Pilates Mat Certificate Program – Mat 1 and Mat 2img_7811

The Balanced Body Pilates Mat training includes the original, complete Pilates Mat repertoire as well as an introduction to the movement principles that make Pilates such a successful exercise program. Modifications and variations are included to help you successfully teach a wide range of clients. BB Pilates Mat certification will empower you to become a successful, creative and transformative Pilates mat teacher!

Mat 1 (16 hours) Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Prerequisites: none

Mat 1 includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications and variations, lectures on teaching skills and programming in a group setting, protocols for  osteoporosis, and pre / post-natal classes.


Mat 2 (16 hours) Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Prerequisites: Mat I
Mat 2 includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities is also covered.


Registration for these courses is done through the Balanced Body online or by calling 877-PILATES (877.745-2837).


BB Pilates Mat Instructor Requirements for Completion

To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Mat Instructor, students must complete the following:

  • Anatomy (Anatomy in 3D or college level equivalent)
  • BB Mat 1 – Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)
  • BB Mat 2 – Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)
  • 20 Mat Personal Sessions, 15 observation hours and 35 student teaching hours
  • BB Mat Test Out

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