Pilates Instructor, the best job in the World!
After the birth of my third child, I took the decision to finish teaching PE in Secondary Schools. I couldn’t give the job all I wanted to and be a good mum, for me the choice was easy. When my youngest started preschool I wanted to start a new career.
This decision was very daunting but I had already developed a love of Pilates and decided to retrain as a Pilates instructor. Fortunately I found an amazing training school called JPilates and the founder Joanne Cobbe seemed to be so approachable and enthusiastic. As soon as I started training, I knew I was learning from one of the best in the country.
There are so many benefits to becoming a Pilates Instructor, for a start it is great to be your own boss! Being able to pick and choose your hours is fantastic and enables you to be very flexible when working around family and other commitments, allowing you to adapt your hours in order to fit in with your lifestyle.
But it is much more than that, I found that teaching Pilates is an incredibly rewarding job. When a client tells you that they no longer suffer after living with constant back pain for years and are now able to perform daily activities, you know that you have contributed to enhancing their quality of life. Or when a client leaves your sessions with a greater sense of well-being, motivation and positivity or where you can observe that your classes provide essential social interaction for an elderly. I love that my Thursday class all go for coffee and cake after, and are planning a Pilates Christmas lunch.
Pilates attracts such a wide range of clients, from pre natal to older clients, from those suffering with injuries to elite athletes, this means my work is never dull or boring but fantastically interesting and diverse. Every day my classes and clients present different challenges, each participant has varying needs and goals which I can help them achieve, ranging from postural imbalances to sports specific targets.
As a Pilates instructor, I never stop learning. I learn from my clients, I learn from my peers in the JPilates Associate group, and I am constantly updating my knowledge and evolving my practice. New research is published regularly providing inspiration and ideas to improve and provide greater depth to my teaching helping me to inspire others.
I look forward to teaching you for years to come.