CoreAlign® brings the mind-body, rehabilitation and fitness worlds together in one unique apparatus which puts the fun in functional!
A revolutionary apparatus, CoreAlign® improves strength, balance, posture and functional movement patterns.
Developed by Jonathan Hoffman, a physical therapist and fitness enthusiast, CoreAlign® was created with the belief that the body functions and heals best when movements are anatomically sound and balanced. As a training tool, CoreAlign® exercises are designed to create harmony between controlled stability and dynamic mobility, resulting in a strong, healthy and vibrant body. Clients at all fitness levels will feel the difference after one session.
The CoreAlign® method stimulates our core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing functional exercises, deep stretches and core-controlled aerobic training. This makes it a perfect addition to a Pilates studio, personal training or physical therapy practice. The method is used for musculoskeletal rehabilitation, performance enhancement and general conditioning for overall wellness.
CoreAlign® can be used as a stand-alone exercise practice or as a complement to existing Pilates programming. In either case, CoreAlign® can bring endless variety to enhance clients’ experiences, health and fitness.
The CoreAlign® frame encloses two tracks and carts, which move independently with smooth resistance (or assistance). The resistance is created by six elastic tubes on each cart. Resistance/assistance is possible in one or both directions. The CoreAlign® is extraordinarily versatile with hundreds of completely new and unique movement exercises.
CoreAlign® Instructor Training
The Movement Academy is proud to offer the full CoreAlign® Teacher Training program from Balanced Body® in Singapore -- including Final Test Out. See program details below. Individual modules can also be taken to enhance your professional toolkit in effective exercise training, particularly for sports-specific and gait training. It is strongly recommended that individuals interested in CoreAlign® training have a good background in movement, such as Pilates instructors, personal trainers and physical therapists.
CoreAlign® Instructor Training Program Modules
CoreAlign® training includes two modules. Each module is unique, functional, challenging and incredibly fun!
CoreAlign® 1: Foundations (16 hours)
CoreAlign® 1: Foundations, is the heart of the CoreAlign® training program. The course includes the theoretical basis of the CoreAlign® method along with essential exercises designed to show you the full potential of the CoreAlign® method. The course includes:
60+ Foundation exercises designed to build functional movement skills applicable to daily life and athletic pursuits.
Exercise in supine, all fours, plank and standing positions.
Specific exercise Tracks to focus on Trunk Integration, Upper Body Strength and Balance, Lower Body Strength and Power, Gait and Dynamic Flexibility.
Progressions and regressions to address clients at different levels of ability.
Specific modifications and precautions for working with clients with injuries and special populations.
CoreAlign® unit set up and safety.
The Balanced Body® Movement Principles to make your training more efficient, effective and safe.
CoreAlign® 2: Progressions (16 hours)
CoreAlign® 2: Progressions builds on the foundation of CoreAlign® 1, with many of the progressions in CoreAlign® 2 extending from the primary exercises learned in CoreAlign® 1. CoreAlign® 2 also includes additional exercise categories, training options and teaching techniques unique to CoreAlign®.
Progressions of plank and standing exercises to address a range of training goals from core stabilization to creating integrated rotation for throwing sports.
Techniques for modifying exercises by using rotator discs or varying the direction and level of resistance.
Exercises to challenge balance, coordination and complex movement patterns to prepare clients for all of life's challenges.
Fully-Qualified CoreAlign® Instructor
Fully-qualified CoreAlign® Instructors must successfully complete:
Successful completion of CA1: Foundations + CA2: Progressions
30 personal sessions
10 CoreAlign® observation hours
100 CoreAlign® student teaching hours prior to the final test out
Final test out
The test itself consists of both written and practical components.
CoreAlign® Bridge Program
Students who started with the original CoreAlign® program and want to complete their course of study have several bridge options available to them. We recommend you contact your CoreAlign® Master Instructor and inquire about how to bridge to the new curriculum