I’m a big fan of Pilates. It’s one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world, but it can be intimidating if you’ve never tried it before. And even though there are plenty of Pilates instructors out there who are amazing at their jobs and would love nothing more than to help others learn this technique, they might not know how to become a certified instructor themselves! I’ve put together this guide (with some expert advice from my friend Katie!) so that you can do just that—become an instructor in three easy steps.
Take the certification course.
If you’re an experienced exerciser who wants to share the love, or if you’re a health and fitness professional who wants to add pilates classes to your repertoire, this next step is for you. Taking a certification course will give you all of the tools and techniques needed to teach pilates effectively. There are many different schools offering online courses, but they all vary in price and duration (some are as short as two weeks).
Certification courses can be expensive but are worth every penny if you want to become a certified instructor yourself. They’ll teach everything from anatomy basics through advanced stretching techniques—and there’s no limit on how many times people can retake them! If budgeting isn’t an issue for your business, consider making it one: these days there are lots of ways for companies around the world to offer discounted rates on private training sessions with qualified instructors who have taken at least one major certification course before going into business independently.”
Join a mentorship program.
If you want to learn how to do Pilates, there’s no better way than through a mentorship program. These are basically like apprenticeships for Pilates teachers—you pay a small fee and then work with an experienced instructor who will teach you everything they know.
While it can be expensive, this is still one of the best ways to kickstart your career in Pilates teaching. With a mentor, you get direct access to valuable information on what works and what doesn’t in the classroom, which will save you time (and money) later on. You’ll also get practice teaching real people, which gives you invaluable experience before taking students out into the world on their own.
Find a gym and get certified.
In this section, we’ll discuss the important considerations you should keep in mind when selecting a gym.
- Find a gym with a good reputation
- Find a gym with a good certification program
- Find a gym with a good instructor
- Find a gym with a good schedule and location that fits your needs and lifestyle
Get your first clients.
The next step is to get your first clients. There are a few ways to do this:
- Word of mouth. The key here is to build a reputation, so you can become known as the best instructor in town.
- Advertising. This requires money, but it’s the surest way to grow your business quickly.
- Teaching free classes and building trust with students who like what they see and hear, then asking them if they know anyone who might need Pilates instruction themselves. You’ll be surprised at how easily this works!
- Teaching classes at gyms or studios (or even other instructors’ studios) that have space for you and where there might not be enough teachers on staff already; this will allow them to fill their schedule without having another employee or two come onboard full-time right away—and since gyms tend toward big chains anyway, it’s likely that each location has its own budget for continuing education courses offered by local fitness professionals rather than hiring new staff members outright
With your new-found knowledge, you’ve now got the tools to become a Pilates instructor. It’s now up to you to start getting experience teaching and connecting with clients so that when you do graduate from Pilates school, you are more than ready. Here are some ways that might work for you:
- Start teaching in a studio. Studios are great places for new instructors to get their feet wet because the teachers already have an established clientele who will probably be excited about having a new teacher join them. Plus, studios often have other instructors there who can help out with training and questions about how things work at the studio – which is extremely helpful for someone just starting out!
- Start teaching in a gym or health club/private studio/private home (depending on what your state allows). Gyms often offer contracts at discounted rates compared with private lessons; however, many times this means they control how many classes per week an instructor teaches or only allow him or her access during certain times of day which could make booking clients difficult depending on his/her schedule
With the right instruction and training, you can become a Pilates instructor in just three months.
Yes, you read the title correctly. With the right instruction and training, you can become a Pilates instructor in just three months.
That may seem like an ambitious deadline to some—and it is—but there’s no need to be discouraged by this timeline. Learning a new skill takes time; we’ve all been there before. You’ll find that as long as you’re patient with yourself and willing to practice consistently, your progress will come quickly. As they say: if at first you don’t succeed… Click here to review the instructions of instructors before the training.
If you want to become a pilates teacher training Sydney, there’s no time like the present. Get started today and you’ll be teaching classes in no time.