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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 time to consider complete Pilates instructor training.
Pilates teachers (and their clients!) come in all shapes and sizes. And just like Pilates teachers, there isn’t a one-size fits all when it comes to Pilates teacher training and certification. Pilates Instructor Academy offers several convenient and affordable options to help you on begin your Pilates career. If you still don’t know if you should become a Pilates instructor, here are seven reasons you should become a Pilates teacher.
- You love pilates
This should go without saying, but we will say it anyway. If you are considering Pilates instructor training, you should have a love for Pilates. The old saying goes, “if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.” This holds especially true for Pilates instructors. If you have a genuine love of the Pilates method, your students will be able to tell, and your class retention rate will reflect your passion.
- You want a flexible schedule
Pilates instruction is an excellent option for stay-at-home moms who only want to teach one or two classes a week or entrepreneurs seeking a non-traditional work schedule. If you want to focus on group instruction, holding classes before or after standard business hours is key to reaching the most students. Teaching individual Pilates sessions is wonderful if you don’t want to be tied to any schedule and want each week to be different.
- You move frequently
If you are in a position where you relocate every few years, whether by choice or necessity, completing Pilates instructor training allows you to continue earning a living (or supplemental income, depending on your needs) regardless of your home address. Pilates training is universal, unlike cosmetologists, barbers or other professions that require state licensing to practice. This makes it an excellent option for military spouses who don’t want to lose any earning potential when they relocate every few years. Meeting specific state/country requirements to practice takes time and money to get certified before you can start earning again. Avoid that hassle and consider becoming a Pilates instructor today.
- You want to help people
If you have a genuine desire to help better the lives of those around you, teaching Pilates is a great way to contribute. The health benefits of Pilates are not age or gender exclusive, making it a great choice for communities with a larger retired population looking for a unique way to stay in shape.
- You want to learn more about Pilates
If you want a career with unlimited learning potential, Pilates instruction is an excellent option. Though the practice has been around for almost 100 years, the instruction method is constantly evolving and you can always get more specific or general depending on the audience you want to reach. Pilates Instructor Academy offers several continuing education options that meet both PMA and ACE requirements.
- You don’t want to work in an office
Pilates workout benefits are numerous, but a major benefit of becoming a Pilates instructor: never having to work in an office! If you dread the idea of working at a desk or in a cubicle and love the thought of being paid to go to the gym or studio every day, become a Pilates instructor. Bonus: no one at work will yell at you for not wearing shoes!
- You want a job that’s good for you!
When you become a Pilates instructor and improve the health of your students, you reap the benefits as well. Pilates has been proven to increase flexibility and posture, improve body awareness and concentration, and lead to better stress management and relaxation.
Few careers today can boast these benefits while simultaneously giving you control over your earning potential. Pilates shows no signs of slowing down in popularity, so if you are looking for a way to improve your life and community, consider becoming a Pilates instructor.
Your Pilates journey doesn’t have to end as a student in the classroom. Start generating income while creating a positive effect in your community and become a Pilates teacher today!