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Pilates Mat Instructor - ONLINE course in english

Flow pilates centrum, s.r.o. offer a Balanced Body® Mat Instructor Training in English language.

Why Balanced Body Education?

A Balanced Body Pilates education represents the original exercise system of Joseph Pilates with special approach to movement principles, class design  and client specific applications of each exercise.

Balanced Body® Mat Instructor Training

Mat work is the foundation of the Pilates method.

The Balanced Body Mat program includes the full repertoire of Pilates exercises, along with modifications and variations  for a wide range of clients. By incorporating the Balanced Body movement principles, we give you the power to be a transformative teacher.


Mat Instructor training schedule:

Pre-requisite Requirements:

10 Pilates Mat sessions

6 Months work experience in related field recommended

Anatomy (recommended)


Pilates Modules:

Movement Principles (16 h) – 11/19/2021, 11/26/2021

Mat 1 (16 h) -  12/05/2021, 12/10/2021





Movement Principles (16 h)

Prerequisite for all Pilates course work

The Movement Principles provides a solid foundation for training in any environment, with any equipment.

The movement principles course includes five sections:

Whole Body Movement

Trunk Integration

Lower Body Training

Upper Body Training

Mobility and Restoration

Program includes:

General discussion and overview of anatomy including bones and joints in specific relationship to movement

Exercise instruction in foundational exercises which apply to any movement and fitness setting

Cueing, coaching and teaching tips


Mat 1 (16 h)

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises
Prerequisites: Movement Principles, 10 Mat classes. 6 months experience teaching movement and anatomy recommended.
Mat 1 forms the foundation of the Pilates method. This course includes an introduction to the history and principles of the Pilates method and the beginning and intermediate level exercises. Each exercise includes training on modifications, challenges, the purpose of the exercise and any precautions for injuries and special populations. How to design and teach group classes and guidelines for teaching seniors and pre and post–natal classes are included.


Mat 2 (16 h)

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises
Prerequisite: Movement Principles and Mat 1
Mat 2 teaches the remaining intermediate and advanced level Mat exercises for a complete understanding of the Pilates Mat program. Lectures include progressive skill development to achieve the advanced exercises, programming for intermediate and advanced classes and creating successful Mat classes.


Mat 3 (16 h)

Enhanced Mat + Props
Prerequisite: Mat 1 and 2 or successful completion of comparable Pilates mat program.
Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body Programming System is introduced to make class design easy, effective and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative and accessible and clients love toys!


Requirements for Completion – Mat Instructor

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

  • Anatomy (strongly recommended)
  • Balanced Body Movement Principles (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Mat 1 – Course work and module test (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Mat 2 – Course work and module test (16 hours)
  • Balanced Body Mat 3 – Course work and module test (16 hours)
  • 20 Mat personal sessions, 15 observation hours and 35 student teaching hours.
  • Final written and practical test

Total hours for completion of Mat program: 134 hours.

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

Requirements for completion: https://www.pilates.com/education/pilates/instructor-training-completion

For sign in, please contact us via email: info@flowpilates.sk