What is the Balansit?

The Balansit is a dynamic and active sitting device, engineered to provide effortless, natural posture in Sitting, and can also be used as an assistive device in Exercise.

The Balansit can also be used Kneeling, Side Lying and Prone.  The unique design of the device facilitates instability in 2 planes, encouraging the user to maintain control of the pelvis in these planes, whilst sitting, kneeling, prone or side-lying.

It can be used to perform Pilates Mat Exercises, and can be used on Pilates and Exercise Equipment to provide feedback to the user whilst moving.

Finally its unique multi-planar instability allows it to be used in Functional Pelvic Assessment.


Learn how an unstable device like the Balansit can be used to encourage the user to control the pelvis in particular planes while moving.

This course will explore how using a device like the Balansit can facilitate overall improvement in Functional Movement. This course will also take traditional Pilates exercises, both Mat and Apparatus and apply them to the Balansit

During this course, participants will explore the concept of creating stability through improving mobility, as well as, the role that Disassociation plays in enhancing stability training.

  • Balance Training will be utilised as a means to effectively enhance motor learning and improved performance.
  • Techniques such as Sequential Training, Proper Queuing, Regression/Progression, as well as an understanding of the concept of Tolerance and Effective Loading will be provided as a means to assist instructors in teaching complex multi-plane movements.
  • The “Four Pillars of Movement” and their relationship to efficient performance will be the corner stone to teaching Functional Movement. Faulty or inefficient Movement Patterns will be identified in regards to postural type.
  • Understand the Anatomy of the Pelvis, understand the Pelvic Rings.
  • Learn to Functionally Assess the Pelvis, and understand how the relationship between the Pelvis and Femurs can affect function.
  • Assess Motor Control, Stability and Endurance of the Pelvis. These will be the basis of all exercises in the Balansit Course.
  • Therefore, the focus of the exercises presented will be on Motor Control, Disassociation and Eccentric Activation for Greater Strength and Control through Low Threshold, Slow Movement Training.
  • Students will also be given information for the structure, as well as, the queuing techniques to facilitate a group Balansit class.
  • This course will also start to identify Direct Clinical Deficiencies, such as Control of the Pelvis, Gait Pattern Dysfunction, 3 D Sling Deficiencies and Compromised Function leading to Pelvic Compensation.  Detailed and Specific Exercises that address the Correction of these deficiencies will be covered.

What you will learn:

 Participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate correct set up, safety and care of the Balansit
  2. Understand how Balance training on the Balansit can be a useful tool for Pelvic Function and for enhancing motor learning.
  3. Learn the Anatomy of the Pelvis.
  • Learn about the Pelvic Rings.
  • Learn to functionally assess the Pelvis and its relationships with the Femurs.
  • Assess Pelvic Instability v Pelvic Compensation.
  • Assess and Address Pelvic Rotation
  1. Activate the Pelvic floor in multiple planes.
  • Isometrically Load the Pelvic Floor
  • Assess Pelvic Instability V Pelvic Compensation.
  • Assess and Address Pelvic Rotation
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of Tolerance and Load using Pilates Apparatus with the Balansit.
  2. Understand the importance of Sequential Training and demonstrate how to safely modify an exercise by using regression or progression.
  3. To demonstrate a knowledge of the various characteristics that identify compensatory movement patterns.
  4. Understand how the concepts and methods identified in this course can be used with any form of Functional Training.
  5. Effectively teach the exercises described in this course to individuals and a large group.


  • 16 hours Total of theory, practical labs and short lectures
  • 2 hours online and 14 hours live instruction.


Out of care for our environment; course materials for this course are not printed out. When you have registered for your Balansit Course, you will receive access to your support materials online. Your are welcome to print the manual if you feel this is helpful to your learning process. Please consider our environment before printing course materials.


This course is ideal for:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Pilates Instructors
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Anyone with a movement teaching Background.

15 PDPs (16 hours) with the PAA

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