How to Become a Pilates Instructor

How to Become a Pilates Instructor


Pilates Teacher Training Devon England UK how to become a Pilates instructor so we
often get asked questions from our teacher training website and a lot of
people think it’s actually harder than it is to become a Pilates teacher and
yes there’s a lot of work involved but it’s achievable so I’m not the most
academic person in the world I did not do very well at school and hated
anything to do with studying so but I managed to get through the exams this
theory exam so there’s two theory exams so this is if you’ve got no previous
Anatomy or fitness qualification so if you complete me be like I was you have
two exams one is a level two exercise in nutrition and one is a level 3 anatomy
and physiology so you get textbooks and what I did is when I chose when I
registered I made sure that it wasn’t like next week I mean she was like six
months in advance and I registered as soon as I could
and then what I did is I took the textbook and I got a little post-it
notes and I said write every day and I’m gonna study two pages and then at the
end of the week I’d review the whole thing and I just carried on like that
through they I mean I was also working shifts in the police so I had to try and
fit it around there cuz I was on night shifts that nothing was going to happen
during the day so I had to work it in around the time table but you might be
able to do it in three months or something they normally say about six
weeks like that but I wanted to make sure that I’ve given myself enough time
you also have so that’s probably what I would say for me and the teaching side
of it for me was quite stressful I won’t lie but actually one side it’s a
multiple choice exam once I’d done the mark I
she’s not so bad and the nice thing is is you can reset it so it’s not the end
of the world if you don’t get through the first time because it’s done online
here in the studio and it’s very simple so back in the donated my qualification
but if I failed that would have had to go back to self-harm tell you mom and
Evan to go and set this exam where’s now it’s at a certain day quiz now we’ve
allocated time within the course to reset your exam if you need to so that
is your the two exams then you also have a case study to do so you will find a
person a volunteer who you will do a postural assessment on which we go
through in the course and you will possible assessment and then you need to
do them a 12 week lesson plan and then there’s some orbits involved in that
again it’s stuff we work through on through the course and then we also work
on the teaching of the group so you will have lots of opportunities to teach was
in the group pairs and then as a group you’ll be teaching each other I know it
sounds scary but we try and make it as relaxed as we can and it’s a completely
safe environment and do you know what I still get time to sit in my classes and
stuff and you know it’s just how the life goes nothing’s ever perfect so we
go through a lot of teaching and then of course we go through the exercises that
we give you so for YMCA we have to do the 34 classical but we’ve added another
book in which breaks love the classical down so that you can teach people coming
in off the street because mrs. Miggins he comes off of the street with a hip
replacement and a shoulder problem is not gonna be able to do the classical so
we want to make sure that you have enough tools in your box to be able to
work with a wide range of people so that is the group session plan and pour we
also go through anatomy so yes you have in physiology exam but it’s a very
generic exam it’s not really related to Pilates as such it’s just about the body
so we spend a lot of time going through the anatomy and how Pilates and the
matter work together if you can call it that
it’s taken me a long time to get my head around it and this is why we’ve tried to
make sure that a big chunk of our course is about this because assuming you can
understand how Pilates and the anatomy works
assuming you can serve your clients better so this is not just our course is
not just about there’s a certificate of you go because you when you get your
qualification through us you carry our name so someone says – where did you do
your plants is here to train order it was the Lea Pilates we want to make sure
that they were impressed with what you’re training not just or there’s a
certificate and off you go so we try and make sure that when you
leave you are the best that you can be with the timeframe that we have with you
so trying to think if I have missed anything else oh you have your two exams
you have a multiple-choice you have the paperwork so the private clients who you
do a 12-week lesson plan and you have to teach them three times again so we will
go through all of that and then we have the group teaching assessment and then
through the course we’re going through all the exercises we’ve designed our own
box that we’ve broken each exercise down and you can write in the books and all
of that and take that away with you so you’ll get the books from YMCA and then
we have books that we give you that we’ve made ourselves so hopefully that
helps like I said if I can do it then then anybody can do it especially the
theory side of it because I’m not the brainiest person out there my advice is
if you are thinking about becoming a Pilates teacher was crossed your mind
and you not sure it’s just give me a ring or
or something Facebook or email am more than happy to talk to you and it’s not a
case of I’m gonna talk to you try get its constituency to train with us it’s
we want to try and help people become Pilates teachers wherever because the
more Pilates teachers that are out there the more people that we can help so you
know you might be in Scotland watching this video and demos too far doesn’t
matter give me a text and I’ll still have a
chat with you about the qualification and then maybe you can find a school
closer to you or I know of some schools that are for north and I can recommend
some schools so that is that part the other parts that I would suggest is to
get into as many different Pilates classes as you can so even if you’ve
been doing classes for ten years with the same teacher I would start going to
other teachers not necessarily to see if they bad but to see the differences in
teaching styles because there’s not one way to skin a cat and we’ve done videos
about this before lots of different ways to teach Pilates the more people you can
go to you the more little nuggets you’re going to pick up either on I don’t think
I would teach it like that or actually I really like the way they have explained
that so Paula might see it completely differently some people will come to my
classes and some people will go to his and some people do base because we teach
so differently you’ll get different results from the class so try and go
through as many different Pilates teachers as you can and that will help
with your experience as well so I hope this video helps associate turned out a
bit longer than I was anticipating but fear not
hopefully I’ve provided a little bit of background and to becoming a Pilates
teacher so what you’d be if you want to have a chat or if you want some more
information whether it’s about our course or just above becoming appliances
– – you can go on to WWE litt Pilates teacher training dot Co dot u K or you
can get us on face on Aleppo IT services our teacher
training and send me a message on facebook as well so I look forward to
hearing from you hopefully I see on one of our courses
but if not good luck with your teacher training and we hope that you get as
much satisfaction from teaching Pilates as we do so Tora