August 17 - 18

Introduction to Reformer & Beginning Exercises and Pilates Principles




Class Fee* Class: $525.00 (Early) $575.00 (Regular)

Materials Fee (Manual & Video**): $80.00


SAT 10:00am - 6:30pm / SUN 9:00am - 5:30pm

*Course schedule and times subject to change.



Reformer 1 is now a 2-day course. Movement Principles is now a prerequisite.

Reformer 1 introduces you to the bio mechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbo-pelvic 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, beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach a beginning Reformer class or personal training session.

ACE = 1.4 PMA = 16.0


Recommended Prerequisites: Movement Principles is now a prerequisite for Reformer 1; 2 years experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions

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

  • Reformer: 50 personal sessions; 100 student teaching hours -or- 30 personal sessions; 30 observation hours; 90 student teaching hours

  • Mat: 25 personal sessions; 45 student teaching hours -or- 20 personal sessions; 15 observation hours; 35 student teaching hours

  • Balanced Body Final practical and written exam (Test Out)

Total hours for completion of Reformer program: 312 hours (including course work, anatomy, & practical)

Upon completion of all the requirements, a certificate of completion as a Balanced Body Reformer Instructor will be issued.

*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 Balanced Body at 1-800-PILATES to see if you are exempt from additional mat requirements.

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