Pilates Fitness Teacher Training
The foundational training that will set you up to teach fun and inspiring Pilates sessions.
At the Essence of Living Academy we are committed to producing the most outstanding Pilates teachers. Our Pilates teachers are trained in the latest techniques, with a focus on providing the best support for students. Essence of Living Pilates teachers are well respected and sought after within the Pilates industry.
The Essence of Living Pilates Level 1 teacher training takes place at the Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat on the stunning Gold Coast, Australia and The Live Life Well Studio in Melbourne, Australia. Our training program truly over delivers, providing you with 300 hours of training, including 194 of face-to-face learning. This course is approved for 15 CEC’s from Fitness Australia. Find out course dates, requirements and a course overview below.
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Our upcoming courses
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23rd October - 10th November 2023
Lectures and training: 3 weeks, Monday - Friday
Week 1: 7am – 2pm | Week 2 + 3: 7am – 1pm
Where: Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat
The course cost includes all required sessions (participation, observation and assists), workshops (with your course facilitators and guest experts), 3 months access to EOL TV, and course workbooks.
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GROUP PILATES TRAINING
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
In order to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to be a pilates teacher, there are a number of assessments required as a part of the course.
- 40 x session participations (can be signed off before course commencement)
- 6 x session observation reports
- 4 x one hour class sessions (with your fellow teacher trainees)
- Business Plan (including market research)
- 1 x written exam
- 2 x 500 word reflective essays/book reports
- Develop client screening appraisal
- Personal Development plan
Many of these pieces of assessment will be delivered during your training, however you do have a total of 6 months to complete all of your assessment.
There are a number of books required to complete the course, these will be referenced within the training. You do not have to read them cover to cover before training commences.
- Return to Life – Through Contrology by Joseph Pilates
- The Pilates Method – Physical and Mental Conditioning by Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen
- Pilates Anatomy – Rael Isacowitz & Karen Clippinger
Online retailers we suggest to find your materials include Book Depository, Amazon and AbeBooks. Fishpond.
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