Progressive Pilates is so excited to bring Jennifer Gianni and Balanced Body University to the Charlotte area!

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For over 30 years, Balanced Body has produced the finest Pilates equipment available. In 2004, they launched Balanced Body University (BBU) with celebrated continuing education conferences - Pilates on Tour. Like Balanced Body, BBU stands for quality and diversity in the Pilates community.

Today, Balanced Body University is one of the leading Pilates education companies. They have over 160 instructors and offer Pilates Instructor training at over 80 locations worldwide – now including Progressive Pilates! Balanced Body University instructors are the best in the business, many with 10 or more years experience.

In addition to the Pilates training program BBU offers a number of new and exciting education programs including the Partner Program, featuring the Best in Movement Education, BBU Workshops, Job Board, 'On the Road' equipment and education Road shows.


Mat Training  |  Reformer & Movement  |  Practical Release  |  Pre and Post Natal Training  |  About Jennifer


Balanced Body University Mat Training
The BBU Pilates Mat certification includes the complete Pilates Mat repertoire as well as an introduction to the movement principles that make Pilates such a successful exercise program. Modifications and variations are included to help you successfully teach a wide range of clients. BBU Pilates Mat certification will empower you to become a successful, creative and transformative Pilates teacher.

Balanced Body Mat I

Description
Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Mat Exercises.  Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a group setting, and guidelines for teaching seniors, pre-, and post-natal classes.

Prerequisites:


Schedule:
Mat I
February 18, 2017, 10:00am until 7:00pm
February 19, 2017, 9:00am until 6:00pm
*1 Hour Lunch Break

Taught By: Casey Marie Herdt
Total Hours: 16
CECs: ACE 1.4
Course: $424.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD: $25.00
Fusion Online Mat Course Prep Program Included
Register NOW to avoid a $50 late registration fee starting February 3, 2017.
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Balanced Body Mat II

Description
Intermediate/Advanced Mat Exercises

Prerequisites


Schedule:
Mat II
March 11, 2017, 10:00am until 7:00pm
March 12, 2017, 9:00am until 6:00pm
*1 Hour Lunch Break

Taught By: Casey Marie Herdt
Total Hours: 16
CECs: ACE 1.4
Course: $399.00
Manual: $50.00
DVD: $25.00
Register NOW to avoid a $50 late registration fee starting February 24, 2017.
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Balanced Body University Reformer I and Movement Principles Training

Reformer I Description
Introduction to Reformer & Beginning Exercises

Movement Principles Description
Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of tonal core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes.

Prerequisites:

Policies

Each class must have a minimum number of 4 students register and pay to be held. Maximum students allowed is 12. If the minimum is not met, the class will be canceled with 30 days notice. If a class is canceled, all students will be refunded in full. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements.

All fees paid, minus a $200 administration fee, will be refunded for any cancellations made 30 days prior to first date of this course. Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the first day of the course will not receive a refund of any kind, but can transfer once to the next available course. No refund will be issued after the commencement of the course for any reason. No exceptions! Please review all prerequisites, policies and requirements for completion on this course description page, as well as all information on the registration form, before committing to this training.


Schedule:
Reformer I Reformer II Reformer III
April 1, 2017, 10am until 7pm April 29, 2017, 10am until 7pm May 20, 2017, 10am until 6pm
April 2, 2017, 9am until 6pm April 30, 2017, 9am until 6pm May 21, 2017, 9am until 6pm
CECs: ACE 1.4 CECs: ACE 1.4 CECs: ACE 1.4
Course: $524.00 Course: $449.00 Course: $449.00
Manual: $50.00 Manual: $50.00 Manual: $50.00
DVD: $25.00 DVD: $25.00 DVD: $25.00
Late Registration Fee of $50 after 3/17/17 Late Registration Fee of $50 after 4/14/17 Late Registration Fee of $50 after 5/5/17
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* 1 Hour Lunch Break * 1 Hour Lunch Break * 1 Hour Lunch Break

Taught By: Casey Marie Herdt
Total Hours: 18
CEC's: ACE 1.4
Total Price - Reformer I: $599.00 (USD), includes manual and DVD. Late Registration Fee of $50 after 3/17/17.
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Total Price - Reformer II: $524.00 (USD), includes manual and DVD. Late Registration Fee of $50 after 4/14/17.
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Total Price - Reformer III: $524.00 (USD), includes manual and DVD. Late Registration Fee of $50 after 5/5/17.
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Pre & Post Natal Training

This course integrates progressions and adaptations to meet the biomechanical demands in exercise programming for the pregnant and post pregnant client. In-depth concentration on Core Knowledge, Breathing Techniques and Three Trimester Programming are based on Pilates and Yoga principals.

Course Consists of:

Requirements:

Policies:

Schedule:
Pre & Post Natal Training
February 3, 2017, 1:00pm until 7:00pm
February 4, 2017, 9:00am until 5:00pm
February 5, 2017, 9:00am until 5:00pm

Taught By: Casey Marie Herdt
CEC's: PMA 12.0
Total Price: $650.00 (USD)
Late Registration Fee of $50.00 after January 20
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Practical Release Workshop

As any good teacher knows, the intent of the Pilates repertiore is not to get to the most advanced movement form quickly, but to truly embody every single phase of the exercise with ease, grace, and agility. This can only occur when time and effort has been placed in priming the body for movement, and focus is continually placed on the skills behind the work. Stones BalanceRelease work is the first step in helping your clients into successful core training within the Pilates repertoire. In this workshop you will learn how and why various tightness in the body directly lead to compensatory patterning that leaves the body weak, unstable, and vulnerable to injury. You will learn to help your clients break through their typical fitness routine and discover the depth of their strength via increased joint range of motion and kinesthetic accuracy. The simple and easy techniques that you will learn will aid your clients into a more homeostatic baseline and create the step by step process for true change in all of your client’s bodies, ranging from your most advanced athlete, to your therapeutic clientele. This type of tiered approach is what takes your clients from simple shape making in the repertoire, to truly embodying every moment in the movement with complete command and precision.

Course Covers:
Schedule:
Practical Release Workshop
September 9, 2017, 12:00pm until 5:00pm
September 10, 2017, 9:00 am until 2:00pm
*1 Hour Lunch Break

Taught By: Casey Marie Herdt
Course: $299.00
Manual: Included
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How to Register
If you would like more information on a class, please call 704.987.5005, 828.333.4611 or email Jennifer at studio@fusionpilatesasheville.com


jennifer gianni

About Jennifer Gianni
Jennifer has been involved in Mind/Body Fitness for 19 year and began her formal Pilates training in 1997 in LA at Performing Arts Physical Therapy (PAPT) under the direction of Pilates Master teacher Melinda Bryan (certified and ordained by 1st generation Pilates Master Romana Kryzanowska). Jennifer's training during these years included workshops, testing and continuing education seminars with Romana Kryzanowska of Romana's Pilates/ True Pilates in NY as well as other Classical Pilates greats like Siri Darma, Jillian Hessel and Jay Grimes.
While she remains grateful for her Classical Pilates roots and her excellent training, Jennifer knew something was missing. Jennifer has always been very interested in anatomy biomechanics. She knew intuitively that, if Joseph Pilates had lived longer, he would have followed science and kept changing and developing his work. It certainly would have not been frozen in time.

Jennifer continued her training with PhysicalMind Institute with teachers like Tom Cook of San Francisco, Lesley Powell of NY and renowned movement therapist Marika Molnar. Jennifer began training teachers for PhysicalMind Institute in CA and North and South Carolina.

In her many continuing education courses and through the many teachers Jennifer was working with she kept hearing about the amazing work and teaching of Marie Jose Blom of Long Beach Dance Conditioning. Soon Jennifer started her third Pilates comprehensive training with Marie Jose and Long Beach Dance Conditioning. It was far beyond anything Jennifer had experienced. Marie Jose has an amazing way of translating the work; as if she is channeling Joseph Pilates. Jennifer immediately began teaching under Marie Jose in Marina del Rey and Long Beach. Marie Jose took Jennifer under her wing and helped Jennifer develop her Professional Pre/ Post natal training, which has become part of the curriculum for all new instructors in her program. This is the first and only time Marie Jose has ever added a program to her professional training from another source.  

Two and half years ago Balanced Body University pursued and hired Jennifer to head their program in NC. Jennifer brings her wealth of knowledge from the many teachers she has worked with as well as her ability to deconstruct and be creative with the work. Jennifer is a teacher’s teacher. She has learned well how to mentor young teachers and how important it is in forming confident, amazing and nurturing Pilates teachers.

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