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Bodycenter Instructor
Training Studio

4250 8th Avenue NW
Suite 100
Seattle, WA
98107

t: 206-633-4800

Shane Belau
Instructor Trainer
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Kristi Quinn
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Michelle Gantz
Instructor Trainer
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Rebecca Schroeder
Instructor Trainer
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

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

STOTT PILATES Available Total Barre CORE Actice
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 2015 | January 17-18, February 21-22, March 21-22, April 18-19
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Winter 2015 | January 17-18, 31- February 1, 28- March 1, April 11-12, May 2-3
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Spring 2015 | March 28-29, April 24-26
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Winter 2015 | February 20-22
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
​Winter 2015 | January 24-25
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.

There are currently no Comprehensive courses scheduled at this location

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
Fall 2014 | December 12
Friday 2pm-8:30pm
   

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Spring 2015 | April 17-19
Friday 1pm-7:30pm | Saturday-SUnday 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 2015 | May 16-17, 30-31
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
Winter 2015 | February 6
Firday 12pm-8pm
   
 

ZEN•GA™ Continuing Education Workshops

Thursday February 5 ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines  6pm-8pm

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
​Winter 2015 | March 7
Saturday 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
Winter 2015 | March 6
Friday 12pm-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

Friday December 12 Prenatal Pilates on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer 6pm-8pm 
Friday January 23 Pilates with Props, Level 1 6pm-8pm 
Thursday February 5 ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines
6pm-8pm 
Friday February 27 Essential Pilates on the BOSU  6pm-8pm 
Sunday March 8 Total Barre™ Endurance 1  12pm-4pm 
Sunday March 8 Total Barre™ Endurance 2  5pm-7pm 
Friday March 20 Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair™, Level 2  6pm-8pm 
Friday April 10 Matwork with Props: Strength & Endurance for Teens  6pm-8pm 
Friday May 15 Halo® Foundations to Integrated Bodyweight Training  6pm-8pm 
Saturday June 20 Prenatal Pilates on the Cadillac  12pm-2pm 
Saturday June 20 Flexion-Free Workshop  2pm-4pm 
Saturday June 20 Programming for Scoliosis Management  5pm-7pm 
Sunday June 21 Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel  12pm-2pm 
Sunday June 21 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 2  2pm-4pm 
Sunday June 21 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 3  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.