Why Your Instructor Matters
There are a LOT of fitness “instructors” out there, and the quality varies greatly. There is no shortage of YouTube and Instagram sensations with little to no substantial training, who have millions of followers. Underqualified and over-promoted celebrities and influencers can spread unhealthy and dangerous fitness messages at worst, or provide shoddy products focused more on decreasing your body size than on real health and fitness. And following these influencers can have a negative impact on our overall well being: Recent studies have even shown that while those who follow fitness influencers on social media found the access to the information to be beneficial, the content also negatively influenced their well being and their perception of what was a healthy goal. Another study of college age women showed that the “fitness” images on social media led to greater body image concern and did not motivate participants to engage in more levels of activity.
Choosing the right Pilates instructor is important because you’re going to invest time and money, and as with any investment, you want to get a good return. This is your body and your whole well being we’re talking about- would you trust that to just anyone?
What Makes Our Instructors Different
Every one of the instructors at my studio has completed over 500 hours of training through classroom lecture, self-practice, observation, and apprentice instruction before obtaining their teaching credential. This means not only do they have a very strong knowledge background, they also have real world, on the ground experience working with the different needs of different bodies.
But I also don’t just hire any trained instructor off the street. I look for that something special, that something extra, that I know will deliver the absolute best results for our clients, and have built a well rounded team that is able to develop personalized and customized Pilates sessions for any type of client. My team comes from all walks of life: from lifelong dancers, athletes, and gymnasts, to recovered chronic pain sufferers, stay at home moms and corporate CFOs. No matter who you are, chances are we’ve walked a mile in your shoes, meaning the Pilates program we develop will meet your needs and your specific goals. This is our love and our joy and we are so excited for you to join us on this journey.
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