Reformer Pilates was once the realm of rehab-focused clinical sessions (necessary but a touch boring – don’t tell!). Now in-demand everywhere from boutique studios to big name gyms, Reformer Pilates has become more dynamic, creative, and fitness-focused. Teachers need to be equipped to teach and manage different levels and needs within a group class. Barre Body is Australia’s industry leader when it comes to boutique fitness, and we know what it takes to deliver exceptional group classes. That’s why our Reformer course teaches you not just the repertoire, but how to teach it. We’ll show you how to confidently design flowing, fun Reformer classes that transition seamlessly (keeping those spring changes to a minimum) while offering a great workout no matter who’s in your class.

Our Course Covers

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Alignment principles
  • Pilates principles
  • Industry leading Reformer repertoire
  • Dynamic and effective teaching skills
  • Cueing guidelines
  • Language and inclusivity
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • Pre and post natal modifications
  • Common injuries and competency modifications
  • Pilates conditioning
  • Pilates terminology
  • Reformer equipment training
  • Layering for all fitness levels
  • Practice teaching
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Formatting for 45 + 60 minute classes
  • Dynamic sequencing
  • Creativity and flow
  • Use of props
  • Music guidelines
  • Different class styes
  • Uncovering your unique teaching style

Course Accreditation

Course Structure

Our Reformer Pilates Teacher Training course is 150 hours of fun! So you know exactly how those hours are made up, here is a breakdown (before you have one):

  • 10 hours pre-training
  • 47 contact hours delivered in the studio
  • 40 hours of post course revision via online modules and an easy-to-use learning app 
  • 20 hours of reformer class observation
  • 20 hours of reformer class participation
  • 10 hours of practice teaching reformer classes
  • Weekly guidance, feedback and mentoring via WhatsApp, email and our Facebook community
  • 3 hours of assessment prep. Assessment to be submitted up to 6 months after in studio course completion 


Located in beautiful Byron Bay

This training is held at our dedicated training hub in the Habitat lifestyle precinct in Byron Bay. 

Suite 43, Building C3, Habitat, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481


Meet your instructors

Rebecca Lockyer

Rebecca did her Pilates Mat and Reformer teacher training in 2011 along with her 200HR Yoga teacher training in 2013, and numerous Barre trainings including the Barre Body teacher training. Rebecca is the Training and online Manager for Barre Body Online and Bende Byron Bay. She has been involved in the training of teachers with Barre Body since 2018 and also worked on numerous Yoga teacher trainings.

SARA HEILPERN

Sara is part of the Barre Body’s training team. Her role involves facilitating the face to face and online training for Pilates Mat, Barre, and Reformer Pilates. Sara completed her Pilates Mat, Barre, and Reformer Pilates training through Barre Body at the beginning of 2019 and began teaching straight away. Over the last four years, Sara has continued her knowledge of movement and teaching through short courses and experience in teaching.

CAITLIN QUINN

Caitlin is a reformer, mat pilates and barre instructor and a musical theatre triple threat. As a professional performer, she discovered her love of pilates and mindful movement through a need to condition her own body, strengthen her core and rehabilitate a serious injury. From theatre to pilates, Caitlins teaching experience spans over 12 years. Since becoming a pilates instructor in 2017, Caitlin has been teaching in studio at Bende since moving to Byron Bay in 2020 and and is now an addition to the Barre Body teacher training team.

HERE'S A WORD FROM OUR GRADUATES


ANITA HAMMON

Barre Body Training was a fantastic way for me study my Pilates Mat Teacher Training online course. The course content was amazing with lots of highly experienced Pilates teachers always on hand to answer queries/questions. Often studying online can be difficult but the video content was so helpful. I felt thoroughly supported throughout my course. I’ve already signed up for a Barre Body online short course before taking on the online Reformer Teachers course later in the year. Thank you to Barre Body for a great training experience!

SEHAR CHOWDHRY

BARRE BODY! I made no mistake in choosing Barre Body because, honestly, the course was a perfect balance of everything. The online Reformer Pilates course was great. The best thing about online is that I was able to complete it in my own time! From Marium’s talks to the not so boring anatomy to the exercises, the overall course content as a whole was fabulous:) Well structured throughout. I was so satisfied with Barre Body that I’m now currently doing Pre & Post Natal short course, and I am looking forward to the Stretch short course, which is next!

TESSA GORDON

Such an amazing training company! I have successfully been able to grow my Pilates knowledge and gain so much insight about the body, anatomy and movement. Completing my MAT and REFORMER training online has allowed me to study in my own personal time, have effective resources and have teachers available when I need that extra help! I’ve also loved joining the barre body online community, joining people of similar interests and learning through new found friends. I can’t recommend Barre Body enough!

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