WE'RE OPEN FOR IN-PERSON PRIVATES and CLASSES! WE OFFER VIRTUAL CLASSES ALSO!
Now is the time to start a new journey in your life! Become a Pilates teacher, or just learn more about Pilates and the human body so you can get more out of your own practice.
Laura Pennock, owner of the Black Rock Pilates Studio, is a Master Teacher Trainer with Balanced Body, the recognized leader in Mind-Body Education. Balanced Body has a global network of instructors and training centers in over 50 countries, and ours is their only authorized training center in Connecticut.
The Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. Courses are taught in modular segments allowing students to progress at their own pace.
A Balanced Body Pilates education respectfully and comprehensively presents the work of Joseph Pilates. This signature approach teaches the repertoire, movement principles, class design and client specific applications of each exercise, providing a strong foundation and giving you a deep understanding of how the body works and how to make it work better. Courses are stimulating, personalized and deeply rooted in the art and science of movement.
All modules can be taken in-studio or virtually. Email us for more info.
Balanced Body Movement Principles (16 hrs)
Sept 11-12, 2021 Sat & Sun 9-6
This is where it all begins! Learn how to recognize, improve and teach fundamental movement patterns with Movement Principles, the foundation of the Balanced Body instructor training system. This course is designed for both new and experienced instructors to refine their understanding of the body in motion. Movement Principles is the prerequisite for the Balanced Body Pilates program and the heart of the Balanced Body Movement Specialist Certification. Take it to become a truly transformative instructor.
ACE AFAA SASM PMA
Pilates Barrels Instructor Training (6 hrs)
Sept 19, 2021 Sunday 10-4
Includes exercises and variations for the Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel Both are excellent tools for enhancing spinal mobility and core strength. The Ladder Barrel is most commonly used in a studio setting while the Step Barrel is a great addition to group classes.
Mat 1 - Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises (16 hrs)
October 1-2 , 2021 Sat & Sun 9-6
Prerequisites: Movement Principles, 10 Mat classes.
Mat 1 forms the foundation of the Pilates method. This course includes an introduction to the history and principles of the Pilates method and the beginner and intermediate level exercises. Each exercise includes training on modifications, challenges, the purpose of the exercise and any precautions for injuries and special populations. How to design and teach group classes and guidelines for teaching seniors and pre- and post–natal classes are included.
ACE AFAA NASM PMA
Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower (18 hrs)
Oct 15-17 , 2021 Fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 9-4
Provides a thorough introduction to Trapeze Table and Tower exercises as well as applications for beginner, post–rehabilitation and advanced clients. This training is appropriate for students working with the Allegro® or Allegro 2 Tower of Power®, Half Trapeze and Wall Tower as well as those working with full Trapeze Tables. Sequencing programs using multiple pieces of equipment are covered as well as equipment set up, safety and maintenance.
Reformer 1 - Introduction to the Reformer & Beginning Exercises (16 hrs)
November 6 & 13 , 2021 Saturdays 9-6
Prerequisites: Movement Principles and 20 Reformer classes
This course introduces the Universal Reformer, the center piece of the Pilates equipment studio and an invaluable training tool. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to safely using the Pilates Reformer for a wide variety of supine, seated and standing exercises for the beginning to intermediate student.
Mat 2 - Intermediate/Advanced Exercises (16 hrs)
December 4-5 , 2021 Sat & Sun 9-6
Prerequisite: Movement Principles and Mat 1
Mat 2 teaches the remaining intermediate and advanced level Mat exercises for a complete understanding of the Pilates Mat program. Lectures include progressive skill development to achieve the advanced exercises, programming for intermediate and advanced classes, and creating successful Mat classes.
ACE AFAA NASM PMA
Reformer 2 - Intermediate Exercises (16 hrs)
January 8-9, 2022 Sat & Sun 9-6
Prerequisite: Reformer 1
Reformer 2 expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and modifications, along with programs designs for special populations including pre– and post–natal clients and clients with osteoporosis and lower back injuries. Class design, dynamic assessment and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.
Mat 3 - Enhanced Mat + Prop (16 hrs)
Feb 12-13 , 2021 Sat & Sun 9-6
Prerequisite: Mat 1 and 2 or successful completion of comparable Pilates mat program.
Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body Programming System is introduced to make class design easy, effective and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative and accessible, and clients love toys!
ACE AFAA NASM PMA
CEC course: Take for continuing education credits or simply to add infinite variety to your current Mat programming. Students who have taken Mat training, either from Balanced Body or another provider are welcome.
Reformer 3 - Advanced Exercises & Programming (16 hrs)
March 12-13 , 2021 Sat & Sun 9-6
Prerequisite: Reformer 2
Reformer 3 is the pinnacle of the Reformer work and includes advanced and super advanced exercises to challenge clients to achieve their best. Progressive sequences designed to teach students advanced movement skills are included along with an introduction to the revolutionary Principle Based Programming System helping you to create successful classes for clients at any level.
TO BE SCHEDULED:
Pilates Chair Module (14 hrs)
The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients, and as an addition to group programming in combination with the Mat. Includes exercises and variations for the original Wunda chair, the EXO chair and the split pedal Combo Chair. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and classes.
Anatomy in Three Dimensions: An Introduction to Anatomy (16 hrs)
Anatomy in Three Dimensions is a wonderful way to learn the basics of musculoskeletal anatomy. In this course we build all of the major muscles of movement in clay. You will learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves as well as the origin, insertion and action of the muscles. This course emphasizes muscle function and gives specific exercises for each muscle group in order to reinforce and apply your knowledge to movement. This course covers the muscles and joints from the knees through the shoulders.
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