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Bodycenter Instructor
Training Studio

4250 8th Avenue NW
Suite 100
Seattle, WA

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
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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.


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

STOTT PILATES Available  ZENGA  Total Barre CORE Active

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 10-11, October 1-2, November 19-20, December 10-11
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
Winter 2017 | January 7-8, February 4-5, March 4-5, April 8-9
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Fall 2016 | September 17-18, October 15-16, 29-30, November 12-13, December 3-4
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
Winter 2017 | March 18-19, April 29-30, May 20-21, June 10-11
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
​Fall 2016 | November 19-20, December 16-18
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
Spring 2017 | March 17-19, April 8-9
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Winter 2017 | February 24-26
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Winter 2017 | January 28-29
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
Fall 2016 | December 4
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 2017 | May 20-21, June 3-4
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
Fall 2016 | November 12
Saturday 12pm-8pm
​Spring 2017 | May 12
Friday 12pm-8pm

ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Spring 2017 | April 2
Sunday 10am-6pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday December 10 ZEN•GA™ V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer, Level 1 6pm-8pm
Saturday March 18 ZEN•GA™ Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball™ 6pm-8pm

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
​Fall 2016 | December 2
Friday 12pm-8pm
​Spring 2017 | April 7
Friay 12pm-8pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday December 3 CORE™ Balance & Strength on the Big Blue Stability Cushion 6pm-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
​Fall 2016 | December 9
Friday 12pm-8pm
Spring 2017 | March 31
Friday 12pm-8pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Friday November 11 Total Barre™ Amplified
Friday April 28
Total Barre™ Endurance 1 5pm-9pm
Friday June 2 Total Barre™ Modified for Pre & Post Natal 6pm-8pm


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 October 21 Bodyweight Training 6pm-8pm
Friday October 28 Total Barre™ Creating Great Choreography to Music 5pm-9pm
Saturday November 5 Programming for Scoliosis Management 6pm-8pm
Sunday November 6 Total Barre™ Modified for Special Populations 6pm-8pm
Friday November 11 Total Barre™ Amplified 5pm-9pm
Sunday November 13 Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair™, Level 2 10am-12pm
Sunday November 13 Programming 1 on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer 1pm-5pm
Friday November 18 Stability Barrel: Create Balance & Control 6pm-8pm
Saturday December 3 CORE™ Balance & Strength on the Big Blue Stability Cushion 6pm-8pm
Saturday December 10 ZEN•GA™ V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™, Level 1 6pm-8pm
Sunday December 11 Interval Training on the Jumpboard or Cardio-Tramp™, Level 1 6pm-8pm
Friday December 16 Matwork Interval Training, Level 1 6pm-8pm
Friday February 10 Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing 6pm-8pm
Friday February 17 Conditioning Towel Workout 6pm-8pm
Saturday March 4 Stability Barrel™: Create Balance & Control 6pm-8pm
Friday March 10 Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp® 6pm-8pm
Saturday March 18 ZEN•GA™: Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball™ 6pm-8pm
Friday April 28 Jumpboard Strength & Conditioning 6pm-8pm
Friday April 28 Total Barre™ Endurance with Music 1 5pm-9pm
Friday June 2 Total Barre™ Modified for Pre- & Post-Natal 6pm-8pm
Saturday June 3 Reformer for the Older Adult 6pm-8pm
Sunday June 4 Stability Chair™ for the Older Adult 6pm-8pm
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.