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Based on Joseph Pilates' original Contrology concepts and techniques, this mat Pilates course opens up a range of possibilities for instructors
Pilates is one of the most popular and effective forms of exercise for those looking to improve musculoskeletal health and function. It’s also perfectly suited for those looking to enhance flexibility and deal with certain aspects of injury rehabilitation. Qualified instructors are able to deliver classes in a precise and controlled manner and this helps participants get the most out of a class.
The practice of Pilates actually began life as Contrology and was pioneered in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. As a child, Joseph himself suffered terribly from multiple conditions including asthma, rheumatic fever and rickets. It was these afflictions that made him determined to return his body to peak physical condition through exercise.
Our Pilates instructor course follows Joseph’s original principles and exercises, which is a testament to how effective they are and how much they’ve stood the test of time. This qualification has been created with your success in mind. So whether you have designs on teaching in a leading health club, developing your own Pilates brand, or even branching out to teach at retreats worldwide, you’ll be able to do so once qualified.
The course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by both REPs and CIMSPA. We specialise in blended learning which combines practical attendance at a nationwide venue including Manchester, Cardiff, London and Glasgow, with in-house support from our expert tutors. This is backed up by learning materials that have designed and delivered by some of the industry’s most experienced professionals.
To learn more about the history of Pilates and how you can develop a successful career, start with our in-depth career guide. We’ve also prepared a sample of our bespoke student manual and this can be accessed online or via the HFE app.
The best Pilates instructors have unrivalled attention to detail and are able to deliver classes in a precise and controlled manner – at the end of the day, that’s what Pilates is all about.
Our course takes the fundamentals of a Pilates qualification and builds on it exponentially. HFE’s training is designed to make you more adaptable, more confident and ultimately more successful as an instructor.
Here’s what you’ll be encountering on your Pilates journey:
You’ll also discover elements of hands-on correction, how to adapt Joseph Pilates’ original 34 exercises and the most effective ways to incorporate equipment into your class.
Our Pilates course has been carefully split into various, easy to manage components. This gives you the best possible chance of passing first time and securing employment as a qualified instructor. Here’s how we’ll assess you during your studies:
In addition, you should ideally have experience performing Pilates exercises or attending classes regularly. This will enable you to get the best possible head start.
Before your first practical weekend, we usually recommend 6-8 weeks of home study, based on an hour a day.
During this period, you should take the time to familiarise yourself with your Level 2 and Level 3 Anatomy and physiology, and your Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates manuals.
Via LES (the Learner Engagement System), you’ll find plenty of learning resources including practice tests and video lectures.
Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.
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