If you have a passion for Pilates and you want to share the benefits of this practice with others, taking that next step to becoming an instructor yourself can be an incredibly rewarding career option. Not only does it offer flexibility, it also means you get to turn your love of Pilates into a job! If you’re planning on starting your Pilates instructor training, we’re here to share how you can get the most out of your chosen course.
Choose a quality course
The first step to getting the skills and confidence you need from your Pilates instructor course is to find a reputable course to begin with. There are so many courses on offer and it’s essential that you find an option which equips you to teach others safely and effectively. Look for courses which are certified and/or endorsed through reputable bodies and which offer a large amount of hands on training as well as post course development and practice. It is also good to look for a course that prides itself on preparing teachers to teach large groups of students!
Practice your demonstrating
A large part of being a Pilates teacher is demonstrating correct form to your students so make sure you take the time to practice your various Pilates moves to give you the confidence you need when you eventually need to do this in front of students. This also gives you the opportunity to pay special attention to exercises which you find difficult (we all have a few!) so you can nail the technique. Once you feel a bit more confident, practice some demonstrations and verbal cues on some friends to see if your instructions are easy to follow.
During your Pilates teacher training, you’ll have access to experienced, certified Pilates instructors. Don’t just sit back and go along for the ride – take advantage of the experience your instructors have to offer and ask questions along the way. Your instructors want you to get the most out of your course and will be more than happy to oblige. Whether you’re struggling with certain anatomy concepts or want to know how to provide the correct verbal cures for modifications, keep the questions coming!
Keep up with you Pilates practice
Even though you’ll be busy carrying out your teacher training, keep the focus going on your own self practice. Not only does this continue to nurture your love of Pilates, it also allows you to pay attention to the teaching style of your various teachers, such as verbal cues and movement progression, so you can apply this to your own future practice.
If you’re looking for a Reformer Pilates Teacher Trainer course in Melbourne, Kaya Health Clubs offer reformer Pilates teacher training to help transform your passion for Pilates into a career. Our courses are run through the Elixr School of Pilates and are nationally endorsed by the Fitness Institute of Australia, as well as certified by Fitness Australia. The course includes over 50 hours of face-to-face training as well as over 40 hours of hands on practice and development post course.