frequently asked questions

curious about our training? you’ve come to the right place.

Barre Body first danced onto the Australian boutique fitness stage nearly ten years ago, when everybody thought ‘the barre’ was ‘the bar’, and came expecting a Long Island Iced Tea. Since then, we’ve grown our business with an incredible, passionate team. We’ve been building our incredible training course for many years, and it’s now online for more flexible learning.

We’re only as good as our graduates, and we can say without a single doubt, that they’re all incredible.

The Barre Body Online Teacher Training course is 100% self-paced, so you can complete it at whatever speed works best for you. Most people take 3-6 months to complete the course, but you can speed through it in a month if your dream was to be teaching, like, yesterday.

That’s perfectly fine. We’ve had people from all walks of life wanting to become teachers. If you have no experience at all, you can absolutely do this training.

Absolutely. Normally we would ask that you do your hours in studio, but the world is kinda unpredictable (understatement). That’s what Barre Body Online is for – so you can do your observations hours, from the comfort of your home.

Once you have completed all the modules, as well as 10 practice teaching hours, 20 class participation, and 20 class observation hours, you must submit a video of yourself teaching a full 50-60 minute barre class. This will be assessed by our team of teacher trainers. Don’t worry if tests make you nervous – our course is designed to prepare you to pass with flying colours. (Although we may ask you to resubmit your assessment if it doesn’t meet the criteria.)

Besides our unconditional love for you? You’ll have access to our Facebook community as well as an expert trainer on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can email us or you simply comment at the bottom of a lecture and a master trainer will reply within a day or two (and often even sooner).

Your training consists of three key elements. These are knowledge acquisition (7 days in studio or our online content), skill development (20 hours of classes and 20 hours observations) and capability and confidence building (10 hours practice teaching plus assessment).

Our business thrives because of the quality of our wonderful instructors so it’s important to us that future instructors (that’s you!) have the best training possible at the most accessible price possible. When you click through to the details of each course, you will see a price for each course. It’s worth noting that in addition to this price, you’ll need a membership at a studio or online platform (not necessarily ours), so you have somewhere to conduct your professional development hours.

As a passionate fitness lover, we assume you may already have a membership somewhere near you where you can do your professional development hours. That’s totally fine – we don’t want you paying twice!

One point that is worth touching on here is accreditation. A complex (and often contentious) point of discussion, we recommend speaking to your future training partner about what your goals are, and what certifications you’ll require to get there. We know, yawn! However it’s important that you understand how to have a recognised fitness qualification so you spend your money on a qualification that will allow you to do the things you love.

Here is the good news. The Australian government has made some smart decisions that have given us this beautiful, dynamic and creative industry we love today, and they’ve also allowed us the gift of self-regulation. This is so important, as the whole objective of Pilates and barre is to provide people with the tools to move safely, in a beautiful way that suits them. Without rigid frameworks, we’re able to do this and can keep classes – and the industry – dynamic and inspired.

While there are some government accredited courses out there, the majority of the barre and Pilates industry does not do government accreditation as it can reduce the dynamic nature of training, costs time and money in compliance, but most importantly, isn’t needed for employment or insurance.

The second type of recognition comes from associations. These are not for profit organisations like Fitness Australia and Exercise Sports Science Australia. There are many associations across the globe you can join, and these are fantastic value-add organisations. While they don’t govern the boutique fitness industry and you don’t need them to be employed in a boutique Pilates or barre studio or for insurance in Australia (or many other self-regulated countries), they can give you some really beautiful benefits. They share industry information with you and can give you access to a legal hotline if you ever need one. They are important if you want to be a Personal Trainer or work in a big box gym. So be sure to do your research or ask us if you want to know more about what you need to know if you want to teach barre or Pilates in a big box gym.

Finally, the third type of recognition is the one that is 100% required for you to make an income from teaching, to get insurance and most importantly to be the inspiration that your clients need you to be. It’s industry recognition. Industry recognition is based on industry experience and reputation. Insurers will ask for an industry recognised qualification to insure you. Employers and clients will also look to what graduates are doing in studios and online, they will look to the studios that have opened as a result of the trainers’ work, and they will look to all the stories and all the experiences of your training education provider. This tells a tale in the marketplace about the quality of training you’ve received and what you should be able to do as one of their graduates.

Industry recognition is the shining star that proves you’re capable of inspiring people to move. It allows you to tap into your trainer’s reputation and move in line with the passion-fuelled energy that trainer pours into teaching. This includes how to bring grace, movement, physical health, mental health, and a tangible positive energy to the lives of those you will inspire to move.

While this is a lot of information to take in, at the end of the day, at Barre Body, our top priority is making sure you graduate from our Teacher Training programs ready to teach world-class classes. You’ll receive invaluable feedback from our training team to make sure you’re set up for success from day one, and that you’re ready to be hired. Having spent a decade dedicating ourselves to creating best-in-class classes and experiences for our clients both online and in-studio that we’ve become known for worldwide, you’re in the very best hands with Barre Body.

If we haven’t answered your question above, feel free to email us and we will respond as soon as we can (Mon-Fri).

Our reputation is based on the quality of our graduates. (And they’re all incredible.)

With our Reformer Pilates Online Teacher Training, you’ll not only graduate with a certificate showcasing your ability to teach incredible classes – you’ll also step into the industry with the Barre Body stamp of approval. It’s a recognised symbol that studio owners across the globe look for when hiring the best teachers – so it’s kind of a big deal. And it’s not just because our course is one of the most comprehensive, or that you’ll be taught and supported by master trainers who are the best in the business. It’s because when you train with Barre Body, we help you to unlock your unique magic. We teach you anatomy, we share our class plans, but most importantly, we tap in to what’s special about you. We celebrate your uniqueness and figure out how you can let that shine as a teacher.

Sound a little bit magical? It is.

So, if you dream of teaching waitlisted classes, transforming the minds and lives of your clients, and creating the life you dream of in the process, take the first step with the Reformer Pilates Online Teacher Training course from Barre Body.

The Barre Body Online Teacher Training Pilates Reformer course is completely self-paced, so you can take it at whatever speed works best for you. If you sped through the content, you could watch it all in about a week. Then you would need to complete your observation hours and practice teaching hours as well as review the content to learn the repertoire. You would then have to film and submit your assessment. Most people take 3-6 months to complete the course, but you can do it in a month or so if you are super keen.

It’s totally fine if you have not taught before – we’ve had people from all walks of life wanting to become teachers. However, Pilates Reformer is a challenging course, and for this reason, you would benefit from undertaking Pilates Mat or Barre Teacher Training prior to beginning Pilates Reformer Teacher Training. Although it’s not a strict prerequisite for enrolling, just a recommendation.

We understand it’s still a tricky time right now with the unpredictability in the world. If you have the ability to visit a studio, we recommend completing your hours face to face. However, you are welcome to complete your hours online via Barre Body Online. As a Barre Body Teacher Training student, you receive discounted access to Barre Body Online.

Once you have completed all the modules, as well as 10 practice teaching hours, 20 class participation and 20 class observation hours, you must submit a video of you teaching a full 50-60 minute Pilates Reformer class. This will be assessed by our team of teacher trainers. The course is designed to prepare you to pass with flying colours and you can’t fail, though we may ask you to resubmit your assessment if it doesn’t meet the criteria.

We’re here to guide you every step of the way. From our dedicated master trainers who are available around the clock to answer your questions (and weekly webinars for extra love), through to our active community of trainees who will become your study partners as you embark on this next phase of your career, we’ve got your back.

Your training consists of three key elements. These are knowledge acquisition (your online content), skill development (20 hours of classes and 20 hours observations) and capability and confidence building (10 hours practice teaching plus assessment).

Our business thrives because of the quality of our wonderful instructors so it’s important to us that future instructors (that’s you!) have the best training possible at the most accessible price possible. When you click through to the details of each course, you will see a price for each course. It’s worth noting that in addition to this price, you’ll need a membership at a studio or online platform (not necessarily ours), so you have somewhere to conduct your professional development hours.

As a passionate fitness lover, we assume you may already have a membership somewhere near you where you can do your professional development hours. That’s totally fine – we don’t want you paying twice!

You will require a Pilates Reformer machine to undertake Barre Body’s Pilates Reformer Online Teacher Training course. You may choose to purchase a Reformer if you are planning to continue your own practice at home (or to teach from home), otherwise, you may choose to rent a Reformer.
There are a range of Reformers available on the market for both sale and for rent, and we recommend the Allegro 2 Reformer (this is the Reformer we use in our training program and in our studios, and is the machine you’ll be most likely to teach on).

Allegro 2 Reformers are readily available, and a simple Google search in your local area will likely return some results on where you can rent one from (including local studios). If you require assistance in sourcing a Reformer, please reach out to our team at training@barrebody.com.au.

Alternatively, if you don’t have the space (or the desire) for a Reformer, you may like to undertake your training at a local studio outside of their class hours. Many studio owners are open to this for a small fee. For a template you can use to request access to a Reformer in your local studio, please reach out to us at training@barrebody.com.au

Your hours for Observation, Participation and Practice Teaching must be on a Reformer. Pilates Mat classes (or any other fitness class) will not be accepted. You can do these classes at any studios offering Pilates Reformer classes on their timetable, or through our Reformer classes on Barre Body Online.

If we haven’t answered your question above, feel free to email us and we will respond as soon as we can (Mon-Fri).

Barre Body first danced onto the Australian boutique fitness stage nearly ten years ago, when everybody thought ‘the barre’ was ‘the bar’, and came expecting a Long Island Iced Tea. Since then, we’ve grown our business with an incredible, passionate team. We’ve been building our incredible training course for many years, and it’s now online for more flexible learning.

We’re only as good as our graduates, and we can say without a single doubt, that they’re all incredible.

The Barre Body Online Teacher Training course is 100% self-paced, so you can complete it at whatever speed works best for you. Most people take 3-6 months to complete the course, but you can speed through it in a month if your dream was to be teaching, like, yesterday.

That’s perfectly fine. We’ve had people from all walks of life wanting to become teachers. If you have no experience at all, you can absolutely do this training.

Absolutely. Normally we would ask that you do your hours in studio, but the world is kinda unpredictable (understatement). That’s what Barre Body Online is for – so you can do your observations hours, from the comfort of your home.

Once you have completed all the modules, as well as 10 practice teaching hours, 20 class participation, and 20 class observation hours, you must submit a video of yourself teaching a full 50-60 minute barre class. This will be assessed by our team of teacher trainers. Don’t worry if tests make you nervous – our course is designed to prepare you to pass with flying colours. (Although we may ask you to resubmit your assessment if it doesn’t meet the criteria.)

Besides our unconditional love for you? You’ll have access to our Facebook community as well as an expert trainer on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can email us or you simply comment at the bottom of a lecture and a master trainer will reply within a day or two (and often even sooner).

Your training consists of three key elements. These are knowledge acquisition (7 days in studio or our online content), skill development (20 hours of classes and 20 hours observations) and capability and confidence building (10 hours practice teaching plus assessment).

Our business thrives because of the quality of our wonderful instructors so it’s important to us that future instructors (that’s you!) have the best training possible at the most accessible price possible. When you click through to the details of each course, you will see a price for each course. It’s worth noting that in addition to this price, you’ll need a membership at a studio or online platform (not necessarily ours), so you have somewhere to conduct your professional development hours.

As a passionate fitness lover, we assume you may already have a membership somewhere near you where you can do your professional development hours. That’s totally fine – we don’t want you paying twice!

One point that is worth touching on here is accreditation. A complex (and often contentious) point of discussion, we recommend speaking to your future training partner about what your goals are, and what certifications you’ll require to get there. We know, yawn! However it’s important that you understand how to have a recognised fitness qualification so you spend your money on a qualification that will allow you to do the things you love.

Here is the good news. The Australian government has made some smart decisions that have given us this beautiful, dynamic and creative industry we love today, and they’ve also allowed us the gift of self-regulation. This is so important, as the whole objective of Pilates and barre is to provide people with the tools to move safely, in a beautiful way that suits them. Without rigid frameworks, we’re able to do this and can keep classes – and the industry – dynamic and inspired.

While there are some government accredited courses out there, the majority of the barre and Pilates industry does not do government accreditation as it can reduce the dynamic nature of training, costs time and money in compliance, but most importantly, isn’t needed for employment or insurance.

The second type of recognition comes from associations. These are not for profit organisations like Fitness Australia and Exercise Sports Science Australia. There are many associations across the globe you can join, and these are fantastic value-add organisations. While they don’t govern the boutique fitness industry and you don’t need them to be employed in a boutique Pilates or barre studio or for insurance in Australia (or many other self-regulated countries), they can give you some really beautiful benefits. They share industry information with you and can give you access to a legal hotline if you ever need one. They are important if you want to be a Personal Trainer or work in a big box gym. So be sure to do your research or ask us if you want to know more about what you need to know if you want to teach barre or Pilates in a big box gym.

Finally, the third type of recognition is the one that is 100% required for you to make an income from teaching, to get insurance and most importantly to be the inspiration that your clients need you to be. It’s industry recognition. Industry recognition is based on industry experience and reputation. Insurers will ask for an industry recognised qualification to insure you. Employers and clients will also look to what graduates are doing in studios and online, they will look to the studios that have opened as a result of the trainers’ work, and they will look to all the stories and all the experiences of your training education provider. This tells a tale in the marketplace about the quality of training you’ve received and what you should be able to do as one of their graduates.

Industry recognition is the shining star that proves you’re capable of inspiring people to move. It allows you to tap into your trainer’s reputation and move in line with the passion-fuelled energy that trainer pours into teaching. This includes how to bring grace, movement, physical health, mental health, and a tangible positive energy to the lives of those you will inspire to move.

While this is a lot of information to take in, at the end of the day, at Barre Body, our top priority is making sure you graduate from our Teacher Training programs ready to teach world-class classes. You’ll receive invaluable feedback from our training team to make sure you’re set up for success from day one, and that you’re ready to be hired. Having spent a decade dedicating ourselves to creating best-in-class classes and experiences for our clients both online and in-studio that we’ve become known for worldwide, you’re in the very best hands with Barre Body.

If we haven’t answered your question above, feel free to email us and we will respond as soon as we can (Mon-Fri).

Our reputation is based on the quality of our graduates. (And they’re all incredible.)

With our Reformer Pilates Online Teacher Training, you’ll not only graduate with a certificate showcasing your ability to teach incredible classes – you’ll also step into the industry with the Barre Body stamp of approval. It’s a recognised symbol that studio owners across the globe look for when hiring the best teachers – so it’s kind of a big deal. And it’s not just because our course is one of the most comprehensive, or that you’ll be taught and supported by master trainers who are the best in the business. It’s because when you train with Barre Body, we help you to unlock your unique magic. We teach you anatomy, we share our class plans, but most importantly, we tap in to what’s special about you. We celebrate your uniqueness and figure out how you can let that shine as a teacher.

Sound a little bit magical? It is.

So, if you dream of teaching waitlisted classes, transforming the minds and lives of your clients, and creating the life you dream of in the process, take the first step with the Reformer Pilates Online Teacher Training course from Barre Body.

The Barre Body Online Teacher Training Pilates Reformer course is completely self-paced, so you can take it at whatever speed works best for you. If you sped through the content, you could watch it all in about a week. Then you would need to complete your observation hours and practice teaching hours as well as review the content to learn the repertoire. You would then have to film and submit your assessment. Most people take 3-6 months to complete the course, but you can do it in a month or so if you are super keen.

It’s totally fine if you have not taught before – we’ve had people from all walks of life wanting to become teachers. However, Pilates Reformer is a challenging course, and for this reason, you would benefit from undertaking Pilates Mat or Barre Teacher Training prior to beginning Pilates Reformer Teacher Training. Although it’s not a strict prerequisite for enrolling, just a recommendation.

We understand it’s still a tricky time right now with the unpredictability in the world. If you have the ability to visit a studio, we recommend completing your hours face to face. However, you are welcome to complete your hours online via Barre Body Online. As a Barre Body Teacher Training student, you receive discounted access to Barre Body Online.

Once you have completed all the modules, as well as 10 practice teaching hours, 20 class participation and 20 class observation hours, you must submit a video of you teaching a full 50-60 minute Pilates Reformer class. This will be assessed by our team of teacher trainers. The course is designed to prepare you to pass with flying colours and you can’t fail, though we may ask you to resubmit your assessment if it doesn’t meet the criteria.

We’re here to guide you every step of the way. From our dedicated master trainers who are available around the clock to answer your questions (and weekly webinars for extra love), through to our active community of trainees who will become your study partners as you embark on this next phase of your career, we’ve got your back.

Your training consists of three key elements. These are knowledge acquisition (your online content), skill development (20 hours of classes and 20 hours observations) and capability and confidence building (10 hours practice teaching plus assessment).

Our business thrives because of the quality of our wonderful instructors so it’s important to us that future instructors (that’s you!) have the best training possible at the most accessible price possible. When you click through to the details of each course, you will see a price for each course. It’s worth noting that in addition to this price, you’ll need a membership at a studio or online platform (not necessarily ours), so you have somewhere to conduct your professional development hours.

As a passionate fitness lover, we assume you may already have a membership somewhere near you where you can do your professional development hours. That’s totally fine – we don’t want you paying twice!

You will require a Pilates Reformer machine to undertake Barre Body’s Pilates Reformer Online Teacher Training course. You may choose to purchase a Reformer if you are planning to continue your own practice at home (or to teach from home), otherwise, you may choose to rent a Reformer.
There are a range of Reformers available on the market for both sale and for rent, and we recommend the Allegro 2 Reformer (this is the Reformer we use in our training program and in our studios, and is the machine you’ll be most likely to teach on).

Allegro 2 Reformers are readily available, and a simple Google search in your local area will likely return some results on where you can rent one from (including local studios). If you require assistance in sourcing a Reformer, please reach out to our team at training@barrebody.com.au.

Alternatively, if you don’t have the space (or the desire) for a Reformer, you may like to undertake your training at a local studio outside of their class hours. Many studio owners are open to this for a small fee. For a template you can use to request access to a Reformer in your local studio, please reach out to us at training@barrebody.com.au

Your hours for Observation, Participation and Practice Teaching must be on a Reformer. Pilates Mat classes (or any other fitness class) will not be accepted. You can do these classes at any studios offering Pilates Reformer classes on their timetable, or through our Reformer classes on Barre Body Online.

If we haven’t answered your question above, feel free to email us and we will respond as soon as we can (Mon-Fri).