You’ve just completed your pilates training, spent numerous hours studying, completed multiple practicals and laid down on the reformer so much it feels like your bed! You close your books and you develop your own teaching style that moves you through the years comfortably. However, there’s so much more to learn to continue to provide for your clients.
I owned and operated my own studio for over 10 years. Many weeks it was difficult to find the time to be a student in another instructor’s class. When that hour came that I could finally be on the reformer, it was so nice to hear a new cue or feel another way to work a muscle. That was the key…to “feel” it. Many times we feel like just seeing new material is enough to replicate it. Through the years, I have been fortunate enough to take pilates classes all around the world. Those experiences inspire me to rethink exercises, rethink how I teach my clients and, also re-evaluate the service that I give to my clients.
I hear clients sometimes passing by say “You’re taking class today?” Don’t be surprised if you see me lying down next to you. I’m taking in all the wonderful information from fellow instructors and growing and improving weekly. I encourage all instructors to find ways to continue their learning journey; don’t be intimated of new material…embrace it and share it.
by Julie Rowland-Brown