Take as many Pilates classes and private sessions as you can – the more you take before you start a Pilates teacher training program, the better! Remember, Pilates teacher training programs train you to TEACH Pilates – the more it is in your body the better.
Understand what type of Pilates instructor you would like to be.
· Did you know that Joseph Pilates created a method of exercise that uses many different types of equipment, including the Reformer, Mat, Cadillac (or Trap Table), Wunda Chair, High Chair, and Pedi-Pull?
· A Comprehensive Pilates Certification will give you the best foundation to teach any client, in any format, in any location
· A Mat Certification will be less in-depth and train you to teach mat-based Pilates exercises
· A Reformer Certification will be less in-depth and train you to teach only Reformer Pilates exercises
Research Pilates teacher training programs and make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
· How long does the program take? How many hours of practice are required? How much direct supervision do you receive? Is the program all-inclusive or do you pay for everything in parts?
· A good Comprehensive program will take at least 6 months, often up to 1 year to complete. It also will include 450+ hours of learning and practice.
· Comprehensive program prices start at $5,000 and go up to $10,000+.
Set up a call with the Pilates teacher training program representative, ask them to explain their course, and ask questions.
CONTACT A PROGRAM ADVISOR
Place a deposit for the Pilates teacher training program and keep taking Pilates classes and private sessions!
Commit to the Pilates teacher training program, keep up with your practice hours and homework weekly. When you complete all of the tasks required, you receive your Pilates certification and can teach Pilates safely!