Pilates Certification

By: Sven Ullmann

If you would like to work in one of the many Pilates studios, fitness clubs, therapeutic clinics, or simply as a personal trainer the main thing you should focus on is getting certified from a reputable Pilates training facility. There are many training institution that offer certification course in Pilates. You would need to attend hundreds of hours of lectures, training, and apprentice work before you are considered qualified for a rigorous written and practical examination.

Every student is required to have studied the anatomy and must be a certified fitness professional or licensed rehabilitation practitioner to be able to even try to get a Pilates certification. All qualified Pilates instructors must attend continual education classes which are required in order to maintain certification status throughout the length of their instructing and training career.

Many of the most recognized Pilates training institutions include the Physical Mind Institute, The Pilates Studio, Polestar Education, and Stott Pilates. The majority of the courses offered are through their massive network of affiliated studios or fitness clubs.

The Pilates Studio has eleven course locations all over the world and teaches Authentic Pilates, which are true to the original forms, techniques, and sequences that were developed by Joseph Pilates. It is also affiliated with the Pilates Guild which is a non profit organization that is dedicated to preserving Joseph Pilates' personal achievements through his work.

The beginning phase of the curriculum involves a series of seminars on the beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercised that are performed on the mat and equipment. The second phase involves a six-hundred hour apprenticeship program working side by side with a Pilates Guild certified instructor. The exams are required after each phase and must be fully completed within one year. The cost of the entire program is around $4,000.

Getting your certification is only the beginning. Pilates' exercises have been getting more attention and devotion from people all over the world. The introduction to the American Population began in 1910 and has been practiced by millions of Americans since that day. When Pilates was first introduced it began with springs attached to hospital beds and became his first Pilates' Machine.

Since that day almost a century ago the Pilates' techniques and machines have improved drastically and become much more efficient. Pilates had many personal students who continued his teachings.

If your Pilates certification facts are out of date then it may drastically affect your students. Be sure to not let important Pilates' information go in one ear and out the other. You owe it to the people you are instructing and the Pilates' name to know exactly what you are doing to help them achieve the maximum results.

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