PILATES

The Balanced Body Pilates instructor training program is designed to create thoughtful and successful Pilates teachers. Who know how to use their critical thinking skill creatively. Our courses are taught in modular segments and are offered by our highly qualified faculty affiliates around the world. This allows students flexibility and convenience in choosing when, where and how to complete the program. Each module is self-contained so you can take them as quickly or as slowly as your schedule and budget allow.

A Balanced Body Pilates education respectfully and comprehensively presents the works of Joseph H. Pilates. Our signature and innovative Balanced Body approach teaches the repertoire as well as movement principles and the practical day to day instructional applications of each of the exercises. At Balanced Body, we encourage you to explore and create your own voice and style as a practitioner as we believe this approach respects the past and innovates the future. Our faculty, manuals, and accompanying videos are considered to be some of the best resources in the industry.

 

The Gyrotonic® Method

The GYROTONIC® method is an original, and unique movement method that enables simultaneous lengthening and strengthening of muscles, stimulates circulation, and enhances joint mobility, and coordination.  GYROTONIC® exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breathing patterns. With GYROTONIC® exercises, each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.

The body is designed to work as one harmonious system, to follow arcing and spiraling paths of motion, and to transition from one movement to the next smoothly, and efficiently. GYROTONIC® method creator, Juliu Horvath , designed a specialized line of equipment around these natural movement patterns of the human body. 

Because GYROTONIC® equipment is highly adjustable, it can be customized to fit each persons unique physique, and ability, adapting for things such as height, arm and leg length and physical ability. 

GYROTONIC® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability; It is practiced by people from all walks of life, including accomplished athletes and dancers, college students, baby boomers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities.


The GYROKINESIS® Method

The GYROKINESIS® method is a movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original, and unique movement method which has benefits & qualities similar to those found in Yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics, and dance. The GYROKINESIS® method is practiced in group or private classes under the instruction of a certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer, and can also be practiced at home with a mat, chair, and instructional GYROKINESIS® dvds.

GYROKINESIS® classes are 60-90 minutes long. Each class begins on a chair with a gentle warm up sequence to awaken the senses, and stimulate the nervous system. This is followed by a series of fluid spinal motions which increase range of motion, and prepare the body to explore more complex movements with agility, and ease. Class continues on the floor with exercises that expand on the spinal motions, gradually adding more complex sequences, incorporating more movements of the hips, shoulders, hands and feet. The floor exercises are followed by a rhythmic standing sequence that incorporates balance, and cardiovascular exercises; then ends with a calming, unwinding sequence designed to prepare the body and mind to reintegrate with the every day world.

GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. The GYROKINESIS® method is practiced by people from all walks of life, including accomplished athletes and dancers, college students, baby boomers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities.

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