Have you ever had the thought of becoming a Pilates Instructor? Well – what’s stopping you? As we know, the benefits of Pilates are vast, and so are the benefits of becoming a Pilates Instructor. So, what do we know of Pilates, why is it so good for us and why could it be just the job for you?
PILATES – A system of exercising which, when practiced regularly will increase flexibility and strength, particularly in the deep stabilizing muscles of the spine and torso.
- Pilates can help to heal long and short-term injuries.
- Rebalance opposing muscle groups
- Promote a more poised and positive posture
- And create a sense of relaxation and mental wellbeing
If you have ever attended a Pilates class before, you will have first hand experience of the amazing benefits that can be achieved by attending regular classes. You may also notice that Pilates is a form of exercise that suits a wide range of people with differing ages, abilities, medical conditions and specific needs.
Pilates appears to be an exercise in which most people, once experienced, continue to attend classes for many, many years!
I personally have a class running which is now in its seventh year. Amazingly in that time only three members have changed!
Pilates is a growing industry with many more classes on offer than ever before. These classes take place in Community centres, village halls, Gyms, Health and Wellness centres, Physio and Osteopath practices and I actually ran a class for 2 years inside a church!
Mat based Classes run as group exercise and one to one training and can take many different variations and forms from Classical Pilates (Joseph Pilates repertoire of 34 exercises) Clinical Pilates and Functional Pilates.
In other words, it is now considered essential to strengthen our core muscles in a way that mimics the movements we use in our normal activities of living. These movements come from primal patterns such as bending and lifting, pushing and pulling, twisting and rotating, moving forwards backwards, side, up and down.
Mobilizing and strengthening your torso in a way that will help you perform your normal activities of daily life without too much stress and strain on unconditioned muscles and joints, can only be good!
Mat based Pilates is emerging as one of the top fitness trends in the world and is part of an ever growing market place!
Have you ever considered becoming part of this ever-growing market place?
The opportunities for a Certified Pilates Instructor are hugely increasing. A trend, which I see, shows little signs of slowing down!
You do not need to be young, thin, flexible or able to perform Joseph Pilates advanced exercises yourself, in order to become a Mat based Pilates Teacher. You do not even need to be qualified as a Fitness instructor first, however you do need to have a passion for Pilates!
You need to be passionate about wanting to share your Pilates knowledge with others as well as wanting to practice Pilates yourself.
Mat based Pilates Instructor training courses often run over weekends or as a more intensive course during the week. Muscular-skeletal Anatomy will be studied to ensure a deep understanding of the body is achieved before the practical element of the course is delivered.
There are 7 units to be studied when training as a Pilates Instructor: Units 1-4 are the theoretical units and 5-7 the practical units.
Unit 1 is the Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology…(The exciting bit as it sets you up for a full understanding of how the body works) A 90 minute multiple choice exam will be sat to qualify for this part at some point over the practical course.
Unit 2 Know how to support your clients who take part in Exercise and Physical Activity. This is all about the reasons why it is important to form effective relationships with your clients.
Unit 3 Health Safety and Welfare in the Fitness Environment. Just as it states on the tin!
Unit 4 Principles of Fitness, Exercise and Health. A Final exam of multiple choice to be sat at some point during the practical course.
Unit 5, 6 and 7 is the HOW to Design, Deliver, Coach and Evaluate a successful Pilates class! This is the part where you are given the skills and knowledge you require to become a successful and inspiring Pilates Instructor!
There are many Fitness training organizations that run Mat Based Pilates training, although some are more well known than others. Large or well known doesn’t necessarily represent the best, as many smaller Pilates training companies host excellent training.
At Infitness Training we know how to do this well! 29 years in the fitness industry and two very successful studios delivering Pilates and Personal Training! 7 years tutoring and assessing but more importantly a HUGE passion to share our knowledge with you! We don’t just deliver this stuff, we walk the talk! We share our experiences, what works, what doesn’t and we go one step further and show you how to market yourself, because we understand the importance of growing your business so that you may reach out and help more people!
Would you like to become a Pilates instructor in this ever growing market place?
Would you like to work around your family and experience more flexibility in your life and control you’re earnings by becoming self employed?
How would it make you feel if you could enhance your knowledge and skills in an area you are passionate about and have the ability to practice and maintain your own body fitness?
Would you like to spend more time with like-minded people and discovering the beauty of working to live and not living to work?
If the answer is yes and you are looking for further guidance on how to go about it please head over to www.infitnesstraining.co.uk and leave your details and a comment letting me know when it’s convenient to give you a call. I will then contact you and share a free 15-minute call with you answering any questions you may have on Pilates or Pilates Training.
Good Luck and be happy and healthy!