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Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
6405 Telegraph Road, Building G,
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301


Contact: Sarah Willoughby
t: 248-723-6500
f: 248-723-6550


Sarah Willoughby
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Amy Provonost

Instructor Trainer
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Gayle Eubanks

Instructor Trainer
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Aimee McDonald Anderson
Aimee McDonald-Anderson

Instructor Trainer
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Amy Kobu-Slowik PT
Instructor Trainer

Jennifer Montie
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Eva Powers M.A.
Lead Instructor Trainer

Bob Andersen
CORE™ Instructor Trainer
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licensed training center

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness 

ABOUT: Equilibrium opened its doors in 1997 as the first fully Licensed STOTT PILATES® Training Center in the United States and offers private sessions, group sessions, and full certification which includes an enriching apprenticeship program, with courses starting five times a year. At the STOTT PILATES 2012 Community of Excellence Conference, Equilibrium was awarded one of the 5 studios with the Most Students Trained since 2009. Equilibrium is the only Pilates studio to offer TRX and Xtend Barre in Michigan. They also offer The Gyrotonic System, Gyrokineses and Cardio Circuit Training. Equilibrium has 22 Instructors, including Instructor Trainers, Physical Therapists and apprentices. All Instructors are certified in STOTT PILATES prior to teaching clients in other programs, making all of the workouts more effective and safer.
Equilibrium also has a Satellite Training Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

Click all of the tabs below to see the full training options at this location.

STOTT PILATES Available  
TOTAL BARRE
CORE
ZEN•GA
WORKSHOPS / EXAMS
REHAB
ISP
ADVANCED
COMPREHENSIVE
INTENSIVE

The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

LEVEL: 1      40 hours
Fall 2014 | October 17-19, November 14-16, December 6-7
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Summer 2014 | August 1-3, 23-24, September 19-21, October 11-12
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Winter 2015 | TBD    

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Summer 2014 | August 15-17, September 13-14
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Fall 2014 | October 24-26
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Fall 2014 | November 22-23
Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

LEVEL: 1      310 hours
Spring/Summer 2014 | May 2-4, 30-June 1, 21-22, August 1-3, 23-24, September 19-21, October 11-12
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Comprehensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (CCCB)

LEVEL: 1      310 hours
Summer/Fall 2014 | August 15-17, September 13-14, October 24-26, November 22-23
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

There are currently no Advanced courses scheduled at this location

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

There are currently no ISP courses scheduled at this location

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Rehab courses are available at many of our training locations worldwide.  Please click here for a complete listing of training options worldwide.  Currently, training isn’t offered at this location, but and check back regularly for updates.

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA™ is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

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CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training– developed exclusively by Merrithew Health & Fitness™ experts.  This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

CORE™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Summer 2014 | July 19
Saturday 9am-5pm
   

CORE™ Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday July 20 CORE™ Dynamic Resistance Training with Tubing 10am-12pm
Sunday July 20 CORE™ Athletic Conditioning with Fitness Circle® 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday July 20 CORE™ Balance & Strength on the Big Blue Stability Cushion™  3pm-5pm 

Total Barre™ Courses

Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

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Workshops

STOTT PILATES workshops designed for Pilates instructors and fitness professionals, are ideal as an introduction into the method or as continuing education. All workshops qualify for Continuing Education Credits through both STOTT PILATES and ACE and none have prerequisites.

Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday July 20 CORE™ Dynamic Resistance Training with Tubing 10am-12pm
Sunday July 20 CORE™ Athletic Conditioning with Fitness Circle® 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday July 20 CORE™ Balance & Strength on the Big Blue Stability Cushion™  3pm-5pm 

 

Exams

Sunday August 10 Exam Day 
Sunday November 9 Exam Day 

 

Prerequisites:
The intensive courses are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.
A Note Regarding Exams:
You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.