Have you ever wondered if you could be a Pilates teacher? And if so, why haven’t you pursued it?
The number one question I get from people as they are considering becoming a Pilates teacher is: Am I physically ready to go through the program? This may be code for, “Do I need to lose weight or be better at Pilates to become a Pilates teacher?” There are absolutely no rules about where you need to be in your body and life when you start the teacher training program! If you are waiting to be at the “perfect weight and shape of your life”, it probably will not happen!
The beautiful thing about our teacher training program is that you are required to have a Pilates practice in your own body. You are required to log in many hours of personal practice, private lessons with professional Pilates teachers, and group classes. It honestly doesn’t matter where you are starting in your own body, and it doesn’t matter if you have some things going on in your body that affect your movements. If you commit to going through the program, by the time you are done you will have a consistent Pilates practice in your life and you will learn the knowledge and skills you need to help others create a practice in their own life.
So much more important than your starting place of your own Pilates practice, is your willingness to commit to getting all the program hours completed.
Instead of worrying about their weight or body size, I encourage those contemplating Pilates teacher training to ask themselves these questions:
Do you enjoy doing Pilates?
If you answered yes too many of these questions, then we should talk!