Balanced Body Pilates Instruction Certification

Pilates Teacher Training @ Pilates Core Center

Balanced Body at Pilates Core Center offers a full range of Pilates teacher training programs.  Whether you are interested in teaching Mat classes, Reformer classes or Pilates personal training sessions on the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels, we have the resources you need to succeed.

Our program, like those of other leaders in the Pilates industry, offers an assessment-based certificate of completion, not a “Pilates Certification,” based on the recommendations of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).

The Balanced Body Pilates instructor training program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers.  Its curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying each exercise.  Our instructors bring their exceptional depth of experience to the training.  The Balanced Body manuals are considered to be some of the best in the industry and for more in depth study Balanced Body has produced an accompanying DVD for each Mat, Reformer and Apparatus module.

The program at Pilates Core Center offer three options to complete your comprehensive certificate of completion:

  • Weekend Modules – You can take your first course now and continue your training when it is convenient or works into your budget – next week, next month, next year.
  • Summer Intensive Modules – If the “fast track” is more your speed, you can complete the entire program within three months.
  • Part-Time Weekday Modules – Don’t want to give up your weekends?  We offer a program that will allow you to attend classes during the week.

Balanced Body Pilates Mat Instructor Training Certificate
Requirement for Completion - To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Mat Instructor, students must complete the following:

  • Anatomy (strongly recommended)
  • Balanced Body Mat 1 – Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Mat 2 – Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)
  • 25 Mat Personal Sessions and 45 Mat Student Teaching Hours or
  • 20 Mat Personal Sessions, 15 observation hours and 35 student teaching hours.
  • Final written and practical test.

Total hours for completion of Mat program: 102 hours (not including anatomy)

Balanced Body Pilates Reformer Instructor Training Certificate
Requirements for Completion – To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Reformer Instructor, students must complete the following:

  • Anatomy
  • Balanced Body Mat Instructor training or equivalent
  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 – Course work, written and practical test (18 hours)
  • Balanced Body Reformer 2 – Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Reformer 3 – Course work, written and practical test (14 hours)
  • 50 Personal practice hours and 100 Teaching hours or
  • 30 Reformer personal sessions, 30 observation hours and 90 teaching hours
  • Practical test

Total hours for completion of Reformer program:  198 hours (not including anatomy)
Total hours for completion of Mat and Reformer program:  300 hours

Pilates Apparatus Instructor Training Program
Modules: Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower, Chair, and Barrels
The Balanced Body Pilates Apparatus instructors training program completes the full Pilates instructor certification program.  Included is the complete repertoire on the Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower, the Pilates Chair, and the Barrels.  Completing the additional apparatus training gives you a great variety of the tools to use when working with clients and qualifies you to take the national Pilates certification exam.

  • Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels, Part 1 (14 hours)
  • Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels, Part 2 (12 hours)
  • Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels, Part 3 (12 hours)

Requirements for Completion – To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Pilates instructor, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Anatomy (required)
  • Balanced Body Mat Instructor training or equivalent
  • Balanced Body Reformer training or equivalent
  • Balanced Body Cadillac/Tower  - Course work, written and practical exam (18 hours)
  • Balanced Body Chair – Course work, written and practical exam (14 hours)
  • Balanced Body Barrels – Course work, written and practical exam (6 hours)
  • 45 Personal practice hours and 105 Teaching hours or
  • 35 Personal sessions, 20 observation hours and 95 teaching hours
  • Practical test

Total hours for completion of Apparatus:  188 hours
Total hours for completion of full program:  488 hours
Upon completion of all of the requirements, a certificate of completion as a Balanced Body Education Pilates Instructor will be issued.

Reformer and Other Apparatus Final Exam and Certificate of Completion
Once instructors have completed all of the Reformer and/or Apparatus course work and hours, they must pass a practical exam demonstrating their teaching ability.

The final test out consists of:

Observation of a session with a client or an apparatus class.  The specific requirements will be determined prior to the testing.

During the exam we will be observing and rating the instructor’s skills in the following areas:

  • Correct set-up and execution of the exercises
  • Client safety
  • Appropriate sequencing
  • Appropriateness of the exercises to the client or class
  • Understanding and application of the principles
  • Cueing and the ability to communicate with your client or class

Fees

Balanced Body Modules:  Module fees and cost of manual(s) paid directly to Balanced Body

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Anatomy and Movement TBD
Mat 1 Module $  399 + Manual*
Mat 2 Module $  399 + Manual*
Mat 1 and 2 Modules - Summer Intensive $  798 + Manuals*
Mat 1 and 2 Modules – Weekday Part–Time $  798 + Manuals*
Reformer 1 Module $  499 + Manual*
Reformer 2 Module $  449 + Manual*
Reformer 3 Module $  449 + Manual*
Reformer 1, 2 and 3 Modules – Summer Intensive $1,397 + Manuals*
Reformer 1, 2, and 3 Modules – Weekday Part-Time $1,397 + Manuals*
Apparatus 1 Module $  425 + Manual*
Apparatus 2 Module $  349 + Manual*
Apparatus 3 Module $  495 + Manual*
Apparatus 1, 2 and 3 Modules – Summer Intensive $1,269 + Manuals*
Apparatus 1, 2 and 3 Modules – Weekday Part-Time $1,269 + Manuals*
Assessments:  Essays/Exams $  250

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*Current cost of Manuals and DVDs through Balanced Body $75 (subject to change)



Pilates Core Center – Mentor/Apprentice Program

Required hours:

  • Observation – 40 hours
    • Class Observation – 20 hours
    • Public Privates – 20 hours
  • Student Teaching – 160 hours
  • Private Session with a Mentor – 10 hours
  • 2 written essays – Group Class discussion,  Private Session discussion
  • Practical exam

Fees

Pilates Core Center Mentor/Apprentice Program Fees

Mentor Privates (10 hours) $  750
Observation Hours (40) $  200

*Current cost of Manuals and DVDs through Balanced Body $75 (subject to change)

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