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Oct. 3 2006 12:00 AM

Balanced Body, the worlds largest Pilates company, is expanding its Balanced Body University (BBU) with new programming.  Offering some of the most flexible options available in Pilates education today, BBU has been expanded to support the increased demand for Pilates instructors due to the phenomenal consumer response for Pilates sessions. Recent reports indicate Pilates participation in North America alone increased by 496 percent in the past five years.*  BBU now features:

  • Global instructor training programs   BBU offers an array of Pilates instructor training programs for studios and health clubs.  A modular approach to the training programs for Mat, Reformer, Chair and Tower work allows facilities to match their Pilates programs with member needs. BBU provides training, manuals, quarterly programming updates and a host of support services for Pilates educators.
  • A Partnership Program The Partnership Program supports existing training programs by leveraging Balanced Bodys marketing, sales and educational resources. BBU works with Partnered Educators to provide Pilates education.
  • A Pilates job bulletin board Located on Balanced Bodys Web site,, the job board lists Pilates job openings posted by users from around the world.
  • An Education Finder Found on Balanced Bodys Web site,, the Education Finder allows interested students to easily find Pilates instructor training and simultaneously promotes instructor training programs, workshops and conferences. Programs are searched by location, date and type of training.


BBUs expanded capabilities were specifically designed to help Pilates professionals both new and experienced become more successful and profitable, said Ken Endelman, founder and chief executive officer for Balanced Body. We invite those within the industry to join us, as we explore new ways to create the finest in Pilates education.


In 2004, Balanced Body launched BBU and the Pilates on Tour continuing education conferences, setting the stage for BBU by offering high-quality education regionally from a diverse group of master teachers. The growth of BBUs curriculum continues this tradition of bringing the highest quality education to studios and fitness centers.


For more information about Balanced Body University, call 1-800-PILATES or visit


About Balanced Body

Balanced Body is the leading resource for Pilates equipment, information and education for fitness centers, studios, and home users. As the worlds largest manufacturer of Pilates exercise equipment, Balanced Body leads the industry with its innovative designs. Founded in 1976, the company was the first to substantially update Joseph Pilates' equipment with state-of-the-art engineering, materials and technology. Ken Endelman, the company's founder and president, has been awarded 17 U.S. patents for his inventions. Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., the company is the number one choice of clubs, spas and rehabilitation facilities worldwide, with an extensive line of equipment, accessories, books, videos and programming that meets the Pilates needs of any professional or home user. For more information, visit Balanced Bodys Web site at or call 1-800-PILATES.


*Source: 2006 Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association Topline Report



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