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Pilates is, hands down, one of the best whole body/whole mind workouts. Chances are that you already know and believe this to be true, and maybe you’re now at the point where you want to make a career of teaching Pilates.
If so, congratulations! Choosing to teach Pilates as my full-time career was one of the best life decisions I ever made. But, before you leap, I think it’s really important for you to know the history of this discipline, what questions you should ask in setting up your own business, and what it will take to be successful.
I wrote my book, Profitable Pilates: Everything But the Exercises, for people just like you. I love helping people succeed, and I want Pilates instructors and studio owners to be the best they can be—at every stage of their career.
My first chapter, “So You Want to Be a Pilates Instructor?”, covers every conceivable question you may have (and even more that you didn’t think of!) about starting out, such as choosing the right teacher training program–one of the most important decisions you will make in your Pilates career. As I wrote in an earlier blog post, I wish I had a resource like this to turn to when I started.
I help you think through important questions such as:
- Why should your teacher training program is based on the fundamental teachings of Joseph Pilates?
- What is included in your training program and how long will it take to complete?
- How aligned is the teacher training program with your preferred style of Pilates?
- What teaching opportunities are offered to program graduates?
- How lucrative can a career teaching Pilates be?
I’m happy that you’ve decided that you want to become a Pilates instructor. Isn’t it amazing to share the benefits of this incredible mind and body workout with others? Everyone, regardless of age and fitness level, can benefit from the practice of Pilates. You can be the instructor who introduces the practice to them and makes them a client for life!
Your Pilates career is waiting for you, and I’m here to support you from Day 1!