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Pilates Instructor Training

Pure Pilates is the only Pilates Authorized Training Center along the Gulf Coast.  We have been offering the Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Program since 2014 and have had the wonderful experience of working with apprentices across the United States.

The mission of the Pure Pilates Comprehensive Instructor Training Program is to inspire the next generation of Pilates instructors to reach the highest level of professionalism through superior training. The program aims to train apprentice instructors in the core principles of Pilates as well as share current research, so apprentices will be able to successfully create comprehensive, personalized Pilates programs suitable for any client, including special populations, upon program completion.

Pure Pilates welcomes all students interested in committing themselves to their Pilates practice and the Balanced Body curriculum.

The Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Program is designed to create thoughtful, creative, and successful Pilates teachers. The Balanced Body curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying each exercise, and Master Instructors focus on the “why” behind each exercise. Balanced Body manuals are considered to be some of the best in the industry and are a more in depth study of the Pilates movement principles, anatomy, and considerations for special populations.

The Balanced Body training is modular and progressive, allowing students to build on their education and training in the way that suits their unique training goals, budget, and timeline. Modules are taught throughout the year and an early registration discount is offered for those who register 10+ days before a module.

Pilates Instructors are required to have a 16-hour anatomy training as part of their certification process. Balanced Body recommends Anatomy in 3D as an informative and interactive way to complete this portion of the certification. New apprentices are encouraged to take Movement Principles prior to Mat I or Reformer I. 

Balanced Body training modules are approved by the Pilates Method Alliance, NCPT, ACE, AFAA, and NASM.  Physical Therapists may also be able to use Balanced Body training for continuing education credit. Those interested in should contact their state licensing board for instructions on how to transfer the credit hours.

Mat Training

The Balanced Body Pilates Mat training includes the original Pilates Mat repertoire, as well as, an introduction to the movement principles that make Pilates a successful exercise program. Modifications and variations are included to help you teach a wide range of clients. The Balanced Body Pilates Mat program will empower you to become a successful, creative and transformative Pilates mat instructor.

The Mat teacher training program at Pure Pilates includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the classical Pilates Mat repertoire

  • A comprehensive manual and streaming content from Balanced Body consistent with current national standards

  • Cuing, coaching, and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability

  • Safety information for teaching special populations

  • Tips on teaching successful group programs

  • Movement Principles course is required for all apprentices before registering for Mat 1

  • Anatomy is strongly recommended

  • Mat 1 = 16hr; Mat 2 = 16 hours; Mat 3 = 16 hours

20 personal sessions

15 observation hours

35 student teaching hours

64 modules hours

Total hours: Course work + practical = 134

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Reformer Training

The Pilates Reformer is an extraordinarily flexible piece of exercise equipment allowing resistance and support for exercises involving every part of the body. The Balanced Body program at Pure Pilates gives you a thorough understanding of how to use the Reformer to develop core and extremity strength, stability, flexibility, coordination and balance. The wide range of exercises provides a stimulating workout for clients at any level of ability.

The Reformer teacher training program at Pure Pilates includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the complete Pilates Reformer repertoire

  • A comprehensive manual and streaming content from Balanced Body consistent with current national standards

  • Cuing, coaching, safety and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability

  • Guidelines for teaching special populations

  • Program design for clients at every level including sports specific lessons

  • Equipment safety and maintenance

  • Anatomy is required for Reformer test out

  • Movement Principles module prior to attending Reformer 1

  • Reformer 1 = 18hr; Reformer 2 = 16hr; Reformer 3 = 14hr


30 personal sessions

30 observation hours

90 student teaching hours

66 module hours

16 anatomy hours

Total hours: Course work + practical + anatomy = 232

Mat & Reformer Training
Comprehensive Training

The Apparatus teacher training program at Pure Pilates includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the complete Pilates Trapeze Table/Cadillac, Pilates Chair, and Barrels

  • A comprehensive manual and streaming content for each piece of equipment from Balanced Body consistent with current national standards

  • Cuing, coaching, safety and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability

  • Program sequences for classes and personal training sessions

  • Equipment safety and set up

  • Trapeze = 18hr; Chair = 14hr; Barrels = 6hr


85 personal sessions (15 trapeze, 15 chair, 5 barrel, 30 reformer, 20 mat)

65 observation hours (10 trapeze, 10 chair, 30 reformer, 15 mat)

220 student teaching hours (40 chair, 40 trapeze, 15 barrel, 90 reformer, 35 mat)

152 module hours

16 anatomy hours

Total hours: Course work + practical + anatomy = 538

In addition to the Reformer and Mat training, Apparatus teacher training completes the full Balanced Body Pilates instructor program. Included is the complete repertoire on the Trapeze/Cadillac, the Chair, the Barrels, and small equipment. Completing the additional apparatus training gives you a great variety of tools to use when working with clients and qualifies you to take the national Pilates certification exam.

 

50 personal sessions (20 mat, 30 reformer)

45 observation hours (15 mat, 30 reformer)

125 student teaching hours (35 mat, 90 reformer)

114 module hours

16 anatomy hours

Total hours: Course work + practical + anatomy = 350

This training combines the Mat and Reformer modules and teaching hours for a more well-rounded training program, allowing apprentice to teacher a greater variety of exercises and gain a deeper understanding of Pilates.

 

The Mat and Reformer teacher training program at Pure Pilates includes all of the bullets from both Mat and Reformer listed above.

Are you ready to begin your Pilates journey?
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