrels 3 (12 hours)
$480 per module

 10 x Manuals

$85 per manual

Test Out Fee

$260

Time to complete 8 – 24 months

Pre requisites:

Basic Anatomy

20 Studio sessions

Other Course Requirements:

20 hours personal Pilates practice (Mat)

65 hours personal Pilates practice (Reformer & Studio)

65 observation hours

220 student teaching hours

Comprehensive Training total 

520 hrs

(excluding Anatomy)

$7,030

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Here's How To Get Started...

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Step One

Registration

Register for the course of your choice by filling out the Expression of Interest / Enrolment form.

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Step Two

Confirmation

Once we receive your completed form we will give you a call to answer questions &/or confirm your enrolment.

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Step Three

Come Along

Congratulations!
Now you’ve enrolled all you need to do is show up ready to move and learn.

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Pilates Instructor Training FAQ’s

Q: Why choose Balanced Body?
Q: What are the benefits of becoming a Balanced Body instructor?
Q: What resources are available to the BB instructor?
Q: How does your Pilates program work?
Q: Can I take individual modules or do I need to commit to the whole course?
Q: What is the difference between Balanced Body and other certificate Pilates programs?
Q: How do I do my personal practice, observation and student teaching hours?
Q: Which module should I start with?
Q: Do you offer a bridge program?
Q: Do you offer onsite training at other facilities or studios?
Q: Do you offer a certification?
Q: Do I have to take all of my courses at the same location?
Q: Is there a final test out?
Q: Do you offer payment options?
Q: Why choose Balanced Body?

All of Balanced Body educational programs highlight movement principles that are universal to the way the body moves, strengthens and heals. These principles incorporate the most up-to-date biomechanical theories of movement and exercise science. Understanding these principles in relation to the program of study creates a dynamic learning experience which is immediately incorporated into practice.

Q: What are the benefits of becoming a Balanced Body instructor?

A Balanced Body certificate is considered to be the gold standard throughout the mindful movement space and beyond. As a result, our instructors are respected innovators and contributors to the fields of movement science, physical therapy and fitness.

A Balanced Body certificate gives you access to some of the best instructors in the country, the most innovative educational curriculum, and a wealth of on-line support such as educational pod-casts and marketing materials.

Q: What resources are available to the BB instructor?

Balanced Body instructors not only have access to best-in-class educators in the field of mindful movement, but also are supported by our dedicated and experienced infrastructure with over 36 years in the industry. In addition, a Balanced Body instructor has access to continually updated and progressive podcasts which brings educators from all over the world into your living room, studio or fitness center.

Q: How does your Pilates program work?

Our Pilates program is set up in modular segments. Segments are offered on Fridays & Saturdays 12:30pm-6:30pm & Sundays 8am-12pm.

Each segment covers a specific amount of work designed to create an educational arc of learning that is digestible and easily integrated into practice. Modules have a hierarchy and though some can be taken independently of other modules, they are often taught as stepping stones toward completion of your certificate program of choice.

For example, if you want to become a Mat instructor, you would take Mat I, Mat II, Mat III and an Anatomy module to be eligible to test out. Mat II can not precede Mat I.

Q: Can I take individual modules or do I need to commit to the whole course?

Yes and no. Since our courses are structured in an educational hierarchy, some of our modules have pre-requisite requirements. For example, you must take Reformer I before taking Reformer II. However, our introductory courses, Mat I and Reformer I can be taken as individuals and preparatory courses to the intermediate and advanced work.

Q: What is the difference between Balanced Body and other certificate Pilates programs?

First and foremost Balanced Body acknowledges that many of the top rated instructional programming has value, merit and a level of quality that creates a thriving and diverse instructor population. Though we can not speak to what other programs offer or do not offer, we can speak to what Balanced Body has to offer.

Balanced Body respects the traditions of Joseph H. Pilates’ original works while also incorporating the best of contemporary scientific research from exercise science to full-body movement theories. In doing so, students not only learn the exercises, but strategies how to use the exercises to best meet clients’ individual needs.

In addition, Balanced Body encourages educators coming from diverse backgrounds as the diversity of our team ensures diversity of experience for our students.

Finally, Balanced Body prides itself on providing you with the educational tools from which to teach and grow as a practitioner. We do not dictate “how” you should teach. We encourage each of you to find your voice, your rhythm and your style as practitioners. Our master instructors are your guides and mentors and will help to empower you as you create your place within the Pilates community.

Q: How do I do my personal practice, observation and student teaching hours?

It is perfectly clear to a seasoned instructor when a student shows up to a test out and has not completed the required hours. For this reason, the hours are self-reported and on the honor system. We require 5 hours (Mat & Reformer) & 10 hours (Comprehensive) of the required Personal Pilates practice sessions to be completed at Stomping Ground Studios at the discounted price of $13.50 for Mat classes & $27 for Equipment/Reformer classes, sold in packs of 5.  We also highly recommend that you teach, observe and practice in different environments. This allows you to hear cues, observe hands on technique and employ strategies from a variety of teachers. It also makes you think about what is good teaching and how best to approach it.

Q: Which module should I start with?

Movement Principles is the gateway to the modular system and is the starting place for all of our certificate programs. From there, Mat 1 or Reformer I are the next step.

Q: Do you offer a bridge program?

Yes, Balanced Body offers students who have either completed a certificate program from another education program or who have taken coursework but who have not yet tested out and offers an easy and comprehensive bridge opportunity. Contact us to find out more about the Bridge program.

Q: Do you offer onsite training at other facilities or studios?

Balanced Body offers you the opportunity to bring our education into your facility.  Contact us for more information by calling 08 8362 7902 or emailing info@stompinggroundstudios.com.au

Q: Do you offer a certification?

Our program, like those of the other leaders in the Pilates industry, offers an assessment-based certificate of completion. This is not a Certificate IV or Diploma course, it is however recognised worldwide.

Q: Do I have to take all of my courses at the same location?

We recommend that you complete your training with us at Stomping Ground Studios.  However, if you have to move interstate or overseas we can certainly point you in the direction of other Balanced Body Authorised Training Centres to complete your training if necessary.

Q: Is there a final test out?

To complete your program of choice there is a test out which consists of a practical and a written examination. Depending on the course of study, the practical examination requires each student to demonstrate competence in class design, appropriateness of exercise choices, exercise progressions and regressions as well as equipment set up, safety and appropriateness. The written examination consists of multiple choice, fill in the blank and essays. Get more information on exams, content and expectations.

Q: Do you offer payment options?

Yes. Once you decide to commit to one of the Pilates Instructor Programs you have the option to pay up front for the whole program or pay per module as you go.  Payment for both options is due 14 days prior to the start date of the program or module.

Cost Breakdown for Instructor Training Courses

Mat Instructor Training

Fees INCLUDE:
*Course delivery ($2,520)
*1 x manual per module ($85ea x 4)
*Test Out fee ($195)
*1 x Private session with Master Instructor Rachel Kennedy
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Reformer Instructor Training

Fees INCLUDE:
*Course delivery ($2,520)
*1 x manual per module ($85ea x 4)
*Test Out fee ($195)
*1 x Private session with Master Instructor Rachel Kennedy
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Comprehensive Instructor Training

Fees INCLUDE:
*Course delivery ($5,920)
*1 x manual per module ($85ea x 10)
*Test Out fee ($260)
*1 x Private session with Master Instructor Rachel Kennedy
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Other Costs

Course required Personal Pilates Sessions
*Mat (20 hrs)
*Reformer (30 hrs)
*Comprehensive (20 hrs Mat + 65 hrs Reformer & Studio)

For each course, 5 hrs (Mat & Reformer) & 10 hrs (Comprehensive), of the required Personal Pilates Sessions must be completed at Stomping Ground Studios at the discounted student price of $13.50 for Mat classes & $27 for Equipment classes, sold in packs of 5. All other Personal practice hours may be completed at a studio of your choice.

OPTIONAL: Balanced Body Education videos for each module are available as an optional extra (although they are highly recommended) for a fee of USD$20 per module paid directly to Balanced Body.

Other Requirements

Observation Hours
*Mat (15 hrs)
*Reformer (30 hrs)
*Comprehensive (65 hrs)

Student Teaching Hours
*Mat (35 hrs)
*Reformer (90 hrs)
*Comprehensive (220 hrs)

Observation & Student Teaching Hours may be completed at a studio of your choice.
Stomping Ground Studios offers opportunities for both for all students.

Already a Pilates Instructor?

All course modules are available to be taken individually for continuing education. Balanced Body also offers a Bridge Program for Pilates Instructors who would like to obtain a Balanced Body certificate.

Contact us to find out more

Expressions of Interest & Enrolments are Now Open for 2021
Download your copy of the 2021 training schedule
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Have lots of questions?

Book a free consultation with Rachel to discuss your options & answer your questions.

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