Learn to Make Pilates Accessible for Every Body

At Reforming Foundations we know that bodies are complex, which is why we offer movement strategies to help our community do the things they love to do. This carries over into our teacher training program. 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.

We know that not every Pilates exercise is appropriate for every body. That is why we are teaching Pilates differently. We studied the traditional repertoire and we modernized this ever evolving method to be more firmly rooted in movement science. Our method offers strategies; to promote healing, create strength, build endurance, and support controlled mobility while improving the mind-body connection. Ultimately, to help you help your clients move with confidence.

Join Our Learning Community

At RF, we are welcoming and inclusive, and we believe small details matter. We are passionate about providing an individualized approach to help you meet your goals as a movement professional. We are here to build long-lasting relationships in our community and we believe creating, cultivating, and nurturing these relationships is crucial.

RF is a safe, collaborative learning environment. Collectively we care and our purpose is to support you on your movement career journey. Through our classroom instructional methods, supporting materials, and weekly group mentoring, we invest in you to help you become an exceptional movement professional.

Our Vision

Together we have redefined Pilates for the 21st century, revolutionizing the traditional form of Pilates to help others learn how to move safely, feel strong and mobile, and live a long life in healthy movement. Our ambition is to share this teacher training program across the globe; to make this form of movement accessible to all walks of life.

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:
    • Purpose
    • 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
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WE BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO FEEL OUR METHOD IN YOUR BODY BEFORE STUDYING OUR PROGRAM

PREREQUISITES

  • Introductory knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy
  • 10 Individual Pilates Sessions at Reforming Foundations
  • 10 Pilates Pods at Reforming Foundations

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • Attendance at all scheduled instructional weekends
  • In-Person and Virtual Observation 100 hrs
  • Personal Practice 100 hrs
  • Practice Teaching 100 hrs
  • Comprehensive Written and Practical Examination

Course Curriculum & Schedule

FALL 2021 – SPRING 2022

10 Weekends, September 2021 to May 2022

  • Friday 1-7pm
  • Saturday 12-6:30pm
  • Sunday 12-6:30pm

PILATES 101 & MOVEMENT FOUNDATIONS

September 24-26, October 22-24


BODYWEIGHT & PROPS

November 19-21, December 10-12


REFORMER

2 Weekends, dates coming soon

MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT & PROGRAMMING

1 weekend, dates coming soon


CHAIRS & LADDER BARREL

1 weekend, dates coming soon


TRAPEZE TABLE

2 weekends, dates coming soon

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We’ll teach you how to teach!

Course delivery methods include in studio weekend training, online videos of every exercise for review, quizzes, optional weekly mentoring sessions, and coaching for RF certification process.

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Meet The Instructors

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Brooke
Alexandra

Founder, Owner of Reforming Foundations Pilates & Wellness, 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 clients respond positively to her work, she is driven to share it beyond the walls of Reforming Foundations.

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Cecily
Ciaramitaro

DPT, CSCS, Director of Physical Therapy, Co-author

Cecily began teaching Pilates principles to her patients and found that the exercises and the way that they were cued, empowered her patients to find specific, refined movement. Cecily is looking forward to collaborating with other movement professionals trained in the RF method to help individuals find safe, healthy movement that supports longevity and function.

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Lindsay
Brandt

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.

Comprehensive & Intensive Programs Available

Tuition includes in-person instruction, optional weekly group mentoring sessions, manuals, and access to video resources.

  • 10% down payment required for registration
  • Monthly payment options available

All trainees receive 20% discount on RF packages and merchandise September 2021 – May 2022 *excludes memberships

Early Bird Specials

Register By
March 31

Receive 10 One-on-One Sessions Complimentary​


Pay in Full By
March 31

Receive 10 One-on-One Sessions & 10 Pilates Pod Sessions Complimentary​

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