Movement Principles

The entry point into Balanced Body Teacher Training is the Movement Principles Course. This course is designed for both new and experienced instructors to refine their understanding of the body in motion. The Movement Principles provide practical tools for observing, analyzing and improving movement by gaining a deeper understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and optimum movement patterns. Movement Principles is the prerequisite for the Balanced Body Pilates Mat, Reformer or Comprehensive program and the heart of the Balanced Body Movement Specialist Certification. Take it to become a truly transformative instructor.

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Mat

Begin here with the history, philosophy and Movement Principles of the Pilates method. Learn the complete repertoire of Mat exercises including foundation exercises and modifications, plus strategies for class sequencing and guidelines for teaching special populations.

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Reformer

Explore the Pilates principles of dynamic stability and functional core strength with the quintessential Pilates machine and teaching element. Learn the complete repertoire of Reformer exercises including fitness, therapeutic and athletic applications. Teaching tips for building successful classes for clients at different levels of ability is emphasized.

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Apparatus

The Trapeze Table/Cadillac, Chair and Barrels complete the Pilates exercise system and greatly expand your ability to apply the Pilates method to the broadest base of client needs.

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MOTR™

It’s like a Pilates studio in a tube! Perfect for group exercise and personal training, the MOTR adds a unique element to Pilates, fitness and movement training.

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BODHI

The ideal complement to a Pilates or personal training practice, Bodhi adds standing, balance, and stability elements that bodies respond to and enjoy. Bodhi instructor training provides instructors with everything needed to teach a variety of formats, from small group personal training to circuit training to private sessions.

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RetrofitPro: Continuing Education

Broaden your skill set and increase your teaching tool kit with RetrofitPro Continuing Education Courses and Workshops. All workshops can be used for PMA and Balanced Body Continuing Education credits.

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Teacher Training

- Cynthia Scott, Retrofit client since 2002

- Robert Spence, Retrofit client since 2003

- Margaret Kelch, Retrofit client since 2000.