Looking for Pilates jobs? A recognized qualification is essential - the standard is Level 2 Instructor in Exercise and Movement, which will gain you entry to REPS (The Register of Exercise Professionals).
Pilates jobs will also require you to be experienced in the discipline, able to teach both mat and equipment workouts, and ideally trained also in rehabilitation and treatment of injuries.
Pilates jobs can be found in various locations, the most common being health studios and leisure centres. There is also private work in clients' homes, while the opportunities are also increasing for work with athletes and dancers, and in injury rehabilitation.
Qualified teachers typically work with small groups of clients, between 4-12 people, or one to one. This will involve designing programmes that are individually tailored to suit the needs and abilities of clients, from complete beginners to more experienced clients.
This type of work requires a flexible approach to working hours as it is likely to include both evening and weekend work, in addition to working during holiday periods. If you work freelance, then some travel may be involved as you will often work in the client's home.
Looking for work is best done via the internet - there are numerous websites that carry openings in the fields of health, fitness, leisure etc. In addition, many training providers will offer a placement service which may yield good possibilities.