The Comprehensive training is our most extensive program and covers beginner, intermediate and advanced level exercises utilizing the Pilates apparatus - Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Ped-o-Pull and Magic Circle - as well as understanding how to work with Special Case clients (i.e. obesity, pregnancy, back problem, neck, knee, shoulder, etc.). You will continue to utilize and build the teaching tools learned during the Core Mat I & Core Mat II weekends. You will sharpen your eye for subtle exercise modifications and master the ability to work with people of all ages and fitness levels at the same time.
Programs of less than 4 students may be run on a 4 weekend format. Power Pilates will contact you if this applies to your program. Pricing, prerequisites, and program requirements remain the same.
Bethanie Buckingham is a Master Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates. She is the Regional Director for education in the Chicagoland area. An avid runner and cyclist, Beth found Pilates in search of rehabilitating injuries from Pregnancy and years of running/gymnastics. Getting certified in Mat in 2002 and following with a Comprehensive Certification in 2004, she taught at Body Endeavors Pilates studio and Fitness Formula Clubs both in Chicago. Beth left her corporate career entirely in 2008 to open her own studio in Elmhurst, IL (a close suburb west of Chicago) and started her Teacher Trainer journey with Power Pilates in 2010. Continuing education is a priority for Beth. She has completed numerous advanced Pilates educational trainings with world renowned instructors such as Dana Santi, Bob Liekens, Chris Robinson. Beth is also among an elite group of instructors world-wide whom has completed Kathi Ross-Nash's Red Thread PPATT. Bethanie is beyond dedicated to Pilates and the hopes Joseph Pilates had of sharing his method with the world. She is PMA certified and has sat as a member of the APU board. You can find Beth as a teacher on Leaders In Fitness and Pilates Live, as a virtual teacher through her own studio, or in person at The Pilates Room Elmhurst.
Cancellations: If you withdraw from any program(s) you will automatically lose $150.00 processing fee. No refunds are issued for any reason. Students who choose to transfer programs or not to complete the training are still responsible for full payment of the course.
Power Pilates reserves the right to postpone any program or course at any time in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as war, riots, fire, flood, snowstorm, hurricane, typhoon, earthquake, lightning, explosion, financial limitations, strikes, lockouts, sickness, and acts of state or governmental action prohibiting or impeding Power Pilates from performing its respective obligations. Students will have the option of attending the alternate date or enroll in the same level of the Power Pilates Online Mat Academy.