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​UWSP Pilates Mat Teacher Training

About Pilates

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.

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.

In the United States alone nearly nine million people participated in Pilates in 2009 – a 456% increase from 2000.* To learn more, check out this informational video.

UWSP Pilates Faculty and Training Center Co-Directors

Amy Beversdorf, Joan Karlen, Pamela Luedtke


*Balanced Body Inc. pilates.com   
  

 About Our Program

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.

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.

During the spring semester of 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 Weekly Classes

Open Level Pilates Mat Class

Fridays, September 6-December 13, 2019
(No class November 29)
9-9:50 a.m. - NFAC 130
Student pricing: 14 sessions @ $70 – payable in cash or check to Amy Beversdorf at first class session. 
Community pricing: $10/class

Intermediate Level Pilates Mat Class

Mondays, September 9-December 9, 2019
9-9:50 a.m. - NFAC 136
Student pricing: 14 sessions @ $70 – payable in cash or check to Amy Beversdorf at first class session. 
Community pricing: $10/class

 Pilates Teacher Training - Upcoming Courses

Fall and Spring Semester Pilates Certificate Courses

Requirements and Curriculum Detail

Register here

Please note: All four modules are required to complete the UW-Stevens Point Pilates Teacher Training Program and earn a certificate.

  • During the Fall semester, Mat 1 and Movement Principles modules

  • During the spring semester, Mat 2 and 3 modules


Please contact Amy Beversdorf at amy@studiobpilates.net with program questions.

 UWSP Pilates Alumni






Courtney Holcomb - I began my Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training while I was a student University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and, since graduating in 2012, am continuing with the Instructor Training curriculum. (more...)  




 

 

 

Mariusz Kujawski and Emma Fitzsimmons

YouTube: ZE Moves






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Amy Larson - I first experienced Pilates while attending UWSP as a dance major. I fell fast in love with it as a movement practice and decided to work toward a Mat certification before leaving college. (more...)

 










Kristin Melotte - The Balanced Body Instructor Training program is a is excellent preparation for a career in Pilates, professional dance and teaching movement and fitness.  I’ve completed Balanced Body Mat I and II, and Reformer I training, and plan to complete comprehensive training within the next two years. (more...)


 


 

 

Molly Jo Mathe - Through the Balanced Body Instructor Training Program I’ve experienced many benefits a dancer, Pilates practitioner, and teacher. I've learned about my moving body in terms of its anatomical and energetic connections, and use this knowledge while teaching dance classes, taking professional class, in my daily life. (more...)



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