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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

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Amy Provonost

Instructor Trainer
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Gayle Eubanks

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Aimee McDonald Anderson
Aimee McDonald-Anderson

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Amy Kobu-Slowik PT
Instructor Trainer
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Jennifer Montie
Instructor Trainer
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Eva Powers M.A.
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Bob Andersen
CORE™ Instructor Trainer
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Kim Dunleavy
Lead 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

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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.

Functional Anatomy (FA)

      30 hours
Fall 2015 | TBD
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Winter 2016 | TBD
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
 

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

LEVEL: 1      40 hours
Fall 2015 | October 23-25, November 13-15, December 5-6
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Summer 2015 | July 31- August 2 | 21-23, September 19-20, October 17-18
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Fall 2015 | September 11-13, October 9-11, November 6-7, 21-22
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
​Winter 2016 | January TBD
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Summer 2015 | September 11-13
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
​Fall 2015 | September 26-27
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      120 hours
Fall 2015 | September 11-13, October 9-11, 23-25, November 6-7, 13-15, December 5-6, 18-19
Functional Anatomy dates TBD
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
​Fall 2015 | October 23-25, November 13-15, December 5-6
​IR and Functional Anatomy dates TBD
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.

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Summer 2015 | August 28-30
Friday 3pm-9:30pm | Saturday 1pm-7:30pm | Sunday 9am-3:30pm
   

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Fall 2015 | November 22
Sunday 9am-3:30pm
   

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2015 | November 21
Saturday 3:30pm-6:30pm
   

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2015 | November 21
Saturday 12pm-3pm
   

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.

Injuries & Special Populations (ISP)

      24 hours
Summer 2015 | July 31- August 1, 14-16
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-1:30pm 
except Friday August 14 | 9am-2:30pm
   
​2016 | TBD
   

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.

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork (RM1)

      18 hours
Summer 2015 | August 14-16
Friday 3pm-9:30pm | Saturday 12pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-3:30pm
   

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.

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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/Exams

This area may include upcoming Continuing Education workshops, Exam Preparation workshops and Practical & Written Exam dates. Please note only Continuing Education workshops qualify for CECs. No prerequisites required.

Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday October 17 Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Stability & Function 12pm-2pm
Saturday October 17 The Shoulder Girdle: Stability & Function 2pm-4pm
Saturday October 17 Programming for Osteoporosis Management 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday October 18 Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder 9:30am-11:30am
Sunday October 18 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4 11:30am-1:30pm
Sunday October 18 Pilates with the Medicine Ball 2pm-4pm
Sunday November 8 Rotational Disks on the Mat 10am-12pm
Sunday November 8 Reformer Workout for Men 12pm-2pm
Sunday November 8 Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder 2:30pm-4:30pm
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.