Are you bored with the everyday routine or the office rut? Have you been longing for a change that can make a fundamental difference to your life? Do you long to keep your own hours and be responsible for your income? Then you may want to consider a career in Pilates! Becoming a Pilates instructor can be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Not only does it give you a fantastic way of earning an income on your own time, but it also provides you, as the instructor, with wonderful health benefits. Our BASI Pilates studio in Pretoria provides all the training and instruction you will need to become an outstanding Pilates teacher, and you will be delighted when you start reaping the benefits of this qualification. Because Pilates has become one of the most popular exercise disciplines in the world over the last 15 years, there are masses of career opportunities available that you can choose from. You can choose to work for yourself at your own pace and at times that suit you, you can supplement another full-time or part-time income with your Pilates classes, or you can choose between employment at a wide variety of studios, spas and other places that offer Pilates classes.
Before deciding to study Pilates at our studio in Pretoria, you have to ask yourself some questions first.
1. Do you love Pilates? If you don’t know much about Pilates, it is probably a good idea to take Pilates classes for a few months to decide if this is an exercise discipline that brings you pleasure, and one that you can like doing for some time to come.
2. Do you like people? You do need to be a peoples’ person to become a Pilates instructor. Most of your time will be spent helping people to improve their movements and their Pilates poses, and you have to be patient and clear in your instruction. If you do like to work with people, you also have to decide whether you would be best suited to individual, private instruction with only one or two clients, or whether you would prefer doing classes, or perhaps even a mixture of both. Either way, you have to be able to cope with people on a regular basis and communicate well.
How to become a Pilates instructor
It takes time, commitment, and quite a lot of money – all of which will be worth it once you have qualified, and you are able to start leading your own sessions. You will have to commit to around 150 hours of learning, and there will be practical and theoretical exams. There is a wide range of modules to complete, in order to become an all-round practitioner and teacher, but you can choose to focus on particular modules that interest you to start with, and work from there to expand your knowledge and skills.
At BASI Pilates, we regularly run courses and workshops by qualified international instructors at our Pilates studio in Pretoria, in order to keep ahead of the curve when it comes to Pilates instruction. Our programme is curriculum-based and internationally recognised, which means that you will be able to work just about anywhere when you qualify at our facility.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Pilates instructor, give our BASI Pilates studio in Pretoria a call, and we will help you with all the information you need.