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Why should I get certified?

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We receive calls from many people considering a career as a certified teacher in Authentic Pilates™. Many callers have the impression that only dancers or the superfit would make good teachers. We also recieve calls from those who have done a contemporary Pilates training and are looking for the source of Joe's teachings and want to learn what Joe taught and not some variation or compilation of many exercise systems (often not anything that Joe ever taught) as they have found that the claims of how Pilates works and changes the body doesn't do what they have been told by their previous training program. We welcome all to come and find out if this program started by Joe and continued by Romana and Sean Gallagher is right for you and your pilates goals as a teacher

Actually, if you are dedicated to your own health and fitness, are willing to work hard, and enjoy helping others reach their own potential, then you will probably make an excellent teacher! In the following article, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about the certification process.

With the current competition and hype in the Pilates and fitness industry, consumers are becoming more educated and more wary about engaging in an exercise program. Safety of our clients and teachers is of primary concern. Authentic Pilates™ involves more than 500 specifically designed movements performed on five major pieces of unique apparatus. We require that a teacher learn about anatomy and the correct way to perform each movement so that the maximum benefit is derived, safely for each individual taking a session.

Secondarily, but also very important, is the credibility that you will have in the marketplace over teachers of other body conditioning techniques who have spent much less time training(sometimes only a weekend or on-line only), particularly if you explain to your clients the rigorous certification process and history of the system. And don't forget that after over ninty years in the U.S., Authentic Pilates™ has with stood the test of time, particularly for dancers and athletes and everyday people. With the integration of control, breathing, flexibility, strength, precision, and body awareness, this method is popular with all ages and fitness levels.