Movement Tour®, Minneapolis

July 19 - 21, 2024

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We are super excited to bring the Movement Tour to Minneapolis. Smaller in size, larger in programming, this continuing education experience features learning, growing, community and movement!

Join our slate of internationally celebrated presenters as we explore programming appropriate for all bodies at all levels of fitness and abilities. We’re thrilled to partner with the Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae and share with you their inspiring Equity and Innovation Center.

Come be inspired, meet friends new and old, and network with Presenters and peers while we move, play and learn together. See you there!

12 NPCP CEC’s and 1.2 ACE CEC’s (application pending)

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Schedule at a glance

July 19, 2024

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Friday Early Afternoon Workshops
  • 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    Friday Late Afternoon Workshops
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Networking Cocktail Reception
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July 19, 2024

  • Friday Early Afternoon Workshops

    1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

    • Right Side Up / Upside Down

      A look at the familiar supine exercises and how they support and provide the foundation for skill building in attaining the more complex and challenging inversions and inverted exercises. With Portia, you will explore the basics of supine from ab curls to bridges and then bridge the gap to more advanced inversion exercises like Rollover, Bicycles, and Jackknife on the mat and the reformer/tower.

      • Equipment: Reformers with Towers
      • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors
    • The WERK - Yoga Fusion Reformer

      A Yoga Pilates fusion “WERKShop” is a unique and dynamic practice that combines the best of both worlds – the precision and focus of Pilates with the fluidity of Yoga. In this workshop, you can expect to move through a series of postures and exercises that will challenge you. This fusion class is a great way to build strength, increase flexibility, and cultivate mindfulness, all while enjoying a fun and dynamic practice you can share with your clients.

      • Equipment: Reformers
      • Appropriate for: Reformer instructors, Experienced Instructors
    • EXO Chair EXplOration

      The EXO chair is an amazing tool and especially suitable for dynamic and fun group classes. Join Bonnie for a creative exploration of the Pilates chair. Bonnie will also show you some innovative ways to integrate your sitting box with your chair to add a whole new level of programming opportunities.

      • Equipment: EXO Chairs and Sitting Boxes
      • Appropriate for: Experienced Instructors
    • Wisdom, Agility and Resilience: Pilates and Aging

      This workshop is based on the published article “Aging and the Cost of Inactivity: How Mindful Movement and Pilates can stem the Tide” which reveals what many of us already know….to stay healthy throughout our lifespan, we must move. However, the strategies of how to train and move clients evolves throughout the adult experience. Training for adaptability and agility is key to success and not uniform from decade to decade. In this workshop we will discuss the realities of aging on our health and the role of movement/exercise as a tool to hold off age related decline. We will discuss falls, fall prevention, the importance of eccentric training and how our unique Pilates environment can support longevity.

      • Equipment: Mat and Props
      • Appropriate for: All instructors
  • Friday Late Afternoon Workshops

    3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

    • Initiate, Isolate, & Integrate: Using the Reformer/Tower to Restore Lower Body Patterns

      Clients frequently exhibit repetitive muscle activation patterns, often neglecting certain muscle groups while overusing others. Under-utilized muscles like the hamstrings, adductors, hip rotators and deep core muscles require targeted retraining. This workshop aims to equip you with effective strategies for teaching balanced neuromuscular activation patterns in the lower body. By addressing muscle imbalances and promoting optimal integration in your clients, their overall movement and functional performance will be enhanced.

      • Equipment: Reformers with Towers
      • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors
    • Gym-Former

      Do you have clients that are in love with Pilates, but also need to build a more traditional strength protocol found in the gym? In this workshop, you’ll explore unique and dynamic ways to get the best of both worlds using a reformer. Come join and get tips, tricks, and tools using movement patterns on the reformer that will provide the total package AND help anyone build confidence should they like to step inside a traditional gym setting.

      • Equipment: Reformers
      • Appropriate for: Reformer instructors, Experienced Instructors
    • Toughen Up your Pilates: Retain the Athletic Client

      CrossFit, Tough Mudder, American Ninja Warrior…oh my! This workshop will radically expand your potential to retain clients who love the extreme. Learn to speak their language while you showcase the importance of the Pilates system in “their world”. Discover creative movement sequences on the Pilates chair and small Togu ball that will surely keep your extreme clients asking for more.

      • Equipment: Pilates Chairs and Pilates Arcs
      • Appropriate for: Experienced Instructors
    • Unleashing the Potential of the Pilates Ball

      You’re invited to dive deeper into the realm of Pilates by discovering the endless possibilities of the 10-inch inflatable ball! This dynamic and interactive workshop is designed specifically for Pilates instructors who are seeking fresh and exciting ways to enhance their teaching and captivate their clients. We’ll not only dive into the common uses of the Pilates Ball, but also challenge you to think outside the box and unleash your own creativity. Together, we’ll explore exercises that go beyond the conventional, pushing the boundaries of what this simple prop can do, and expand your repertoire so you can help your clients experience the transformative power of the Pilates ball!

      • Equipment: Mat and Props
      • Appropriate for: All instructors


Special rates are available for Balanced Body Educators, groups of 3+, and students enrolled in Balanced Body Instructor Training. Email for more information.

Discounts are taken off of regular price. Discounts cannot be combined.

Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae
651 Nicollet Mall UNIT 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402

How It Works:

As you consider which workshops you want to join, please note:

  • Morning and afternoon sessions are each 2 hours long. This event is organized to include a variety of workshops that are movement science based, programming focused and inspirational.
  • Each workshop will be labeled by level and the primary equipment used.

In addition to workshops, the event includes community gatherings, workouts and movement experiences, and a Friday evening cocktail reception.


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Questions? Check out our FAQs, give us a call at 916-388-2838 or email us at

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Friday Night Cocktail Party

After an afternoon of workshops and movement, relax with Presenters, BB staff and attendees at the Friday Night Cocktail Party. A great opportunity to meet new friends and old, in a casual sip and mingle setting!

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Hotel Recommendations

Residence Inn by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown/City Center
US Bancorp Center
45 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 677-1000

Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown
12 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 351-2554

Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Downtown
Centre Village Condominiums
425 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 333-3111

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Equipment for Sale

We are bringing equipment to you, Minneapolis! This is your chance to buy lightly used equipment at a discount and with no shipping cost.