Skip to main content
Category

Pilates teaching

How Much Does a Pilates Instructor Course Cost?

By Business, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

How Much Does a Pilates Instructor Course Cost?

As a Pilates instructor, you can choose the business you want to run and how you want to share the joy of Pilates with your clients – and that level of freedom is something that is very attractive to people who are looking to become Pilates teachers. Choosing the right Pilates course can be tricky, as you want to get the best value for your investment, which is why it is important to know exactly how much your Pilates instructor course will cost.

Here at Breathe Education, we are proud of the depth of our online Pilates course – and that is why we are confident enough to be upfront about the costs. We have helped more than 3,000 students to go from complete beginners to confident teachers through our online immersive tuition. We are the preferred training providers of industry leaders around the world, and by providing a safe learning environment we create teachers who are sought after by clients and who can walk into jobs straight after graduating.

There are many things to think about when training to become a Pilates instructor, and one of the most important questions to ask is how much does it cost to be a Pilates instructor. Courses can be expensive so it makes total sense to choose your course wisely. When you choose Breathe Education, you can be sure that the price you pay for training will be a small amount when compared with the knowledge and level of proficiency you’ll be taking with you after you finish.

More than Just the Course Cost

When comparing Pilates instructor training cost, there is more to factor in than just how much the actual tuition costs.

In some Pilates courses, there are hidden (and not so hidden) extra costs for additional mentoring, examinations, or help – and this is something to bear in mind when you are considering where to go for your training.

Here at Breathe Education, our training packages represent the complete, final price – no hidden extras, no additional costs for more specialist units, and no cost for personalized one-to-one support. When you are looking at our Certification in Pilates Matwork and Reformer, the cost you see is the full Pilates instructor cost and once completed, you will be ready to take your business and run with it as either a self-employed teacher or as part of a Pilates business as soon as you graduate.

How Much Does It Cost to Become a Pilates Teacher with Breathe Education?

We have a straightforward billing procedure that makes it simple for you to understand the full Pilates teacher training cost. We offer monthly payment plans to suit you, and you can spread the cost depending on your budget.

You can choose to pay straight up or over 6 months or 12 months– and there are no hidden extras. You are closer than you think to being a fully qualified and accredited Pilates teacher with Breathe Education. Reach out to us today and book a call where we can chat more about your specific circumstances and what you want to achieve at the end of your studies.

The New Future of Pilates with Lesley Logan

By Business, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

 

In this conversation I talk with Lesley Logan of Profitable Pilates and Online Pilates Classes. We share our thoughts on the current situation with COVID-19 lockdown and the closure of Pilates studios around the world.

Both Lesley and I see this as an amazing opportunity to “Reset to Factory Settings”, to let go of things you have been holding on to out of fear or inertia. It is also an incredible time of change and opportunity in the Pilates industry. Things are not going to return to the way they were before – here’s how we think you can take advantage of this seismic shift and turn this into an amazing opportunity for yourself, your teaching, your clients and your business. And we want to encourage you to charge what you’re worth!

Manifesto For The Pilates Industry

By Business, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching, Uncategorized

These beliefs are our compass: We think they should be yours too

Challenging times call for clear vision, optimism, creativity and agility

  1. The value of an instructor lies not in equipment or premises but in the client’s experience, results, and emotions
  2. Classes are not a public service but an exchange of value and should be priced as such
  3. People can learn physical skills to a high level in a purely online format
  4. The present restrictions will probably continue until the end of 2020
  5. This situation represents a fundamental paradigm shift and a massive opportunity for Pilates instructors, studio owners and the Pilates industry
  6. After restrictions are lifted, things are unlikely to return to the way they were before: The industry worldwide will have new norms, new technologies, new competitors, new consumer expectations, and ultimately a vastly different competitive landscape
  7. We don’t know what the world or the Pilates industry will look like in 12 months, so the best way to prepare for success is to develop agility, resourcefulness and resilience
  8. Instructors and studio owners who wholeheartedly welcome the challenges and leap into the new opportunities inherent in these times will flourish

Online classes have many benefits for clients and instructors including:

  • greater class numbers without crowding
  • no travel time, transport cost, or parking required
  • because of no travel time, classes can potentially be done at any time of day including during work hours
  • increased opportunity for social connection
  • increased geographical catchment area
  • multiple clients in same family can workout together potentially for one price
  • no child-minding needed
  • no queue to sign-in or use the change room

Resources For Teaching Pilates Online

By Business, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

How to keep optimistic

  • Do things for other people
  • Avoid negative news, movies, books and people
  • Start your day with something that inspires you – read a book, workout to music, meditate
  • Write down or tell someone 3 things you’re grateful for each day
  • Contribute to your community

How to add value to your clients and your community

Don’t just try to do what you did offline, but take it online. People need a whole constellation of things that aren’t included in “here’s a sequence of moves to do”

  • community
  • socialising
  • routine
  • accountability
  • motivation
  • encouragement
  • challenge
  • goal attainment

Practical examples and information to get you started

How to fast track your Pilates career with Charlotte Griffin

By Business, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

 

3 years ago Charlotte Griffin walked in the door at KX Pilates Norwood as a client. She had no savings and no Pilates experience.

Now she is co-owner of both KX Magill and The Fit Space, and has become a powerhouse in the SA fitness and Pilates industry.

In this conversation, Charlotte talks through the ups and downs (mostly ups!) of her meteoric career in Pilates and fitness so far. She also shares her occasional mistakes, doubts, and honestly reviews what got her so far so fast.

Charlotte is an incredibly down-to-earth, humble, and warm person. I loved talking with her and I think you’ll be fascinated and inspired by her story.

Links:

Feel Comfortable and Let Go with Sarah Michael

By Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

 

Sarah Michael is the founding trainer of VIVE Active in Sydney Australia, where she is all about giving the client the best experience.

In order to do this her philosophy is to let go; let go of all the baggage of who you think you need to be, which way your toes are pointing or, for Pete’s sake – safety.

This was a real, hilarious, liberating conversation that will be highly relevant for you if you suffer from anxiety, imposter syndrome, or feel a pressure to fit yourself to a mould shaped like someone else.

@viveactive
@sarah_elezabeth

Identity through micro-limitations

By Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

 

This conversation with Anula Maiberg from Anula Maiberg Pilates & Things grew out of an email conversation, that we both felt was a conversation that needed to be had in public.

Together, Anula and I consider whether as a profession, Pilates instructors have a compelling value proposition, or even a clear definition of what it is that we offer our clients; why we feel the need to define ourselves by reference to made-up pathologies and special micro-limitations, and of what, precisely does good studentry consist?

Read More..

Pregnancy, continence and how to do a proper pelvic floor contraction with Sarah Haag

By Biopsychosocial care, Pilates teaching, Pregnancy, Urinary incontinence

 

Sarah is a women’s health physiotherapist, and co-owner of Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness in Chicago, Illinois. Sarah graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. She went on to get a Masters of Science in Women’s Health and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008.

In 2009 Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health, and Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS).

Sarah and I talk about pregnancy and exercise, what you should and shouldn’t do with a pregnant client, pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, and what you as a group exercise instructor can do for your clients with pelvic girdle pain. We talk about diastasis recti abdominis or abdominal separation, and finally we spend quite a bit of time on Sarah’s favourite topic, urinary incontinence, on which she has recently published a book.

Towards the end of the interview Sarah gives in-depth instructions on how to do a pelvic floor contraction, and how to cue one. And, when to cue pelvic floor and when not to mention it!

You can follow Sarah on Facebook and Twitter @SarahHaagPT.

You can purchase the Elvie Kegel Trainer here

Leave People Feeling Better with Cat Webb

By Business, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

Cat Webb graduated with the Certificate IV in Pilates in 2015, and the Diploma of Clinical Pilates in 2016. After working full-time as a Pilates instructor for 3 years, in 2018 she opened Good Times Pilates in Melbourne’s Fitzroy.

Cat is a community builder, an advocate of making Pilates (and all exercise) fun, and her Instagram ( @catwebb__ ) presence is lighthearted, inclusive, and honest. Not only that but she has managed to build a successful, paradigm-breaking Pilates studio in the heart of one of Australia’s coolest suburbs.

Cat shares her thoughts on starting and running a business, finding your voice, and how to make your way in the industry – you’ll enjoy this conversation!

How to teach movement skills with Gabriele Wulf and Rebecca Lewthwaite

By Motor learning, Pilates teaching, Rehabilitation & Pain science

Dr. Rebecca Lewthwaite received her PhD in kinesiology (what in Australia we call exercise science or human movement) from UCLA. She is Director of Research and Education in Physical Therapy and Director of Rehabilitation Outcomes Management at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles, and an adjunct faculty member in biokinesiology and physical therapy at the University of Southern California (USC).

Dr. Lewthwaite’s research focuses on the role of confidence and autonomy support in motor performance and learning, in a variety of individuals, from those undergoing physical rehabilitation to developing and high-performing athletes. Recent work includes the facilitation of confidence building in individuals recovering from stroke. As an investigator in the recent ICARE clinical trial in stroke rehabilitation, Dr. Lewthwaite co-designed with Carolee Winstein the investigational Accelerated Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP) around skill acquisition principles common to OPTIMAL theory. She was an intercollegiate athlete in two sports and a coach on a national championship softball team at UCLA. She and Gaby Wulf co-authored the OPTIMAL theory of motor performance and learning.

Dr. Gabriele Wulf is a sport scientist with PhDs from the German Sports University in Cologne and the University of Munich. She is a UNLV Distinguished Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

Dr. Wulf has conducted research in motor learning for more than 30 years. She studies factors that influence the learning of motor skills, including attentional focus and motivational variables. She has published approximately 200 journal articles and book chapters, as well as two books, both of which I have read, and they are both excellent!

Dr. Wulf has received various awards for her research, including UNLV’s Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award. She was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and given the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity’s (NASPSPA) Distinguished Scholar Award. She has served as President of NASPSPA and the Founding Editor of two journals in the movement sciences. Dr. Wulf has given keynote addresses to national and international societies in movement science and physical therapy. She and Rebecca Lewthwaite co-authored the OPTIMAL theory of motor performance and learning.

Read More..

Pelvic Instability – Not A Thing

By biomechanics, Biopsychosocial care, Injury prevention, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching, Rehabilitation & Pain science

Read the Research:

Relaxin levels during pregnancy are not related to pelvic pain

  1. Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and its relationship with relaxin levels during pregnancy: a systematic review (Aldabe et al., 2012)
  2. Association between the serum levels of relaxin and responses to the active straight leg raise test in pregnancy (Vøllestad et al., 2012)

The sacroiliac joint basically doesn’t move – even in people with diagnosed “pelvic instability”

  1. Movement of the sacroiliac joint during the Active Straight Leg Raise test in patients with long-lasting severe sacroiliac joint pain (Kibsgård et al., 2017)
  2. A radiostereometric analysis of movements of the sacroiliac joints during the standing hip flexion test (Sturesson et al., 2000)

Pregnancy is characterised by widespread tissue hypersensitivity

  1. Pregnancy is characterized by widespread deep-tissue hypersensitivity independent of lumbopelvic pain intensity, a facilitated response to manual orthopedic tests, and poorer self-reported health (Palsson et al., 2015)

You can’t palpate movement of the pelvic joints (even if you think you can)

  1. Manual palpation of lumbo-pelvic landmarks: a validity study (Kilby et al., 2012)
  2. Inter-examiner reliability of four static palpation tests used for assessing pelvic dysfunction (Holmgren et al, 2008)
  3. Clinical tests of the sacroiliac joint: a systematic methodological review. Part 1: reliability (van der Wurff et al., 2000)(a)
  4. Clinical tests of the sacroiliac joint: a systematic methodological review. Part 2: validity (van der Wurff et al., 2000)(b)

The biggest predictor of recovery from pelvic pain is – belief that you will recover

  1. Prognostic factors for recovery from postpartum pelvic girdle pain (Vøllestad et al., 2009)

Breathe, move, and have some fun with Blossom Leilani Crawford

By Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

 

Blossom Leilani Crawford was originally trained by Kathy Grant, one of Joseph Pilates’ personal students. Later, Blossom was also certified by Romana Kryzanowska. She is currently the principal at Bridge Pilates, NY as well as a prolific contributor to Pilates Anytime and Pilatesology.

 

In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground, including historical reflections and insights, thoughts on the evolution of Pilates and most importantly a powerful message of hope: What we do is not rocket science, just get people moving fearlessly.

Blossom is on tour in Sydney, Australia in late August 2018. Details from Pilates On Tour Sydney

 

 

Read More..

Is it time to let go of our obsession with anatomy?

By biomechanics, Pilates teaching, Rehabilitation & Pain science

I was inspired to write this by Jenna Zaffino’s story in episode 52 of Pilates Unfiltered – I don’t want to put words in Jenna’s mouth so you should listen to the episode after reading this if you’re interested to understand her point of view.

As movement teachers – Pilates professionals, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists – for years we have operated on the assumption that understanding anatomy, physiology and biomechanics are foundational to being an effective practitioner and teacher.

I think this assumption is wrong. You don’t need to know anything about anatomy, physiology OR biomechanics to effectively teach Pilates or help people rehabilitate.

Yep. Anatomy is not important when teaching Pilates. In fact, I think it gets in the way of good teaching.

I will even go so far as to say, you don’t need to know ANY anatomy, physiology or biomechanics in order to be a great teacher and practitioner. The less the better.

Read More..

Learning from the greats with Kristi Cooper

By Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

 

Kristi Cooper is the co-founder of Pilates Anytime, the world’s most popular online Pilates classroom that is bringing Pilates to a new, wider audience and making it possible for any Pilates instructor to learn from the greats in our industry.

In this conversation, Kristi talks about the genesis of Pilates Anytime, and it’s evolution to her current vision. We also talk about where online learning and online practice sits in the Pilates world, and what she has learned about teaching and coaching from working with many of the greatest teachers in the Pilates universe.

Kristi is also a key figure in the Pilates Legacy Project.

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 231 reviews
Digital Marketing by King Kong