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So you want to be a Pilates Instructor!

This Pilates mat work course is open to all to apply regardless of any previous teaching or fitness experience.
However, in order to be successful you must be able to perform the exercises. Your physical ability to demonstrate Pilates is an essential step to think about becoming an instructor, so you must be aware of your own physical capabilities and limitations.

Distance Learning
It couldn't be easier to gain a Pilates Instructor certification now that we have a specially designed open learning home study course.
This format allows you to work at your own pace, within a two-year deadline, using a course pack and training DVD's, along-side practical workshops to check your progression. At least one practical workshop must be taken before submission for the exam, but up-to 4 can be taken according to requirements.
Most instructors take between 4-8 months to complete the course, but this depends on your work and home commitments.
The course pack, DVD instruction, personal tutor, help-line, optional email assessment submission, registration and certificate etc. are all-inclusive.

Elements of the Course
The course material encompasses:
The origin and history of Pilates
The breathing and technique of Pilates
The 34 Pilates mat work exercises
Rehabilitation and sporting applications with Pilates
The posture and balance of Pilates
Muscle anatomy and physiology for Pilates 

Each student must complete a two-hour written theory exam and a one-hour practical exam. Each pass mark is 80%. The practical exam involves teaching to a group of participants in a class situation, also demonstrating exercises with explanation to an assessor.
Prior to the exams, all students will receive an exam guideline to fully prepare them.