should I get certified?
Every day we receive calls from 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.
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
With the current competition and hype in
the 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, particularly if you explain to your
clients the rigorous certification process and history of
the system. And don't forget that after over seventy years
in the U.S., Authentic Pilates™ has with stood
the test of time, particularly for dancers and athletes. With
the integration of control, breathing, flexibility, strength,
precision, and body awareness, this method is popular with
all ages and fitness levels.