Reformer Instructor Training


Reformer Training Program Overview

Balanced Body Mat Instructor Training at Pure Pilates

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 I Upcoming Training Dates

Reformer I: Introduction to Reformer & Movement Principles

Reformer 1 introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer I includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. 18 hours.

Prerequisites: 30 Pilates Reformer sessions completed, completion of Mat 1 & 2 recommended, movement experience recommended, anatomy recommended

August 18 – 20, 2017

Days and Times
Friday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Instructor
Susan Clark

February 16 – 18, 2018

Days and Times
Friday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Instructor
Susan Clark

Cost
$445.00 (Early)/$490.00 (Regular)

Materials & Fees
$80.00

Reformer II Upcoming Training Dates

Reformer II: Intermediate Exercises

Reformer II includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group an individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized, along with variations on sequences and progressing your class from the beginning to intermediate level. 16 hours.

Prerequisite: Reformer I

August 25 – 27, 2017

Days and Times
Friday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Instructor
Susan Clark

April 20 – April 22, 2018

Days and Times
Friday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Instructor
Jessica Wade

Cost
$445.00 (Early)/$490.00 (Regular)

Materials & Fees
$80.00

Reformer III Upcoming Training Dates

Reformer III: Advanced Exercises & Sports Specific Programs

Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and key exercises for advancing a client. 14 hours.

Prerequisite: Reformer II

October 22 – 22, 2017

Days and Times
Friday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Instructor
Susan Clark

August 24 – August 26, 2018

Days and Times
Friday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Instructor
Susan Clark

Cost
$395.00 (Early)/$435.00 (Regular)

Materials & Fees
$80.00

Balanced Body Reformer Training Program Requirements

Balanced Body Pilates Reformer Program Requirements

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

• Balanced Body Mat I and II Instructor training modules or equivalent (102 hours)*

• Balanced Body Reformer I, II and III Instructor training modules

Total hours of BB course work = 80

• Anatomy (pre-requisite requirement, BB anatomy, or outside equivalent)

Total hours of course work including anatomy = 92

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

*If you have successfully completed a mat program from another training provider, it is possible to apply previous mat work toward your training requirements. Please call 1-800-PILATES to see if you are exempt from additional mat requirements.

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 (student 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.

Observation Hours
Observation hours include watching experienced instructors teach group classes of private sessions. Online resources such as BB Podcasts and Pilates Anytime count toward observation hours. Observation is a great way to understand verbal and manual cueing, program sequencing and to hone your teaching skills.

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.

Mat Practical Hours = 70 **
25 personal sessions; 45 student teaching hours -or- 20 personal sessions; 15 observation hours; 35 student teaching hours

Reformer Practical Hours = 150
50 personal sessions; 100 student teaching hours -or- 30 personal sessions; 30 observation hours; 90 student teaching hours

Total hours: Course work + practical + anatomy = 312

**if exempt from mat requirement, you will be responsible to complete the reformer practical hours only. Total hours including anatomy = 242.

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