The art of Pilates was developed in the 1920s by personal trainer Joseph Pilates to strengthen not only the body but the mind as well. This means that to become a Pilates teacher, you can’t just be interested in helping your clients to develop their bodies. You need to be prepared to assist them with building up their psyches as well. Why do we say this? Read on to find out more.
You must know the principles of Pilates like the back of your hand
First and foremost, to excel at being a Pilates teacher, you need to know the principles of Pilates inside and out. You need to know these so well that you eat, breathe and sleep Pilates. For example, you need to know everything from the correct way to do a roll-up to the correct sequence of breathing.
Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Pilates courses has beginner, intermediate and advanced modules that will ensure that you become the best Pilates instructor you can be! On these courses, you’ll learn:
- About how concentration plays an integral part in the practice of Pilates,
- How to control your movements in Pilates,
- How to centre yourself and breathe properly during a Pilates session,
- How to set up your Pilates studio properly, for example what temperature the studio should be, how mirrors need to be used and how many students should ideally be in a Pilates class.
- How to explain the movements to your class/client,
- The attitude you need to approach your class/client with and,
- How to correct a client’s technique.
An interest in rehabilitation
Although regular Pilates practice does end up giving the person who practises it a great shape, the form of exercise is also a very beneficial tool in terms of rehabilitation. Don’t take our word for it – the experts agree:
“Pilates is recommended by physicians for rehabilitation treatment after an injury. If you are experiencing a horrible back ache, you can try Pilates, since it has proven to be beneficial for moderate to severe spinal conditions.”
So in order to become a great Pilates instructor, you must be prepared to modify what you’ve planned for your class – often times at a moment’s notice – in relation to who may decide to join you.
You need a Pilates qualification
To be a well-respected Pilates teacher, you need to have a qualification in teaching Pilates from an exceptional fitness college such as Trifocus Fitness Academy. This means that armed with their Pilates certification, you’ll be able to either work in a gym or own your very own Pilates studio, where you can proudly display your Pilates certification from Trifocus Fitness Academy. Eager students who will come flocking to you.
You need to be able to learn how you want when you want
Trifocus Fitness Academy’s fitness courses are all offered online. This means that you will be able to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. All you need to start your fitness journey is a stable Internet connection and a passion for fitness.
There is no one pressuring you to finish your course in a certain amount of time. As studies have shown, when someone is relaxed they learn in a much easier fashion. This is why we’ve taken the decision to allow you as much time as you need to in order to complete your fitness qualification with us.
Start your Pilates journey today with Trifocus Fitness Academy’s comprehensive Pilates course or condensed Pilates course. With us, you’ll be sure to make your passion for Pilates your career! Follow this link to enter your details so that one of our highly trained and friendly sales consultants can contact you to discuss how to take your journey further.
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