Balanced Body® Reformer Instructor

Next courses:
Movement Principles: Feb. 28. – Mar. 1. 2020 (€ 460,-) |
Reformer 1: April 18. – 19., 2019 (€ 490,-) | Reformer 2: June 20. – 21., 2019 (€ 490,-) |
Reformer 3: Sept. 5. – 6., 2019 (€ 490,-)
Examination fees: € 180,- (Small group, 2-4 participants)
Individual examination: Fee on request
All fees plus € 60,- for english manuals and videos

Learn to use the iconic Pilates apparatus to power your programming potential!

The Reformer, developed by Joseph Pilates, is an extraordinarily flexible piece of exercise equipment. Learn how to use the Reformer and Pilates exercises to create powerful programming designed to optimize your clients potential. By incorporating the Balanced Body® Movement Principles, we give you the powerful ability to be a transforming teacher.

The Balanced Body® Reformer Instructor training comprises a total of 224 hours (74 hours training in theory and practice, 30 hours training, 30 hours observation or assistance, and 90 hours instruction).

The final examinations consist of a practical part (1.15 hours) and a theoretical part (1 hour).

After successful completion you will receive the Balanced Body® Instructor Diploma (USA).

Prerequisites

To become a Balanced Body® Reformer Instructor, you must have completed at least 20 Pilates Reformer training units. In addition, knowledge of anatomy and the Movement Principles are mandatory components of the training since 2019. We recommend 1 year experience in Pilates Mat and Reformer.

Training

Anatomy (8 hours)
Anatomy training includes an introduction to the anatomical basics that Balanced Body® Reformer Instructors need to know. Excluded from this are students who provide proof of equivalent anatomy training (e.g. physiotherapist, fitness trainer, gyrotonic, yoga teacher, etc…).

Movement Principles (18 hours theory and practice including a theoretical and practical test)
The Movement Principles are the basis of the Balanced Body® Instructor training system. They allow you to recognize, improve and communicate basic movement patterns. They include improving the alignment of the lower body, promoting balanced muscle development and learning a program for effective upper body training.

Reformer 1 (16 hours theory and practice including a theoretical and practical test)
Introduction to the Reformer & Beginning Exercises
This course introduces the Universal Reformer, the center piece of the Pilates equipment studio and an invaluable training tool. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to safely using the Pilates Reformer for a wide variety of supine, seated and standing exercises for the beginning to intermediate student. Movement Principles include improving lower body alignment, creating balanced muscle development and learning a protocol for effectively training the upper body.

Reformer 2 (16 hours theory and practice including a theoretical and practical test)
Intermediate Exercises
Prerequisite: Reformer 1
Reformer 2 expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and modifications along with programs designs for special populations including pre–and post–natal clients and clients with osteoporosis and lower back injuries. Class design, dynamic assessment and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.

Reformer 3 (16 hours theory and practice including a theoretical and practical test)
Advanced Exercises & Programming
Prerequisite: Reformer 2
Reformer 3 is the pinnacle of the Reformer work and includes advanced and super advanced exercises to challenge clients to achieve their best. Progressive sequences designed to teach students advanced movement skills are included along with an introduction to the revolutionary Principle Based Programming System helping you to create successful classes for clients at any level.

Reformer Program Includes:

  • Training in Anatomy and Movement Principles
  • Exercise instruction in the complete Reformer repertoire.
  • A detailed, full color manual with video support.
  • Successful class design and delivery based on the Movement Principles and Balanced Body Programming System.
  • Instruction in observing and analyzing posture and movement.
  • Development of cueing, coaching and teaching skills.
  • Guidelines for teaching older adults, pre and post–natal women, and clients with common orthopedic conditions.
  • Equipment safety and maintenance.
Reformer Instructor