Teacher Training

Retrofit Pilates is proud to be an authorized Balanced Body Training Centre offering Comprehensive Pilates Mat, Reformer, and Apparatus Teacher Training. Complete your internationally recognized Pilates Teacher certification from the world’s leader in Pilates education and equipment.

Upcoming 2024/2025 Teacher Training Dates:

Chair | May 24-25, 2024
Barrels | May 26, 2026
Movement Principles | Sept 14-15, 2024 + 5 hours self-directed online
Mat 1 | Oct 5-6, 2024 + 4 hours self-directed online
Mat 2 | Nov 2-3, 2024 + 4 hours self-directed online
Mat 3 | Nov 30-Dec 1, 2024 + 4 hours self-directed online
Reformer 1 | Feb 8-9, 2025 + 4 hours self-directed online
Reformer 2 | Mar 8-9, 2025 + 4 hours self-directed online
Reformer 3 | April 12-13, 2025 + 4 hours self-directed online

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Choose your path

Choose to begin with either Mat or Reformer Teacher Training stream. Each stream can be completed independently to attain your Mat Teacher Certification or your Reformer Teacher Certification.

Complete the Mat, Reformer and Apparatus training to attain your Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Certification.

Each training stream is divided into three- four, 16-hour course modules. Modules can be completed in an intensive time frame or more slowly, in consecutive order, over a schedule that works for you.

All modules can be attended in-person in our Toronto studio or remotely by joining the live event on zoom.

Please scroll to the sections below for details on dates, times, pricing and to register

Certified Balanced Body Mat Instructor

Course Requirements:

  • Movement Principles
  • Mat 1
  • Mat 2
  • Mat 3
  • 70 personal practice, observation, and practice teaching hours
  • Recommended duration 4-6 months
  • Final Mat Certification test- out (scheduled separately after completion of practical hours)

Certified Balanced Body Reformer Instructor

Course Requirements:

  • Reformer 1
  • Reformer 2
  • Reformer 3
  • Movement Principles
  • Anatomy in 3D (or equivalent)
  • 150 personal practice, observation, and practice teaching hours
  • Recommended duration for completion 4-6 months
  • Final Reformer Certification test- out (scheduled separately after completion of practical hours)

Certified Balanced Body Apparatus Instructor

Course Requirements:

  • All Mat courses and practical hours
  • All Reformer courses and practical hours
  • Movement Principles
  • Anatomy in 3D (or equivalent)
  • Cadillac/Trap Table
  • Pilates Chair
  • Pilates Barrels
  • 150 personal practice, observation, and practice teaching hours
  • Recommended duration for completion 9-12 months
  • Final Comprehensive test- out (scheduled separately after completion of practical hours)

Our Courses

Explore our individual course modules for details on dates, times and to register.

Each module can be completed individually in consecutive order, over a schedule that works for you or bundled in an intensive time frame.

Movement Principles

The entry point into Balanced Body Teacher Training is the Movement Principles Course.

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Anatomy in Three Dimensions™

Learn how muscles move by experiencing each muscle group in action and relating these exercises to functional movement.

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Mat

Master the key principles of dynamic stability and functional core strength with Mat I, II & III. From the history and principles of Pilates to advanced level exercises including countless variations and adaptations of Pilates exercises using small apparatus.

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Reformer

Explore the Pilates principles of dynamic stability and functional core strength with the quintessential Pilates machine.

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Apparatus

The Trapeze Table/Cadillac, Chair and Barrels complete the Pilates exercise system.

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Certification and Test-Out

Once you have completed all Mat, and/or Reformer and/or Apparatus course work and hours, you are eligible to test to receive your certification from Balanced Body.

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RetrofitPro: Continuing Education

Broaden your skill set and increase your teaching tool kit with RetrofitPro.

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"I have a lot of respect for Retrofit and the amazing educators. Every course. I have taken from them has been top-notch. I look forward to more courses in the future."

Jill S. Teacher Training graduate

Teacher Training Faculty

Retrofit Pilates is proud to be a Balanced Body Authorized Training Centre offering Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training and Internationally recognized certification from the world’s leader in Pilates education and equipment.

All courses required to complete your Balanced Body Teacher Training at Retrofit Pilates are offered each calendar year. Course work and practicum hours can be completed on a schedule that fits with your life and career goals.

Want to discuss your Teacher Training journey with Master Instructor Barbara Grant? Book an appointment in the calendar below.

Barbara Grant

Its gonna be good.

Founder and Director
Master Instructor
NCPT® Certified Pilates Teacher
Balanced Body Faculty Member

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