Suncoast Pilates is the ONLY Central Florida host site for Balanced Body® Pilates Instructor Training
Patricia Welter’s Balanced Body Master Instructor Profile.
Interested in becoming a Pilates instructor or CoreAlign instructor? Suncoast Pilates offers a complete Comprehensive Pilates Training Program. Suncoast also offers a complete CoreAlign Instructor Training Program. Suncoast Pilates is proud to be listed under the Pilates Method Alliance Registry of Schools as a Balanced Body® Teacher Training Facility.
Why Balanced Body? Balanced Body is THE LARGEST EDUCATOR of Pilates Instructors in the world. Your Pilates education is recognized worldwide, and recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance. Balanced Body Faculty, manuals, and accompanying videos are considered to be some of the best resources in the industry. Suncoast Pilates Owner / Director of Pilates Patricia Massey Welter is a renown Balanced Body Master Teacher, a Second Generation Pilates Teacher, who will mentor you through your entire educational process.
For detailed information regarding the complete Balanced Body instructor training program call Suncoast Pilates, view the Balanced Body® Education page for information or download the brochure on this page to the right. Balanced Body® The program is designed in modules so you can take your first course now and continue your training next week, next month or next year. Each module is self contained so you can take them as quickly or as slowly as your schedule and budget allow.
You may choose and test out at one of three levels–
!) Pilates Mat Instructor – Required modules Mat I and Mat II plus Mat test out – completion of all modules plus required practice teaching, observation and personal practice hours prior to test out)
2) Pilates Mat / Reformer Instructor – Required modules Mat I, Mat II, Reformer I, II and III and test out (you can start with either Reformer I OR Mat I – completion of all modules plus required practice teaching, observation and personal practice hours prior to test out) – 12 hour anatomy course also required if no prior anatomy education
3) Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor – Required modules – Mat I and II, Reformer I, II, III, Chair, Barrels and Cadillac / Tower plus test out – can begin at Mat I OR Reformer I module (completion of all modules plus required practice teaching, observation and personal practice hours prior to test out) – 12 hour anatomy course also required if no prior anatomy education
4) Bridge programs from other training organizations are also available
Note that all modules require additional purchase of required manual / DVD.
Total cost of modules depend on choice of level chosen (Mat only, Reformer / Mat only or Comprehensively Trained) and if trainee registers early in order to receive early bird discount available for most modules. For a Comprehensive Pilates training, estimated total cost of ENTIRE program in 2016 / 2017, if trainee is able to register early is $3370 PLUS materials fee of $640. If early bird deadlines are missed, the total cost would be higher, There is an additional test out fee depending on the level at which you test out. Note that Balanced Body allows you as much time as you need to take modules as your time and budget allows.
The CoreAlign Instructor Training program is separate and apart from the Pilates program. Two modules are required – CoreAlign I Fundamentals and CoreAlign II Progressions. Manual / DVD materials required additional fee.
Suncoast Pilates is also the only CoreAlign Instructor Training Facility in Florida, offering CoreAlign Instructor Training Modules throughout the year, Suncoast Pilates is a complete Balanced Body Host Site, offering Pilates, CoreAlign, Anatomy in 3-D, MOTR and Bodhi Suspension Training modules year round! Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) continuing education credits are available on modules.
If you ever miss out on a training module at Suncoast Pilates, please check out the Pilates, Bodhi and MOTR Instructor Training scheduled with our Balanced Body Faculty friends at Re”Vibe Pilates & Fitness in Coral Springs, FL.
Balanced Body Pilates Mat Level I includes Movement Principles Instructor Training Module – April 21 – 22, 2017, Fri and Sat – 10:00am – 7:00pm both days – $399 early bird registration / $425.00 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 – Register
Balanced Body Pilates Reformer II Instructor Training Module – May 5 – 6, 2017 , Fri and Sat, (10am – 6pm both days) – $450.00 earlybird up to 30 days prior / $ 475 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 – Register
(This is a SEPARATE program from Pilates) CoreAlign Level I : Foundations Instructor Training Module – May 12 – 13, 2017, Friday and Saturday – 10:00am – 6:30pm both days – $450 early bird registration / $499.00 regular registration plus $80 manual and DVD material fee Register
Balanced Body Pilates Cadillac / Trap Table / Tower Instructor Training Module – June 9 and 10, 2017 – Fri and Sat 10am – 7pm, – $499.00 earlybird registration / $525.00 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 – Register
Balanced Body Pilates Mat Level I Instructor Training Module – June 23 – 24, 2017, Friday and Saturday – 10am – 7pm both days $ 399.00 early bird registration / $425 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 Register
Balanced Body Pilates Reformer I Instructor Training Module – July 7 – 8, 2017, Friday and Saturday (10amam – 7pm) – $499 early bird registration / $525 regular registration – plus manual / DVD fee of $80 – Register
Balanced Body Pilates Mat Level II Instructor Training Module – July 28 – 29, 2017, Fri and Sat, 10am – 6pm both days (Pre-requisite Mat I) – $ 425.00 regular registration / early bird $399.00 – plus manual and DVD fee of $80 Register
Balanced Body Anatomy in Clay, August 4 – 5, 2017, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm both days, earlybird up to 30 days prior $450 /$ 475 regular registration plus manual. Please register as early as possible for this course to guarantee your spot. It WILL SELL OUT.
This intensive, experiential workshop reviews the essentials of musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology as you build the major muscles used in movement on a specially designed skeleton. Understanding the body from the inside out allows you to see movement from a whole new perspective. Practical exercises to understand the function of each muscle and its use in Pilates are included to help you integrate the material. This is a great class for new and experienced instructors who want to improve their understanding of Anatomy and the body in motion. Required Text: Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Edition by Andrew Biel*
Balanced Body Pilates Reformer II Instructor Training Module – August 11 – 12, 2017, Friday and Saturday – 10:00am – 6:00pm both days – $450 earlybird registration up to two weeks prior / $ 475 regular registration – plus $ 80 DVD and manual fee – Register
(This is a separate program from Pilates) CoreAlign I Fundamentals Instructor Training – September 8 – 9. 2017, Friday and Saturday, 930am – 6:30pm both days, $450 early bird registration / $499.00 regular registration plus manual and DVD materials fee of $ 80 Register
Balanced Body Pilates Reformer III Instructor Training Module – September 22 – 23, 2017 – Friday and Saturday, 10am – 6pm both days – $425 early bird / $ 450 regular registration plus DVD and manual fee of $ 80 – Register
Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training – Chair Module – October 20 – 21, 2017, Friday and Saturday, (10am – 6:00pm both days) – $425earlybird registration up to two weeks prior / $450 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 Register
Balanced Body Pilates Barrels Module – Nov. 11, 2017, Saturday, (11am – 6:00pm) – includes instruction on the Step Barrel, Pilates Arc, small barrels and Ladder Barrel, $249.00 early bird registration up to 30 days prior / $275.00 regular registration plus manual / DVD purchase of $80 – Register
Balanced Body Pilates Cadillac / Trapeze Table / Tower Instructor Training Module – November 16, 17, 18,2017, Thursday, 1pm – 6pm, Friday 10am to 6pm, and Saturday, 11am to 5pm – $ 525 Regular Registration / $ 499 earlybird plus $ 80 for DVD and manual – Register
Additional information for Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Trainees taking modules at Suncoast Pilates
Suncoast Pilates Faculty Patricia WILL mentor you throughout your Pilates education journey. Please consult with her by calling or emailing.
Test Out Fees – Note that trainees may test out at one of three points (trainee may opt to wait to test out as comprehensive after all modules are completed)
Mat Only Test Out Fee – $200
Mat / Reformer Test Out Fee – $225
Comprehensive Test Out Fee – $250
If you have taken a Pilates Instructor Training module at Suncoast Pilates and wish to audit the same module an additional time, permission to audit and arrangements to audit are made through Suncoast Pilates. Auditing fees are $50 for one day or partial one day / $75 for two or partial two days / $100 for a three day or partial 3 days
Trainees who wish to do practice teaching hours at Suncoast Pilates may bring in practice volunteers by prearrangement with studio owner for a nominal fee to studio to use Pilates equipment. Fee may be waived if trainee is taking modules at Suncoast Pilates. Must have student liability insurance, be approved to practice on volunteers and practice hours should be completed when Balanced Body Faculty is in studio. Contact studio for fee schedule and arrangements.
Trainee observation hours may also be arranged, with nominal fee for general observation. Fee will be waived for partial day if trainee is taking paid Private, Duet, Group equipment sessions or Pilates Mat classes for that day and will be waived if trainee is taking their modules at Suncoast Pilates. Rules of observation apply.
Studio is always seeking qualified and exceptional trainees for studio apprenticeship and for possible future employment. Call studio Faculty Patricia.
I thoroughly enjoyed my learning experience with Patricia! She is so knowledgeable and patient, and her staff was a pleasure to work with, it made me wish I lived closer so I could take training all the time, I am already looking forward to my next seminar, and I have forged a great bond with some of my fellow participants.
10 Stars If I Could Give It
Superb presentation of the materials by Suncoast Pilates. I have never met a better movement instructor than Pat. She knows the material inside and out, which makes me feel confident with what I've learned. 10 stars if I could give it!
Most Incredible Team
Patricia and her studio have been the most incredible team. Not only is Patricia beyond knowledgeable, her passion to teach Pilates is out of this world. I feel honored to learn from her. Balanced Body materials have been well thought out and the education has been excellent.
Invested and Dedicated
Patricia Welter and her team at Suncoast Pilates in Palm Harbor, FL are so invested and dedicated to the material- definitely representing Balanced Body well, in addition to the integrity of Joe Pilates' technique. I really look forward to further modules at this studio.
A Sincere Passion for Pilates and Training Her Students
Once again, Patricia Welter presented the Balanced Body material thoroughly and enthusiastically resulting in another successful module at Suncoast Pilates in Palm Harbor. She has a sincere passion for Pilates and for training her students to become the best instructors possible. I look forward to returning to this studio for another module soon.