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MOTR® FAQs

Q: Why should I add MOTR to my studio/facility?
The MOTR is a versatile, challenging and unique apparatus. It can offer many fitness-based exercises as well as many Reformer-based exercises, which lends itself to a wide variety of clientele. Using the roller as the exercise platform adds a balance and stability challenge that immediately activates the core to stabilize, so that even the simplest of movements become a full-body experience. Best of all, it is small, portable and affordable.

Q: How do I integrate MOTR into my studio/facility?
Piece of cake. The MOTR is perfect in multi-use spaces. It’s easy to set up and easy to remove at the end of class.

Q: When can I start teaching?
You can begin implementing and teaching your program upon successful completion of your MOTR training workshop.

Q: What materials will I get?
Your workshop materials include a detailed manual and instructor DVD.

Q: When am I considered a Balanced Body MOTR Instructor? Is there a test-out?
Once you successfully complete your MOTR workshop you can say that you are trained by Balanced Body. To become a fully-qualified MOTR instructor you will need to:

  • Complete 20 personal sessions
  • Student-teach 20 classes
  • Successfully complete a practical test-out

Test-outs can be done through authorized training centers and are regularly scheduled on our Education Finder.

Q: What is the benefit to becoming a fully-qualified MOTR Instructor?
While you are able to teach after successful completion of your initial workshop, becoming a fully-qualified MOTR Instructor has many perks. As a MOTR Instructor you will have access to Balanced Body resources such as marketing materials, specialized teaching-based podcasts, access to the Balanced Body teaching community and equipment discounts.

Q: Where do I get marketing materials?
Once you complete your final test-out, initial marketing materials will be sent to your facility. Additional materials can be bought with a fee-based subscription. You may also consult with our marketing department at any time.

Q: Where can I take the MOTR course?
MOTR Authorized Training Centers are located across the U.S. and around the world. Check our Education Finder for courses near you. Very often MOTR is offered as a pre-conference session at our Pilates On Tour conferences. In addition, many of our MOTR master instructors can travel to on-site locations allowing us to bring this program to your facility.

Q: Can I get Balanced Body to offer this class at my studio?
Yes. Just follow the simple guidelines to set up your course.

Q: Can I get equipment/education package discounts?
Yes, contact us for more information.

Q: How do I become a MOTR master instructor?
Balanced Body is always seeking to add progressive, creative and dynamic teachers to its impressive list of master instructors. You will need to meet high standards, and a need must exist for a master instructor in your area. If you are interested in becoming a master instructor, learn more about how to apply.

Q: What do I wear to class? What footwear is required?
Be prepared to move and to have fun. Footwear is optional.

Q: What is the ‘materials fee’?
A materials fee is an Instructor Training Manual (ITM) and an Instructor Training Video (ITV) which consists of a DVD and web access to the DVD content via streaming video. Most courses require an ITM and in some locations and ITV. Many manuals are available in multiple languages but ITV’s are currently only available in English.