Teacher Training




Coreworks is an authorized Balanced Body University Training Center; offering education in: 

2018 and 2019 Dates (NEW Dates Added)

  • NEW MODULE! Mat 3: November 10-11, 2018
  • Tower: November 30-December 2, 2018
  • Chair and Barrels: January 4-6, 2019
  • Movement Principles (pre-requisite for all other training): February 9-10, 2019
  • Mat 1: March 9-10, 2019
  • Reformer 1: April 5-7, 2019
  • Mat 2: May 4-5, 2019
  • Reformer 2: June 7-9, 2019
  • Mat 3:  July 13-14, 2019
  • Reformer 3: August 17-18, 2019
  • Anatomy: September 28 AND October 5, 2019
  • Tower: October 25-27, 2019
  • Chair and Barrels: November 8-10, 2019
  • Modules may be scheduled on a private basis by request

*We are hosting Arcus Essentials March 16-17, 2019.  For more information and registration, look here.

Next session of the Mentor Program will start August 2019
More details will be available under the workshop tab on our website soon.
Email Sara@Coreworksfitness.com if you are interested in applying.  

Please register through BBU   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  


The Pilates programs are taught by Michele Brodsky and Sara Raymond. The CoreAlign programs are taught by Sara Raymond, our Program Director.  They are backed by Balanced Body University and can supply you with CEC's from ACE and PMA. Email Sara for more information.


Instructor Training Program

NEW TRAINING MODULE:  Balanced Body Movement Principles:
Starting in 2019, this will be a pre-requisite for any training module. 
The Balanced Body Movement Principles form the foundation of Balanced Body Education. They include the most important information on anatomy, assessment, biomechanics and foundational exercises needed to become a successful Pilates teacher, personal trainer or movement educator. The course mixes information on how the body works with basic exercises to illustrate the information in movement. Broken down into five categories: Whole Body Movement, Trunk Integration, Lower Body Strength and Power, Upper Body Strength and Balance and Dynamic Flexibility, Rest and Relaxation, the Movement Principles provide a solid foundation for training in any environment, 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. The focus on practical understanding of common movement patterns prepares instructors to be excellent at problem-solving, goal setting and learning new exercise techniques with ease. 
This program covers essential elements of anatomy and kinesiology for a better understanding of efficient movement. The curriculum includes general skeletal anatomy, with more detail on muscle anatomy and movement.  This course is suitable for all who want to learn more about their body's movement and is highly recommended for fitness and wellness professionals.  The reference material is the 4th edition of "Trail Guide to the Body".  It is available through Amazon or booksofdiscovery.com, along with optional flash cards and student workbook. 

Mat 1

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises.  Balanced Body Mat 1 includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes. 

Mat 2
Intermediate/Advanced Exercises.  Mat 2 includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Mat 3
Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The ThinkFit programming system is introduced to make class design easy, effective and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative and accessible and clients love toys!

Reformer 1
Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course, you will be able to teach a beginning Reformer class or personal training session. 

Reformer 2
Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes and sessions to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized. Included are a variety of programs designed to keep your clients inspired. 

Reformer 3
Advanced Exercises & Sports Specific Programs--Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and programs designed for specific sports. 

Chair Prerequisite: Reformer 2 or Reformer certification: Includes exercises and variations for both the original Wunda chair and the split pedal Combo Chair. The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients and as an addition to group programming in combination with the Mat. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and classes.

Trapeze Table/Cadillac 
Prerequisite: Reformer II or Reformer certificationThe BBU Trapeze Table/Cadillac certification provides a thorough introduction to Trapeze Table exercises as well as applications for beginning, post-rehabilitation and advanced clients. This training is appropriate for students working with the Allegro Tower of Power, Half Trapeze and Wall Unit as well as those working with full Trapeze Tables. Sequencing programs using multiple pieces of equipment are covered as well as equipment set up, safety and maintenance. 

CoreAlign 1 Foundations Training NEW Curriculum (16 hours)
An introduction to the CoreAlign product and concept. The essential components of full-body standing stability and mobility training are covered, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and weight transfer during functional full-body movements from the standing position. Essential safety information and a set of 44 basic exercises are included. 

 CoreAlign 2 Progressions training NEW Curriculum (16 hours)
Includes a repertoire of 70+ unique and practical exercises, covering a wide variety of human movement aspects. This course consolidates the concept and broadens the range of exercises which can be used with the CoreAlign. 

Arc Barrel Workshop 6 hours
BBU Pilates Arc instructor training includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, the features, function and safety precautions for the Pilates Arc, the complete repertoire of exercises on the Pilates Arc with modifications and lectures on class order and programming in a studio or fitness setting. 

Orbit Workshop 6 hours
Super fun and super circular, the Orbit is a simple yet extremely useful addition to your Pilates or personal training practice. It provides a dynamic, rolling surface that can be used to increase flexibility, challenge strength and balance and add a new dimension to your classes or personal training sessions. 

Octavio Galindo, a Pilates instructor and former Ballet dancer, developed the Orbit to work with a wide range of clients from dancers and mixed martial arts fighters to developmentally disabled children and ordinary people looking to improve their strength, balance and coordination. Octavio has fully articulated the many possibilities of the Orbit and Balanced Body is excited to bring the latest innovation in mind body education to our teachers and students. 

This 6 hour course includes standing, seated, all fours, plank, prone and supine exercises creating a full body workout for any client. Workouts are included to teach you how to format a group class.


9160 Rumsey Road
Suite B4
Columbia, MD 21045

11200 Scaggsville Road
Laurel, MD 20723

8161 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Lower Level
Fulton, MD 20759