March 26, 2021 -
Used for exercise, rehabilitation, and more, Pilates classes have seen continued growth in popularity for over a decade. As people become more aware of the many health and wellness benefits of Pilates, the demand for certified Pilates instructors continues to increase. And with advances in technology, Pilates instructor training is also becoming more widely available, more affordable, and much more convenient. You don’t have to live in a big city to become a certified Pilates teacher, online education has expanded the availability of training to anyone. At Pilates Instructor Academy, we have seen the increased demand for quality online Pilates education. We predict that as more and more people experience the convenience and affordability of online Pilates teacher training, Pilates will indefinitely be a secure career option for the future!
The Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic changed almost everything, including the way we exercise. Online classes like Peloton, Gaia, and Daily Burn were already trending before 2020, but the pandemic made virtual workouts the only option for many people all over the world. Pilates was no exception. Classes for Pilates practitioners and also for instructors-in-training were forced online—virtually overnight! The industry rose to the challenge of this “forced innovation,” creating online Pilates instructor training options with the same high-quality education you would expect in a studio environment. As Amanda Iiams' always says "a good teacher can teach anywhere in any circumstances!" Certified Pilates instructors have stepped up and proved that this is true with creative, innovative ways to share Pilates with their clients.
The Antiquated Pilates Training Programs of the Past
Traditional Pilates instructor training is based on a master/apprentice model created in the 1960s. It requires many hours of in-person classwork, observation time, and practice. While this method has worked well for decades and still works well for some people, it doesn’t work for everyone. Many people live in an area where in-person training isn’t an option, or they have family, job, or other scheduling issues that make it impossible to commit to specific class times. But this doesn’t mean giving up the benefits and joy that come with being a certified Pilates instructor. Advances in online education options have made Pilates instructor training possible for people who would otherwise have missed out.
A Good Instructor Can Teach Anywhere
If you’re already a certified Pilates instructor, the challenges of 2020 likely impacted your business. But it’s important to remember that good instructors can teach ANYWHERE. If you are an educator and you know how to teach, these circumstances don’t have to take you down. Good educators will use obstacles like COVID-19 to their advantage and seize this opportunity. At Pilates Instructor Academy, our goal is for more people to teach and practice Pilates and we know that online training can get us there!
For good reason, digital fitness classes are one of the top wellness trends this year, and that is likely to continue. People expect instant access in many areas of life, including their fitness schedule. You can turn this trend into added value for your clients. Virtual or streaming classes are a great way to make their lives easier and more convenient.
Pilates Instructor Academy Has Been Innovating the Pilates Training Space for Years
If you are ready to add Certified Pilates Teacher to your resume, look no further than Pilates Instructor Academy. Since 2001, we’ve built on the traditional Pilates training methods and added innovative new ways to make Pilates education more convenient, affordable, and accessible. If you are considering teaching Pilates mat, Reformer classes, or completing comprehensive NPCP (formerly PMA) Certification, we have a perfect solution for you!
PIA Offers Online and Live Instructor Training
If you’re deciding whether in-person or online Pilates education is the best option for you, contact Pilates Instructor Academy. We understand the importance of choosing the right program and we are here to help you through the process. Both our online and live Pilates teacher training and certifications feature the highest quality education. We are also recognized by the leading authorities for continuing education credits, including The National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP), The American Council on Exercise (ACE), and The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). Military spouses may qualify for tuition reimbursement through our partnership with MyCAA. Visit our website for more information or contact us today at 888-251-2080.
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