Merrithew.com

Bodycenter Instructor
Training Studio

4250 8th Avenue NW
Suite 100
Seattle, WA
98107

t: 206-633-4800

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Shane Belau
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Kristi Quinn
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Michelle Gantz
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Rebecca Schroeder
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licensed training center

Bodycenter Instructor Training Studio

ABOUT: Bodycenter’s philosophy is centered upon assisting and motivating clients to move beyond current physical limitations by increasing strength, developing awareness, and correcting postural imbalances.

CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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STOTT PILATES Available  ZENGA  Total Barre CORE Active
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
Winter/Spring 2016 | January 9-10, February 6-7, March 12-13, April 2-3
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Summer 2016 | June 11-12, July 16-17, August 13-14, 27-28
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Fall 2016 | September 10-11, October 1-2, November 19-20, December 10-11
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Winter/Spring 2016 | January 23-24, February 20-21, March 5-6, April 9-10, 30- May 1
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
​Spring/Summer 2016 | May 14-15, June 18-19, July 23-24, August 20-21
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Fall 2016 | September 17-18, October 15-16, 29-30, November 12-13, December 3-4
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Spring 2016 | March 19-20, April 22-24
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Spring 2016 | June 24-26, July 16-17
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
​Fall 2016 | November 19-20, December 16-18
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
​Winter 2016 | February 26-28
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Summer 2016 | July 8-10
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Fall 2016 | September 30-October 2
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
​Winter 2016 | January 30-31
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
​Summer 2016 | August 20-21
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Fall 2016 | October 29-30
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

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 2016 | starts September 26
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12pm-4pm
   

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 Matwork (AM)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Summer 2016 | July 15
Friday 12pm-7pm
   

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Spring 2016 | May 6, 20, 27
Fridays 12pm-6:30pm
   

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (ACCB)

LEVEL: 2      12 hours
Fall 2016 | September 17, 24
Saturdays 12pm-6:30pm
   

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
Spring 2016 | May 21-22, June 4-5
Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm
   

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.

ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Mat

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
​Spring 2016 | April 9
Saturday 12pm-8pm
   
Fall 2016 | September 24
Saturday 12pm-8pm
   

ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
​Spring 2016 | April 17
Sunday 12pm-8pm
   
​Fall 2016 | September 25
Sunday 12pm-8pm
   

Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday May 7 ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement: Breathing Workout 12pm-2pm
Saturday May 7 ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines 2:30pm-4:30pm

CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training – developed exclusively by MERRITHEW™ 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
​Spring 2016 | March 20
Sunday 12pm-8pm
   
​Summer 2016 | August 12
Friday 12pm-8pm
   

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.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
​Spring 2016 | March 18
Friday 12pm-8pm
   
​Summer 2016 | August 26
Friday 12pm-8pm
   
​Fall 2016 | December 9
Friday 12pm-8pm
   

Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday March 19 Total Barre™ Amplified 12pm-4pm
Saturday March 19 Total Barre™ Endurance 2 6pm-8pm

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 February 20 Reformer Workout for Men 6pm-8pm
Friday March 4 Pilates Spring Wall 6pm-8pm
Saturday March 19 Total Barre™ Amplified 12pm-4pm
Saturday March 19 Total Barre™ Endurance 2 6pm-8pm
Friday April 8 Halo® Level 1: Introduction to Intermittent Interval Training 6pm-8pm
Saturday April 16 Reformer & Cardio-Tramp™ Barre Workout 6pm-8pm
Saturday May 7 ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement: Breathing Workout 12pm-2pm
Saturday May 7 ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines 2:30pm-4:30pm
Friday May 13 Total Barre™ Modified for Special Populations 6pm-8pm
Saturday May 14 Toning Ball Workshop 12pm-2pm
Saturday May 14 Mini Stability Ball Workout 2pm-4pm
Saturday May 14 Matwork Flow with Weights 5pm-7pm
Sunday May 15 Prenatal Pilates on the Split-Pedal Stability Chair™ 12pm-2pm
Sunday May 15 Prenatal Pilates on the Mat 2pm-4pm
Sunday May 15 Post Natal Pilates 5pm-7pm
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.