Working with a variety of clients, pilates instructors help them realign the body's structure and achieve a balance within the musculo-skeletal system. Classes can be either with small groups of clients, usually between 4-12 people, or one to one. The holistic principles and gentle focused exercises mean that this is a form of exercise that is suitable for all ages and capabilities.
Pilates instructors work on either mats or equipment which has been specially designed to isolate and develop specific muscle groups. Pilates instructors individually tailor classes to suit the needs and abilities of clients, in order to teach them to move with maximum efficiency and minimum effort.
In the past ten years this form of exercise has become increasingly popular, and has moved from the specialists studios into the mainstream. It is particularly popular with athletes and dancers, and is often used to rehabilitate injuries. As a result, there is a growing demand for qualified teachers.
Opportunities now exist in health studios and leisure centres, as well as working one-to one in a clients' home. Most practitioners are self-employed, so income will vary widely depending on your location, number and type of clients, and of curse your reputation.
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