I LOVED Jennifer Gianni! She was the best instructor I’ve ever had. She inspired me so much and always was so positive during the training. She never let us go off-course and chit chat too much and I appreciated that. Learning Reformer I has brought me a new outlook about ‘what’ a body can really do. I really enjoyed the last day of stretches!! I would definately go back to Jen!

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

 

Jennifer is  highly qualified and experienced, she is totally supportive, nurturing, & caring and it is because of her teaching and guidance that we have realized our dream and opened our own Pilates studio…
Catherine Stokes & Marta Higginbotham / Pilates Revolution Pilates Instructors, Studio Owners Spartanburg, SC

Jennifer’s knowledge and style of instruction was beyond impressive. Actually it was the opportunity to take workshops with Jennifer that was a major reason that I have chosen to certify through Balanced Body.

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

Jennifer was warm and welcoming. Her presentation was articulate. She kept the training moving but with time to practice, take notes and teach each other.Well done!

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

Jennifer Gianni is a splendid teacher of teachers and we are so lucky to have her in the Southeast. Her experience is vast and her eye is very accurate. But most of all, she is really nice person and it is a pleasure to learn from her.’ and ‘Jennifer’s course was very beneficial. She covered complex material in ways that made it easier for me to follow, especially the hands-on practice with partners. I look forward to taking future courses with her. She is very knowledgeable and also very compassionate with us students. Her courses have inspired me to continue to pursue the Balanced Body certification.”

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

Jennifer is a very knowledgeable and well rounded instructor. She was able to cover all of the information in the manual and expand on it answering all questions. As a class participant, I was able to acquire the information and internalize it through the class experiences. I feel well prepared to share the pilates method with others. Thank you!…

Amy Estridge / Pilates Instructors Charlotte, NC

Casey is a wonderful instructor; I cannot speak highly enough of her knowledge and presentation. Her insights, feedback, and encouragement were very helpful in my course to become a Pilates instructor. I am greatly looking forward to more certifications with her as the lead.

~ Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

Jennifer Gianni presented the course with a profound understanding of her students’ needs and of the historical connections/evolution in Pilates. As a teacher who has been certified by other organizations, I can whole-heartedly recommend this course to both new and experienced teachers.

Sarah Honer / Studio Owner / Pilates Instructor Spira Pilates Studio, Carrboro, NC

Casey was an exceptional and thorough presenter/educator. Her knowledge is extensive and her love of conveying it shows. I appreciate her gentle ways of encouragement.

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

The course materials are very helpful, but the most rewarding part of the training is Jennifer Gianni’s teaching style and the effortless way she shares her vast knowledge of the work. She is an excellent instructor whose passion and clarity partner really well with the manuals.

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

Casey Marie-Herdt’s knowledge of the material combined with her passion for movement and Pilates spurred my excitement and passion even further. I am feeling confident about working with my own clients, and I look forward to continuing my education with BBU.

~ Anonymous Balanced Body Student

About Fusion’s Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Training

Jennifer was wonderful. Several notches above any type of Pilates training I have had prior. I am 5 hours away, and am glad to know that excellent training/studios are this close by. (As opposed to New York and LA.) Her scope was specific to our needs, her presentation provided different methods of learning and was clear, unrushed, and open to discussion. Thank you.

Susie McFadyen
Pilates Instructor Fayetteville, NC

Jennifer Gianni presented the course with a profound understanding of her students’ needs and of the historical connections/evolution in Pilates. As a teacher who has been certified by other organizations, I can whole-heartedly recommend this course to both new and experienced teachers.

Sarah Honer
Studio Owner / Pilates Instructor Spira Pilates Studio, Carrboro, NC

Jennifer, you are a great teacher and you inspire me to learn all there is to learn with Pilates. Thank you so much for adding to my knowledge as a trainer and my life!

Taft Draper / Pilates Instructor Asheville, NC

Jennifer was several notches above any type of Pilates training I have had prior. I am 5 hours away, and am glad to know that excellent training/studios are this close by. (As opposed to New York and LA.) Her scope was specific to our needs, her presentation provided different methods of learning and was clear, unrushed, and open to discussion. Thank you.

Susie McFadyen / Pilates Instructor Fayetteville, NC

Jennifer Gianni is an excellent instructor. She presents the material very efficiently and effectively without being intimidating. The course itself was wonderful. Having a background in exercise science, I chose Balanced Bodies because I think you use the perfect blend of science and dance. The programming stays true to the Pilates method but also allows for safety and an abundance of modifications.

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

What an incredible amount of information to process! It’s exciting just to listen to Jennifer talk. She so obviously has so much information and experience to share. I really enjoyed the physical activity that Jennifer incorporated during class time. Thanks for the learning experience!

Jennifer Dowler
Student

It’s refreshing to see someone who has so much passion for their work. Jennifer, you are an inspiration!

Heather Cutts
Pilates Instructor Pilates Advantage, Honolulu, HI

I was so inspired and excited by all the new material/understanding/cue/moves, etc….that I could hardly wait to teach my students! It was a fantastic experience and Jennifer is one of a kind!!

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

 

The class with Jen was amazing. I learned so much about my own form and technique while learning to teach others. She was a wonderful teacher and inspiration to everyone in the class… I am proud to say she was my instructor.  Thanks for everything!

 

Brittany Jackson

Jen rocked it everyday!! She was definitely worth the eight hour drive and I can’t wait to study with her again. Jen gave me more confidence in staying true and and she truly represents the direction that I want to go in my own Pilate’s career.

Laurel Strength / Pilates Instructor Chattanooga, TN

 

Not only is Jennifer highly qualified and experienced, she is totally supportive, nurturing, & caring and it is because of her teaching and guidance that we have realized our dream and opened our own Pilates studio…
~Catherine Stokes & Marta Higginbotham
Pilates Revolution Pilates Instructors, Studio Owners Spartanburg, SC

Jennifer’s presentation of the information was rich and detailed… Her teaching allowed participants to go more deeply into both their personal practice and in their knowledge of how to read and coach bodies toward wellness. She provided the class with exceptional coaching and encouragement. She is an inspirational trainer of teachers.

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

 

I always love working with Jennifer Gianni. She is wonderful, stays on task and keeps her focus on the students and their needs. Her cueing is superb and studio is clean, neat and appropriate for the group size. She is a caring mentor. She always keeps positive and wants you to be successful!

Comment from anonymous evaluation submitted to BBU

Would you like to host a Balanced Body Reformer Course at your studio?  Find Out How.

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Balanced Body University

Reformer Modules 1, 2 & 3

FusionTTBadgeThe Pilates Reformer is an extraordinarily flexible piece of exercise equipment allowing resistance and support for exercises involving every part of the body. Our program gives you a thorough understanding of how to use the Reformer to develop core and extremity strength, stability, flexibility, coordination and balance. The wide range of exercises provides a stimulating workout for clients at any level of ability.

Our Reformer certification program includes:

  • Exercise instruction in the complete Pilates Reformer repertoire
  • A comprehensive manual consistent with current national standards
  • Cueing, coaching, safety and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability
  • Guidelines for teaching older adults, pre- and post-natal women, and clients with back, knee, neck and shoulder conditions
  • Program design for clients at every level including sports specific lessons
  • Equipment safety and maintenance

BBU Pilates Reformer Instructor Certification Requirements for Completion

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

  • Please note: Balanced Body Mat is NOT required to register for Reformer but Balanced Body Mat or comparable IS required before you can Test Out and receive your certificate of completion as a Balanced Body Reformer Trainer.
  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 – Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Reformer 2 – Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Reformer 3 – Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)
  • Anatomy Required for Test Out only – You may Register for Reformer before completing Anatomy
  • 50 Personal practice hours (these are hours that you do in a private session, in a class or by yourself) and 100 Teaching hours (these are sessions that you teach to family, friends or other teachers-they can be done at your home or in a studio or anywhere you’d like. If you need to use our studio to perform these hours- arrangements can be made. Contact us for details) or 30 Reformer personal sessions (these are hours that you do in a private session, in a class or by yourself), 30 observation hours (these are hours you spend observing an approved instructor teaching mat work) and 90 teaching hours (these are sessions that you teach to family, friends or other teachers-they can be done at your home or in a studio or anywhere you’d like. If you need to use our studio to perform these hours- arrangements can be made. Contact us for details).
  • Practical Test: Once your other requirements of completion have been met, you must be tested out in order to receive your certification. This can be done at Fusion Pilates Asheville, or at any number of BBU Test Out centers across the country. You do not need to take the Practical Test for each module if you plan to receive a Comprehensive Certification. You are only required to take one Practical Test for Comprehensive Certification once all of the other requirements have been met. There is a fee of $150-$200 for the Practical Test Out.
  • Total hours for completion for Reformer program: 198 hours (not including anatomy)
  • Total hour for completion of Mat & Reformer program: 300 hours

Upon completion of all of the requirements, a certificate of completion as a Balanced Body  Reformer Instructor will be issued.


Balanced Body Reformer 1 and Movement Principles

Reformer 1 Description

Introduction to Reformer & Beginning Exercises

Movement Principles Description

Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of tonal core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes.

Online Course Prep Included ($115 Value)

Our exclusive Online Course Prep program was designed to prepare you for your main module training with Balanced Body. Many of our students walk into their first module course filled with anxiety and questions. This program will put you miles ahead and ease your mind so that you will be ready to take in and really understand the immense amounts of information that will be coming your way in your module course. This program has two parts. Pilates Essentials gives you a detailed overview of all of the foundational information, and a short Mat primer will give you all the information you’ll need to be completely prepared before you walk into your module course.

Prerequisites:
  • Student must have taken 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal Pilates training sessions. Anatomy for Pilates course or comparable is not required to register, but is required before Test Out (if you’ve taken an anatomy class other than Anatomy for Pilates, please contact us for approval).
  • Balanced Body Mat is not required in order to register for Reformer 1, but Balanced Body Mat or comparable IS required before you can Test Out and receive your certificate of completion as a Balanced Body Reformer Trainer.
  • Reformer I includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach a beginning Reformer class or personal training session.
  • Student must complete the online Pilates Essentials and Course Prep workshops before the first day of the course. (These programs are included in the price of Reformer 1).
Policies
  • Registration closes two weeks prior to course.  There is a $50 late registration fee for anyone who registers after two weeks prior to the course.  PLEASE sign up now to secure your spot and to ensure the course isn’t canceled due to lack of interest.  We are unable to guarantee manuals for late registrations.
  • See the registration form for full policies.

Balanced Body Reformer 1 Charlotte February 2018

Description:

Saturday, 2/24/2018:  12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, 2/25/2018:  9:00am - 6:00pm

CECS:    ACE 1.4

Course:  $524.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD:      $25.00
Fusion Online Mat Course Prep Program Included

• Late Registration Fee of $50.00 starts two weeks prior - REGISTER NOW!
• 1 hour meal break each day. Feel free to bring water/snacks
• Dress for movement

Progressive Pilates/19722 One Norman Blvd  Cornelius NC 28031

Jennifer Gianni - Instructor

Balanced Body Reformer 1 in Asheville May 2018

Description:

Saturday, 5/5/2018:  12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, 5/6/2018:  9:00am - 6:00pm

CECS:    ACE 1.4

Course:  $524.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD:      $25.00
Fusion Online Mat Course Prep Program Included

• Late Registration Fee of $50.00 starts two weeks prior - REGISTER NOW!
• 1 hour meal break each day. Feel free to bring water/snacks
• Dress for movement

Fusion Pilates/120 Coxe Avenue  Asheville NC 28803

Jennifer Gianni - Instructor


Balanced Body Reformer 2

Description

Intermediate Reformer Exercises

Prerequisites

BBU Mat Comprehensive, Reformer I or comparable (if you’ve taken a Reformer I Class other than BBU Reformer I, please contact us for approval)

Reformer II includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes and sessions to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized. Included are a variety of programs designed to keep your clients inspired.

Policies
  • Registration closes two weeks prior to course.  There is a $50 late registration fee for anyone who registers after two weeks prior to the course.  PLEASE sign up now to secure your spot and to ensure the course isn’t canceled due to lack of interest.  We are unable to guarantee manuals for late registrations.
  • See the registration form for full policies.

Balanced Body Reformer 2 in Asheville July 2017

Description:
Saturday, July 1, 2017     1p - 7p
Sunday, July 2, 2017        9a - 1p
CECs:    ACE 1.4
Course:  $449.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD:     $25.00
Late Registration Fee of $50.00 after June 16 -- SAVE $50 AND REGISTER NOW!
 
NO MEAL BREAKS!  Feel free to bring water/snacks. Dress for movement.

Fusion Pilates/120 Coxe Avenue  Asheville NC 28803

Jennifer Gianni - Instructor

Balanced Body Reformer 2 in Hilton Head October 2017

Description:
Saturday, October 21, 2017     12p - 8p
Sunday, October 22, 2017        9a - 5p
CECs:    ACE 1.4
Course:  $449.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD:     $25.00
Late Registration Fee of $50.00 after October 6 -- SAVE $50 AND REGISTER NOW!
 
1 hour lunch each day. Feel free to bring water/snacks. Dress for movement.

Core Pilates & Yoga/32 Office Park Road  Hilton Head SC 

Jennifer Gianni - Instructor

Balanced Body Reformer 2 in Asheville May 2018

Description:

Saturday, 5/26/2018:  12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, 5/27/2018:  9:00am - 6:00pm

CECs:    ACE 1.4

Course:  $449.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD:     $25.00

• Late Registration Fee of $50.00 starts two weeks prior - REGISTER NOW!
• 1 hour meal break each day. Feel free to bring water/snacks
• Dress for movement

Fusion Pilates/120 Coxe Avenue  Asheville NC 28803

Jennifer Gianni - Instructor


Balanced Body Reformer 3

Description

Advanced Exercises & Sport Specific Reformer Programs

Prerequisites

Reformer II or comparable (if you’ve taken a Reformer II Class other than BBU Reformer II, please contact us for approval)

Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and programs designed for specific sports.

Policies
  • Registration closes two weeks prior to course.  There is a $50 late registration fee for anyone who registers after two weeks prior to the course.  PLEASE sign up now to secure your spot and to ensure the course isn’t canceled due to lack of interest.  We are unable to guarantee manuals for late registrations.
  • See the registration form for full policies.

Balanced Body Reformer 3 Asheville August 2017

Description:
Saturday, August 5, 2017     12p - 8p
Sunday, August 6, 2017      9a - 5p
CECs:     ACE 1.4
Course:  $449.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD:      $25.00
Late Registration Fee of $50.00 after July 21-- SAVE $50 AND REGISTER NOW!
 
1 hour lunch each day. Feel free to bring water/snacks. Dress for movement.

Fusion Pilates/120 Coxe Avenue  Asheville NC 28803

Jennifer Gianni - Instructor

Balanced Body Reformer 3 Asheville June 2018

Description:

Saturday, 6/23/2018:  12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, 6/24/2018:  9:00am - 6:00pm

CECs:     ACE 1.4

Course:  $449.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD:      $25.00

• Late Registration Fee of $50.00 starts two weeks prior - REGISTER NOW!
• 1 hour meal break each day. Feel free to bring water/snacks.
• Dress for movement

Fusion Pilates/120 Coxe Avenue  Asheville NC 28803

Jennifer Gianni - Instructor

 

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