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Bcube Pilates & Fitness
4F Minamisemba 2nd Toyo Bldg.
4-7-23 Minamisemba, Chuo-ku
Osaka 542-0082 JAPAN

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Wataru Kamiizumi
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Takayuki Akatsuka
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Maki Oita
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Melanie Byford-Young
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Bcube Pilates & Fitness

ABOUT: Located in the heart of downtown Osaka, a 5 minute walk from Shinsaibashi subway station. Founded in 2005, re-located in July 2006, and expanded in 2008, the 4,000 square state-of-the-art center consists of 2 floors, which each is used separately and exclusively for studio and education. Studio floor features separate rooms for private, group and yoga sessions, plus a private lounge, reception area, 2 private changing rooms, 2 changing rooms, and 2 restrooms and is fully equipped with MERRITHEW™ Equipment including 2 V2 Max Plus, 2 Pro Reformers, 2 Wall Units, 5 SPX® Reformers, 2 Cadillacs, 5 Stability Chairs, 2 Spine Correctors, 1 Ladder Barrel, and other light equipments.
Our 8 certified STOTT PILATES Instructors, including 3 Instructor Trainers, are led by Lead Instructor Trainer and experienced physiotherapist Wataru Kamiizumi. B Cube provides private, semi-private, and group sessions daily, and courses throughout the year.

CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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STOTT PILATES Available  CORE Actice
TOTAL BARRE
CORE
ZEN•GA
WORKSHOPS / EXAMS
REHAB
ISP
ADVANCED
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
Summer 2016 | June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, September 1, 8, 15
Thursdays 9:30am-3:30pm
   
Summer 2016 | August 3-5, 8-9, 23-25
Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Tuesday, Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm
   
​Fall 2016 | November 3, 5-6, 12-13, December 10-11, 17
Thursday, Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Summer 2016 | July 7, 10, 23-24, 30-31, August 20-21, 27-28
Thursday, Sunday, Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Summer 2016 | September 9-10, 12-14
Friday-Saturday, Monday-Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Fall 2016 | October 5-7
Wednesday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Fall 2016 | September 26-27
Monday-Tuesday 9:30am-3:30pm
   

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)

120 hours
Fall 2012 | September 11-December 14
Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-5:30pm | Friday 2pm-6:30pm
   

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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 2016 | September 22
Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm
   
​Fall 2016 | November 23
Wednesday 9:30am-4:30pm
   

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2     18 hours
Fall 2016 | October 25, November 1, 8
Tuesdays 9:30am-4:30pm
   

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.

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.

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork (RM1)

      18 hours
Summer 2016 | September 17-19
Saturday-Monday 9:30am-4:30pm
   

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.

ZEN•GA™ is currently not scheduled at this location.  To find another location that works for you, click here

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™ is currently not scheduled at this location.  To find another location that works for you, click here.

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

Thursday July 14 Stabilization Principles 10am-12pm
Thursday July 14 Bodyweight Training 1pm-3pm
Thursday July 14 Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair™ Level 1
3:30pm-5:30pm
Friday July 15 Programming for Osteoporosis Management 10am-12pm
Friday July 15 Flexion-Free Workshop 1pm-3pm
Friday July 15 Programming for Scoliosis Management 3:30pm-5:30pm
Monday July 18 Pilates Matwork for Golf, Level 1 10am-12pm
Monday July 18 Foam Roller™ Challenge, Level 2 1pm-3pm
Monday July 18 Precision & Control with the Fitness Circle® 3:30pm-5:30pm
Friday August 26
Exam Preparation: General Overview 9:30am-2:30pm
Thursday September 29 Exam Preparation: General Overview 9:30am-2:30pm
Sunday December 18 Exam Preparation: General Overview 9:30am-2:30pm

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.