Pilates Education Certifications

Welcome to better movement!

Whether going deeper for your own practice or to expand your instructor skills, we are here to offer training and support.

Our 2022 Team-Pilates/ Balanced Body Certifications

During the fall of 2022, we are pleased to offer the following Balanced Body Pilates certification courses:

Movement Principles

Pilates Mat

Pilates Reformer

Movement Principles

Sept. 10 & 11

In-person

Great Falls, MT

Instructor: Leslie Steensrud

Description

Learn how to recognize, improve and teach fundamental movement patterns with
Movement Principles, the foundation of the Balanced Body instructor training system. This
course is designed for both new and experienced instructors to refine their understanding of
the body in motion. Movement Principles is the prerequisite for the Balanced Body Pilates
program.

Pilates Mat 1 (16 hours)

Sept. 24 & 25

In-person

Great Falls, MT

Instructor: Leslie Steensrud

Description

Prerequisites: Movement Principles, 10 Mat classes. 6 months experience teaching movement and anatomy
recommended.

Mat 1 forms the foundation of the Pilates method. This course includes an introduction to the history and
principles of the Pilates method and the beginning and intermediate level exercises. Each exercise
includes training on modifications, challenges, the purpose of the exercise and any precautions for
injuries and special populations. How to design and teach group classes and guidelines for teaching
seniors and pre and post–natal classes are included.

Pilates Mat 2 (16 hours)

Oct. 8 & 9

In-person

Great Falls, MT

Instructor: Leslie Steensrud

Description

Prerequisite: Movement Principles and Mat 1.

Mat 2 teaches the remaining intermediate and advanced level Mat exercises for a complete
understanding of the Pilates Mat program. Lectures include progressive skill development to achieve the
advanced exercises, programming for intermediate and advanced classes and creating successful Mat
classes.


Pilates Mat 3 (16 hours)

Oct. 22 & 23

In-person

Great Falls, MT

Instructor: Leslie Steensrud

Description

Enhanced Mat + Props
Prerequisite: Mat 1 and 2 orsuccessful completion of comparable Pilates mat program.
*

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
Balanced Body 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!

*CEC course: Take for continuing education credits or simply to add infinite variety to your current Mat
programming. Students who have taken Mat training, either from Balanced Body or another provider are welcome.

Have questions? We’re here to help. Contact Master Trainer Leslie Steensrud to create your Pilates certification plan.

More 2022 Team-Pilates/ Balanced Body Certifications

Pilates Reformer 1 (16 hours)

Nov. 12 & 13

In-person

Great Falls, MT

Instructor: Leslie Steensrud

Description

Prerequisites: Movement Principles and 20 Reformer classes. 1 year experience teaching movement.
Anatomy required prior to testing out.

This course introduces the Universal Reformer, the centerpiece of the Pilates equipment studio and an
invaluable training tool. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to safely using the Pilates Reformer for a
wide variety of supine, seated and standing exercises for the beginning to intermediate student.
Movement Principles include improving lower body alignment, creating balanced muscle development
and learning a protocol for effectively training the upper body.

Pilates Reformer 2 (16 hours)

Nov. 19 & 20

In-person

Great Falls, MT

Instructor: Leslie Steensrud

Description

Prerequisite: Reformer 1


Reformer 2 expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and
modifications along with programs designed for special populations including pre–and post–natal clients
and clients with osteoporosis and lower back injuries. Class design, dynamic assessment and correcting
common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.

Pilates Reformer 3 (16 hours)

Dec. 10 & 11

In-person

Great Falls, MT

Instructor: Leslie Steensrud

Description

Advanced Exercises & Programming
Prerequisite: Reformer 2

Reformer 3 is the pinnacle of the Reformer work and includes advanced and super advanced exercises to
challenge clients to achieve their best. Progressive sequences designed to teach students advanced
movement skills are included along with an introduction to the revolutionary Principle Based
Programming System helping you to create successful classes for clients at any level.

Individual Apparatus Courses
Prerequisite: Movement Principles, Mat 1 and Reformer 1 or equivalent, 20 Pilates studio sessions.
1 year work experience in related field recommended.

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My Pilates Journey

Making movement into medicine since 2006.

Welcome! I started this mission and business because Great Falls did not have an independent Pilates studio. When I finished my Comprehensive training, I jumped in. I have trained many different clients thru the years, and each body I train teaches me so much more about how the human body works. It is such rewarding and educating work.

I went on to receive my Master training to be able to train teachers. Pilates is such good work for the body and I knew I wanted to create more teachers in the field. Movement is Medicine is such a true statement and I hope to continue this movement of Pilates for many more years to come. 

Leslie Steensrud, Owner of Precision Pilates & Yoga

Precision Pilates is a Member of the Team-Pilates mentoring network.

A Life-changing Opportunity

When I first started working with Leslie three years ago, I didn’t even know how to properly use my muscles, my back went out every month, and my posture was poor. Now I have a strong core, improved posture, better self-awareness, and have started doing advanced exercises. The way that Leslie works with people is phenomenal, she respects the limits of your body while pushing you to do your best; all while maintaining a friendly, light attitude.  

— Madison Clark

Leslie’s Pilates training is absolutely top quality. Whether you are in a personal or group training, you will benefit from her extensive experience and inspirational instruction. I was privileged enough to do over seven Pilates instructor training workshops with Leslie. Her instructor trainings were organized, professional and yet she somehow was able to provide a lot of one-on-one feedback in a such a way that makes one want to stretch and exceed a little more. Over the years, I’ve experienced many different Pilates instructors and trainers. Leslie is by far my favorite.

— Madeline Chalenor

I have worked with Leslie as a colleague, as my personal trainer after having my 3rd baby and have taken 4 courses through her.  She is a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Her teaching style pushes you to become the best instructor/trainer you can be and she shows you multiple ways to teach an exercise, providing many helpful cues that clients understand.  She also teaches you how to give your clients that little bit extra that will keep them coming back year after year.

— Shanda Leritz

Leslie Steensrud

Balanced Body Pilates Master Trainer

Team Pilates Educator

precision_pilates@hotmail.com

+1 406 868 1039

1601 2nd Ave N

Great Falls, MT 59405

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