Pilates Instructor Training

Instructor Training at Pure Pilates

Balanced Body Instructor Training at Pure Pilates Pensacola Gulf Breeze

In 2014, Studio Owner, Susan Clark became a Balanced Body Master Instructor in Pilates Mat, Reformer, and Apparatus. Her first group of apprentices began their training in the fall of 2014. A year later, she added Anatomy in Three Dimensions to her Master Instructor repertoire. Jessica Wade joined the Balanced Body training program at Pure Pilates in the spring of 2016 when became a Master Trainer in Pilates Apparatus. She followed up that training with the MOTR Master Instructor training in the fall of 2016 and became a Pilates Mat and Reformer Master Trainer in early 2017.

Since 2014, Pure Pilates has hosted numerous modules. Pure Pilates-trained instructors and apprentices teach at Pure Pilates and around the United States. Pilates students have joined the apprenticeship program to further their personal practice and dive deeper into understanding of the Pilates Principles. Others have taken the modules to become full-time Pilates professionals. Some apprentices have undertaken the training as an exciting and challenging avocation. There is no one reason why apprentices embark on their training journey, and Pure Pilates welcomes all students interested in committing themselves to their Pilates practice and the Balanced Body curriculum.

The Balanced Body Instructor Training Program at Pure Pilates 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.

Balanced Body training at Pure Pilates 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 from Friday to Sunday on weekends throughout the year to allow those working full time and those from outside Northwest Florida train with us with minimal time away from home, family, and work.

Balanced Body training modules are approved by the Pilates Method Alliance, ACE, and, of course, Balanced Body, for continuing education credits necessary to maintain currency. They are a great way to refresh knowledge or add new skills like MOTR or Anatomy in 3D.

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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
  • Cueing, coaching, and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability
  • Safety information for teaching special populations
  • Tips on teaching successful group programs
  • Anatomy lectures incorporated into the Mat I and Mat II trainings
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Pilates Mat Training at Pure Pilates

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
  • Cueing, 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
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Reformer Training at Pure Pilates

Apparatus Training

Balanced Body Pilates Apparatus teacher training completes the full Pilates instructor program. Included is the complete repertoire on the Wall Unit (Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower), the Pilates 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.

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
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Pilates Apparatus Comprehensive Training at Pure Pilates

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