Course details

Prerequisites for the CoreAlign Instructor Training Program


Applicants must have a basic understanding of anatomy and kinesiology. Students can meet this requirement through any of the following:

  • A degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Exercise Science or equivalent
  • Licensure as a rehabilitation professional including PT, ATC, DC, MD or equivalent
  • Completion of a basic anatomy course offered through a college, Pilates instructor training program or equivalent
Previous Training as a Movement Educator

This requirement can be met through any of the following:

  • A degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Exercise Science or equivalent
  • Licensed rehabilitation Professional including PT, ATC, DC or MD
  • Nationally recognized Personal Training certification such as NASM or ACSM
  • Completion of a comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training program
Requirements for a Certificate of Completion

To become a fully qualified Balanced Body® CoreAlign Instructor, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Anatomy
  • CoreAlign 1 Training (16 hours)
  • CoreAlign 2 Training (16 hours)
  • CoreAlign 3 Training (16 hours)
  • 40 Personal Practice sessions
  • 120 Student Teaching Hours
  • 14 CoreAlign Video Review Hours
  • Written and Practical test

Total hours for completion of CoreAlign Instructor Training: 222 hours (not including anatomy)

Upon completion of all of the requirements, a certificate of completion as a Balanced Body CoreAlign Instructor will be issued.

CoreAlign® Instructor Training Program Modules

The Balanced Body CoreAlign instructor training program consists of 3 modules: CoreAlign 1, CoreAlign 2 and CoreAlign 3. CoreAlign 1 is a prerequisite for the other 2 modules and must be taken first. CoreAlign 2 and 3 contain additional exercises and can be taken in any order.

All modules include:

  • A comprehensive manual
  • Access to video clips of all exercises on the web
  • Sample programs to create a variety of classes
  • Cueing, coaching and teaching tips for clients at different levels of ability
  • Tips on teaching successful group programs
  • Marketing and promotion assistance

CoreAlign® Program Details

CoreAlign training includes two modules. Each module is unique, functional, challenging and incredibly fun!

CoreAlign 1: Foundations (16 hours)

CoreAlign 1: Foundations, is the heart of the CoreAlign training program. The course includes the theoretical basis of the CoreAlign method along with essential exercises designed to show you the full potential of the CoreAlign method. The course includes:

  • 60+ Foundation exercises designed to build functional movement skills applicable to daily life and athletic pursuits.
  • Exercise in supine, all fours, plank and standing positions.
  • Specific exercise Tracks to focus on Trunk Integration, Upper Body Strength and Balance, Lower Body Strength and Power, Gait and Dynamic Flexibility.
  • Progressions and regressions to address clients at different levels of ability.
  • Specific modifications and precautions for working with clients with injuries and special populations.
  • CoreAlign unit set up and safety.
  • The Balanced Body Movement Principles to make your training more efficient, effective and safe.

CoreAlign 2: Progressions (16 hours)

CoreAlign 2: Progressions builds on the foundation of CoreAlign 1, with many of the progressions in CoreAlign 2 extending from the primary exercises learned in CoreAlign 1. CoreAlign 2 also includes additional exercise categories, training options and teaching techniques unique to CoreAlign.

  • Progressions of plank and standing exercises to address a range of training goals from core stabilization to creating integrated rotation for throwing sports.
  • Techniques for modifying exercises by using rotator discs or varying the direction and level of resistance.
  • Exercises to challenge balance, coordination and complex movement patterns to prepare clients for all of life's challenges.


Fully-Qualified CoreAlign Instructor

Fully-qualified CoreAlign Instructors must successfully complete:

  • Successful completion of CA1: Foundations + CA2: Progressions
  • 30 personal sessions
  • 10 CoreAlign observation hours
  • 100 CoreAlign student teaching hours prior to the final test out
  • Final test out

The test itself consists of both written and practical components.


CoreAlign Bridge Program

Students who started with the original CoreAlign program and want to complete their course of study have several bridge options available to them. We recommend you contact your CoreAlign Master Instructor and inquire about how to bridge to the new curriculum.

CoreAlign 1 Instructor Training: 16 hours
Introduction and Essential Exercises

CoreAlign 1 is the foundation of the CoreAlign training program and includes a complete introduction to the theory, equipment and essential exercises on the CoreAlign. It is a prerequisite to any of the advanced courses and includes:

  • An introduction to CoreAlign theory and principles
  • CoreAlign unit set up and safety
  • 44 essential standing exercises facing the ladder, side and back of the unit
CoreAlign 2 Instructor Training: 16 hours
Standing Exercise Progressions

CoreAlign 2 expands the CoreAlign 1 repertoire with additional standing exercise progressions and an introduction to all fours exercises and upper body work using the handles. CoreAlign 2 contains 70+ additional exercises, including:

  • Standing exercises facing front, back and side
  • Tabletop exercises for flexibility and coordination
  • Upper body exercises using the ropes and handles
  • All fours exercises for spinal mobility
CoreAlign 3 Instructor Training: 16 hours
Upper Body and Two-Unit Exercises

CoreAlign 3 includes a variety of exercises focusing on integrating the upper and lower force junction including all fours, plank, fit ball and double unit exercises. It can be taken before or after CoreAlign 2. The exercises are generally of a higher level of complexity and are more appropriate for intermediate or athletic students. The key elements of CoreAlign 3 contain 70+ additional exercises, including:

  • Upper body exercises using ropes and handles.
  • All fours exercises for core stability and integration.
  • Plank exercises to challenge the whole body.
  • Double-unit exercises designed to add extreme challenges for athletes and high performance individuals.

Every module includes a certificate of completion for that course. The module certificates establish you as a Balanced Body CoreAlign student teacher. Additional personal practice, observation and student teaching hours are required to become a fully qualified Balanced Body CoreAlign Instructor.

Personal Sessions: 40 Hours required
Students can count both supervised and unsupervised personal practice sessions but a minimum of 10 supervised hours is required. Developing and committing to a personal CoreAlign practice is an essential part of becoming an effective and inspiring instructor.

Observation Hours and Video Review: a minimum of 14 hours is required
Observation hours include watching experienced instructors teach classes or private sessions. We also recommend reviewing the videos several times to review the details of the exercises.

Student Teaching Hours: 120 hours required
Teaching hours include any CoreAlign teaching either as an employee at a fitness center or studio or for family and friends.

Written and Practical Test
Once you have completed all of your training courses, personal practice, observation and student teaching hours, you apply to Balanced Body for the final test and we arrange a test out for you. The test out consists of a written and a practical test.



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