For those of you that join us on our Pilates teacher training courses. You’re going to recognise Beth from the videos as she was happy to be working on a 1-2-1 basis to help us record the videos 🙂
Beth did one part of the course with us privately so that we could shoot the videos and then joined us for another course with a group 🙂
One of the things I wished I had was recordings of all the exercises so that I could refer back to it, but I didn’t and I know how much the teachers really enjoy having the additional resources 🙂
So I’d like to introduce you to Beth:
“It was during the first Covid lockdown that I seriously started researching Pilates Teacher Training courses. I was unsure whether it would be for me, whether I was “good enough” at Pilates myself, worried that everyone could be gym bunnies, or ex-dancers, that I wouldn’t remember the anatomy and scientific bits blah de blah.
We live in Exeter and Covid aside I knew I didn’t want to travel to London and do either an intensive course there or one that spanned several weekends and even more expensive.
However, there are a lot more London providers including the big Pilates brands such as Stott, that bothered me. I then came across Elite Pilates Teacher Training in Newton Abbot.
Tanja and I spoke extensively on the phone and she answered all my questions and concerns. She was so patient, understanding, and kind.
My main take-home from back then and still is on “wobbly” days is Tanja asking me whether I thought Usain Bolt’s coach could run faster than Usain! Of course he can’t but he knows how to train Usain and get the best out of his body.
I also now understand that clients actually prefer to have a ‘real’ teacher, one that understands and can relate to their regular body issues and concerns.
I signed up for the course and set about my revision. I then decided to postpone the course I had signed up for due to personal reasons and start the next course which was no problem to Tanja and Paul and they understood.
𝐼’𝑚 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑒; 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑚𝑦 𝑒𝑥𝑎𝑚 𝑖𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑒, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒.
BUT it makes so much sense to learn that anatomy before the course as you use it all of the time and the rest of the course makes so much more sense.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝.
𝑇𝑎𝑛𝑗𝑎 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑃𝑎𝑢𝑙 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑚 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒. 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑘 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑘, 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘, 𝑙𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙, 𝑙𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑄&𝐴.
They encourage you to ask loads of questions so that your understanding is very thorough.
Tanja is only a phone call or email away and gets back to you really quickly.
𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑢𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑜𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑑𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑑.
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕!
The Elite Pilates Course has provided me with the self-confidence and knowledge to set up my own Pilates studio.
The level and depth of the information provided goes much further than the requirements of the YMCA.
As well as anatomy and how to actually teach Pilates, Tanja and Paul spend a lot of time discussing typical scenarios and modifications for clients who need specific adaptations for example those who have had hip replacements.
The basics of Setting up a business are also covered. If you wish to start your own business rather than just be a gym instructor at a leisure center then I thoroughly recommend this course; I feel thoroughly equipped to start a new pilates career.
I also feel like I can contact Tanja at any time post qualification to ask a question or check something; that is so valuable.
Tanja gives you her time warm-heartedly. I am so pleased I chose Elite Pilates as my Pilates teacher training provider, I will certainly be returning to do more of their courses.
I can’t recommend them highly enough if you wish to complete the Level 3 diploma so that you have the confidence in your own knowledge to be a good teacher.
Thank you Tanja and Paul.”
It’s so rewarding seeing our teachers go on to have successful careers – it really is like being a mumma bird watching her chicks leave the nest! 🐥
If you’ve got that nagging feeling that this is something you really want to do, but you’re having the same doubts Beth did, then please get in touch (you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can have a chat to see if now is the right time for you 🙂 xxxxx
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