Balanced Body® Reformer Instructor Training

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 provide a stimulating workout for clients at any level of ability.


Our Reformer Instructor Training Program includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the complete Pilates Reformer repertoire
  • A comprehensive manual consistent with current national standard
  • Cueing, coaching, safety and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability
  • Guidelines for reaching 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

Requirements for Completion

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

  • Movement Principles (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body® Mat Instructor training or equivalent
  • Balanced Body® Reformer 1 – Course Work, Written and Practical Test (18 hours)
  • Balanced Body® Reformer 2 - Course Work, Written and Practical Test (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body® Reformer 3 - Course Work, Written and Practical Test (14 hours)
  • 50 Personal Practice Hours and 100 Teaching hours
    OR
  • 30 Reformer personal sessions, 30 observation hours and 90 teaching hours
  • Written and Practical Test out / Exam 

Download the Test out Application Form.

Total hours for completion for Reformer program: 198 hours (not including Movement Principles and Mat)

Total hour for completion of Movement Principles, Mat & Reformer program: 332 hours

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