Since it was established in 1996 body control pilates has become renowned as a world leader in providing unique quality training.
Body control pilates is the first organisation to create a curriculum-based training program composed of both practical and written components. A strict Code of Practice that dictates class size, continuing education, and professional ethics governs the training.
Traditional approaches to training tend to focus on one-to-one instruction, which inevitably leads to the student not only picking up the instructor's strengths, but also their weaknesses.
By exposing students to a wide range of teaching approaches to the core curriculum, disseminated by a team of instructors, the body control pilates Academy avoids the pitfalls associated with traditional approaches, paving the way for such training to be considered the standard of quality within the sector. Over the years, mat work course director, Lynne Robinson has become recognised by the industry as one of the world's leading authorities on this practice of body conditioning.
Training is based on a step-by-step approach to a series of mat work exercises that focus on developing core strength in order to progress to the more advanced exercises laid out by Joseph Pilates.
In addition to body-centered work, there is a strong emphasis on a philosophical approach to the workout, known as body awareness. Each exercise is rooted within the following eight principles:
The Academy has dramatically increased the accessibility of the method to the general public. The Academy is now one of the largest professional training bodies, boasting hundreds of members worldwide.
What makes this organisation unique, beyond its training methods, and mat work centered approach, is its commitment to supporting its teachers throughout their careers, in the way of continuing education, marketing, and business support.