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Pilates

Department of Theatre and Dance Pilates Education Certification

UW-Stevens Point offers the most well-known and innovative Pilates Teacher Training curriculum worldwide, providing learning opportunities that are stimulating, personal and rooted in the art and science of movement. Our curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying each exercise, providing a deep understanding of Pilates and it benefits, giving our students the tools required to begin a successful career as Pilates professionals.

Pilates training focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Pilates strengthens the body’s core, improves balance, increases coordination and decreases stress. Pilates exercises are appropriate for a broad range of ages and physical abilities.

Pilates at UWSP

Why Choose Pilates at UW-Stevens Point?

Derived from principles developed by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a safe and effective form of body-mind exercise that can be performed on a mat or using a variety of innovative equipment. Once known only by elite dancers and athletes, Pilates is now practiced world-wide in a variety of settings including gyms, private studios, and medical facilities.
Pilates Classroom

Offered In Module Format

The UWSP Pilates Teacher Training program is offered in module format. Students then have the opportunity to complete their Certified Pilates Teacher training at any Balanced Body Authorized Training Center worldwide. UWSP’s program, like those of other leaders in the Pilates industry, offers an assessment-based certificate of completion based on the recommendations of the nationally recognized Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). For each module, students will be provided a link to order a comprehensive manual current with national standards and produced by industry leader, Balanced Body Inc.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

During the UWSP Pilates Teacher Training program, students have the opportunity to gain practical teaching experience through campus and community partnerships. These teaching experiences are recorded as Practical Teaching Hours and count toward completion of the Pilates Teacher Training Program.

Our Program supports the dynamic process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more positive, balanced and healthy lifestyle. UWSP’s Teacher Training Program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. 

Pilates Class Schedule

Pilates mat class teaches the principles of functional anatomy that strengthen the body’s core, improve balance, and increase movement efficiency. Participants can expect to have a full conditioning experience that leads to evenly balanced musculature, increased range of motion and enhanced physical performance.

Friday’s, September 9 – December 9, 2022

9-9:50 a.m. – NFAC 136

Student pricing: $65 (13 sessions @ $5/class)

(Payable in cash or check to Amy Beversdorf or Pamela Luedtke at first class session – checks made out to Studio B Pilates).

Pilates mat class teaches the principles of functional anatomy that strengthen the body’s core, improve balance, and increase movement efficiency. Participants can expect to have a full conditioning experience that leads to evenly balanced musculature, increased range of motion and enhanced physical performance.

Mondays, September 12 – December 5, 2022

9-9:50 a.m. – NFAC 130

Student pricing: $60 (12 sessions @ $5/class)

(Payable in cash or check to Amy Beversdorf or Pamela Luedtke at first class session – checks made out to Studio B Pilates).

 

Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m

Sunday, September 11, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

NFAC 130

(16 hours) $325

Course Description: This is the entry-level course for Pilates Certification. Movement Principles provides a solid foundation for training in any environment. You will come away with a complete tool- box for effectively training clients to recover from injuries, improve their general fitness and enhance their performance. The focus on practical understanding of common movement patterns prepares instructors to be excellent at problem solving, goal setting and learning new exercise techniques with ease.

Fall 2022 Registration

Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 

September 9 – December 9, in-person

December 9 – final exam, in-person

NFAC 130

(16 hours) $325

Course Description: Mat 1 Module 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.

Fall 2022 Registration

Pilates Trainers

Amy Beversdorf

  • Associate Lecturer – Dance
  • Pilates Faculty and Training Center Co-Director
715-346-4794

Pamela Luedtke

  • Associate Lecturer – Dance
  • Pilates Faculty and Training Center Co-Director
715-346-4429

I fell fast in love with Pilates as a movement practice and decided to work toward a Mat certification before leaving UW-Stevens Point.

Amy Larson, BA Dance