How to become a Pilates instructor

Train to be a Pilates instructor and join an industry that is growing 2.2% year on year. Whether you want to provide classes at one of the 4000 businesses offering Pilates in the UK or branch out by yourself, there are opportunities in this industry for you.

Future Fit Training Become a Pilates teacherStep one: Decide if you have what it takes

Pilates teachers need to have a multitude of skills. You should be passionate about Pilates exercise of course, but you should also be a great communicator and love working with people.

Getting to know your class participants and one-to-one clients is vital for sustaining your business. Other skills include being patient, persistent, organised, creative, sociable and most importantly, an effective motivator (as well as being self-motivated).

You don't have to look like a fitness model to be a good Pilates teacher, but you should definitely lead a healthy lifestyle to be a good role model for your clients.

Step two: Choose a qualification

Once you have decided that you have what it takes, the next step is to choose the right qualification. Our courses will provide you will all of the essential knowledge and training required to qualify confidently as a Pilates teacher. By combining all the benefits of e-learning with interactive weekend courses, our qualifications will make it easy to fit your studies around your work and home life. We offer the following industry recognised qualifications:

Level 4 - Total Immersion Personal Training Diploma

Level 3 -
Diploma in Mat Pilates

This qualification will enable you to teach Mat Pilates at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Gain the skills and confidence to teach on a one-to-one basis or in group classes.

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  Level 3 - Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates

Level 3 -
Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates

In addition to everything the Diploma offers you, the Specialist Diploma enables you to teach Pilates with small equipment, pre & postnatal women and people who suffer from joint complaints or common injuries.

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  Level 4 - Exercise Specialist Diploma

Level 4 -
Exercise Specialist Diploma

These extra three specialist courses will enable you to work with GP exercise referrals, offer nutrition and weight management consultancy plus offer rehabiliative services to clients suffering from low back pain.

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Step three: Find job opportunities at a fitness club or start your own business

Once you have qualified, you will be able to immediately apply for work as a Pilates teacher.

Whether searching online or applying at your favourite gym, there are usually many great opportunities available in almost every location. In addition, for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, once certified you can branch out on your own and start your own private Pilates business.

We offer career support and a host of other resources through our Career Accelerator Package. We ensure you qualify with the highest calibre of education, skills and support.


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