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Balanced Body® Launches Instructor Training and Equipment Packages

Pilates Manufacturer Offers Solution to Program Start-Up and Staff Education

Sacramento, Calif. - March 23, 2007

Balanced Body®, the world's largest Pilates company, introduces a turn-key solution for commercial fitness facilities ready to begin a Pilates program or train existing staff. With new training and equipment packages, Balanced Body offers combined instructor training and Pilates equipment for one low cost per person*. The packages allow commercial facilities to train instructors on-site and receive equipment starting from $1,194 per instructor.

"The hardest part of launching a new Pilates program is finding quality instructors, and Balanced Body eliminates that headache by bringing clubs and studios the most economical way to get started, said Ken Endelman, founder and chief executive officer for Balanced Body. "On-site training through our education division, Balanced Body University®, combined with the option to purchase equipment, makes it easy for instructors to begin teaching classes in as little as one weekend, and then continue their education as needed.

Ideal for clubs introducing a new Pilates program or studios in the start-up phase of business, the training and equipment packages begin at under $9,600 and include training for eight instructors on equipment such as the Pilates Sport® Reformer, Allegro® Reformer, Allegro Tower Retrofit, and Pilates mat.

"The best part about our training and equipment packages is that facilities can turn a profit quickly with minimal overhead expenses, Endelman said.

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For already-established facilities without the need for equipment but still facing a shortage of Pilates instructors, Balanced Body University®'s instructor-training program includes:

  • On-site staff instruction.
  • Flexible training modules.
  • Workshops for Pilates mat, Reformer, Tower, and Chair training (allowing facilities to match their program with member needs).
  • Quarterly programming updates and support services.
  • Flat rates per student with no hidden costs.

For more information about the training and equipment packages, or to learn more about Balanced Body, call 1-800-PILATES, or visit For information on education call Balanced Body University® at 1-800-PILATES or visit

About Balanced Body

Balanced Body is the leading resource for Pilates equipment, information and education for fitness centers, studios, and home users. As the world's largest manufacturer of Pilates exercise equipment, Balanced Body leads the industry with its innovative designs. Founded in 1976, the company was the first to substantially update Joseph Pilates' equipment with state-of-the-art engineering, materials and technology. Ken Endelman, the company's founder and president, has been awarded 17 U.S. patents for his inventions. Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., the company is the number one choice of clubs, spas and rehabilitation facilities worldwide, with an extensive line of equipment, training programs, accessories, books, and videos that meets the Pilates needs of any professional or home user. For more information, visit Balanced Body's Web site at or call 1-800-PILATES.

* Instructor training rate includes manuals, hotel and airfare. Discount packages expire May 31, 2007. Pricing based on an instructor and equipment minimum.

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