With so many Pilates studios offering Pilates personal training in London, you must ask yourself: Where can you find the best Pilates Personal training?
Here’s some advise from an experienced, fully qualified Pilates instructor and registered osteopath:
Possibly the number one thing people look for when they choose a personal trainer is personality. If they get on with the instructor they are happy with their training.
Of course, you must like the style and personality of the instructor, but beyond that, their credentials, training and experience are equally important. Personality and charm often don’t compensate for lack of training knowledge and accreditation in a trainer. In order to find the best Pilates personal training in London you must look for the following:
What to look for in a prospect Pilates personal trainer
Find out: Where they trained? Did they complete the final examinations? What level of training did they achieve (full certification)? Did they complete their advanced certification? What about specialty training (rehabilitation, athletic performance, pre-post natal, older populations, special populations)?
The level of training is much greater in someone who completed their full certification in all pieces of equipment versus someone who only finished the reformer course. If you are only planning on working on the reformer, you might be happy with the latter instructor.
However, I strongly believe that in order to really get the greater picture of the client one needs to have trained in all pieces of equipment and in all levels, including the advanced repertoire. Only then one can truly understand the scope of the complete Pilates work.
Place of Training
Certification programs vary from institution to institution. Nowadays one can obtain quick in-house qualifications from a Pilates studio if you work for them. This doesn’t mean that the programme is worldwide accepted. Look for instructors that have graduated from prestigious Pilates worldwide recognised institutions, such as STOTT PILATES, Body Balance, BASI or the very classical New York methods. Furthermore, contemporary methods such as STOTT PILATES are based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation, which make it safer and available to people of all levels and abilities.
When it comes to delivering the best Pilates instruction, experience does play a major role. An experienced instructor will have the experienced eye for precision and will have been working with bodies for years. However, less experienced instructors are not necessarily less capable. I have sometimes seen less experienced instructors who have just completed full certifications and are eager to deliver with passion their newly acquired knowledge. They possess a true talent and passion for Pilates and have that drive that is needed to teach. These freshly qualified instructors keep learning and absorbing information and are able to deliver good results. At the same time, some seasoned instructors stop learning, or never complete their full training and get stale. There are also those who have been teaching for years but who never completed their certification exams or maintained their professional development and continuing education credits.
Therefore, there is a fine balance of finding an experience instructor who continues to learn and keeps the passion and interest throughout his/her career.
In order to get the full breath of the Pilates work you will need to train on all the apparatuses. Your instructor must be qualified in everything: mat, reformer, Cadillac, Chair and barrels. Once again, the reformer is not the only Pilates piece of equipment. You must train on all the pieces of equipment to really understand Pilates. The best Pilates personal training in London will be with an instructor who is qualified in all pieces of equipment and can deliver personalised modifications for you.
Train with the best quality equipment, such as STOTT PILATES®.
You must like your personal trainer, relate, and sure, have a laugh. His/her personality will determine whether you stick around for more training or not.
At Core Kensington our dedicated team is comprised of only fully qualified, certified STOTT PILATES® instructors who can deliver premium Pilates exercise with sound fitness results striving to always be the best Pilates personal training in London. We strive to find instructors that care, that possess that personal touch and personality that endures.
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