There are a myriad of options available to you for pilates teacher training. If you feel daunted by finding the right pilates teacher training program for you, out of the countless ones on offer, you may consider contacting the Body Control organisation that claims to be the UK market leader in instructing prospective trainers.
Alternatively, you may wish to research the courses on offer through another facility where depending on your schedule, classes can be taken anywhere from once a week for an extended period of time, to seven day courses, where participants essentially eat, breathe, and sleep pilates teacher training eight hours a day.
Wherever you enroll, your pilates teacher training should provide you with the skills to be a safe, effective, and inspiring instructor.
Courses should review the fundamentals of mat work, provide an in-depth review of every exercise on each type of equipment, cover basic anatomy, and provide comprehensive instruction on how to approach working at different levels of difficulty with all body types.
The most effective courses are those that have an equal emphasis on theory and anatomy, and practical skills including client assessment. Practical work will include being shown what to do, and then practicing your instructing technique by teaching individuals and small groups within the class, under supervision. Some programs will even include such useful information as how to run your own business.
The best instructors are those who continue to learn alongside their students and as such, larger organisations regularly offer special interest workshops, and classes throughout the year. By attending one of these sessions you will be able to keep your practice up-to-date, and swap ideas with other instructors.