3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Pilates Teacher Training
Whether you have tried it or not, we have all heard about Pilates. It is one of those ubiquitous physical exercise trends that is either considered a fad by some or sworn by as a lifestyle by others. Truth be told, the benefits are undeniable. Through a series of controlled movements, you work to stabilise and strengthen your core. And a strong core is without a doubt a huge supporter of physical wellbeing. Focusing on technique rather than mindless repetition, Pilates forces the participant to exercise control over their body. The movements may seem simple, but requires concentration and builds significant strength over time. Sharing these techniques with others can be very rewarding, but Pilates teacher training is essential before embarking on this journey.
If this is something you have been considering, ask yourself the following three questions before you sign up for Pilates teacher training:
Why Do I Want to be a Pilates Instructor?
Is your decision based on a career choice or is it to expand your knowledge and deliver a service to those around you? These two paths do not have to be mutually exclusive. However, if you, for example, want to join a professional gym as an instructor, you may have to choose Pilates teacher training that meets certain criteria in order to qualify.
Do I Have What It Takes to be a Pilates Instructor?
Being a Pilates teacher requires much more than simply completing your training and, of course, enjoying Pilates.
Do you love working with people? Are you comfortable with touching other people? Are you a good communicator and do you have a passion for teaching? Are you patient and can you motivate people? Also, are you self-motivated? Physically, you also have to have the necessary strength, fitness, and endurance to lead a class while showcasing the correct form.
What Type of Pilates Instructor do I Want to Be?
There are different Pilates styles, and it is unrealistic to think that you will master all of them on an instructor level during a single Pilates teacher training course. Refer back to the previous questions and let those answers guide you to choose the style that is most suited to your objective and your ability.
Pilates Dynamics is an International Pilates Teacher Training Education Facility that offers a selection of rigorous programmes to provide a holistic experience to students, including teaching them how to observe the biomechanics of the body, offer corrections, and deliver a safe and effective workout in line with the client’s individual needs. To find out more about the programmes and how to enrol, contact Pilates Dynamics.