Meet Your Educators
Founder of Reforming Foundations, Co-author
Brooke has explored the Pilates repertoire through multiple comprehensive training programs and continuing education courses, all while adding her own cues, modifications and nuance to her teaching. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, and after seeing people respond positively to her work, she is driven to share it beyond the walls of Reforming Foundations.
DPT, OMPT, ACSM-CEP, DSc(c) Co-author
As an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist and full-time faculty member at Oakland University, Lindsay has a great love for educating patients and movement professionals alike. She believes a partnership between physical therapists and Pilates instructors trained in the RF method is an ideal approach for supporting the rehabilitation and long-term wellness goals of clients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
The Pilates Teacher training you need to live the life you want!
Teaching Pilates isn’t just about memorizing choreography and breath patterns, it’s about learning how to help people find specific and quality movement. These skills helps them live a fuller life. This in turn creates a fulfilling career that gives your life meaning and purpose.
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Watch our short video and learn more about why we created our teacher training program and why we believe we are revolutionizing Pilates for the 21st century!
Listen to Brooke’s Why!
Dive deeper in this interview with Brooke, and learn why she started this amazing Teacher Training Program!
You are worth it!
Do something you love and let us be your guide.
Learn to Teach Pilates To Every Body
Our course is designed for those seeking a rewarding career as a skilled movement professional, and for licensed healthcare providers who wish to enhance their practice.
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RF is an inclusive, collaborative, and encouraging learning environment. We are invested in you to help you become an exceptional movement professional.
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Learn to teach every body with us and revolutionize the traditional form of Pilates. You will find mastery in your teaching ability and a purposeful career in movement.
IN OUR COURSE YOU WILL LEARN…
- A wide selection of Pilates-based exercises performed with and without equipment
- A deep understanding of each exercise including:
- Primary muscles working
- Joint & muscle flexibility needed for correct performance
- Progression, regression, modifications, contraindications/precautions
- Posture and movement observation skills
- Verbal & tactile cues to help clients reach their full potential in a desired movement
- Key anatomic and biomechanical principles for reducing injury risk and improving effectiveness
- Individual and class programming strategies for in-person and virtual client sessions
- Studio ethics, Pilates instructor scope of practice, and professional behavior
- Collaboration strategies between certified Pilates instructors and healthcare professionals to support optimal client success
RF School of Pilates Teacher Training
There are two different pathways to start learning with us! Sign up for our full comprehensive course, or start with Pilates Foundations and add the Pilates Repertoire the next program year.
Learn the foundations of Pilates. This course is perfect for the physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, personal trainer, yoga instructor, already certified Pilates instructor, or anyone who wants to fine tune their own movement practice.
Course includes: Anatomy Review, Pilates 101 & Movement Foundations
Learn Pilates the Reforming Foundations way! This course builds on the knowledge already gained in RFTT Pilates Foundations and teaches you Pilates on and off the equipment. We not only teaches you Mat Pilates, but also functional fitness exercises in our Bodyweight & Props course and you will learn Pilates on all of the apparatus.
Course Includes: Bodyweight & Props, Reformer, Trapeze, Chairs & Barrels, and Movement Assessment & Program Design.
Comprehensive RFTT. Includes everything you need to certify and start your new career in movement. This is the full comprehensive course.
Start with Pilates Foundations, learn anatomy for Pilates instructors, Pilates 101 and Movement Foundations. Add the Pilates Repertoire later.
Tuition Includes Everything!
Yes!!! You read that right! One fee, includes everything. At Reforming Foundations we believe in clear pricing, our program will not nickel and dime you to death. One fee, includes everything, even the RF certification process!
Individual Pilates sessions
Our curriculum includes:
Anatomy for Pilates Instructors
When: Online learning module starts November 15, 2021. To be completed by the start of Pilates 101 & Movement Foundations. What you will learn: Key anatomical terms and concepts related to human movement. This course includes your own personal access to the Visible Body anatomy app during your course enrollment.
PILATES 101 & MOVEMENT FOUNDATIONS
When: January 28-30 & February 25-27 What you will learn: Key concepts for success in teaching Pilates exercises to clients with a wide variety of goals, interests, and physical abilities. Trainees will learn the RF Movement Foundations. This set of precise exercises, which emphasize quality of movement in each body region, serve as building blocks to the most challenging of Pilates exercises and day to day function and recreational activities.
BODYWEIGHT & PROPS
When: March 25-27 & April 22-24 What you will learn: AT RF we are doing Pilates differently. We believe core strength and stability is the foundation to every exercise. You will learn the classical mat Pilates repertoire, but also standing and bodyweight exercises necessary for strength training, bone density, and mobility. You will also learn how to use various proptions ™ to both assist and challenge the exercise.
When: May 13 -15 & June 10 -12 What you will learn: Exercises on the Reformer taught the RF way. This includes the classical Pilates repertoire with the addition of RF Movement Foundations applied to execute precise movement patterns in every exercise. You will also learn how to use the Allegro 2 foot-bar in many positions on the Reformer for an athletic challenge resulting in strength. We will teach you how to use the Reformer to teach in a class and how to use it to program for individual needs.
When: July 15 -17 & July 29 – 31 What you will learn: The trapeze table is a Pilates playground of sorts! In this module you will learn classical Trapeze exercises along with therapeutic strength and balance exercises. The trapeze table is designed to rig up every sort of spring configuration to assist a movement or to challenge balance and stability.
CHAIRS & BARRELS
When: August 5-7 What you will learn: How to use the chair to provide an athletic challenge and strength. You will learn chair exercise on the EXO Chair and the split pedal Combo Chair. You will learn to teach these exercises in combination with mat exercises for class programming and to apply chair exercises to support longevity in our aging population. Learn Pilates exercises on the Ladder Barrel, the Spine Corrector, the West Coast Arc and the Pilates Arc. See how these barrels help provide feedback to the spine to improve mobility while developing strength.
MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT & PROGRAM DESIGN
When: August 19-21 What you will learn: To see movement patterns and what choices to make next for successful programming of your sessions and classes. This will result in your clients correcting movement dysfunction. You will learn to design programs that building strength, produce endurance, improve mobility, and challenge balance.
YOUR JOB SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE A J•O•B
We believe your job should elevate you and make your life better!