Practical education for fitness professionals who want to advance their knowledge and teaching skills

Instructor training with Nikki Naab-LevyThe Bodhi Suspension System combines Pilates principles (posture and functional strength) with the challenge of suspension training to help develop stability, whole-body strength, flexibility and balance.

The ideal complement to any Pilates or personal training practice, the Bodhi adds standing, balance, and stability elements of varying challenge to that can be used in both a post-rehab and performance setting.

The Bodhi instructor training provides fitness professionals with everything needed to successfully teach a variety of formats, including group classes, circuit training or private sessions.

When taking the Balanced Body Bodhi Instructor Training, you’ll:

Get a practical review of movement principles + anatomy

No matter how long you’ve been studying or teaching fitness, human movement is complicated.

This training simplifies key anatomical principles and highlights the most important aspects of fitness programming, so you can create balanced workouts for your clients.

Improve your ability to see and troubleshoot your client’s form deviations

Textbooks do a great job of teaching us alignment and general cues to keep our clients safe, but sometimes it’s hard to tell exactly why an exercise isn’t working or where the breakdown is happening in form.

This training includes multiple practice teaching sessions with personal feedback from the course instructor, so you can better identify where you client might have some weakness and choose the best exercise to meet their needs, while offering specific and effective cuing.

Expand your exercise toolbox and offerings

The Bodhi allows for up to four points of suspension, which maximizes exercise options to increase or decrease challenge, while providing the opportunity for creative + diverse programming.

And if your clients have become accustomed to using primarily weights or Pilates equipment, the Bodhi makes common exercises like planks, rows, squats or lunges, feel new and dynamic as you add core and coordination challenges by using ropes and working in a different plane against gravity.

The Bodhi Suspension System Instructor Training includes:

  • Detailed explanation of all the Bodhi exercises + time to experience them
  • Practice teaching and education on program design
  • A comprehensive review of Balanced Body Movement Principles to make your teaching more powerful and effective.
  • The Balanced Body Track System to make class programming a snap
  • A detailed, full color manual with an accompanying DVD
  • Workouts, drills and personalized feedback to take your teaching to the next level
  • CE credits for ACE and the PMA
  • 5% discount on all Balanced Body products for a year

Many fitness certifications throw hundreds of exercises at you without explaining how to create effective programming or modifications to best meet client needs.

After this two day training, you’ll have an arsenal of fun, dynamic exercises and a deeper understanding of essential training concepts that can be applied to your personal training practice and group fitness classes.

Your investment: $550

All Bodhi Instructor Training courses taught by Master Trainer Nikki Naab-Levy take place at Soma Pilates in Redmond, Washington.

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