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​UWSP/Balanced Body
Pilates Teacher Training Certificate

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  and Joan Karlen

*Balanced Body Inc. pilates.com   

 About Our Program

Partnering with internationally recognized in Pilates Industry leader Balanced Body Inc., UWSP offers an assessment-based professional certificate in Pilates Mat Instruction.

UWSP’s program 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, and giving our students the tools required to begin a successful career as Pilates professionals.

The UWSP/Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training program is offered in a module format.  Students have the opportunity to complete their Certified Pilates Teacher training at anyone of the Balanced Body Authorized Training Centers 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).

After completing the Mat II level of the Pilates Teacher Training Pilates coursework students have the opportunity to gain practical teaching experience through campus and community partnerships. These practical teaching experiences are recorded as Practical Teaching Hours and count toward completion of the Pilates Teacher Training Program.

Scheduling, pricing and registration detail are available on the Balanced Body website. Registration in each Module includes a comprehensive manual consistent with current national standards and accompanying DVD.

Our Program is also directly aligned with UWSP’s Healthy Communities Initiative Wellness Mission: to support 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. Learn more about being a Pilates Instruction at PilatesBridge.com.

 Pilates Weekly Classes

Open Level Pilates Mat Class

Fridays, January 25-May 10, 2019
(No class March 22)
9-9:50 a.m. - NFAC 136
Student pricing: 15 sessions @ $75 – payable in cash or check to Amy Beversdorf at first class session. 
Community pricing: $10/class

Intermediate Pilates Mat Class

Mondays, January 28-May 6, 2019
(No class March 18)
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

Private Reformer Sessions: Please email amy@studiobpilates.net for more information.

 Pilates Teacher Training - Upcoming Courses

Teacher Training Courses are currently being offered through Studio B Pilates.

Course is set up with an Early Bird pricing option.  Check the registration page for details.
Please contact Amy Beversdorf at amy@studiobpilates.net with program questions.

 UWSP Pilates in the News

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

Gretchen Hoehn (more...)





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...)

UWSP Pilates in the news

 Additional Pilates Resources

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