Balanced Body Instructor Training

Suncoast Pilates is the ONLY Central Florida host site for Balanced Body® Pilates Instructor Training

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® Instructor 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 Master Instructors, 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.

Patricia Welter’s Balanced Body Master Instructor Profile.

Register for Balanced Body® University instructor training courses at Suncoast Pilates.

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 2018, if trainee is able to register early is $3767 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.

Scroll down below to see the schedule of Pilates, CoreAlign, Bodhi Suspension System and Anatomy in 3D instructor trainings scheduled throughout 2018 at Suncoast. We will be adding a MOTR (More Than A Roller) course in the fall to the calendar below. Please call 727-772-6772 with interest.

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Program Dates

Balanced Body Pilates Mat Level I Instructor Training Module – June 8 – 9, 2018, Friday and Saturday – 10am – 7pm both days $ 399.00 early bird registration / $449 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 Register

June 16, 2018

Suncoast Pilates is honored to present a day with Kevin Bowen – register for one OR both workshops. All workshop attendees are invited to the Prosecco and Pilates Reception to follow at day end

“Eve Gentry – A Radical Approach” Workshop 11:00am to 2:30pm

Gain a deeper historical perspective of the approach that Joseph Pilates took on Eve Gentry’s rehabilitation from mastectomy surgery. Historical video footage of her routine will be screened

“The Prime Male” Workshop 2:30pm to 5:30pm

More 40+ men are seeking out Pilates to address their specific health and wellness issues than ever before. Learn practical teaching tools and modifications to the historical Pilates repertoire for this important demographic

Pricing $135 for single workshop / $250 for both workshops – REGISTER for one or both and Reception

All attendees are invited to our “Prosecco and Pilates” Reception to follow immediately at 5:45pm

Immediately following Reception is a very special talk and discussion led by Kevin on the Pilates “State of the Industry”

Registration for workshops and reception is LIMITED, so please register today!

Kevin A. Bowen has been involved in the health, fitness and Pilates professions since 1988. He is regarded both in the United States and internationally as an advocate and authority for the Pilates industry. He was the Co-founder of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). He owned the Pilates Miami studio and has also served in the position of Director of Education for Peak Pilates. Currently Kevin is the owner and Director of Core Dynamics Pilates a comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program based upon the lineage of Eve Gentry. Kevin an outspoken proponent of the many benefits associated with the Pilates method of exercise and the pursuit of a holistic lifestyle for the general population.  In November Kevin founded The Pilates Initiative a not for profit organization whose mission is to make Pilates accessible to everyone. Kevin has been featured on numerous local television features in addition to CNN, the Discovery Channel, Pilates Style and Ocean Drive magazines as well as a contributor and author on numerous articles on the Pilates method. 

Balanced Body Pilates Reformer I Module includes Movement Principles – June 22 – 23, 2018, Fri and Sat, 10am – 7pm) – $499 early bird registration / $549 regular registration – plus manual / DVD fee of $80 – Register

CoreAlign 1 : Fundamentals Instructor Training – June 27 – 28, 2018, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am -6:30pm  both days, $450 early bird $499 regular registration fee plus manual / DVD fee of $80 Register

Balanced Body Pilates Mat Level II Instructor Training Module – July 6 – 7, 2018Fri and Sat, 10am – 6pm both days (Pre-requisite Mat I) – $ 399 early bird / $ 449  regular registration / early bird $399.00  – plus manual and DVD fee of $80 Register

CoreAlign Level II: Progressions instructor Training, July 11 – 12, 2018, Wednesday and Thursday, both days 10am – 630pm, $450 early bird registration / $499.00 regular registration plus $80 manual and DVD fee Register

Balanced Body Pilates Reformer II Instructor Training Module – July 13 – 14, 2018, Friday and Saturday – 10:00am – 6:00pm both days – $450 earlybird registration up to two weeks prior / $ 499 regular registration – plus $ 80 DVD and manual fee – Register

Balanced Body Pilates Barrels – August 3, 2018, Friday, (11am – 6pm) – $249 early bird registration / $275.00 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 Register

Bodhi Suspension System® by Balanced Body with the fabulous presenter Erik Reynolds – August 4, 2018, Sunday – 930am to 630pm – $199 early bird / $229 regular registration plus manual and DVD materials fee of $80 

A dynamic, whole-body suspension system that challenges core strength, flexibility and proprioception.

Balanced Body brings the precision and movement principles of Pilates to suspension training with the Bodhi Suspension Systme®. Taking the body out of alignment with gravity fires the core stability muscles and develops integrated, whole-body strength and dynamic flexibility.

The Bodhi Suspension System offers four potential points of suspension to maximize stability training and proprioception while providing many options for creativity. Learn essential exercises and how to create balanced class sequences using Balanced Body’s unique track system.

Course approved for CECs from Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), NASM, AFAA and American Council on Exercise (ACE).


Balanced Body Pilates Reformer III Instructor Training Module – August 24 – 25, 2018, – Friday and Saturday, 10am – 6pm both days – $449 early bird / $ 499 regular registration plus DVD and manual fee of $ 80 – Register

Balanced Body Pilates Chair Instructor Training Module – September 7 – 8, 2018, Fri – Sat, (10am – 6pm both days)  – $425.00 early bird / $ 475 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 – Register

Balanced Body Anatomy in Clay, September 7 – 8, 2018, Friday and Saturday, 9:30am to 6pm both days, earlybird $475 / $525 regular registration plus manual. Registration link to be up soon! Call studio today to put your name in and reserve your spot 727-772-6772

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*

Register Registration link to be up soon – must call studio to reserve spot until registration link live! This course sells out!

Balanced Body Mat 3 Instructor Training Module – September 21 – 22, 2018, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm both days – $399 early bird / $425 regular registration plus $80 materials fee. This module includes the use of Pilates with the Ultra Fit Circle (Magic Circle), Foam Rollers, Balls and Bands. Add to your Mat repertoire! This may also be taken as w workshop. PMA credits available! Register

Balanced Body Pilates Cadillac / Trap Table Instructor Training Module  – October 19 – 20, 2018 – Fri and Sat 10am – 7pm,   – $499.00 earlybird registration / $549.00 regular registration plus manual / DVD fee of $80 – Register 

CoreAlign Level I : Foundations Instructor Training Module – November 9 – 10, 2018, 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 Movement Principles – November 16 – 17, 2018, Friday and Saturday – 10am to 6pm both days – Balanced Body Movement Principles forms the foundation of Balanced Body Education. They provide the most important information on anatomy, assessment, biomechanics, and foundational exercises needed to become a Pilates teacher, personal trainer or movement educator. NOTE: this course will be required prior to taking Pilates Mat I or Pilates Reformer I Instructor Training modules starting in 2019. Sign up this course now to satisfy this pre-requisite. $ 399 early bird / $ 425 regular registration PLUS additional manual / DVD fee (DVD is a seven hour five part)

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

Patricia offers TWO Pilates instructor mentorship programs once Reformer I is completed if trainee will be taking all modules or completing the balance of modules at Suncoast Pilates. Please contact her directly to apply and for information.

1) Mentorship toward becoming a Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor or Mat / Reformer Pilates Instructor to work at any facility (fee)

2) Mentorship toward becoming a Comprehensively Training Pilates Instructor working toward employment at Suncoast Pilates (by application only)

Included in either Mentorship program are – 

a. Trainees under both mentorships programs who wish to do practice teaching hours at Suncoast Pilates will be allowed to practice with volunteers by prearrangement with Patricia. Must have student liability insurance, be approved to practice on volunteers and practice hours should be completed when Balanced Body Faculty Patricia is in studio. 

b. Discounted fees for Mat classes, Group Equipment classes and privates for those who have applied and accepted into mentorship program.

c. Bi-monthly meeting via in-person or via phone with Patricia

Studio is always seeking qualified and exceptional trainees as studio associate instructors and for possible future employment. Call studio Faculty Patricia at 727-772-6772.

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by Jennifer S on Suncoast Pilates
Already Looking Forward To The Next Time

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for the training I attended Friday and Saturday, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and am so glad that I was there. I learned so much and have already been to my studio this morning to work on several things from the training and am excited to share them with my clients this week. I am already looking forward to thenext time I can come which is hopefully in January for the barrel training.I should also mention that the girls and staff at your studio were very friendly and so pleasant to be around and I can tell that you have a special relationship with them all which is so nice to have and also creates a positive vibe to your studio.

by Diana R on Suncoast Pilates
Recommend 100%

Patricia is super amazing!!! She been so helpful in my journey, her staff is incredible too. I recommend this place 100% Thank you for make me feel so welcome in my first Reformer 1 training.

by Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Trainee on Suncoast Pilates
Like a second home

Suncoast Pilates is like a second home. When I walk in the door I am greeted like family. Patricia is incredibly knowledgeable and understands each individual's needs. She is attentive and able to create a fun learning environment. She is all about building the best Pilates practitioners and the best Pilates community.

by Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Trainee on Suncoast Pilates
Exceeded my expectations

This course exceeded my expectations! Patricia is extremely knowledgeable and presented in a straightforward, understandable way. The dynamics of the class were excellent in that the mix of discussion and practice was optimal from my perspective.

by Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Trainee on Suncoast Pilates
Absolutely Amazing

Patricia is absolutely amazing. She's generous with her time and her knowledge. I could take training locally in Jacksonville but it's worth the 4 hour drive to train with Patricia. I can't stress enough how wonderful Patricia is, I know when I leave her training I've gained invaluable knowledge that improves my understanding of Pilates and ability to teach Reformer appropriately.

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