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Balanced Body’s teacher training program is a comprehensive course of study covering exercises on the Mat, Universal Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair, Ped-O-Pul, Spine Corrector and High Barrel. The curriculum provides knowledge of the following as related to each exercise: Purpose, Muscular Focus, Safety and Positioning of Client and Instructor, Sequence, Movement Efficiency, Use of the Breath, Body Alignment and Variations and Modifications.  Balanced Body faculty at Core Conditioning include master trainers Roger Gonzalez-Hibner, Gabrielle Shrier, MPT, Allyson Cabot, PT, Elizabeth Meyers, and Tiza Wynn.


The complete course is in accordance with the guidelines established by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and incorporates applied anatomy, kinesiology, functional body mechanics, client assessment techniques and the teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates. Specific course objectives include:

  • Developing an understanding of the fundamentals and principles of the Pilates method.
  • The ability to instruct a Mat class.
  • Understanding how to safely prepare equipment and instruct clients of varying levels of fitness in a Pilates-based workout.
  • Performing a postural assessment and making appropriate exercise selections to enhance a client’s fitness experience.
  • An understanding of indications and contraindications for specific injuries/dysfunctions and special circumstances.

A certificate of completion is awarded to those who complete the 450 hours of lectures, apprenticeship and pass the final written and practical exams.

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In addition to a comprehensive training program, we offer a variety of workshops for the Pilates professional, health care professional and fitness enthusiast.  APTA credits are available through our teacher training programs.  Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming workshops.


“I have worked with Allyson Cabot, PT, and Gabrielle Shrier, MPT, both as faculty members for Balanced Body University as well as presenters for Pilates on Tour since 2006. They gracefully combine their deep knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and Pilates along with many years of clinical experience as physical therapists to create teaching experiences that are interesting, fun, well organized, practical and straightforward. Allyson and Gabrielle, along with their colleagues at Core Conditioning are pioneers in educating physical therapists, trainers and fitness enthusiasts alike in a multitude of rehabilitation principles on several apparatus.”

-Nora St. John, Founder & Program Director
Balanced Body Education Division

“I just complete Anatomy in 3-Dimension this weekend and highly recommend the course. It is perfect for the visual learner and has a great teacher! Thank you! All Pilates instructors should complete this exercise in clay!”

-Michelle A.
Certified Pilates Instructor