I teach In Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and the surrounding area.
Be patient with people and try to put yourself in their shoes. I deal with a lot of people who are trying to cope with back pain, and have lost confidence in their body and how it moves. Also in a class situation, be friendly and encouraging, as for some people, they have taken a massive step just to get there. Also keep learning, keep researching and network with other professionals.
For me personally, I love mid back series on the reformer. it makes me feel stronger, preferably doing it under the watchful eye of another pilates instructor.
I Started in the fitness industry about 25 years ago teaching aerobics, but stopped after about 5 years and got a job in sales. After a few years I realised it wasn't for me and qualified as a personal trainer. I started work in a large gym as fitness instructor, built up my client list, and eventually went freelance. In 2004, I became intrigued by Pilates, and decided to qualify and have never looked back. Pilates for me professionally has been the best thing Ihave ever qualified in.
Move more, nourish your body and believe in yourself.
At the moment I am looking for studio space where I can teach Pilates, barre and train my PT clients, so hopefully that will be still going strong in 5 years. I intend to keep studying always as there is so much to learn in our industry.
I am 62 years old . I have been married 30 years and we have 4 children Jennifer 44, Mark 40, Chandler 30 and Bellamy 28. We live in Woodbridge, Ontario CanadaView instructor >