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If you want to use your Pilates knowledge and further a career in Pilates before you start out on your own, then finding jobs that suit your experience and qualifications is a great starting point. Find out more about what it takes to be a Pilates instructor below.

There's little doubt that the number of Pilates jobs has increased dramatically in recent years. Once considered a fringe activity, this interesting technique has now moved into the mainstream, with thousands of clubs and leisure centres now offering classes.

As a result, the number of Pilates jobs has risen dramatically. However, qualifying for Pilates jobs requires commitment and patience - see below for more details.

What if I Want to Become a Pilates Teacher?

The starting point is a background in exercise, movement or a related physical therapy, and regular attendance at a Pilates classes - it is essential that you have an understanding of the techniques before beginning training.

It is also helpful to have a background as a fitness instructor and be eligible for entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) - the 'Exercise Register'.

There are a number of organisations offering training in Pilates - while courses vary, training is typically a part-time diploma course lasting between 12 and 18 months to complete.

What Qualifications for an Instructor?

The following qualifications will allow you to join REPs as a level 3 Pilates instructor:

  • CYQ Level 3 Certificate in Teaching Mat Pilates
  • OCR Level 3 Certificate in Pilates
  • Body Control Pilates teaching qualifications

Pilates has grown out of its traditional popularity with dancers to include a wide range of athletes, plus of course, the general public. It is also used as an effective way to rehabilitate some injuries.

Opportunities for Pilates Teachers

Suitably qualified teachers should find a variety of opportunities available to them. These might include finding work in:

  • Health studios
  • Leisure centres
  • Clients' homes (as a private instructor)

By helping clients to change and improve their body strength and posture, you will be improving their whole physical well-being.


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