9 Tips From a Pilates Instructor to Become One


Pilates is a beautiful thing. It’s also hard work — on both your body and your mind. If you’re considering becoming a pilates teacher training Sydney, here are some tips from someone who’s been teaching for over ten years:

Don’t expect to get rich quickly.

I want to dispel the myth that a career as a pilates instructor is a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes time, effort and passion to be successful, and you must have a passion for your work. Don’t expect to make money from day one; it’s important to do your research before starting out so you don’t end up making hasty decisions.

My former employers were quite surprised when I told them I was leaving my position at the studio they owned to start my own business, but they realized how much I loved teaching pilates classes when they saw me taking on more clients than anyone else in their facility (without asking for more money). As with any job, there are many factors that contribute to success: having good relationships with other instructors at studios or gyms where you teach will help ensure referrals; creating online profiles through sites like Yelp or Google+ can generate new clients; having your own website will allow people who see your name on flyers posted around town but haven’t tried Pilates yet get in touch with you directly; offering package deals may encourage customers who might come only once per month rather than signing up for multiple sessions each week–just be sure not too overdo it!

You will be a student before you become a teacher.

  • You will be a student before you become a teacher.
  • You need to learn how to teach before you can teach.
  • You need to learn how to be a good leader before you can lead.
  • You need to learn how to be a good manager before you can manage.

The same goes for teaching Pilates: if you want to become an instructor, then first become a student! The principles of Pilates are not something that people simply know or understand; they must be practiced, studied and applied until they become second nature through experience and repetition—just like learning any physical activity from the beginning takes time and patience until the body learns what needs doing in order for each movement or exercise movement/exercise combination (or “repetition”) at which point these movements become automatic (meaning they do not require conscious thought).

Pilates changes lives, so it’s worth the hard work.

It’s true that the Pilates method takes time and effort to learn, but it’s well worth it. After all, you’re going through the process of learning a new form of exercise and possibly changing your life for the better. The benefits of Pilates include improved health, flexibility and strength—and they extend beyond just physical health: “Pilates helps build mental acuity as well,” says [name]. “When you focus on something repetitively—whether it’s your breath or practicing certain movements—you’re improving concentration skills.”

Have a passion for teaching and educating, not just exercising.

In addition to being a teacher, you will also be an educator. A lot of people think that teaching is just teaching a class, but it’s not. Teaching is a lifelong learning experience. You must make sure that you are staying up-to-date on trends and techniques so that you can be confident in what you offer your clients.

You are not only responsible for how the student performs during their time with you, but also how they perform after they leave your studio! It is important to remember this because as an instructor, it’s your job to ensure that everyone who leaves your studio has been educated properly so they can continue on with their practice outside of class.

You never stop learning.

Pilates is a constantly evolving practice. There is always something new to learn and master, whether it’s a new technique, exercise or piece of equipment.

As an instructor, you will also be learning from your clients. Your students are at various levels of fitness and ability and they will all have different needs and goals in terms of what they want to achieve with pilates. It’s important that you listen carefully to them in order to make sure their sessions are tailored appropriately for them so they can get the best results possible!

Create your own opportunities as you learn and grow as an instructor.

As you learn, grow and develop your skills as a Pilates instructor, it’s important to remember that there is no one way of becoming an expert at this vocation. In fact, there are multiple paths to success: some people take classes from other instructors and then open their own studios; others become certified as personal trainers or physical therapists before working with clients whose injuries prevent them from performing regular exercise on their own. But whatever direction you choose for yourself in this field—whether it’s teaching studio classes or working with private clients—it’s important to find ways to continue learning about the profession and growing professionally.

That said, don’t be afraid of asking questions! Whether it’s directly asking other instructors for advice or simply observing how they operate during class time (or both), take advantage of every opportunity presented by your mentors while they’re present in order to better understand how they handle themselves around students and clientele alike. Also try creating opportunities for yourself through networking events like conventions where other practitioners gather together under one roof; volunteering at local hospitals; attending workshops offered by reputable schools such as Northwestern University Online PTA Program (NUOPTA) or John F Kennedy University PT Program; even just listening intently at these functions can help increase awareness about what goes into making a person successful within this industry…and having more knowledge gives us all an edge over competitors who aren’t quite so educated about things like marketing tactics used by businesses across industries worldwide!”

You don’t need to become a physical therapist, but studying anatomy and physiology is mandatory.

You don’t need to become a physical therapist, but studying anatomy and physiology is mandatory.

In order to understand how the body works, you’ll need to learn about the skeletal system, muscles, ligaments and tendons. You’ll also want to know about the circulatory system—the heart’s role in pumping blood through your body—as well as what happens when that process is interrupted by something like a heart attack or clotting disorder. This understanding will help you design safe exercises for people with different ages, genders and levels of fitness.

Find mentors who can help you grow professionally.

One of the best ways to become a better Pilates instructor is to find mentors who can help you grow professionally. Mentors not only provide guidance and support, but they also let you learn from their experience. They can help you avoid common pitfalls as well as common mistakes that could derail your career or cause it to stagnate.

Mentors can also assist with developing a strong foundation in Pilates so that you have the skills needed in order to succeed in the field. They may teach or demonstrate new techniques or movements for you, which will make it easier for them when teaching clients at their studio or gym. It’s important for all instructors to have mentors because this type of relationship gives them someone else’s perspective about how things should run at their studio and how they should approach clientele individually as well as collectively when working with others in class each day (or week).

Don’t underestimate the time and effort it takes to become a pilates instructor.

If you’re thinking of becoming a pilates instructor, know that it’s not just about showing up to the studio every day and doing your job. It takes time and effort to learn the material, learn how to teach it, build a client base, build a reputation, and manage your business. Don’t underestimate these steps!


I hope these tips will help you on your journey. Remember that learning to teach Pilates is a lifelong pursuit and you should never stop learning. I am still learning new things every day, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!