FAQs

















WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE BARRE BODY FOR TRAINING?

We opened the first Barre studio in Australia, and we've continue to grow our business with an incredible, passionate team. We've been building an incredible training course for many years, and it's now online. Our reputation is based on the quality of our graduates.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET QUALIFIED?

The Barre Body Online Teacher Training course is completely self-paced, so you can take it at whatever speed works best for you. If you sped through the content, you could watch it all in about a week. Then you would need to complete your observation hours and practice teaching hours as well as review the content to learn the repertoire. You would then have to film and submit your assessment. Most people take 3-6 months to complete the course, but you can do it in a month or so if you are super keen.

WHAT IF I'VE NEVER TAUGHT BEFORE?

That's perfectly fine! We've had people from all walks of life wanting to become teachers. If you have no experience at all, you can absolutely do this training.

CAN I DO MY OBSERVATION HOURS ONLINE?

Yes. Normally we would ask that you do your hours in studio, but right now, around the world, studios are closed! We have a fabulous studio, Barre Body Online, where you can do this.

WHAT DOES THE ASSESSMENT INVOLVE?

Once you have completed all the modules, as well as 10 practice teaching hours, 20 class participation and 20 class observation hours, you must submit a video of you teaching a full 50-60 minute barre class. This will be assessed by our team of teacher trainers. The course is designed to prepare you to pass with flying colours and you can't fail, though we may ask you to resubmit your assessment if it doesn’t meet the criteria.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE FROM BARRE BODY ALONG THE WAY?

Yes, of course. You have access to our facebook community as well as an expert trainer on hand to answer any question you may have. You can email us or you can simply comment at the bottom of a lecture and a master trainer will reply to your question or comment within a day or two (and often sooner).

CAN YOU GIVE ME A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE STRUCTURE, PLEASE?

Your training consists of three key elements. These are knowledge acquisition (7 days in studio or our online content), skill development (20 hours of classes and 20 hours observations) and capability and confidence building (10 hours practice teaching plus assessment).

HOW DOES THE PRICING WORK?

We are a studio business that has a deep connection to, and loves and cares about instructors. We work with our own instructors in real life studio situations every single day to help them perform in our own beautiful studios across Australia. That’s why our graduates are the best instructors in the business ... Because we practice what we teach. And what we preach. Our business thrives because of the quality of our wonderful instructors so it’s important to us that future instructors (that's you!) have the best training possible at the most accessible price possible.
When you click through to the details of each course, you will see a price for each course. It's worth noting that in addition to this price, you will need a membership at a studio or online platform, so you have somewhere to conduct your professional development hours. We don’t include a membership in our pricing (as a passionate fitness lover, we assume you may already have a membership somewhere near you where you can do your professional development hours ... And we don't want you paying twice!).

WHAT ACCREDITATION DO I NEED?

One point that is worth touching on here is accreditation. A complex (and often contentious) point of discussion, we recommend speaking to your future training partner about what your goals are, and what certifications you’ll require to get there. We know, yawn! However it’s important that you understand how to have a recognised fitness qualification so you spend your money on a qualification that will allow you to do the things you love.
Here is the good news. The Australian government has made some smart decisions that have given us this beautiful, dynamic and creative industry we love today, and they’ve also allowed us the gift of self-regulation. This is so important, as the whole objective of Pilates and barre is to provide people with the tools to move safely, in a beautiful way that suits them. Without rigid frameworks, we’re able to do this and can keep classes - and the industry - dynamic and inspired.
While there are some government accredited courses out there, the majority of the barre and Pilates industry does not do government accreditation as it can reduce the dynamic nature of training, costs time and money in compliance, but most importantly, isn’t needed for employment or insurance.
The second type of recognition comes from associations. These are not for profit organisations like Fitness Australia and Exercise Sports Science Australia. There are many associations across the globe you can join, and these are fantastic value-add organisations. While they don’t govern the boutique fitness industry and you don’t need them to be employed in a boutique Pilates or barre studio or for insurance in Australia (or many other self-regulated countries), they can give you some really beautiful benefits. They share industry information with you and can give you access to a legal hotline if you ever need one. They are important if you want to be a Personal Trainer or work in a big box gym. So be sure to do your research or ask us if you want to know more about what you need to know if you want to teach barre or Pilates in a big box gym.
Finally, the third type of recognition is the one that is 100% required for you to make an income from teaching, to get insurance and most importantly to be the inspiration that your clients need you to be. It’s industry recognition. Industry recognition is based on industry experience and reputation. Insurers will ask for an industry recognised qualification to insure you. Employers and clients will also look to what graduates are doing in studios and online, they will look to the studios that have opened as a result of the trainers' work, and they will look to all the stories and all the experiences of your training education provider. This tells a tale in the marketplace about the quality of training you’ve received and what you should be able to do as one of their graduates.
Industry recognition is the shining star that proves you’re capable of inspiring people to move. It allows you to tap into your trainer’s reputation and move in line with the passion-fuelled energy that trainer pours into teaching. This includes how to bring grace, movement, physical health, mental health, and a tangible positive energy to the lives of those you will inspire to move.
While this is a lot of information to take in, at the end of the day, at Barre Body, our top priority is making sure you graduate from our Teacher Training programs ready to teach world-class classes. You’ll receive invaluable feedback from our training team to make sure you’re set up for success from day one, and that you’re ready to be hired. Having spent a decade dedicating ourselves to creating best-in-class classes and experiences for our clients both online and in-studio that we’ve become known for worldwide, you’re in the very best hands with Barre Body.

REFORMER TRAINING FAQs





















WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE BARRE BODY FOR TRAINING?

Our reputation is based on the quality of our graduates. With Barre Body’s Reformer Pilates Online Teacher Training, you’ll not only graduate with a certificate showcasing your ability to teach incredible classes. You’ll also step into the industry with the Barre Body stamp of approval. It’s a recognised symbol that studio owners across the globe look for when hiring the best teachers. And it’s not just because our course is one of the most comprehensive or that you’ll be taught and supported by master trainers who are the best in the business. It’s because when you train with Barre Body, we help you to unlock your unique magic. We teach the anatomy, we share the class plans, but most importantly, we unleash you. We celebrate your uniqueness, dive deep to discover who you are as a person, and how you can let this shine as a teacher. Sound a little bit magical? It is.
If you dream of teaching waitlisted classes, transforming the bodies and lives of your clients, and creating the life you dream of in the process, take the first step with the Reformer Pilates Online Teacher Training course from Barre Body.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET QUALIFIED?

The Barre Body Online Teacher Training Pilates Reformer course is completely self-paced, so you can take it at whatever speed works best for you. If you sped through the content, you could watch it all in about a week. Then you would need to complete your observation hours and practice teaching hours as well as review the content to learn the repertoire. You would then have to film and submit your assessment. Most people take 3-6 months to complete the course, but you can do it in a month or so if you are super keen.

WHAT IF I'VE NEVER TAUGHT BEFORE?

It’s totally fine if you have not taught before - we’ve had people from all walks of life wanting to become teachers. However, Pilates Reformer is a challenging course, and for this reason, you would benefit from undertaking Pilates Mat or Barre Teacher Training prior to beginning Pilates Reformer Teacher Training, but this is not a strict prerequisite for enrolling.

CAN I DO MY OBSERVATION HOURS ONLINE?

We understand it's still a tricky time right now with heavy restrictions still in play. If you have the ability to visit a studio, we recommend completing your hours face to face. However, you are welcome to complete your hours online via Barre Body Online. As a Barre Body Teacher Training student, you receive discounted access to Barre Body Online.

WHAT DOES THE ASSESSMENT INVOLVE?

Once you have completed all the modules, as well as 10 practice teaching hours, 20 class participation and 20 class observation hours, you must submit a video of you teaching a full 50-60 minute Pilates Reformer class. This will be assessed by our team of teacher trainers. The course is designed to prepare you to pass with flying colours and you can't fail, though we may ask you to resubmit your assessment if it doesn’t meet the criteria.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE FROM BARRE BODY ALONG THE WAY?

We're here to guide you every step of the way. From our dedicated master trainers who are available around the clock to answer your questions (and weekly webinars for extra love), through to our active community of trainees who will become your study partners as you embark on this next phase of your career, we’ve got your back.

CAN YOU GIVE ME A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE STRUCTURE, PLEASE?

Your training consists of three key elements. These are knowledge acquisition (your online content), skill development (20 hours of classes and 20 hours observations) and capability and confidence building (10 hours practice teaching plus assessment).

HOW DOES THE PRICING WORK?

When you click through to the details of each course, you will see a price. It's worth noting that in addition to this price, you will need a membership at a studio or online platform, so you have somewhere to conduct your professional development hours. We don’t include a membership in our pricing (as a passionate fitness lover, we assume you may already have a membership somewhere near you where you can do your professional development hours ... And we don't want you paying twice!).

DO I NEED TO OWN A REFORMER?

You will require a Pilates Reformer machine to undertake Barre Body’s Pilates Reformer Online Teacher Training course. You may choose to purchase a Reformer if you are planning to continue your own practice at home (or to teach from home), otherwise, you may choose to rent a Reformer.
There are a range of Reformers available on the market for both sale and for rent, and we recommend the Allegro 2 Reformer (this is the Reformer we use in our training program and in our studios, and is the machine you’ll be most likely to teach on).
Allegro 2 Reformers are readily available, and a simple Google search in your local area will likely return some results on where you can rent one from (including local studios). If you require assistance in sourcing a Reformer, please reach out to our team at [email protected].
Alternatively, if you don’t have the space (or the desire) for a Reformer, you may like to undertake your training at a local studio outside of their class hours. Many studio owners are open to this for a small fee. For a template you can use to request access to a Reformer in your local studio, please reach out to us at [email protected]

WHAT CLASSES CAN I DO FOR MY OBSERVATION, PARTICIPATION AND PRACTICE TEACHING HOURS?

Your hours for Observation, Participation and Practice Teaching must be on a Reformer. Pilates Mat classes (or any other fitness class) will not be accepted. You can do these classes at any studios offering Pilates Reformer classes on their timetable, or through our Reformer classes on Barre Body Online.