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Become a Pilates Teacher

How do you become a Pilates Teacher?

To become a Pilates Teacher you will need to take and complete a Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor Course, the entry level course.

The level 3 course will allow you to teach on a one-to-one basis or in group sessions.

Download your How to become a Pilates Teacher guide for full information about salary, qualifications and career progressions.

We understand that changing careers and learning new skills can be daunting, so we have created this guide to help map out your journey to becoming a qualified, successful Pilates Teacher.

You'll also have the opportunity to speak with one of our experts Career Advisers, who can provide friendly, no-obligation advice about your options and help you get started if you're ready.

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Become a Pilates Teacher in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1

Discover the skills you need

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 lead a healthy lifestyle to be a good role model for your clients.

Step 2

Find a Pilates Course

Here are the steps to become a Pilates Teacher. 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.

Step 3

Get Qualified

Once you have decided that you have what it takes, the next step is to choose the right qualification.

Our Pilates Instructor 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.

Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor Course

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

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Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor Course with Antenatal and Postnatal

The course 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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Step 4

Get Insured

As a Pilates Teacher, 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.

Step 5

Start a Business or Seek Employment

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

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.

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Here are the steps to become a Pilates Teacher. It's a combination of qualifications and personal preferences and passions.

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How much could I earn as a Pilates Instructor?

As with any other job, income for Pilates Teachers varies according to geographical location, skills and experience. Pilates Teachers are typically paid by the hour from £30 to £100 in either an individual or group setting.

Is it better to take the course in Mat Pilates and add on the extra courses at a later date?

This is entirely your choice. If you are new to the fitness industry and ‘testing the water’, our advice would be to complete the standard Mat Pilates Instructor Course in the first instance. This will give you the chance to learn and achieve each part at a pace that suits you. If you are already a fitness trainer or Personal Trainer, we suggest you complete the Exercise Specialist Pilates Instructor Course as this will give you additional qualifications straight away to offer your client base and open further opportunities to you.