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"Tom is a wonderful teacher not only because he is an expert, but also because he embodies compassion and caring for every student. It is a privilege to study with him."
- Teacher in Training

 Center of Balance has been a premier Pilates teacher training center since 2001, with full mat and equipment courses directed by Tom McCook for Balanced Body (BB).

The Center of Balance & BB Program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. Our curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying each exercise. Courses are modular and progressive, allowing students to build on their education and training in the way that works best for them. These courses are also a great opportunity for certified instructors to learn new teaching tools and for renewed inspiration.

Announcing our 2021 - 2022 Teacher Training Schedule
& Team of Master Instructors!

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Welcome Fay Grove and Portia Page!
We're excited to announce our 2021 - 2022 Pilates Teacher Training schedule directed by Tom McCook, and welcoming Master Instructors Fay Grove and Portia Page to our talented team! Starting in 2021, all of our courses will be co-taught by Tom, Fay and Portia to offer you a broad and deep level of expertise.

50% Discount - Balanced Body Alumni!

For Alumni who would like to retake any course at Center of Balance, we extend a 50% discount! This is a great opportunity for refreshing your skills! Email us for the discount code!

Course Schedule

2020 - 2021 Program  
Pilates Movement Principles - Virtual September 8, 10, 15, 17, 2021
Mat 1 - Virtual September 29 & October 1, 6, 8, 2021
Mat 2 - Virtual October 27, 29 & November 3, 5, 2021
Mat 3 - Virtual November 17, 19 & December 1, 3, 2021
Reformer 1 - Hybrid (In Studio or Virtual) January 12, 14, 19, 21, 2022
Apparatus 1 - Hybrid (In Studio or Virtual) February 2, 4, 9, 11, 2022
Reformer 2 - Hybrid (In Studio or Virtual) February 23, 25 & March 2, 4, 2022
Apparatus 2 - Hybrid (In Studio or Virtual) March 16, 18, 23, 25, 2022
Reformer 3 - Hybrid (In Studio or Virtual) April 6, 8, 13, 15, 2022
Apparatus 3 - Hybrid (In Studio or Virtual) April 27, 29 & May 4, 6, 2022
   
CoreAlign and Bodhi 2022
 
CORE/ALIGN 1 - Foundations TBD
CORE/ALIGN 2 - Foundations TBD
BODHI Suspension System TBD

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Trainings by Request

Beyond our currently listed trainings, we are available to do teacher trainings courses for groups on request. Please contact us for more information.

Test-Out Dates

Dates TBD

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BBU Pilates Instructor Training

Requirements for Completion (New as of 2019)

  • Movement Principles module
  • All Mat, Reformer and Apparatus modules
  • Mat practical hours (70 hours total)
  • Reformer practical hours (150 hours total)
  • Comprehensive practical hours (150 hours total)
    - 35 Apparatus personal sessions
    - 20 observation hours
    - 95 student teaching hours
  • Anatomy

Total hours: 520 (not including anatomy)

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Mat Teacher Training

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The Balanced Body Pilates Mat teacher training includes the complete Pilates Mat repertoire as well as an introduction to the movement principles that make Pilates such a successful exercise program. Modifications and variations are included to help you successfully teach a wide range of clients. The Balanced Body Pilates Mat training will empower you to become a successful, creative and transformative Pilates teacher. Courses are taught by our Master Instructor team: Tom McCook, Fay Grove and Portia Page.

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Virtual Modules for 2021 - Join us from anywhere!

Pilates Movement Principles, Mat 1, 2 & 3 will all be taught virtually - If you live in another State or Country, you'll now be able to join us live for these modules!

Our Mat teacher training program includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the complete Pilates Mat repertoire
  • A comprehensive manual consistent with current national standards
  • Cuing, coaching and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability
  • Safety information for teaching older adults, pre- and post-natal women, and clients with back, knee, neck and shoulder conditions
  • Tips on teaching successful group programs

50% Discount - Balanced Body Alumni!

For Alumni who would like to retake any course, we extend a 50% discount! This is a great opportunity for refreshing your skills! Email us for the discount code!

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Reformer Teacher Training

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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 workout for clients at any level of ability. Courses are taught by Tom McCook, Fay Grove and Portia Page.

Our Reformer teacher training program includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the complete Pilates Reformer repertoire
  • A comprehensive manual consistent with current national standards
  • Cuing, coaching, safety and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability
  • Guidelines for teaching older adults, pre- and post-natal women, and clients with back, knee, neck and shoulder conditions
  • Program design for clients at every level including sports specific lessons
  • Equipment safety and maintenance

Hybrid Format - new in 2022!

Our Reformer and Apparatus courses will be offered both virtually and in-studio, giving students flexibility and an opportunity to join in from anywhere in the world!

50% Discount - Balanced Body Alumni!

For Alumni who would like to retake any course at Center of Balance, we extend a 50% discount! This is a great opportunity for refreshing your skills! Email us for the discount code!

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Apparatus Teacher Training

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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. Courses are taught by Tom McCook, Fay Grove and Portia Page.

Our Apparatus teacher training program includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the complete Pilates Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower, Pilates Chair and Barrels and Small equipment is included
  • A comprehensive manual for each piece of equipment 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

Hybrid Format - new in 2022!

Our Reformer and Apparatus courses will be offered both virtually and in-studio, giving students flexibility and an opportunity to join in from anywhere in the world!

50% Discount - Balanced Body Alumni!

For Alumni who would like to retake any course at Center of Balance, we extend a 50% discount! This is a great opportunity for refreshing your skills! Email us for the discount code!

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Tom's Pilates and Yoga program played a significant role in my success.

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