Pilates Instructors, get ready! The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Annual Meeting (#PMA2016) is happening October 27-30 in Phoenix, Arizona. I am both excited and honored to participate at the PMA again. In the past two years, I have presented my Pilates business workshops Teaching Your Vision” and “Never a Dull Moment”. This year I am teaching not one, but two mat classes! Continue reading
We all have a bucket list. If “visiting one of the ancient Wonders of World” is on yours, please mark March 5-10, 2017, on your calendar as “busy” because you’ll be one of only 12 people accompanying me to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime Angkor Wat Pilates Retreat. Continue reading
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Since 2008, I’ve had the privilege of coaching Pilates instructors on how to successfully start their businesses as well as consulting with studio owners on how to enhance their current offerings. I’m always trying to think of the resources that Pilates instructors and studio owners like you need, and then I set out to create them. Continue reading
Looking back over my Pilates journey, I wish there had been step-by-step guides for me to follow, targeted advice on the pitfalls to avoid, and expert tips on how to be my most successful best. I love what Pilates has done for me both personally and professionally, and I’m committed to supporting instructors like you. I want you to be set for success from Day 1 and discover ways to improve your established business.
I have created a series of short, but very detailed, video courses to help you anticipate every question and possible scenario along the development of your business path. Whether you are just starting out or want to be more profitable in your current practice, there is a course to best suit your specific needs.
Here’s a brief description of each course. Happy learning!
How to Become a Pilates Instructor
I’m so happy that you want to become a Pilates instructor. I still remember the day I made the same decision as you and how I felt (elated AND nervous!). I had so many questions:
What was I getting myself into?
What would I do after?
Where would I teach?
How much could I make?
Was this a hobby or my new career?
This free, 20-minute course is designed to help you weigh all the options, think of as many scenarios as possible, and make a well-informed decision. We discuss what a Pilates instructor is; how to become a Pilates instructor; and the questions you should be asking potential Pilates programs.
Studio Teacher or Independent Contractor
Which are you? Should you be one or the other? Can you be both? Whether you are a new instructor, well-established instructor, or somewhere in between the two, this course is for you. We cover:
What is an Independent Instructor?
What is a Studio Teacher?
Which one is best for you?
Preparing for your Interview as a Pilates Instructor
I know just how nerve wracking an interview can be. You want to nail it, make a fabulous first impression because doing so puts you one step closer to being in a Pilates studio and doing what you love most: Teaching.
This course was created to help you understand what a Pilates Interview can be, how to prepare for and rock it!
Where Can You Teach Pilates?
Maybe I should have titled this course, “All the Places You Cannot Teach Pilates,” because that list would be much smaller! After taking this course, you will better understand the traditional options available and be well prepared to go out and investigate them so that you can do what you love most: Teach!
How to Set Up Your Cancellation Policy
Yes, you need a cancellation policy. Confrontation can be hard for many instructors; I get it. We develop close relationships with our clients, and it’s difficult to charge them when they are sick, forgot, or simply got stuck in traffic. This course covers critical areas such as:
How do define what “late” is;
Why cancellation policies are integral to your business; and
How to inform and follow through with a cancellation policy.
In addition to these five courses, I’m excited to share that I’m developing three more—to be released soon:
First Time to Life Time
Teaching Your Schedule
Teaching your Vision
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