The BodySmith, LLC.


Juvo Board Certification

Latin for help or assist, Juvo is a transformational new movement in home and studio fitness. Designed to support individuals of all fitness levels in the quest for strong, healthy bodies and minds, Juvo Board allows endless workout routines on a single, revolutionary surface. Get certified with a 2-day course on this new, cutting-edge equipment and begin teaching everything from stand up paddle board fitness, functional strength training exercises, to Pilates, yoga, fat-burning workouts, and mobility drills - all on the Juvo Board. Learn how the Juvo Board's Balance and Elevate settings let you choose a difficulty level that's right for each client.

For more detailed information on Juvo Board courses, or to register, please visit

2020 Course Dates:
Saturday, April 25, 1:00pm–7:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 8:00am–3:00pm

The Bodysmith
1136 E. St. Louis St
Springfield, MO 65806

Core Reform Certification

CORE REFORM™ is the modern adaptation of traditional pilates and functional fitness specifically designed for teaching large group classes. It focuses on functionality, strengthening, lengthening and toning the body while applying the Smart Movement® concepts of stabilization.

The combinations are easy to follow yet challenging and effective. The choreographed routines are an energetic, safe and fun workout that can be combined with music to motivate and inspire. All the playlists from the Core Barre and Core Suspend System can be used for Core Reform group classes.

While the emphasis of the movements in Core Barre are of an isometric nature, Core Reform™ introduces the challenge of building strength in the eccentric / lengthening phase of the movements. The system adds resistance and plyometric training for more of an athletic workout that really takes traditional pilates to the next generation...but without losing the essence of mindful and Smart Movement®.

Learn to teach a fun flowing workout, connecting breath and movement, while working the body at all times in a tension free manner.

Be inspired to teach as clients develop muscle and motor control in pre-programmed exercises that challenge the body in multiplane movements with exercise variations that take the Reformer to a whole new level!

Incorporate the use of small props such a weighted balls and the theraband with the pilates Reformer. Learn variations and modifications that are suitable for all levels of fitness.

Core Reform™ is a simple and appealing approach to movement that promises to strengthen, lengthen and tone.

2020 Course Date: May 1-3, 2020
Friday, May 1 Time: 7p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Course Length:
16 hours / 2 days

Boom Pilates
12330 Olive Blvd.
Creve Couer, MO 63141

Course Fee:
$575 (includes the manual)

Call 417-865-0500 to register.

Continuing Education Credits:
CORE BARRE™: 10, ACE©: 1.5, PMA©: 16, AFAA©: TBA

Anatomy in Action

Let's face it: there is nothing better than the real thing when it comes to studying the human body.

In this one-of-a-kind course, you'll get a 360-degree view of the human body and learn how to connect the dots between anatomy and movement!

This course is designed for Pilates teachers, physical therapists, personal trainers, and movement specialists who know their anatomy, but want to DIG DEEPER.

During this 8-hour workshop, you'll learn:
* What true neurological strength and weakness look like and how to work to improve both in EVERY exercise
* The Neuro Studio's 4 Quadrant Stability Model and how to incorporate it into EVERY exercise you do
* Common disruptors to upper and lower quadrant stability (and quick ways to overcome them!)
* Insanely useful tips and tricks to improve your client's movements with less cueing
...and whole lot more.

It's time to go beyond the basics of origin and insertion to finally get a deep understanding of anatomy. You should come prepared to MOVE (and to have your mind blown by the ways we can change how your body responds to your favorite exercises!).

If you're a passionate student of movement and the human body, you are going to love digging into this information-packed workshop full of major a-ha! moments. We can't wait for you to join us!

Please note: there is no prerequisite for this course, but we strongly recommend that you have familiarity with anatomy before enrolling as this is not a beginner level workshop.

Not sure if this course is right for you? Send us an email and we can help!

Date: February 29, 2020
Time: 10am - 6pm
Studio: BodySmith Pilates
Address: 1136 E. St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO 65806

To register with Anatomy in Action

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS): The Mattes Method

"Active Isolated Stretching (AIS): The Mattes Method" developed by Aaron L. Mattes is one of the methods of stretching most used and respected by today's athletes and personal trainers. This workshop is geared toward the pilates/fitness/movement and/or massage professional. The AIS principles and techniques taught will enable the instructor or professional to self-stretch and effectively demonstrate and teach their clients how to 'self stretch' and proved assisted stretches to the deep fascia (tissues) promoting optimal range of motion by facilitating flexibility at the joint, mobility of the spine and kinesthetic awareness, thus promoting stability and effective movement strategies throughout a workout and in daily living.

Learn the concepts and purpose of stretching through the Active Isolated Principles specific to AIS. Learn the science behind effective stretching, the reasons for lack of flexibility and how to effectively teach a client to regain it. Learn specific exercises for all quadrants of the body and the correct stretching protocols to follow.

Professionals will develop the skills to safely and effectively self stretch, provide assisted stretches and educate and demonstrate to clients how to stretch. Developing a class, programming, cueing and modifying for a stretch class of different skill levels and ranges of flexibility to both individuals and groups will be addressed for the fitness professionals. The use of specific Pilates equipment to effectively assist is also introduced for Pilates instructors. Massage professionals may use a mat and or table. Stretch straps and ropes may also be incorporated. The course provides physiological principles of specific lengthening of the muscle and of the superficial and deep fascia.


August 22nd – 23rd
Times TBA

2 days – 14 hours


"Specific Stretching for Everyone" By Aaron L. Mattes - included in workshop fee. Workshop PDF, Massage Therapists are encouraged to bring their own table. Workshop PDF

CORE BARRE™ Certified Instructor, Pilates certified or trained Instructor, ACE© or AFAA© Certified Instructor or movement/fitness professional. Knowledge of Functional Anatomy. Massage professional, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist.

NCMTMB 12 CORE BARRE™: 12, ACE©: 1.2, PMA©: 12, AFAA©: tba