When most people hear the word ‘Pilates’ they think about the many Hollywood starlets who swear by this exercise modality and mention, in every single magazine interview that they go on, how their Pilates instructor helps them with maintaining their gorgeous physiques.
Yes, Pilates is a great way to develop a super set of abs and many people flock to the gym and sign up for a class with the hopes that they will get that sexy bikini body that they’ve always wanted. Many instructors of this discipline often hear their students say that the only reason why they’re coming to class is to get a svelte midsection.
A fulfilling career choice
However, there’s so much more to a career choice in Pilates than just helping class participants to tone up their abs.
What many people don’t realise is that the core is not just made up of the muscles on the front of your abdomen. It actually also consists of the muscles that wrap about your lower back as well. Scientifically speaking, the core is made up of the following muscles: stabiliser and movers:
The stabilisers are:
- Transverse abdominis
- Internal obliques
- Lumbar multifidus
- Pelvic floor muscles
The muscles which are classified as the movers are:
- Rectus abdominis
- External obliques
- Erector spinae
- Latissimus dorsi
- Hip adductors
- Hip abductors
Many people who suffer from chronic lower back pain, or who have had back surgery, turn to Pilates as a form of pain management. By strengthening their core muscles they find that their back pain is alleviated. The greatest thing this is that the results aren’t fleeting as would be the case when taking muscle relaxants. The relief that Pilates gives clients is sustainable.
A holistic look at Pilates
As we’ve said in many of our earlier articles, you can’t expect to get the results that you want from any fitness regime – be it resistance training, cardiovascular training or Pilates – if you don’t take in the right food that will fuel you and help you to achieve what you want to.
This is why we’ve designed the Pilates instructor course package so that it includes our Specialised Nutrition Course. On it, you’ll learn everything that you need to about nutrition, from what a healthy eating plan consists of to what specific people – such as athletes and young children – need to be eating for the particular stage of life that they are in.
The marketing tools that you need
Today, there are a lot of Pilates instructors out there. This means that people have a choice of who to go to. This makes it a lot more challenging – but not impossible – for you to find work.
Luckily, with digital marketing and social media marketing you’re able to market your skills and services to a broader audience base. You have the opportunity to tap into the market that you never knew existed and that you didn’t know were even interested in Pilates classes.
This means that, in our Pilates package, we’ve also included our renowned Social Media Marketing for Fitness Professionals Course. When studying this, you’ll learn what it takes to make a success of your Pilates business and set up yourself as a go-to expert for world-class Pilates instruction.
The best offer for a Pilates Instructor Course
This Black Friday week, we’re making more accessible than ever for you to become a Pilates Instructor. When you purchase one of our Pilates packages and pay upfront, you’ll receive a 50% discount. For additional information on how this works, please follow this link.