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Brooke
Alexandra

CEO | Founder 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 people respond positively to her work, she is driven to share it beyond the walls of Reforming Foundations.

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Dr. 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.

RF School of Pilates Teacher Training


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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Together we are redefining Pilates for the 21st century! 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:
    • 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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Comprehensive, Intensive & Bridge

Comprehensive: Includes everything you need to Certify and start your new career in movement.

Intensive: One module at a time, allows you to get the exact training you want on your schedule and budget.

Bridge: Already certified, but feel like something is missing? Do you see movement dysfunction and are you unsure what choice to make next? Did you learn how to teach classes but feel less confident with individual sessions? This program will help you take your teaching and career to the next level.

Payment Options

Pay-in-full: Receive 10 Pilates One on Ones Sessions with Brooke​

Payment Plans: 10% down payment, monthly payments through August 2022

Tuition includes everything needed to certify! No extra fees or costs. All trainees receive preferred pricing at RF during the entire certification process.

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Course Curriculum & Schedule

January – August 2022

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 8-10

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.


REFORMER

When: April 22-24 & May 13-15

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.

TRAPEZE TABLE

When: June 10-12 & June 24-26

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 & LADDER BARREL

When: July 29-31

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.


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.