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Current Trainings

Pilates Teacher Training Program

The Balanced Body Studio and Wellness Center is located in the beautiful mountains of western Maryland next to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland's largest fresh water lake. Deep Creek Lake offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities in every season! Skiing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, camping, biking or boating - our area's natural beauty is the perfect destination for combining teacher training with a little bit of fun and relaxation.  

We offer a full range of Pilates instructor certification programs through Balanced Body Educatirs and taught by Balanced Body Educator Faculty Member, Pilates on Tour Profesional Presentor and Master Pilates Teacher, Jennifer Christophel. Whether you are interested in teaching Mat classes, Reformer classes or Pilates personal training sessions on the Reformer, Trap Table, Chair and Barrels, BBE has the resources you need to succeed.

Our program is designed in modules so you can take your first course now and continue your training next week, next month or next year. Each module will include repertoire, lectures, practice teaching, feedback and discussion and a practical and written test. In order to receive a certificate of completion for any teacher training module, practice teaching hours, observation hours and personal practice hours are required under the supervision of a Comprehensively Certified or PMA Certified Pilates Teacher.


In order to be accepted to any teacher training program Jennifer Christophel and the Balanced Body Studio and Wellness Center, applicants must have been a student of Pilates for no less than two years and have taken a minimum of 10 private lessons from Jennifer Christophel or another PMA Certified Pilates Teacher. 

Initial registration for these courses is done through Balanced Body Educators online or by calling 877-PILATES (877-745-2837). Please call the Balanced Body Studio and Wellness Center at 814-242-6418 for more information.

Teacher Training Modules Currently Offered: 

*Movement Principles 

*Mat 1 

*Mat 2

*Mat 3 

*Reformer 1

*Reformer 2

*Reformer 3

*Tower, Chair, Barrels 1

*Tower, Chair, Barrels 2

*Tower, Chair, Barrels 3

In addition to our instructor certification program, we offer a number of additional modules as well as workshops.

PMA Approved CEC Workshops: 

*Pilates for Rotational Sports

*Release and Restore Method for Hypermobility Syndromes

*Cancer Exercise Pilates Specialist Certification 

To see current trainings go to the Continuing Education link. 


Turn your passion into your career and join the Balanced Body Pilates family and find education, support and community to develop your Pilates career! 

Balanced Body Educators is the leader in Mind-Body Education with a global network of master instructors and authorized training centers in over 50 countries. Our talented, dedicated educators combine the best of traditional and contemporary Pilates to bring you a thorough understanding of the Pilates method.

Balanced Body Pilates is based on the Balanced Body Movement Principles providing a strong foundation and giving you a deep understanding of how the body works and how to make it work better. Courses are stimulating, personalized and deeply rooted in the art and science of movement. Learn and grow with programs that develop your mind, body and career.

From instructor training to our renowned Pilates on Tour® conferences, Balanced Body is committed to supporting your personal and professional growth