Balanced Body® Comprehensive Instructor Training

The Balanced Body® Pilates Apparatus instructor training program completes the full Pilates instructor certification program. Included is the complete repertoire on the Trapeze Table/Cardillac/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. The modules may be offered individually or they may be combined depending on the equipment available at the host studio.

  • Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels, Part 1 (14 hours)
  • Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels, Part 2 (12 hours)
  • Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels, Part 3 (12 hours)

Our Apparatus Certification program includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the complete Pilates Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower, Pilates Chari and Barrels and Small equipment is included
  • A comprehensive manual for each piece of equipment consistent with current national standards
  • Cueing, coaching, safety and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability

Requirements for Completion

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

  • Movement Principles (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body® Mat 1, 2, 3 Instructor training (118 hours)*
  • Balanced Body® Reformer 1, 2, 3 Instructor training 
  • Balanced Body® Apparatus 1 – Course Work and Practical Test (14 hours)
  • Balanced Body® Apparatus 2 - Course Work and Practical Test (12 hours)
  • Balanced Body® Apparatus 3 - Course Work and Practical Test (12 hours)
  • 45 Personal Sessions
  • 105 Student Teaching Hours
  • 35 Personal Sessions
  • 20 Observation Hours
  • 95 Student Teaching Hours
  • Comprehensive Written and Practical Test out / Exam

Download the Test-Out Application Form.

Total hours for completion for Apparatus program: 188 hours (not including Movement Principles, Mat and Reformer)

Total hour for completion of Movement Principles and the Comprehensive program: 520 hours

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