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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Four months after my total hip replacement I returned to Retrofit to build back my strength and balance. My instructor took the time and attention to include the hospital’s most difficult and final exercises and with persistence and fun I feel better than before the operation. Now my spouse, three months following his double knee replacement is scheduled for one-on-one lessons. We're going on a walking tour of Europe together this summer."
- Cynthia Scott, Retrofit client since 2002
"Retrofit makes me feel better. For the past few years I have been completely free of back pain. The studio is so bright and in such a good location close to the subway. I can go straight to work after my early morning class."
- Robert Spence, Retrofit client since 2003
"There is a level of enthusiasm for Pilates that I don't think exists in other studios. You do things you would never think your body can do!"
- Margaret Kelch, Retrofit client since 2000.