EDUCATION

Probridge

Learn to teach up to advanced-level clients on the full suite of Pilates equipment.

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Usually the ProBridge course is run over 6 days, doing two modules per day.  This one will run over 12 days, with the comprehensive course, so you get the benefit of the full course, for a lower cost.  

To qualify for this, you will need to show that you have completed courses in mat, reformer, wunda chair, cadillac and barrels with another Pilates training provider.

12 Modules

Upon completion of all 12 modules, students are eligible to pursue a Comprehensive Pilates teaching certificate.

Module 1 - The Fundamentals
Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region, Pilates breathing, a historical overview of Pilates, the BASI approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates. In addition, the repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises.
Includes a one-hour Mat class.

Module 2 - Anatomy Overview Part 1
Primary concepts covered include an anatomy and terminology overview: major bones, muscles, joints, bony landmarks, and center of gravity. In addition, the importance and practice of cueing are discussed. Repertoire covers fundamental Reformer, intermediate Mat, Pole, and Ped-a-Pul.
Includes a one-hour Mat class.

Module 3 - Anatomy Overview Part 2
Primary concepts covered include the BASI system of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The BASI format of teaching is discussed and the BASI Pilates® Block System, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire taught is intermediate Mat, Reformer and exercises with Leg Weights.
Includes a one-hour Mat class

Module 4 - Posture Assessment
The primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and fundamental Cadillac.
Includes a one-hour Mat class.

Module 5 - Core Strength: Back & Abdominals
Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core, focusing on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises, and the importance of understanding your client’s needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and Arm Chair.

Module 6 - Exercise Adaptation
Primary concepts include an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications. The lecture focuses on how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Repertoire taught is advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, fundamental Wunda Chair, and Magic Circle. A general review of the repertoire is conducted and the online Written Examination is available at the end of the program.


Module 7 - Muscle Balance and Imbalance
Primary concepts covered include the meaning of balance and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education, and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

Module 8 - The Lower Limbs
Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint, and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

Module 9 - The Shoulder
Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region, the shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics. The lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing the scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and an introduction to the Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector.

Module 10 - Program Design Principles
Primary concepts covered include the principles of training, such as overload, specificity, and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. The lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

Module 11 - Specific Populations, Part 1
Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross-training, imbalances, and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. The lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector.

Module 12 - Specific Populations, Part 2
Primary concepts covered are based on populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. The lecture includes teaching men and women different body types, as well as objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted, and the Final Written Exam is available to students online after completion of the Graduate Program.

In addition to the academic study, students must complete the following hours of study: observation (100 hours, of which 50% can be done using BASI Interactive ), self-practice (200 hours, of which 50% can be done using BASI Interactive ) and student teaching (200 hours).

Your observation and personal practice are best done in a BASI environment, for your learning sake, and your UK/Ireland host will allow you time for observation in their studio or to practice quietly on the apparatus. You can also book in with them for paid sessions, which is highly recommended and a very important part of your learning.

If you have no access to a BASI studio and don’t live near your host studio, then you can log hours in a non-BASI environment and then refer to BASI Interactive  to check on what might be different and why.  Your teaching can be done at home or anywhere you can find friends or family willing to have you teach them.  To teach using the apparatus, you can generally book in time at your host studio to teach fellow students to gain hours of practice.  Please treat your host studio and their apparatus with the utmost respect.

There are exams during and at the end of the course, both practical and written. There is a research paper to complete as well as a teaching evaluation and practical demonstration to do in order to complete the final stages of the course.  Exam dates are published on this website under the tab ‘Dates’.

The cost of the ProBridge program is:  £2800. If you would like to pay for this in installments, the total is £2900 and the breakdown is as follows: (exams are not included in this fee, they are charged at the time of examination) – however, digital manuals are included in this price.  A hardcopy set of manuals can be purchased for £220.

£330 non refundable deposit (this includes the £30 registration fee)
£1200 1st Installment due 3 weeks before the first live dates start (if the course is online, this payment is due sooner)
£685 2nd Installment due 3 weeks before the second live dates start
£685 3rd Installmetn due 3 weeks before the final weekend starts
Comprehensive Course testing and Exam Outline

At Module 4
Written Quiz (30 minutes) on all practical and theory work from Module 1 – 3.

At Module 7
Written Midterm paper (1hr,30 minutes) on all practical and theory work from Module 1 – 6.A practical exam where you are asked to demonstrate 4 exercises randomly selected on the day.

At Module 12
Final Written paper
Centralised Testing
  • Demonstrate 4 exercises
  • Teach a one hour class2
  • Hour written exam (done as above in module 12)
  • A summary of hours done to date

Upcoming Probridge Programs

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Probridge Program

Wimbledon
January 25, 2024
Usually the ProBridge course is run over 6 days, doing two modules per day. This one will run over 12 days, with the comprehensive course, so you get the benefit of the full course, for a lower cost. To qualify for this, you will need to show that you have completed courses in mat, reformer, wunda chair, cadillac and barrels with another Pilates training provider.
£2800.00
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Probridge Program
Teacher Training Program

Probridge Program

Dublin
March 21, 2024
Usually the ProBridge course is run over 6 days, doing two modules per day. This one will run over 12 days, with the comprehensive course, so you get the benefit of the full course, for a lower cost. To qualify for this, you will need to show that you have completed courses in mat, reformer, wunda chair, cadillac and barrels with another Pilates training provider.
£2800.00
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£2800.00
Probridge Program
Teacher Training Program

Probridge Program

Wimbledon
April 18, 2024
Usually the ProBridge course is run over 6 days, doing two modules per day. This one will run over 12 days, with the comprehensive course, so you get the benefit of the full course, for a lower cost. To qualify for this, you will need to show that you have completed courses in mat, reformer, wunda chair, cadillac and barrels with another Pilates training provider.
£2800.00
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£2800.00
Probridge Program
Teacher Training Program

Probridge Program

Preston
May 9, 2024
Usually the ProBridge course is run over 6 days, doing two modules per day. This one will run over 12 days, with the comprehensive course, so you get the benefit of the full course, for a lower cost. To qualify for this, you will need to show that you have completed courses in mat, reformer, wunda chair, cadillac and barrels with another Pilates training provider.
£2800.00
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£2800.00
Probridge Program
Teacher Training Program

Probridge Program

Wimbledon
September 12, 2024
Usually the ProBridge course is run over 6 days, doing two modules per day. This one will run over 12 days, with the comprehensive course, so you get the benefit of the full course, for a lower cost. To qualify for this, you will need to show that you have completed courses in mat, reformer, wunda chair, cadillac and barrels with another Pilates training provider.
£2800.00
LEARN MORE
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£2800.00

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