Upcoming Training Courses

A written & practical exam is required for certification
exam may be taken within six months of completing course(s)

Space is limited! To register or for costs and additional information regarding these courses, please call Alaine Owen at the studio 716 435 9216 or email

Basic Principles Pilates
9059 Main Street
Clarence, NY

phone: 716 435 9216


The Studio:
Set back off the main street, the studio is peaceful and private. The studio has an open and serene decor. Always clean and organized, it provides the perfect setting to encourage learning.

Basic Principles Pilates is located in Clarence, NY. A quiet suburb of Buffalo conveniently located off of I-90. The studio is easy to reach with ample parking.

Instructor Trainer
ALAINE OWEN, owner of Basic Principles Pilates, began working in the fitness industry in 1997 as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer. She was introduced to Pilates in 2001 becoming a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor in 2004 with full certification completed early in 2008. In 2005, she opened her studio in Clarence, New York - the first in the area providing a full array of STOTT PILATES equipment, classes and instructor educational opportunities.
Alaine has degrees from Boston College and the University of Buffalo. As an Instructor Trainer, Alaine strives to share her love of learning with the participants in her classes.
Mother of five and sole owner of a business, Alaine understands fully the complexities of today's life. Her goal is to provide each person who studies with her the understanding, motivation, patience and support necessary to fulfill their objective of becoming the best STOTT PILATES instructor possible.
"Hearing my clients' and students' feedback is my greatest motivation. To know that I challenge each one of them to meet their goals while they continue to describe me thoughtful, perceptive, and understanding inspires me to go to work everyday. Beyond their words, witnessing my students develop the ability and skills necessary to assist their clients in reaching their objectives is immensely satisfying. It confirms that I have dedicated myself to a profession in which I can change people's lives forever."
--Alaine Owen

Getting There:
Basic Principles Pilates is located just 15 miles east of Buffalo and can easily be accessed from I-90. see map

There are many hotels in the area. For more information, please email

The intensive courses above are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.

For a list of required (and optional) course materials click here

You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.