Thinking Of Becoming A Pilates Instructor? Here’s How

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Jason Knee

Thinking Of Becoming A Pilates Instructor? Here’s How

Are you thinking about becoming a Pilates instructor?  No matter what your career background is, doing what you love is always a possibility – providing you research the best path to take.

If being a Pilates instructor is your dream, here’s what you can do to get started on your path to your ideal role – as well as some helpful items from ProActive Pilates Equipment Australia which could help you along the way.


Build Up Your Own Pilates Skills

Before even thinking about teaching anyone else, you should already have a healthy interest in Pilates and have built up your own set of skills. Take a class, ask questions, and even ask your instructor about how they got their career started. You can’t effectively learn to teach something if you don’t know the ins and outs of it.

Take a Look at Pilates Instructor Courses

Many institutions offer instructor certification. As you study, you’ll prepare for teaching others in a group. Some certifications only cover mat teaching, while others are more comprehensive and prepare you to teach using Pilates equipment too.

If you’re planning on doing this as a full-time career, it is better to open up your options by choosing one that will allow you to cover all your bases.


After Certification, Obtain Insurance

The biggest step between becoming certified and getting started in your new career is insurance. You’ll need liability insurance just in case any incidents occur during your class.


Find a Venue

Once you’re insured, you’re free to go ahead and start teaching. You can hire a hall or empty studio at your local gym, or even seek employment by a company itself as a full-time Pilates instructor. The choice is yours.


What You’ll Need

Once you have a place secured and all setup, it’s time to consider the Pilates equipment you’ll need to fill it with (if this isn’t already provided by your venue or studio). Here’s a quick list of items you might want to consider:

  • Yoga Mats: You’ll likely find that most of your class members will bring their own yoga mat, but it’s important to have one of your own and a few spare just in case a member forgets.
  • Foam Rollers: These are useful to have for certain Pilates movements and rehabilitation exercises.
  • Reformer Boxes: These provide options for additional Pilates exercises.
  • Pilates Rings: If you’re looking to add more resistance to a Pilates exercise, a Pilates ring is one way to do so.
  • Pilates Reformers: A Pilates Reformer, or Pilates machine, open up a whole new variety of Pilates workout options.
  • Jump Boards: These can be fitted to the Reformer to offer extra exercise options.
  • Trapeze Tables: These are another option for introducing a wider range of Pilates exercises and are also a must-have for any Pilates studio.


If you’re looking for Pilates equipment in Australia, Pro Active Pilates Equipment Melbourne has everything you need. Our selection of high-quality equipment is the best choice for any studio or instructor looking to give their clients the best Pilates experience at an accessible price - so check out our range today.

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