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Balance: Pilates Training Center
2123 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, Virginia, 23230

t: 804-340-1203


Lesley Spalding
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Christine Heckel
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Kimber McQueen
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LeeAnn Silvey
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Balance: Pilates Training Center

ABOUT: Located in the West End of Richmond, Virginia, the studio is 1,800 square feet and features a complete line of STOTT PILATES equipment as well as a fully-equipped yoga studio.


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STOTT PILATES Available  ZENGA AvailableTotal Barre Available

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 2015 | June 12-14, 26-28 July 17-18
Friday 2pm-7:30pm | Saturday 12pm-6pm | Sunday 10am-4pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Spring 2015 | March 27-29, April 11-12, 24-26, May 16-17
Friday 2pm-7:30pm | Saturday 12pm-6pm | Sunday 10am-4pm

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.

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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
Summer 2015 | July 13
Sunday 9am-4pm

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Summer 2015 | July 31-August 2
Saturday 12pm-7pm Sunday 9am-4pm

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

24 hours
Summer 2015 | July 25-26, August 8-9
Saturdays 12pm-7pm | Sundays 9am-4pm

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, Matwork

LEVEL: 1     7 hours
Spring 2015 | May 31
Sunday 9am-5pm

ZEN•GA™ Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday May 30 ZEN•GA™ Power & Strength
Saturday May 30 ZEN•GA™ Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball™  2:30pm-4:30pm

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.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1     7 hours
Summer 2015 | July 12
Sunday 9am-5pm

Total Barre™ Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday July 11
Total Barre™ Endurance 1


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 May 30 ZEN•GA™ Power & Strength  12pm-2pm
Saturday May 30 ZEN•GA™ Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball™  2:30pm-4:30pm 
Saturday July 11 Total Barre™ Endurance 1  12pm-4pm

Next Scheduled Exams

We are now taking appointment for Summer 2015 exams. The deadline is July 17th.
August 28 Written  3pm-5pm
August 29-30 Practical (by appt only)  9am-5pm 


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.