Pilates Daily Teaser - Blog

Tips for Starting a Successful Career in Pilates 


September 08, 2020 - Pilates Instructor Academy

Tips for Starting a Successful Career in Pilates

Pilates enthusiasts everywhere can agree on the positive energy Pilates classes generate. A lot of that energy comes from the enthusiasm of a Pilates instructor who’s invested in their career. In fact, it no longer feels like a job, because it doesn’t feel like work. A great Pilates teacher is simply doing what they love and getting paid to do it.

 

Whether you’ve taken the plunge to achieve your Pilates instructor certification or are still in research mode to become a Pilates teacher, here are several tips to get you started on the right foot so you can hit the ground running!

Pilates Instructor Certification Takes Commitment

Pursuing your Pilates instructor certification online requires intentional self-discipline. The choice to become a Pilates teacher is rewarding. It’s fun. Of course, you want to get your money’s worth. So, in making this your career choice, being absolutely dedicated your classes is in your best interest. Commitment to studying, practicing daily, deciding whether to sit for the PMA (now NPCP) exam, and connecting to others in the field are vital practices.

 

You will benefit the most if you make the firm decision to complete your Pilates certification in a timely manner. The sooner you complete your coursework, the sooner you can begin receiving a return on your Pilates teacher training investment. Ideally, you should complete your online Pilates teacher training within one year of starting your course. It requires self-discipline and time management to stay on track. This is especially important if you have other commitments with family or have a current job.

 

 Choose a Pilates Certification Program That Fits Your Needs

When it comes to finding the right Pilates certification program, research is key. It’s critical to research each Pilates teacher training provider. Examine the programs by:

 

  •       Reading reviews
  •       Learning is included in the Pilates certification coursework
  •       Confirming how long the company has been in business, and has an established track record of providing high-quality programs
  •       Finding out what additional resources are available
  •       And of course, reading up on the course instructor’s bio

 

It’s important to choose the program that fits your budget, but also fits your individual needs and personal beliefs. Having in-depth training courses and a plethora of resources available for you will enhance your experience and better qualify you to teach with the methods and style you need to be greatly successful.

Make Sure That Your Pilates Instructor Course Has Plenty of Support

Developing a strong sense of community is important when getting your certification for Pilates teacher training. When you’re stuck, you’ll need access to teachers and mentors to help you work through the program. Does the Pilates certification program provide the means for getting your questions answered? Do they have offer free content to go along with the curriculum? Is the instructor easily accessible and relatable to help you work through course material? Finding a Pilates instructor certification that successfully creates a sense of community in their program will also promote the achievement of your goals and aspirations.

Your Ability to Communicate is Your Best Friend for Pilates Instructor Jobs

A big part of your career as a Pilates teacher is establishing relationships with your students. If you are not great with names, learn tactics that will help you learn and remember their names. When they enter the studio, greet them and repeat their name. “Hi Sue, glad to see you here today.” Association is a great method for remembering your students. In your mind, create and repeat rhymes that also relate to them as an individual. Such as where one lives… “Betty from the Bronx.” Or, something they’ve mentioned they like… “Katy loves cats.”

 

Use Mindbody Online or another electronic client management system to build and keeping a roster of your Pilates clients. This also helps you keep up with your students beyond the studio. Stay connected via text, email, phone calls, or offer a short e-newsletter. The more steps you take to further your relationships, the more your role as a Pilates teacher becomes less of a job and more of a joy, students become more comfortable, and the class becomes a true community and the place of refreshment it is meant to be. When that happens, students will be excited to invite their friends and family. Everyone wins!

Interested in Pursuing a Career in Pilates? Check Out Pilates Instructor Academy!

At Pilates Instructor Academy, we know how important choosing the right Pilates teacher training program is and we are here to help you through the process. We have many options available for Pilates instructor certification.

Take the steps now to become a Pilates instructor and begin a challenging and rewarding career! Call today or message online

Benefits of Online Pilates Instructor Training

July 06, 2020 - Pilates Instructor Academy

Benefits of Online Pilates Instructor Training

Maybe you’ve been a participant in a Pilates class at your local gym or Pilates studio or have been practicing at home for a while and you have become passionate about how beneficial it is for our bodies, and now you want to share it…

 

more »

How to Become a Pilates Instructor

July 31, 2019 - Pilates Instructor Academy

Are you an avid Pilates student curious about what the next steps will be in your journey with Pilates? If you are passionate about your own Pilates practice and want to help people see the amazing changes Pilates can bring, both physically and mentally, become a Pilates instructor!

Determine…

 

more »

Thinking About Getting Your Pilates Certification Online?

July 29, 2019 - Pilates Instructor Academy

Benefits of Becoming a Pilates Instructor Online

If you are passionate about the Pilates method and ready to share your fitness journey with others through teaching but are concerned you won’t be able to complete a traditional Pilates instructor training, you’re in luck!…

 

more »

How to Prepare for the PMA Exam

June 21, 2019 - Pilates Instructor Academy

If you have a passion for Pilates and are ready to take that relationship to the next level, you may be considering how to become a Pilates instructor. Can you teach Pilates without certification? What is the difference between Pilates instructor certification and Pilates teacher training? Once you…

 

more »

How Much Does it Cost to Become a Pilates Instructor?

June 21, 2019 - Pilates Instructor Academy

Whether you want to become a Pilates instructor or simply want to further your Pilates knowledge and experience, you may be curious about the Pilates certification cost. The Pilates instructor training cost varies, depending on what your career goals are and the kind of Pilates you want to teach.…

 

more »

Pilates Instructor Certification Program for Studio Owners

February 28, 2019 -

Pilates has gained momentum over the past few decades as more focus is put on a balance between strength training and body awareness in the fitness industry. As more and more people are moving away from the traditional cardio and weights routine at the gym, Pilates is growing in popularity because…

 

more »

How to Start a Pilates Studio Business

January 22, 2019 - Pilates Instructor Academy

Are you a certified Pilates instructor looking to gain more control over when and where you teach your classes? Perhaps you have always wanted to own your own business and have a general interest in health and fitness. Consider opening a Pilates studio. Being a business owner is not for the faint…

 

more »

7 Reasons to Become a Pilates Instructor

January 09, 2019 - Pilates Instructor Academy

Are you an avid Pilates student and find yourself wondering how to become a Pilates instructor? Maybe you are looking for a way to transform your Pilates training into a profitable venture. If you enjoy the health benefits of Pilates and want to share that joy with others in your community, it is…

 

more »

Anatomy Matters; Prone Hip Extension

January 05, 2018 - Amanda Jessee Iiams, MA, NKT3, CSCS, PMA-CPT, ACE

Anatomy Matters: Prone Hip Extension When teaching an exercise like Prone Hip Extension, I always teach Gluteal sequencing first to help clients fire their glutes before the hamstrings. I cue my clients to straighten the knees (super straight). For example, while lying prone, press the tops…

 

more »