Explore the relationship between Anatomy and Movement.
Learn how the body works and how it works in motion. The Balanced Body Integrated Movement Specialist certificate candidates want to take their professional training to the next level. Those who attain Integrated Movement Specialist certification are recognized as experts in movement performance and have the skills to customize programming for all fitness abilities and training settings, including individual and group settings.
Requirements for Certification in Integrated Movement
Build the body from the inside out with our innovative approach to learning Anatomy.
Understanding anatomy is essential for movement professionals. This multisensory learning experience will engage, enlighten, and satisfy your curiosity about anatomy. Taught by Balanced Body Educators worldwide.
Learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and the origin, insertion, and action of the major muscles of movement, by building them yourself on our skeleton. This course covers the torso, hip, thigh, shoulders, upper arms, and spine. Includes full color manual with video support. Offered in-person and virtual. Prerequisite: none.
What an amazing course! This really ties together what we're feeling with what we're teaching and everything in between!
The course was so much fun and so much better than I was expecting! I was nervous about anatomy and this class made it so much easier to understand.
The hands-on work with clay and skeleton is a terrific way to learn.
The foundation of all Balanced Body curriculum, Movement Principles incorporates anatomy, assessment and kinesiology along with key exercises used in every movement discipline. You will learn how the body moves, common alignment anomalies and exercises to improve movement capacity in your clients.
Movement Principles provides a solid foundation for training in all environments, with any equipment. You will come away with a complete toolbox for effectively training clients to recover from injuries, improve their general fitness and enhance their performance.
This course met and exceeded my expectations!
Wow! Where do I begin. I believed Balanced Body was the program for me and this class definitely proved that to be true.
The knowledge I received from this course is priceless. I will recommend this course to all who are involved in teaching fitness.
These courses teach movement professionals how to incorporate MOTR into existing Pilates, rehabilitation, and fitness programs. You will learn how to create and combine functional MOTR exercises using the innovative pulley-and-resistance system in balance, aerobic, strength and flexibility sequences.
Our MOTR Fundamentals course provides instruction on basic movements using all aspects of this portable full body training system. You will learn the Balanced Body Programming System for easy class design. Includes equipment set-up, safety, and maintenance.
Instruction on all MOTR exercises, variations and what you need to teach 1:1, small group classes and circuit training. You will gain in-depth understanding of the purpose of each exercise, and common regressions and progressions. Includes detailed manual, video support, and sample class plans. Includes equipment set-up, safety, and maintenance.
Great piece of equipment! The course was extremely well taught and the instructor was very knowledgeable on the apparatus and on the teaching of it.
Excellent Course by Balanced Body! Our Instructor was awesome. MOTR was very fun to play with and a versatile piece of equipment for personal training and group fitness.
The class offered more knowledge and expertise to my continuously growing teaching tool kit. I am very interested in continuing to further my education with MOTR. Thanks a for a fun class!!
These courses teach movement professionals our proprietary Barre program. You learn to use Barre to improve strength, balance, and posture in new, dynamic ways. We will teach you how to set functional movement to music in innovative, effective Barre classes!
This one-day course combines the high energy, music-driven fun of a Barre class with the precise, intentional movement of Pilates. You will learn the essential Barre exercises and how to thread them together using our programming system to create effective Barre classes. Also, we will teach you cueing for smooth transitions and proper alignment.
Everything you need to teach a wide variety of high energy, music-driven 30–60 minute Barre classes. You learn the fundamental Barre exercises, with progressions, regressions, and modifications. We dive deeper into the art of teaching groups and the essential components of teaching to music. Practical teaching drills include cueing, correcting movement and innovative, fun, effective class design. Includes detailed manual and ongoing video support.
Balanced Body Barre was such a great experience. The content was well presented and covered in a way that was easy understand.
This class was amazing. I am very new to barre and it was taught so I could comprehend what was going on and really absorb the WHY behind it.
This was a great in depth class. The Barre is a great compliment to any Pilates routine.
These courses teach you how to bring the precision and principles of Pilates to suspension training. You learn to “work the ropes” by leaning in, releasing gravity and providing a full-body workout. We provide you with the tools to create fun and effective Bodhi classes.
In this one-day course, you learn fundamental Bodhi exercises, and common progressions, regressions, and modifications. We teach you how to create classes using our programming system and provide you with sample classes. You learn equipment set-up, safety, and maintenance included. Detailed Bodhi Training Manual and ongoing video support included.
Our comprehensive Bodhi course dives deeper into the principles of suspension training, how it changes the body and why we believe it is the ideal complement to Pilates and fitness programs. You will learn a wide range of Bodhi exercises, and how to teach and successfully cue clients of all abilities, including progressions, regressions, and modifications for clients of all fitness abilities. We show you how to design dynamic classes using our programming system. You learn equipment set-up, safety and maintenance. Detailed manual and ongoing video support included.
The Bodhi system design and curriculum are amazing. It is an ingenious way to incorporate the Pilates principles in a whole new way.
The Bodhi training was motivating! I feel equipped to complete my personal practice and teaching! My instructor made my training fun! Nancy K.
The Bodhi training was a wonderful educational experience, one in which all Pilates principles, movement teachings and philosophy were applied to a new piece equipment.
These courses teach movement professionals including Pilates instructors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers the CoreAlign method for musculoskeletal rehabilitation, performance enhancement and functional performance in everyday life.
This course includes CoreAlign method theory and 60+ foundation exercises to build functional movement skills. Progressions and regressions for all ability levels. Specific modifications and precautions for special populations. Includes equipment set up, maintenance and safety.
This course builds on the foundation of CoreAlign 1 with advanced progressions and additional movement categories, training options and teaching techniques. We address a range of training goals from core stabilization to integrated rotation, complex movement patterns and the introduction of CoreAlign Rotator Discs.
It was nice to finally take a workshop where I learned. I will definitely be back to finish CoreAlign 2!
Excellent teaching and great overall presentation of material. Clear and concise explanation of exercises and related information.
CoreAlign 1 was a great experience; appropriately challenging and I learned a lot!!
The Integrated Movement Specialist certification is designed to raise the level of teaching within health and fitness industries by providing workshops and courses that focus on a wide range of physical training topics from cueing and coaching to optimizing client movement patterns. All courses are intended to support your professional growth. Through two of our signature Balanced Body Education courses, Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ and Movement Principles, you will have an opportunity to delve deeper into the moving body and learn to see and to train clients to achieve maximum results.
To become and Integrated Movement Specialist requires you take 16 hours of Anatomy + 16 hours of Movement Principles + 16 hours of Programming. You can satisfy the anatomy requirement with either of our anatomy courses, Anatomy for Movement Professionals or Anatomy in Three Dimensions. Our Movement Principles course is truly a unique signature course which teaches you how to see the body in motion and to critically reason how best to approach training. All of these courses are offered live and virtually at conferences and at our Authorized Training Centers. To satisfy the programming requirement, you can take any of our continuing education courses online, either on demand or by attending one of our IMS virtual events, or take it live at a fitness conference where available.
You can take these courses at fitness conferences (including IDEA Personal Trainer Institute, ACSM Fitness Summit, IDEA World Congress) and at Pilates on Tour conferences. Many of these courses are also offered either live or virtual through our Authorized Training Centers. Check out our education finder for more on these courses.