Online BarreFloor Instructor Training Course


Director of Pilates Union UK and your tutor, Emma Newham, is the creator of the internationally accredited BarreConcept Method, which was lauched in 2011.  She launched the floor barre instructor training course a few years later. BarreConcept is Europe’s leading training provider for barre instructors.

Emma brings a wealth of personal knowledge and industry experience to this comprehensive online course. This course will equip you with the practical skills required to teach group barre sessions with confidence. Further education courses are available for the small equipment and props that you would typically use in a barre class, so you can continue your fitness journey with Emma, if you wish to continue learning

Emma is an international presenter for MindBody fitness and has delivered face to face and online training to students all over the globe. She is a qualified Assessor as well as an Internal Quality Assurer (Internal Verifier), so she assesses the Assessors doing their assessing.  Her attention to detail is unparalleled.  Therefore, you can be assured of the highest quality training standard and education.

BarreFloor is a body conditioning workout on the mat, combining ballet movements with the alignment of yoga and the precision of Pilates. Set to the beat of the music, this energetic toning class does not require a ballet barre but does require commitment, stamina and passion. A dynamic, brisk and challenging workout that sculpts the body from head to toe!

Course Overview

The Pilates Union UK online comprehensive BarreFloor Teacher Training Course covers over 80 exercises. Spread over 20 units, this course covers basic through to intermediate and advanced exercises, including functional fitness based moves, ballet movements and Pilates-based movements.

You will learn a variety of exercises on the floor, including conditioning exercises to tone the entire body, along with a variety of cool down stretches on the mat. Containing over 90 videos, there are more than 12 hours of viewing time alone.

This practical course will give you a detailed, structured approach to the learning and teaching of the BarreFloor method and how to progress clients from the basic fundamental exercises right through to the more advanced movements and learning how to sequence them into a choreographed, flowing routine, that challenges your clients.

For a more detailed overview of the units, please see the FAQ’s at the footer of this page.

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Industry Accredited Training

Emma's company, Pilates Union UK, has been offering globally accredited online instructor training courses in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada for over a decade.

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The content of this training has been professionally recognised and endorsed by the awarding body, Active IQ – a CIMSPA Endorsed Awarding Organisation. In addition, this particular online yoga teacher training course has gained international approval for continuing education credits and has been awarded CPD points from the following organisations:


6.5 CPD Points

Active IQ - UK

This has been professionally recognised and endorsed by the awarding body, Active IQ

National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP) - USA

Formerly Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) - 10 CEC’s

Canfitpro - Canada


Course Structure

There are 20 units and you are allowed 180 days access to complete the course. You have instant access upon purchase and you are ready to start immediately. Just log in and go to unit one. On each screen, you will find the video of the exercise and how to teach the movement. This includes alignment, breathing, correct technique, common errors and how to correct them, modifications, progressions, contraindications and tactile cueing.

Underneath each video, you will find the appropriate page from the Pilates Union BarreConcept Manual with detailed text and explanation. You will work at your own pace and when you have time, just login and go to the appropriate unit and work your way through the material.

Assessment Info

In order to achieve a pass in this course, 2 assessments must be successfully submitted –

Assessment One – BarreFloor Theory Quiz (80% pass). Ten multiple choice questions.

Assessment Two – Practical one hour exam. You must submit a video of you teaching a healthy adult. You must teach from your choreographed lesson plan routine that you will learn on the course.

Ideally, you can use an iPad to film your exam video. Upon completions of your video, you can upload this onto any internet application that allows you to send large files.

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To ensure quality of service and consistency, you will deal directly with Emma throughout your training journey. There are no other parties or channels to go through.


Just because your course finishes, it doesn't mean your journey ends. Emma provides guidance with setting up, advice on gaining employment and support on a range of topics

Flexible learning compatible across a wide range of devices

Learn anytime, any place, anywhere.  Emma’s courses are compatible across a range of devices.  Flexible learning means that you can work according to your schedule.  Upon purchase, you have immediate access to the online content, so you can begin learning straight away.  Each time you login, the system will return to the unit and step you last completed.  You can repeat units and steps as many times as you like.

Units may be completed in any order you choose or you can follow the suggested schedule.  Go at your own pace and work your way through the units in your time.  Each course has a specific duration, after which time your course will expire and you will no longer have access to the online content, so your learning must be completed before your course expires.  Course extensions are available for a small charge, so you can re-gain access to the material.

Further Course Information
  • The comprehensive course material consists of over 12 hours of video material, split into the following units –

    Unit One –Introduction and Ballet Basics – 2 videos (8.16 minutes)

    Unit Two –Warm Up Component Skills – 1 video (8.02 minutes)

    Unit Three – Working with Music and Cueing Skills – 1 video (18.48 minutes)

    Unit Four –Warm Up – Seated Mobility Exercises – 17 videos (81 minutes)

    Unit Five – Warm Up – Seated Mobility Exercise – 1 video (6.25 minutes)

    Unit Six – Warm Up – Pulse Raiser Exercise – Upright Kneeling- 10 videos (42.30 minutes)

    Unit Seven – Warm Up – Pulse Raiser Exercise – 1 video (7.30 minutes)

    Unit Eight – Four Point Kneeling Exercises- 5 videos (34 minutes)

    Unit Nine – Prone Exercises – 1 video (8.35 minutes)

    Unit Ten – Side Lying Exercises – 8 videos (49 minutes)

    Unit Eleven  – Supine and abdominal exercises – 20 videos (104.30 minutes)

    Unit Twelve – Main Phase choreographed routine – 1 video (32 minutes)

    Unit Thirteen – Cool Down Stretch Exercises – 17 videos (68.20 minutes)

    Unit Fourteen – Cool Down Stretch Choreographed Routine- 1 video (10.50 minutes)

    Unit Fifteen – Standing Exercises – 3 videos (12.40 minutes)

    Unit Sixteen – Full one hour class routine – 1 video (57.20 minutes)

    Unit Seventeen – Teaching Skills (no videos)

    Unit Eighteen – Health and Safety (no videos)

    Unit Nineteen – Fitness Principles (no videos)

    Unit Twenty – Special Populations (no videos)

  • Course Duration and Video Breakdown

    There are 90 videos on this course. If you watched one video per day, it would take over 90 days to complete the training. It is really dependent upon individual instructors and the time they have available to devote to learning. All learning must be completed before the 180 days are up.

    Total number of videos = 90

    Total Video Playing Time = 569 (9.48 hours)

    Total Reading Time = 180 minutes

    Total minutes = 749 (12.48 hours)

  • Course Aims

    For learners to develop a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the BarreFloor Method and the exercises that can be performed within it. To be able to apply this knowledge in developing a personal programme for a range of clients of differing needs and abilities

    Course Outcomes

    Learners will be able to instruct basic to intermediate exercises from the BarreFloor Method to a variety of clients of different ages and capabilities. Learners will be able to identify exercises which may need to be modified for a particular client group and they will be able to adapt or progress an exercise where necessary. Learners will be able to devise choreographed lesson plans to relatively healthy clients.

  • The course costs £145 GBP. A copy of the information contained in the Pilates Union BarreFloor manual is viewable online. Should you wish to have a hard copy of the manual, this costs £21.99 and is available online.

    The other cost is for the practical assessment. A fee of £45 is payable when submitting your practical exam video. This covers your assessors time to watch your video and give you feedback. This also covers the cost of your certificate.

  • Prerequisites

    Any of the following qualifications are suitable:

    Pilates Teacher

    Yoga Teacher

    Exercise to Music

    Personal Trainer

    Qualified Dance Teacher

    Group Exercise Instructor

    If you do not possess any of the above qualifications, please email us as we also consider all relevant experience.

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