Welcome to PBPIA’s Online Academy!!

We are so pleased to now offer our exercise science-based Pilates Teacher Training certificate and continuing education courses in webinar format. Now you can have the most detailed and high quality Pilates teacher training classes, developed by a team of Master Pilates Instructor with over 60 years of combined experience in the industry, delivered directly to your computer or mobile device. Our webinars will allow you to learn at your convenience, anywhere in the world -- 24/7/365!

Personal Best Pilates Instructor Academy™ is the center for Pilates education in the Midwest and is quickly building a presence nationally and internationally. Our coursework exceeds industry standards and is recognized by the premiere organizations in Pilates education, including PMA, AAAF, and NSCA*.

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Webinars and Online Course Listings

201W Anatomy & Biomechanics Webinar - 20 hours for $349

Our 20 hour course, Anatomy and Biomechanics for Movement professionals has been THE preeminent anatomy course of the Pilates industry since 2001!  This course is sought out by Pilates and yoga teachers, personal trainers, group fitness instructors and massage therapists, or anyone who would like a deeper understanding of human movement.  It is our best selling course, and is now available online!

More and more, Pilates teachers are becoming "movement specialists".  A broad and deep understanding of human anatomy and biomechanics is the very foundation to understanding movement.  201W Anatomy is a 7 part online course designed to provide you the skills to understand and analyze your clients' movement patterns.  Once you purchase the course, you can study at your own pace, on your own schedule - feel free to rewind, pause and repeat as many times as you need!

Course Learning Objectives
Through a series of online lectures, quizzes, worksheets and movement practice, you will learn:

• Comprehensive terminology of anatomy and biomechanics
• Planes of movement
• Sliding filament theory
• Specific joints, muscles and bones of the entire body
• How to analyze movement and identify movement patterns

Prerequisites: None

NOTE: This course is required for anyone seeking to earn a PBPIA Reformer or comprehensive Equipment Certificate

CEU's
Currently approved for 2.0 ACE and 12 PMA Continuing Education Units

Cost
Webinar only: $349 - Students will still need to purchase the textbook on their own.
Webinar and textbook: $403.99 (does not include shipping for textbook)
Textbook is Musculoskeletal Anatomy Coloring Book, by Joseph E. Muscolino

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405 PMA Exam Prep Webinar - 60 minutes for $59

Are you ready to take the next step in your Pilates Career?

The Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher exam is the ONLY non-profit, NCCA Accredited third party professional certification exam in the Pilates industry. To be eligible to sit for the PMA exam, you must have completed a minimum 450-hour comprehensive Pilates teacher training program OR documented 720 hours of Pilates employment within the last 12-months. If you have completed your Pilates equipment training, and are ready to achieve the status of PMA Certification, we are ready to help you succeed!*

Taught by Amanda Jessee, MA, PMA-CPT, CSCS, a 25 year veteran in the field of exercise science and health and fitness, this course includes an in-depth review of the PMA manual, detailed discussion of each component of the exam, plus practice quizzes. You can purchase the webinar only, or add our EXCLUSIVE flash card system for just $45! (Flash card are sold separately. Individual flash card sets are $49).

Amanda will also help settle any pre-test jitters with helpful test-taking tips!

Your success is our GUARANTEE. If you don't successfully pass the PMA Certification Exam within 3 months of taking this course, you can take the course a second time for FREE!!

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NOTE: THIS WEBINAR IS BASED ON THE PMA STUDY GUIDE, AND THE STUDY GUIDE IS REFERENCED THROUGHOUT THE WEBINAR.  WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE PMA STUDY GUIDE BE PURCHASED FROM THE PMA BEFORE PURCHASING OUR WEBINAR!
406W Pilates Feet Webinar - 60 minutes for $49

Do your clients complain of foot pain? Do they have bunions, plantar fasciitis, flat feet or falling arches? Learn more about the importance of proper foot alignment and gait in this workshop designed especially for foot and ankle health! Amanda Jessee, MA, CSCS, PMA-CPT, Owner and Director of Education at Personal Best Pilates Studio will define some of the common complaints of the foot and ankle, teach you proper foot and ankle alignment, and show you exercises to help you make the foot and ankle stronger. All of the exercises can be incorporated into your regular Pilates and fitness sessions!
PMA 2, ACE .1

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407W Pelvic Floor Webinar - 60 minutes for $49

More than 60 % of women over 40 have some type of pelvic floor dysfunction. This workshop will teach students the anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor, some of the signs and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction and exercises to help. PMA 2, ACE .1 

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408W Back Pain Webinar - 90 minutes for $69

Pilates teachers and personal trainers – Do you work with clients who suffer from conditions like bulging or ruptured discs, spondylolisthesis, stenosis or sacroiliac joint pain? These painful conditions can diminish your clients’ quality of life. Appropriate movement can greatly improve mobility and reduce pain. But – if you don’t understand the nature of the condition and the proper way to address it, you risk causing further damage. Our brand-new online training course, “When Good Backs go Bad – Designing Pilates Sessions for Clients with Back Pain” can help you safely design Pilates sessions to help these clients!

Co -designed with a Physical Therapist, this workshop teaches Pilates instructors and other fitness professionals the skills needed to evaluate the current condition of a client’s spine and pelvis to determine contraindications as related to these specific conditions. Students will be shown alignment corrections as well as strain counter-strain techniques and releases that can aid in helping individuals with back pain to find relief and strengthen the core. Emphasis will be placed on designing Pilates sessions with SAFETY in mind.

Help your clients, gain the skills and knowledge you need to set yourself apart from your competition, and earn CEU’s in the process!!

CEU’s – 3 PMA and ACE .2

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409W Interval and Circuit Webinar - 60 minutes for $49

Looking for ideas to increase your class numbers?  Circuit classes are a fun way to fill up your Pilates mat or equipment classes using your current space and equipment!  You can start earning more money immediately with no additional investment required.

Our BRAND NEW webinar will:

• Describe the interval training system and why it is so effective for burning fat and strengthening the cardio-respiratory system
• Teach you how to increase your class profits by adding in circuit classes
• Show you safe and fun choreography for mat, equipment, or both
• Allow you to earn PMA CEU affordably and conveniently
• Earn 1 PMA CEU's and .1 ACE.

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Please Note: All prices are in US Dollars.
We cannot issue a refund for any webinar after it has been downloaded.

 

 

 

 

 

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