The Dual Mat program offers the Core Mat I & II weekends at a significant discount.
The Core Mat I (Beginner Mat level) program is the foundation of the Power Pilates method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to Power Pilates teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to Power Pilates must start with Core Mat I.
During the Core Mat II (Intermediate Mat level) weekend, you will learn 12 intermediate level exercises, including where to add them within the sequence of the beginner level mat class, and continue to work on your teaching skills. Our students say that "everything starts to click" during the Core Mat II weekend. Completing the Core Mat II weekend expands the range of clients you can work with and strengthens your teaching ability. Core Mat I & II are required to progress to the Comprehensive program.
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.