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press release: Balanced Body®

Balanced Body Education® launches group pilates reformer training for fitness instructors

20 Mar 2024
The new Balanced Body Education offering was created in direct response to global market demand / Balanced Body
In a move to plug the growing gap between consumer demand for Group Reformer Pilates and qualified instructors, Balanced Body Education has launched a new professional education program specifically designed to up-skill instructors already teaching in a fitness setting.

“Our new Group Reformer program teaches all the fundamental Pilates techniques, skills and progressions needed to deliver engaging and results-driven Group Reformer classes, whilst also encouraging a degree of instructor creativity,” explains Joy Puleo, Director of Education for Balanced Body®.

“Created with fitness professionals in mind, our aim was to develop an accessible and flexible education program, without sacrificing the quality of movement, that would hold relevance to the instructor’s wider work with clients. Some Pilates education has a reputation of being long, expensive, rigid, and esoteric. We are breaking down those barriers whilst maintaining our exceptional education standards.”

The program fully aligns to Balanced Body’s incumbent Pilates Reformer Instructor program and delivers certification equivalent to the completion of Levels 1 and 2 of 3. If instructors complete the new Group Reformer education and feel they want to extend their knowledge and learning, they can seamlessly join the Reformer Pilates Instructor Level 3 to explore more creativity and put their own stamp on signature moves.

The new Balanced Body Education offering was created in direct response to global market demand. As consumer interest in Pilates continues to rise, due largely to its exposure in the media and across social media channels as a favourite amongst high profile celebrities and athletes such as Harry Styles, Margot Robbie, Ronaldo Cristiano and Lebron James, the availability of ‘oven-ready’ qualified instructors has lagged.

Joy continues: “The market is crying out for quality education that upskills existing club-based instructors to deliver Group Reformer Pilates classes, in a concise timeframe. Our new education program is not a watered-down version of our incumbent Reformer Pilates Instructor Training. It is a specialized program which delivers essential Pilates content to qualified instructors and allows instructors to begin teaching while learning.

In November, Balanced Body Education partnered with Ten Health & Fitness to deliver an international Educator training conference at the Ten Health & Fitness training centre in Notting Hill, London. 20 Balanced Body Educators from around the world attended to become proficient in delivering the new Group Reformer education including several UK-based Educators.

Joy adds: “Our team of global Balanced Body Educators are now ready to roll-out our Group Reformer education program. In the UK, the Group Reformer education program can be delivered at one of our partner venues or at a Balanced Body customer’s studio.

“Our goal as a company is for as many people as possible to experience the benefits of Pilates. Right now, accessibility is limited by a lack of qualified instructors. With our new Group Reformer education offering, we are addressing this need and creating professional growth opportunities for fitness instructors and new business channels for operators.”

The Group Reformer program is available for booking now. For more information, contact program manager Christine Crooks.
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Combining art, design and fitness to deliver an inspiring and progressive experience that strengthens both body and mind, high-end boutique brand, BLOK has added Reformer Pilates to its offer at two of its four studios.
In a bid to optimise engagement and establish closer connections with its key overseas audience, US based Pilates brand, Balanced Body® is expanding its UK operation.
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press release: Balanced Body®

Balanced Body Education® launches group pilates reformer training for fitness instructors

20 Mar 2024
The new Balanced Body Education offering was created in direct response to global market demand / Balanced Body
In a move to plug the growing gap between consumer demand for Group Reformer Pilates and qualified instructors, Balanced Body Education has launched a new professional education program specifically designed to up-skill instructors already teaching in a fitness setting.

“Our new Group Reformer program teaches all the fundamental Pilates techniques, skills and progressions needed to deliver engaging and results-driven Group Reformer classes, whilst also encouraging a degree of instructor creativity,” explains Joy Puleo, Director of Education for Balanced Body®.

“Created with fitness professionals in mind, our aim was to develop an accessible and flexible education program, without sacrificing the quality of movement, that would hold relevance to the instructor’s wider work with clients. Some Pilates education has a reputation of being long, expensive, rigid, and esoteric. We are breaking down those barriers whilst maintaining our exceptional education standards.”

The program fully aligns to Balanced Body’s incumbent Pilates Reformer Instructor program and delivers certification equivalent to the completion of Levels 1 and 2 of 3. If instructors complete the new Group Reformer education and feel they want to extend their knowledge and learning, they can seamlessly join the Reformer Pilates Instructor Level 3 to explore more creativity and put their own stamp on signature moves.

The new Balanced Body Education offering was created in direct response to global market demand. As consumer interest in Pilates continues to rise, due largely to its exposure in the media and across social media channels as a favourite amongst high profile celebrities and athletes such as Harry Styles, Margot Robbie, Ronaldo Cristiano and Lebron James, the availability of ‘oven-ready’ qualified instructors has lagged.

Joy continues: “The market is crying out for quality education that upskills existing club-based instructors to deliver Group Reformer Pilates classes, in a concise timeframe. Our new education program is not a watered-down version of our incumbent Reformer Pilates Instructor Training. It is a specialized program which delivers essential Pilates content to qualified instructors and allows instructors to begin teaching while learning.

In November, Balanced Body Education partnered with Ten Health & Fitness to deliver an international Educator training conference at the Ten Health & Fitness training centre in Notting Hill, London. 20 Balanced Body Educators from around the world attended to become proficient in delivering the new Group Reformer education including several UK-based Educators.

Joy adds: “Our team of global Balanced Body Educators are now ready to roll-out our Group Reformer education program. In the UK, the Group Reformer education program can be delivered at one of our partner venues or at a Balanced Body customer’s studio.

“Our goal as a company is for as many people as possible to experience the benefits of Pilates. Right now, accessibility is limited by a lack of qualified instructors. With our new Group Reformer education offering, we are addressing this need and creating professional growth opportunities for fitness instructors and new business channels for operators.”

The Group Reformer program is available for booking now. For more information, contact program manager Christine Crooks.
More press releases and updates from Balanced Body®:
Balanced Body ®, global leaders in Pilates equipment and education, have received Active IQ endorsement for its newly launched professional education programme specifically designed to upskill fitness instructors with a Group Reformer Pilates certification in direct response to global market demand.
Award-winning classical Pilates studio, Exhale Pilates, has opened a new site in the heart of Marylebone, London, furnished with Contrology® apparatus from Balanced Body, global provider of Pilates equipment and education with a trading history spanning more than 45 years.
New Reformer Pilates studio, Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London with an ‘Aussie-style’ aesthetic and offering reflecting the passion of owner, Anna Mounsey-Heysham, who first fell in love with Pilates whilst living in Sydney where she discovered the fitness, health and rehabilitation benefits of Pilates first hand.
Combining art, design and fitness to deliver an inspiring and progressive experience that strengthens both body and mind, high-end boutique brand, BLOK has added Reformer Pilates to its offer at two of its four studios.
In a bid to optimise engagement and establish closer connections with its key overseas audience, US based Pilates brand, Balanced Body® is expanding its UK operation.
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Show preview: Elevate 2023
As the industry in the UK gears up for this annual trade event, HCM gives the lowdown on what you can expect
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Tel: 0800 014 8207
Address: 5909 88th Street, Sacramento, CA 95828, United States
Ken Endelman, CEO & Founder
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Joy Puleo, Director of Education
Chanin Cook, Director of Marketing
Katherine Ryzhova, Business Development Manager UK
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Plans for the next 12 months
This year, we’re launching Balanced Body Education® Pilates training for fitness professionals that upskills existing club staff, empowering them to design and lead effective Pilates and Pilates-inspired classes. Balanced Body® will work to grow the Group Reformer and Pilates market by partnering with UK operators to deliver bespoke movement experiences as well as launch new products later this year.
Testimonial
" Every Studio we’ve opened since 2007, we’ve equipped with Balanced Body Reformers - including our new Kings Cross flagship studio. There are good reasons why they remain our brand of choice. One, the relationship we have with Ken, and the Balanced Body team. And two, the equipment you use says a lot about you as a brand. They’re not cheap but you absolutely get what you pay for. Their reformers are rock solid, easy to adjust and practically indestructible - despite some of our clients’ best efforts!"
– Justin Rogers, Creative Director, Ten Health & Fitness
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Balanced Body equipment was essential in providing LifeTime customers with premium Pilates experiences. They are exceptional in terms of quality, timeliness, and customer service. Our account manager provided on-time consultation, equipment, and parts delivery for our 200+ locations. Balanced Body even customized a reformer to meet the needs of our discerning Pilates instructors! I highly recommend Balanced Body as the best Pilates partner.
– Eduardo Perez, consultant, Pilates club industry and former Director of Pilates, LifeTime Inc
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