REFORMER COURSES

REFORMER 1 (18 HOURS)

Introduction to the Reformer & Beginning Exercises

 

Prerequisites: 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions. Pilates Mat instructor training is required.

 

Reformer 1 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 group class or personal training session.

 

COST: $600 + $80 Materials Fees

REFORMER 2 (16 HOURS)

Intermediate Exercises

 

Prerequisite: Reformer 1

 

Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises designed for group and individual instruction.

 

Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability and clients with physical limitations are emphasized.

Sample programs for a variety of clients are included.

 

COST: $550 + $80 Materials Fees

REFORMER 3 (14 HOURS)

Advanced Exercises & Sports Specific Programs

 

Prerequisite: Reformer 2

 

Reformer 3 training includes

The advanced Reformer exercises, plus sports specific programming tips and strategies for teaching the more challenging exercises safely and effectively. Advanced level programming is included to challenge any client.

 

COST: $550 + $80 Materials Fee

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Reformer Instructor Training

 

The Pilates Reformer is an extraordinarily flexible piece of exercise equipment allowing resistance and support for exercises involving every part of the body. Our program 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 and fun workout for clients at any level of ability.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

 

  • Exercise instruction in the traditional Pilates Reformer repertoire along with modifications and additional exercises

 

  • A detailed, full color manual with accompanying DVD and streaming video to enhance your learning experience*

 

  • Sample programs and classes for all levels

 

  • Cueing, coaching, safety and teaching tips

 

  • Instruction in observing, analyzing and correcting posture and movement imbalances

 

  • Guidelines for teaching older adults, pre and post-natal women, and clients with back, knee, neck and shoulder conditions

 

  • Equipment safety and maintenance

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION

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

  • Mat Instructor training or equivalent (102 hours)*
  • Reformer 1 - Course work and tests (18 hours)
  • Reformer 2 - Course work and tests (16 hours)
  • Reformer 3 - Course work and tests (14 hours)
  • 50 Reformer personal sessions and 100 student teaching hours OR
  • 30 Reformer personal sessions, 30 observation hours and 90 student teaching hours
  • Final written and practical test

 

Total hours for completion of Reformer program: 198 hours (not including anatomy).

 

Total hours for completion of Mat and Reformer program: 300 hours.

 

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