Saturday, March 24, 2012

How to Launch Your Pilates Instructor Career

Being a Pilate's instructor is a career choice that many people think about. Of course in order to launch this career you need to have training. This training is the best way to start your career but you have to know some things before going on a course. You first have to identify if you really want to be a Pilate's instructor or if this is just a stepping stone to something else. Once you have figured this out you have to look into the different courses and the advantages they have.

Do you want to have a Pilate's career?

What exactly do you want to do with your life? Do you want to teach Pilates as a career or is it more a hobby? Are you going to teach Pilates as a way to get into a different career? These are all questions you have to ask yourself before you start any courses. If you are planning this as a stepping stone then you have to think about whether it would be easier to simply do a different course.

What Pilate's courses should you take?

When you look into Pilates courses there are some things that you should be aware of. You should always find out if the course you want to take is accredited. This can be done by either contacting the institute running the course or the professional body for Pilate's instructors in your area. If the course is not accredited then you may want to look around for one that is. The reason for this is that accredited course will hold more power when you look for work.

Find out if the people teaching you are properly qualified. Again you can find this out from the course institute or you can go onto the website of the professional body and see if the teachers are registered. The reason for this is that you need qualified teachers to properly train you.

Look at what will be taught in the course. There are certain things that you should learn in a course. One of these is the theory behind Pilates. By knowing the theory you can better understand the practical aspects. You should also learn about anatomy as you have to know how the body works and how certain actions will affect the body.

The techniques and methods of doing Pilates need to be a part of the course. This should not only be covered in theory but also in practise. You should be shown a few different techniques as well as the ways to properly instruct other people. If this is not covered then you may find yourself having a hard time when it comes to actually teaching other people.

If you are looking into a career in teaching Pilates then you need to have proper training. The courses that you look at should have adequate theory and practical aspects which will teach you all you need to know to instruct others. You also have to make sure the course is accredited and that the teachers are qualified.

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