Last month Alpine PT’s Samantha Schmidt traveled to Sacramento, California, to complete her faculty training for Balanced Body University for their Comprehensive Pilates Program. Sam has been facilitating Core Align trainings for BBU for several of the past years and with Sam’s 10+ years of experience teaching Pilates in the studio and integrating into rehab it was a natural next step for Sam to begin mentoring new Pilates instructors for BBU.
The Comprehensive Program for Pilates is quite an investment that provides extensive instruction, support, and experience for individuals seeking a career as a Pilates Instructor. The Comprehensive Program typically takes about 18 months to 2 years to fully complete and includes all areas of Pilates from mat, reformer, Cadillac, chair, barrel, and accessories. Students must not only complete each module (there are 9) testing out of each, but build up over 200 hours of observation, practice, and mentorship during their training.
Some students prefer to take only the Mat Certification, allowing them to teach mat classes in a group or private setting other students are health care professionals like many of Alpine’s PTs who will take the Reformer 1 course to learn the most effective ways to use the reformer in their practice.
Currently, Sam has four students who are pursuing their full comprehensive training. Stay posted on their progress, and perhaps you can even attend a class they are offering in our community!
To learn more about the BBU Pilates Certification please go to www.Pilates.com.