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How to Become a Pilates Instructor

If you have a passion for Pilates and are looking to transform that passion into your career, learning how to become a Pilates instructor with Future Fit is the perfect starting point.

Whether for your own personal health, or you are interested in helping others achieve a balanced lifestyle, nutrition is a fascinating field. 

At Future Fit, we offer a choice of two, industry recognised nutrition qualifications, together with a range of short individual courses designed to help grow your knowledge and share your passion. 

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How do you become a Pilates Instructor?

If you want to turn your passion into a career and learn how to become a Pilates Instructor you will need to take and complete a Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor Course, the entry-level course.

The level 3 course will train you to be a Pilates Instructor and allow you to teach on a one-to-one basis or in group sessions.

Pilates has become a very popular form of exercise creating a demand for opportunities to train to be a Pilates Instructor and become qualified within this field.

You can become a qualified Pilates Instructor within 4-9 months of training. However, it can be dependent on the time you choose to study, some can finish it sooner and others may choose to take their time with their learning. It would be assessed through both practical and written assessments.

Not sure where to start?

In this video, Jo, one of our specialist Pilates Instructors, details the 5 key steps to become a successful Pilates Instructor.

Pilates mat instructor teaching a practical course

Step 2

Find a Pilates Course

Here are the steps on how to become a Pilates Instructor. It’s a combination of qualifications and personal preferences and passions.

During your research for the right course – it is important that you choose the training provider.

Comparing different schools and understanding which one is the best, can be a daunting task.

For this reason, we have developed a complete comparison checklist to help you find the right course and provider for you.

Discover our Pilates Instructor Courses Locations to find Pilates training courses near you.

We have over 40 venue locations across England, Scotland and Wales, including venues in London, Glasgow, BirminghamPortsmouth and Manchester.


Pilates Instructor Course tutor with students

Step 3

Get Qualified - In Pilates Teacher Training

Once you have decided that you have what it takes, the next step is to  choose the right qualification and train to be a Pilates teacher.

Our Pilates Instructor courses will provide you will all of the essential knowledge and training required to qualify confidently as a Pilates Instructor. 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.

Personal Training Course student completing practical workshop training

Step 4

Get Insured

As a Pilates Instructor you will be assisting clients through exercise which will impact on their health and physical wellbeing.

To practice safely and cover your business, you will need to obtain Professional Liability Insurance.

By getting insured you protect yourself against claims arising from third party or damages.

Insurances also cover public liabilities, professional indemnity, sports equipment, personal accidents and loss of earning.

Pilates Mat Instructor teaching course students in London

Step 5

Start a Business or Seek Employment

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

Whether searching online or applying to 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.

What is the difference between a Pilates Instructor Training & a Pilates Teacher Training?

There are a variety of roles and job titles within the fitness industry, and can be difficult to figure out if there is a difference in the roles. Whilst there is small difference in the title followed from completing a Pilates course, in order to become a Pilates teacher or instructor you complete the same qualification or course. Its a focus on what you choose to do with the knowledge after you’ve studied and qualified. Our Pilates Instructor courses provide the knowledge to become a Pilates teacher, however the role you choose to take from this is dependent on the career you are looking to follow.

Pilates mat instructor teaching a practical course

Become a Pilates Instructor

You will be qualified to start working as a Pilates Instructor

    • A Pilates Instructor will show their participants how to perform exercises safely and effectively. They will demonstrate key movements and provide feedback and encouragement where appropriate
    • Able to teach Pilates at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
    • A Pilates Instructor teaches and coaches groups or individuals to help students use Pilates to promote overall health, improve muscle tone and strength, and achieve better posture.

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