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Pilates Movement Principles

Pilates Movement Principles - Virtual

September 8, 10, 15, 17, 2021

Days and Times (California Time)

Update 8/29/21: Movement Principles will be taught virtually only

  • Wednesday 9/8: 3:30 - 7:30pm
  • Friday 9/10: 9am - 1pm
  • Wednesday 9/15: 3:30 - 7:30pm
  • Friday 9/17: 9am - 1pm

Movement is critical in everything we do – gain a foundational understanding of the body in motion, and how to use it in improving your clients’ every day lives! Learn how to recognize, improve and teach fundamental movement patterns with the Movement Principles, the foundation of the Balanced Body instructor training system. This course is designed for both new and experienced instructors to refine their understanding of the body in motion. Movement Principles is the prerequisite for the Balanced Body Pilates program (as of 1/1/2019) and the heart of the Balanced Body Movement Specialist Certification. Take it to become a truly transformative instructor!

The Balanced Body Movement Principles form the foundation of Balanced Body Education. This course includes the most important information on anatomy, assessment, biomechanics and foundational exercises needed to become a successful Pilates teacher, personal trainer or movement educator. The course mixes information on how the body works with basic exercises to illustrate the information in movement. Broken down into five categories: Whole Body Movement, Trunk Integration, Lower Body Strength and Power, Upper Body Strength and Balance and Dynamic Flexibility, Rest and Relaxation, the Movement Principles provide a solid foundation for training in any environment, with any equipment. You will come away with a complete tool box for effectively training clients to recover from injuries, improve their general fitness and enhance their performance. The focus on practical understanding of common movement patterns prepares instructors to be excellent at problem solving, goal setting and learning new exercise techniques with ease.

Program includes:

  • General discussion and overview of anatomy including bones and joints in specific relationship to movement
  • Exercise instruction in foundational exercises which apply to any movement and fitness setting
  • A detailed, full color manual with 5 accompanying DVDs and streaming video to enhance your learning experience
  • Cuing, coaching and teaching tips

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  • Movement experience recommended
  • Anatomy recommended

7-Day Access to Recordings

To reinforce your learning and get the most from the training, you will have access to each recorded session for 1 week to review the material covered!

Important Protocols for Successful Completion of this Course

The protocol for the Balanced Body teacher training is to be in full attendance for the hours of each course. We understand that there may be last-minute emergencies which may cause you to miss a live session with us. For any missed 4-hour segment, you will need to review the recording of the missed session and take a 1-hour make-up session with one of our instructors. The purpose of this is for you to stay current with the group and be in alignment with the standards of a certifying program, and to help ensure your success in completing the coursework with confidence. This make-up session will be an additional fee of $105 for a private, $60 for 2 persons, or $45 for more participants. If you already know you have a scheduling conflict, please let us know so that we can help make this process as seamless as possible for you.


Tom McCook, Fay Grove, Portia Page


$550 / Module plus materials

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