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


Contact: Andrea Schins;
 Training Coordinator
t: 248-723-1300 education hotline
t: 248-723-6500 studio


Amy Pronovost

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
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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 MERRITHEW™ 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 2016 | September 23-25, October 7-9, November 4-5
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Summer 2016 | July 22-24, August 12-13, September 9-11, 30- October 1
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Fall 2016 | October 21-23, November 11-12, December 2-4, 16-17
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Fall 2016 | October 21-23, November 4-5
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Fall 2016 | December 2-4
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Fall 2016 | December 16-17
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm
   

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 | September 23
call for full schedule
   

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 | October 8
Saturday 12pm-6:30pm
   

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Fall 2016 | September 16-18
Friday 3:30pm-9pm | Saturday 1pm-6:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
​Fall 2016 | September 25
Sunday 9am-3:30pm
   

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2016 | September 24
Saturday 12pm-3pm
   

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2016 | September 24
Saturday 3:30pm-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.

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.

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.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Fall 2016 | November 19
Saturday 11am-6:30pm
   

Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday November 20 Total Barre™ Amplified 10am-2pm

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 August 25 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 3 3pm-5pm
Saturday October 29 Matwork Interval Training, Level 1 12pm-2pm
Saturday October 29 Stability Ball™ Challenge, Level 5 2pm-4pm
Saturday October 29 Reformer & Padded Platform Extender 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday November 6 Armchair Pilates with Handweights 10am-12pm
Sunday November 6 Flexion-Free Workshop 12pm-2pm
Sunday November 6 Programming for Scoliosis Management 2:30pm-4:30pm
November 2 & 9 Anatomy Review 6pm-9pm
Sunday November 13 Postural Analysis Review 9am-12pm
Sunday November 20 Total Barre™ Amplified 10am-2pm
Sunday November 20 Fitness Circle® Challenge 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.