With a multitude of Pilates studios offering Pilates personal training, where can you find the best Pilates Personal training in London?
Here’s some advise from an experienced, fully qualified Pilates instructor and registered osteopath:
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.
Of course, you must like the style and personality of the instructor, but beyond that, their credentials are equally important. Personality and charm often don’t compensate for lack of training knowledge and accreditation in a trainer.
What to look for in a prospect Pilates personal trainer
Where have they trained? Did they complete the final examinations? What level of training did they achieve?
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 the 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.
Train with the best quality equipment, such as STOTT PILATES®.
You must like your personal trainer, relate, and have a laugh. His/her personality will determine whether you stick around more more training or not.
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