Student Information & Employment
The period of time between a
student startig the Matwork course and gaining Certification is
approx. 4-8 months. Once the tuition sessions are completed, a written
examination covering the history, practical, theory, physiology and
anatomy and a practical examination covering all 34 exercises will be
taken. Once the student has successfully attained the Certification, we
then begin the optional practical period of supervised teaching. This is
where they can add an honours to their certificate.
Perfect Balance is unique in the way
that a Mentor can help a student through the learning cycle. The
responsibility is upon the student to organise the hours with our Mentors.
The role of Mentors is to support the student through the "doing it for
yourself" process and give them continuous feedback if they
Achieving Certification is not the end of the learning
experience. We will always encourage students, with the required
qualification, to train in further workshops.
We believe that all
teachers should continue the learning process throughout their career,
regardless of their achievements. Perfect Balance believes that it is a vital part of their professional
development process to gain further knowledge. In this respect, we will
run regular events and seminars, in which all students and teachers will
be kept fully informed.
We are constantly consulting others with
regard to medical research, advanced techniques, new exercises and new
refreshing ideas to help with physical adaptations for specific medical
From time to time, we look to recruit Pilates
Instructors from within our own successful database. After all, we trained
you and so we know what you can do!
In order to work with us we
will ask that you sign a Code of Practice and undertake a minimum level of
professional development work. You will require at least 200 hours of
No constraints, limitations on class size or
fees will be levied once you achieve Certification. We only asked that you
make your classes accessible to people from all walks of life.
the UK, Pilates is regarded as generic term and is available for anyone to
use, qualified or not. We encourage all qualified students to highlight
that they are Perfect Balance Pilates
qualified as this denotes a recognised level of quality and professional
We do not charge a fee to use the Perfect Balance name. However, only
Certified Perfect Balance Pilates
Instructors can legally use it in any literature.