The Reformer, developed by Joseph Pilates, is an extraordinarily flexible piece of exercise equipment. Learn how to use the Reformer and Pilates exercises to create powerful programming designed to optimize your clients potential.
Reformer 1 (18 hours)
Introduction to the Reformer & Beginning Exercises
Prerequisites: Movement Principles and 20 Reformer classes. 1 year experience teaching movement. Anatomy required prior to testing out.
This course introduces the Universal Reformer, the center piece of the Pilates equipment studio and an invaluable training tool. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to safely using the Pilates Reformer for a wide variety of supine, seated and standing exercises for the beginning to intermediate student. Movement Principles include improving lower body alignment, creating balanced muscle development and learning a protocol for effectively training the upper body.
Reformer 2 (16 hours)
Prerequisite: Reformer 1
Reformer 2 expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and modifications along with programs designs for special populations including pre–and post–natal clients and clients with osteoporosis and lower back injuries. Class design, dynamic assessment and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.
Reformer 3 (14 hours)
Advanced Exercises & Programming
Prerequisite: Reformer 2
Reformer 3 is the pinnacle of the Reformer work and includes advanced and super advanced exercises to challenge clients to achieve their best. Progressive sequences designed to teach students advanced movement skills are included along with an introduction to the revolutionary Principle Based Programming System helping you to create successful classes for clients at any level.
Reformer Program Includes:
Requirements for Completion – Reformer only
To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Reformer Instructor, students must complete the following:
Total hours for completion of Reformer program: 214 hours (not including anatomy).
Requirements for Completion – Mat & Reformer
To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Mat and Reformer Instructor, students must complete the following:
Total hours for completion of Reformer program: 332 hours (not including anatomy).