PILATES INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

FPB is the only authorized training site for Balanced Body in the state of Arkansas. Our teacher trainings are split up into bite sized modules that are usually completed over the weekends and we offer trainings throughout the year. Some students choose to do all the trainings in a short period of time while others spread their trainings out. There are a few different ways to approach training, but every Pilates Instructor’s journey starts with the Movement Principles Course.

Movement Principles

Consider this the prerequisite course to becoming a Pilates Instructor. It is required before taking any other training. This 16hr training covers anatomy, biomechanics, and 5 principles that create a foundation for safe, effective movement. The tools learned in this course will be applied and referenced in every other Pilates training.

Mat Training

To become a Mat instructor, a student must complete Movement Principles, Mat 1, Mat 2 and Mat 3. Mat 1 training will provide you will the tools to begin practicing and co-teaching right away, but in order to test out, you must complete all trainings, observation and assistant teaching hours.

Reformer Training

To become a Reformer Instructor (to teach Reformer classes and Personal Training sessions), a student must complete Movement Principles, Reformer 1, Reformer 2 and Reformer 3. Reformer 1 will provide you with the tools to begin practicing and co-teaching right away, but in order to test out, you must complete all trainings, observation and assistant teaching hours.

Apparatus Training

In order to attend these trainings the student must have completed all Mat and Reformer trainings. There are 3 trainings in Apparatus: Ladders and Barrels, Chair and Tower/Cadillac. We hope to begin offering these trainings in 2020.


We recommend that students aim to become both Mat and Reformer instructors in order to give them more opportunities to teach, but students have the option to only do Mat or only do Reformer training. Click here and search in Arkansas to view our training schedule, see training pricing and course registration: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/education-finder.html

Please contact Master Instructor Lisa Webb for more information or questions: info@fayettevillepilates.com

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