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Tower, Cycle, Ballet Bar, HRT

The IM=X® Ballet Bar, Tower, Cycle and Jog Board Programs are most versatile when they are offered in combination. For example, the Tower Program improves range of motion and stabilization which loosens the body's muscles and joints for the IM=X® Bar moves. The IM=X® Cycle/Tower Program provides upper body resistive moves in combination with stabilization for a cardiovascular 30-45 minute workout which can then be followed with Tower sequences to stretch the hips. These unique IM=X® Programs provide endless options for combination classes which are fun and challenging! Study them separately and then download the formats on the left and begin to mix them up!

The IM=X® Tower Program teaches instructors 14 sequences in a 2-Day Intensive. IM=X Pilates Tower can be offered in 30-75 minute workouts or the formats can be combined with the Xercizer (reformer), Floor (mat), Jog Board, Bar and Cycle routines. The IM=X Tower was designed to provide studio owners with an apparatus that is similar in function to a pilates Wall Unit, Ped-a-Pole and Cadillac but as an ALL-IN-ONE-UNIT. As with the Xercizer, the Tower will allow for a stronger workout because of its stability and engineering. (Note: springs, footloops and handles should be replaced annually)

There are sequences for lying, sitting on a physioball or standing. The sequences follow the IM=X philosophy of providing increased resistance and unique variations on traditional pilates choreography. This course does not include lectures but rather focuses on routines. The DVD of the routines and formats must be studied prior to class attendance.

Length: 2 days (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Required Equipment: Rings, Mats, Physioballs, and Tower Units
Prerequisites: IM=X® Basic Certification, IM=X® Advanced or Super Advanced Certification
Pre-Study Recommendation: Please study the Tower sequences on the DVD prior to class attendance.
Note: Home Study is an option for instructors who are advanced certified and have over one year of experience teaching IM=X Pilates Mat and Xercizer programming.


The IM=X® Cycle Program includes 11 sequences that combine indoor cycling techniques with upper body resistance and stabilization using the IM=X Tower and Ring. This course reviews general cycling principles such as positioning clients on the bike, increasing intensity through cadence or resistance, and monitoring workouts by Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) but the focus is on learning the eleven sequences which is why attendees must have completed the IM=X Heart Rate Training Course or have an Indoor Cycling Certification. Combination workouts which use the Tower Program, Bar Program and Floor (mat) Program are reviewed and practiced.

Regular cardiovascular exercise improves the efficiency of lungs, heart and blood circulation. The IM=X (Integrated Movement Xercize) Cycle Program provides regular participants with efficient circulation, muscular strength/endurance, good posture, and upper body strength/flexibility -- all in one workout system. Rather than a typical ride; this unique workout keeps the participant focused on posture, balance, stabilization and forced exhalation breathing! This program is not for deconditioned clients or persons who have postural deformations or difficulty with balance control. Participants should be proficient at regular indoor cycling prior to taking this exciting program.

The formats can be programmed to range in length from 30-90 minutes. The DVD of the routines and formats must be studied prior to class attendance.

Length: 1 day (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) or Home Study from DVD
Required Equipment: Rings, Mats, Towers and Indoor Cycling Bikes
Prerequisites: IM=X® Basic Certification, IM=X® Advanced or Super Advanced Certification & IM=X® HRT Certification OR any Indoor Cycling Certification
Pre-Study Recommendation: Please study the sequences on the DVD prior to class attendance
Note: Home Study is an option for instructors who are advanced certified and have a current indoor cycling certificate.


The IM=X® Ballet Bar Program includes 12 sequences that provide a total body workout. These sequences are usually taught in combination with Tower sequences to provide a unique variety of exercise routines. Inspired by traditional ballet training, the IM=X Bar starts with grande and demi pliés which are performed in combination with IM=X Ring Stabilization Techniques. The leg sequences progress with tendus, attitudes, leg extensions and arabesques to provide a powerful lower body lengthening and toning experience. Calf raises known in ballet terms as relevés are combined with upper body strengthening. Quick leg lifts or grande battements challenge leg flexibility and raise the heart rate. The secret to a lean and strong body has been known by dancers for years - now IM=X Pilates students can learn these moves and enjoy the benefits.

Length: 1 day (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) or Home Study from DVD
Required Equipment: Rings, Mats, 2 and 3 lb Hand Weights and Tower Units
Prerequisites: IM=X® Basic Certification, IM=X® Advanced or Super Advanced Certification & IM=X® Tower Certification
Pre-Study Recommendation: Please study the sequences on the DVD prior to class attendance.
Note: Home Study is an option for instructors who are advanced certified and have over one year of experience teaching IM=X Pilates Mat and Xercizer programming and a dance/movement background.

The IM=X® Heart Rate Training Course
All IM=X Pilates fitness centers must offer some form of cardiovascular exercise (note: back wellness Express Studios are not required to offer cardio formats). Depending on the size of your facility you may choose indoor cycling bikes, elliptical trainers or jog boards. Either way you will be able to replace the gym membership for your clients once you have a variety of our cardio programs in place.

Cardiovascular training is essential for improving the fitness level of your clients. Most pilates studios do not offer cardiovascular workouts but we do! The Heart Rate Training course reviews a series of unique workouts that integrate Indoor Cycling, Jog Boards, Treadmill/Elliptical Trainers, with Plyometric series on the Xercizer (reformer). Regular cardiovascular exercise improves the efficiency of lungs, heart and blood circulation. These IM=X workouts will improve your client's circulation, muscular strength/endurance, posture, and range of motion. This course covers the following topics:

• Principles of Heart Rate Training
• Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)
• Heart Rate Monitors
• Cardiovascular Equipment and Techniques: Ellipticals and Treadmills
• Cycling techniques such as positioning clients on the bike, increasing intensity through cadence or resistance, monitoring workouts by zone training and more.
• Jog Board Choreography

The formats can be programmed to range in length from 30-90 minutes. To complete the IM=X Heart Rate Training Course, instructors must have a current CPR certification. Course comes with a 54-page instruction manual and provides step-by-step instructions and class formats.

Length: 2 days (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Required Equipment: Mats, Rings, Jog Boards and Xercizers
Prerequisites: IM=X® Basic Certification, IM=X® Advanced or Super Advanced Certification, CPR Certification