MOTR Instructor Training

MOTR Training Program Overview

Balanced Body Mat Instructor Training at Pure Pilates

Combine Balanced Body Movement Principles, the power of aerobic conditioning, and the balance and release exercises of a foam roller in this inspiring workshop. MOTR is a small, affordable piece of equipment that allows you to train your clients anywhere while focusing on key principles of alignment, balance, core control and functional movement patterns. Exercises vary easily to provide appropriate fitness challenges for clients at any level, from senior citizens to professional athletes. You will learn key positions and exercises as well as sequences and programming for private and group sessions.

The 16-hour course includes a detailed manual and suggested class formats — everything you need to begin teaching on the MOTR. The course has a programmatic track format that makes learning the exercises easy, fun and teachable. MOTR exercises are rooted in Balanced Body movement principles which emphasize safe and effective movement potential.

This course is approved for CECs from Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Pure Pilates offers early bird pricing for those who register for MOTR training more than 10 days in advance of the first date of the module.

The MOTR teacher training program at Pure Pilates includes:

  • Detailed manual and instructor training video support
  • Introduction to the Balanced Body Movement Principles to strengthen your teaching
  • The Balanced Body Track System to help you create classes quickly and easily
  • Progressions, regressions, and modifications to make the exercises useful for everyone
Pure Pilates MOTR Instructor Training

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MOTR Upcoming Training Dates

MOTR: Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

The MOTR contains a complete personal training system in a portable, affordable package. Combining the core training of Pilates, the strength and power of aerobic conditioning, the functional exercises of a pulley system, and the balance and release exercises of a foam roller, MOTR gives you everything you need to teach classes, small group or one on one training. MOTR is the ideal complement to a Pilates, personal training, or rehabilitation practice enhancing balance, aerobic capacity, strength, and flexibility while performing fun, functional exercises. MOTR Instructor Training gives you new tools to expand your practice and inspire your clients while creating new opportunities for vibrant health. 16 hours.

Prerequisites: NA

Dates TBD

Days and Times


$375.00 (Early)/$415.00 (Regular)

Materials & Fees

Balanced Body MOTR Training Program Requirements

To become a fully qualified Balanced Body® MOTR Instructor, students must complete the following:

• Balanced Body MOTR Instructor training module

Total hours of BB course work = 16

• Anatomy (not required but highly recommended, BB anatomy or outside equivalent)

Successful completion of each module includes course work, and written and practical examinations. The written is a take-home examination given on the first day of the course; the practical is a successful demonstration of a teaching segment on the second day of the course.

Practical Hours

Practical experiential hours are in integral part of the learning process. The coursework is designed to introduce movement concepts, exercises and exercise adaptations, but it is equally as important that students practice on themselves (personal sessions), watch other instructors (observation hours) and begin the process of teaching potential clients (teaching hours) in order to embody the materials that are presented in the courses. Courses alone give you the tools; experiencing the work makes you an instructor.

Personal Sessions
Students can count any classes or Pilates personal training session they have already taken. Online class resources such as Pilates Anytime may count toward personal sessions. Developing and committing to a personal Pilates practice is an essential part of becoming an effective and inspiring teacher.

Student Teaching Hours
Teaching hours include any Pilates teaching either as an employee at a fitness center of Pilates Studio or for family and friends.

MOTR Practical Hours = 40
20 personal sessions; 20 student teaching hours

Total hours: Course work + practical = 56

The test out is a practical examination.

Suggested Texts

Trail Guide to the Body (5th Edition)

by Andrew Biel ISBN-13: 978-0982978658 ISBN-10: 0982978650 Edition: 5th Revised

Anatomy of Movement (Revised Edition)

by Blandine Calais-Germain ISBN-13: 978-0939616572 ISBN-10: 0939616572 Edition: Revised