Pilates On Tour®, Manchester

17 – 19 May, 2024

Allegro Reformer Group Workout

Manchester, England…where the atom was split and the birthplace of the Rolls Royce … is host to our Pilates On Tour, Manchester!

This must-attend movement education event will feature internationally acclaimed Presenters at the forefront of the Pilates industry, in thought leadership and subject expertise. You will gain tools and techniques to work with clients with all fitness abilities as well as special populations and chronic conditions.

Pilates On Tour will also focus on creating and delivering dynamic class programming that build clients’ skills, confidence, strength and performance. Added bonus: you will learn how to implement specialty classes that keep clients coming back for more!

We look forward to welcoming you at Pilates On Tour, Manchester.

Schedule at a glance

17 May

  • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
    Workouts (Drop-In)
  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Community Gathering
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Morning Workshops
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Afternoon Workshops
  • 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Evening Movement (Drop-In)
  • 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
    Networking Cocktail Reception

17 May

  • Morning Workouts

    8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

    • Drop In Workout: Reformer/Tower

      • Drop In Workout: Spinefitter on the Reformer

        • Drop In Workout: Chair

          • Drop In Workout: Classical Mat

          • Community Gathering

            9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

            • Welcome and History of Pilates/Balanced Body

              Conference opening remarks. Join Ken and Joy in exploring how we got here! They will discuss the business and education opportunities that have been realized since Joe created his Universal Reformer. From Joe’s patents to the trademark lawsuit to the availability of equipment and education an industry has flourished…and now that we are here, we can look forward to…What Is Next? #WIN 

            • Morning Workshops

              10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

              • Healthy Aging – A Practical Pilates Workshop for Older People

                Designing a Pilates class for older people requires careful consideration of their specific needs and abilities. Pilates can be a fantastic exercise option for the older generation as it focuses on flexibility, strength, balance, and postureThis workshop will give you a practical insight into the key issues and strategies which should be addressed when dealing with this growing demographic.

                • Equipment: Reformers with Towers
                • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors
              • Progressions on the Reformer – Long Box Swan and Star

                Extension based exercises are key to back health, strength, and flexibility. Side body strength has long been associated with back health as well as sound three-dimensional core support. Many of the Pilates exercises, particularly the more advanced/integrated whole body exercises, that incorporate extension and side body strength are often challenging for clients and intimidating and this is where Keeley shines. Join Keeley as she takes you on a journey that will build you up to advanced extension Swan exercises and Star on the Reformer. Learn how to safely progress your clients, building skill, strength, and flexibility along the way.

                • Equipment: Reformers
                • Appropriate for: Reformer instructors
              • From the Ground Up

                Posture and alignment are important Pilates training ideals. However, to be fully vertical and move freely upright, it is equally as important that we get down to the ground. In other words, to be healthy and adaptable we must go down to learn how to get up. Getting up from the ground requires lower limb strength and mobility, spinal alignment, and upper limb integration, and these skills require training, especially as we age. Using Pilates equipment, small props, and Pilates-informed movements, we will build the skills that create ease of movement from the floor to vertical. By improving mobility, alignment, and strength we can help people discover strength, coordination, and strategies for getting down and back up again!

                • Equipment: Pilates Chairs
                • Appropriate for: All instructors
              • Come as You Are!

                Our tissues tell a story, the story of who we are, of where our strengths lie and for how we organize ourselves to move through space. Join LaBriece Ochsner and Joy Puleo as we move and explore how physiology, anatomy and culture come together to inform our structure and how that information can be optimized to train for maximum results. It is our hope that this workshop will literally move you, inspire your curiosity and provide you with the tools to train everybody to its fullest potential.

                • Equipment: Mats and Props
                • Appropriate for: All instructors
            • Afternoon Workshops

              2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

              • Foundation to Flow: Maximizing Reformer Footwork for Optimal Performance

                Have you ever considered the pivotal role footwork plays in your entire Pilates session?  

                Whether your feet are on the foot bar, in straps, on the carriage, or elsewhere within the routine, it is crucial to anchor ourselves back to the fundamentals of footwork. This foundation not only builds alignment awareness but also enhances overall body awareness, prepping us for the more demanding segments of our practice. Join me in exploring how refining your footwork can revolutionize your entire Reformer and Pilates workout. Learn simple yet impactful foot exercises that not only prepare for Reformer workouts but also contribute to sustained foot health when practiced at home. Unleash the potential of your Reformer sessions by grounding them in a solid foundation of footwork and foot health. 

                • Equipment: Reformers
                • Appropriate for: Reformer instructors
              • Reformed Shoulders

                The Reformer is amazing and versatile for addressing the shoulder girdle, both as a functional movement education tool and as a progressive rehabilitation asset. The Reformer can be mobilizer, stabilizer, and a 3D wonder. Join Cameron as he shares his extensive experience with shoulder rehab on the Reformer and come away with some great reformer exercises that you will be able to apply to your clients on Monday morning. Cameron will demystify the complexity of the shoulder girdle and provide you with everything you need to bring those shoulders to life!

                • Equipment: Reformers
                • Appropriate for: Reformer instructors, Experienced Instructors
              • Using Pre-Pilates as a Safe Introduction to Pilates Mat and Apparatus

                Poor posture, muscle imbalance, kyphosis, lordosis, are a few of the issues that, if not addressed before attempting the traditional Pilates mat and apparatus regime, could cause problems for new clients who are starting their Pilates journey. Pre-Pilates, with simple but targeted exercises, will help the client/student understand how their body works and which areas of that body need more attention and help. The exercises are designed so that they can be used as homework and warmup.

                • Equipment: Mats and Props
                • Appropriate for: All instructors
              • Mat and Barre with Ball Fusion

                Work through Pilates & floor barre sequences with the small ball for challenge as well as assistance. This workshop is done to the beat of the music, for a fun, energizing session. You will learn how to add the ball to classic Pilates moves plus variations to add a twist to your mat Pilates classes.

                • Equipment: Mats and Props
                • Appropriate for: All instructors
            • Evening Workout

              4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

              • Drop In Workout: Classical Pilates

                • Drop In Workout: Musical Reformer

                  • Drop In Workout: Reformer


                  • Regular Price

                    $435.00 USD

                    One Day Conference
                    Friday, Saturday or Sunday

                  • Regular Price

                    $665.00 USD

                    Two Day Conference
                    Choose any two days

                  • Regular Price

                    $880 USD

                    Three Day Conference
                    Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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


                  Questions? Check out our FAQs, give us a call at 916-388-2838 or email us at education@pilates.com.

                  Friday Night Cocktail Reception

                  Join us Friday to mingle and unwind with other POT attendees at the cocktail reception.

                  Travel Recommendations

                  Event Location:
                  etc.venues Manchester
                  11 Portland St, Manchester M1 3HU, United Kingdom
                  +44 161 302 8888

                  Hotel Recommendations:
                  Town House Hotel Manchester
                  101 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DF

                  Ibis Styles
                  3-5 Portland St, Manchester M1 6DP

                  Motel One Manchester Piccadilly
                  34 London Road, Manchester, M1 2PF

                  Equipment for Sale

                  Special savings on select Balanced Body equipment onsite. Grab yours below!