Balanced Body, a Sacramento-based 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. According to the “2006 Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association Topline Report,” Pilates participation in North America alone increased by 496% over the last 5 years.

BBU now features:

Global Instructor Training ProgramsBBU 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 ProgramThe 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 BoardLocated on Balanced Bodys Web site,, the job board lists Pilates job openings posted by users from around the world.

An Education FinderFound on Balanced Bodys Web site,, the Education Finder enables 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 professionalsboth new and experiencedbecome 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, call (800) PILATES, or visit