There is alot to be said for working as a Pilates instructor. Flexible hours, fit lifestyle, great work clothes (read: bandier, athleta, sweaty betty, lululemon, etc.) and being a positive influence in the world. These are all true facts and are serious pros to the profession.
There is one very important aspect to the job, however, that I am compelled to educate new apprentices and certainly new hires - which is a reminder that Pilates is a service industry.
And what does that mean…
It means you are in the service of others first and foremost, and it is through this lens your best business practices must be viewed.
If you remember the preparation and presentation that precedes your work before you are clocking in your hours, you will have a more consistent client base and business. Give yourself the time and space you need prior to and after working with your clients, and you’ll sustain yourself in one of the best careers you could hope for.
Sarah is one of the leaders in Pilates education worldwide and is CPNYC’s Director of Education, Senior Trainer and Master Faculty at Core Pilates NYC. She has co-created and conducted Core’s internationally acclaimed Comprehensive and Mat Training Courses® in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, New Zealand and New York.