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How much do Pilates instructors earn in Australia?
The average pay for Pilates instructors in 2019 was $45 per hour according to Payscale.com. However by definition, half of all instructors make less than the average, and half make more. So how much can YOU expect to earn?
3 years ago Charlotte Griffin walked in the door at KX Pilates Norwood as a client. She had no savings and no Pilates experience.
Now she is co-owner of both KX Magill and The Fit Space, and has become a powerhouse in the SA fitness and Pilates industry.
In this conversation, Charlotte talks through the ups and downs (mostly ups!) of her meteoric career in Pilates and fitness so far. She also shares her occasional mistakes, doubts, and honestly reviews what got her so far so fast.
Charlotte is an incredibly down-to-earth, humble, and warm person. I loved talking with her and I think you’ll be fascinated and inspired by her story.
Michael has been one of our biggest inspirations, and has given us endless happy tears throughout our journey together. He is a STAND OUT human being who has also emerged as an incredibly skilled teacher. He also just so happens to be 78!
I challenge you to not find his joy, passion and laugh contagious 🙂
Sarah Michael is the founding trainer of VIVE Active in Sydney Australia, where she is all about giving the client the best experience.
In order to do this her philosophy is to let go; let go of all the baggage of who you think you need to be, which way your toes are pointing or, for Pete’s sake – safety.
This was a real, hilarious, liberating conversation that will be highly relevant for you if you suffer from anxiety, imposter syndrome, or feel a pressure to fit yourself to a mould shaped like someone else.
John’s energetic, warm and engaging style of teaching and his incredible popularity are the stuff of legend. In this candid conversation John and I talk about age, being awesome, and many other things!
This conversation with Anula Maiberg from Anula Maiberg Pilates & Things grew out of an email conversation, that we both felt was a conversation that needed to be had in public.
Together, Anula and I consider whether as a profession, Pilates instructors have a compelling value proposition, or even a clear definition of what it is that we offer our clients; why we feel the need to define ourselves by reference to made-up pathologies and special micro-limitations, and of what, precisely does good studentry consist?
Sarah is a women’s health physiotherapist, and co-owner of Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness in Chicago, Illinois. Sarah graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. She went on to get a Masters of Science in Women’s Health and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008.
In 2009 Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health, and Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS).
Sarah and I talk about pregnancy and exercise, what you should and shouldn’t do with a pregnant client, pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, and what you as a group exercise instructor can do for your clients with pelvic girdle pain. We talk about diastasis recti abdominis or abdominal separation, and finally we spend quite a bit of time on Sarah’s favourite topic, urinary incontinence, on which she has recently published a book.
Towards the end of the interview Sarah gives in-depth instructions on how to do a pelvic floor contraction, and how to cue one. And, when to cue pelvic floor and when not to mention it!
Dani looks like the perfect Pilates teacher, but she has had struggles which are invisible to the eye.
This is the story of how she is overcoming anxiety, perfectionism and an eating disorder through Pilates, and the transformative power of realising she didn’t have to fit a mould, which allowed her to find her authentic voice as a teacher and as a human.
Cat Webb graduated with the Certificate IV in Pilates in 2015, and the Diploma of Clinical Pilates in 2016. After working full-time as a Pilates instructor for 3 years, in 2018 she opened Good Times Pilates in Melbourne’s Fitzroy.
Cat is a community builder, an advocate of making Pilates (and all exercise) fun, and her Instagram ( @catwebb__ ) presence is lighthearted, inclusive, and honest. Not only that but she has managed to build a successful, paradigm-breaking Pilates studio in the heart of one of Australia’s coolest suburbs.
Cat shares her thoughts on starting and running a business, finding your voice, and how to make your way in the industry – you’ll enjoy this conversation!
Dr. Rebecca Lewthwaite received her PhD in kinesiology (what in Australia we call exercise science or human movement) from UCLA. She is Director of Research and Education in Physical Therapy and Director of Rehabilitation Outcomes Management at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles, and an adjunct faculty member in biokinesiology and physical therapy at the University of Southern California (USC).
Dr. Lewthwaite’s research focuses on the role of confidence and autonomy support in motor performance and learning, in a variety of individuals, from those undergoing physical rehabilitation to developing and high-performing athletes. Recent work includes the facilitation of confidence building in individuals recovering from stroke. As an investigator in the recent ICARE clinical trial in stroke rehabilitation, Dr. Lewthwaite co-designed with Carolee Winstein the investigational Accelerated Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP) around skill acquisition principles common to OPTIMAL theory. She was an intercollegiate athlete in two sports and a coach on a national championship softball team at UCLA. She and Gaby Wulf co-authored the OPTIMAL theory of motor performance and learning.
Dr. Gabriele Wulf is a sport scientist with PhDs from the German Sports University in Cologne and the University of Munich. She is a UNLV Distinguished Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Dr. Wulf has conducted research in motor learning for more than 30 years. She studies factors that influence the learning of motor skills, including attentional focus and motivational variables. She has published approximately 200 journal articles and book chapters, as well as two books, both of which I have read, and they are both excellent!
Dr. Wulf has received various awards for her research, including UNLV’s Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award. She was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and given the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity’s (NASPSPA) Distinguished Scholar Award. She has served as President of NASPSPA and the Founding Editor of two journals in the movement sciences. Dr. Wulf has given keynote addresses to national and international societies in movement science and physical therapy. She and Rebecca Lewthwaite co-authored the OPTIMAL theory of motor performance and learning.
Antony Lo is a Sydney based physiotherapist who specialises in female athletes, and in particular female Crossfit athletes.
Having successfully grown 2 private practices, Antony sold these to concentrate on his Specialisation Training Program and developing educational courses for health professionals and the general public. He still consults at 2 locations in Sydney seeing everyone from children to the elderly, as well as his sports-specific patients. He also travels around Australia to deliver seminar information for his course The Female Athlete, and to provide consultations for those interested in his approach.
I have been friends with Antony since 2006 when we worked together. Every time I talk with Antony I learn something valuable, he is one of the practitioners I admire the most, and who I have learned the most from.
In this conversation we talk about pelvic health, urinary incontinence, low back pain, making quick changes and Antony’s approach to evidence-based practice.
Kjartan Vibe Fersum is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway, and was the lead author on the original CFT paper in 2012, with co-authors Peter O’Sullivan, Skouen, Smith, & Kvåle.
In addition to his teaching and research at the University of Bergen, he works in clinical practice as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in Bergen, and a contributor to the Pain-Ed project, where his mission is to inform both the public and health care practitioners about the latest pain research, and to dispel common myths about pain and provide hope for change.
Kjartan is incredibly well-read, but his true genius seems to lie in combining his rich and nuanced understanding of the research with a flexible, person-centred worldview.
This interview has too many gems and insights to list – you must listen to it if you work with people in pain.
Synnott et al., (2015) Physiotherapists may stigmatise or feel unprepared to treat people with low back pain and psychosocial factors that influence recovery: a systematic review
Blossom Leilani Crawford was originally trained by Kathy Grant, one of Joseph Pilates’ personal students. Later, Blossom was also certified by Romana Kryzanowska. She is currently the principal at Bridge Pilates, NY as well as a prolific contributor to Pilates Anytime and Pilatesology.
In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground, including historical reflections and insights, thoughts on the evolution of Pilates and most importantly a powerful message of hope: What we do is not rocket science, just get people moving fearlessly.
Anula is an owner at Sixth Street Pilates in New York, a regular presenter on Pilates Anytime, and prolific presenter of workshops. She is co-author and instigator of Shift Happens with creative partner James Crader.
In addition to being a highly accomplished Pilates teacher, Anula Maiberg is a walking paradox. She is at one and the same time ironic and guileless, simple and subtle, dark and optimistic, artful and down to earth.
Most of all though, she is a deep thinker when it comes to Pilates, and the way she thinks about the movement flows over into the social and cultural context of Pilates today. Anula also has the knack of summarising the human experience with clarity and simplicity. She is a master of soundbites. And there are plenty in this interview.
Greg Lehman http://www.greglehman.ca/ is a Canadian physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model. He is incredibly well-read, a highly skilled educator. And he’s funny.
Before his clinical career, Greg received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council MSc graduate scholarship and became one of only two students each year to train with Professor Stuart McGill in his Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory, subsequently published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in the manual therapy and exercise biomechanics field. He was an assistant professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College teaching a graduate-level course in Spine Biomechanics and Instrumentation as well conducting more than 20 research experiments while supervising more than 50 students.
Greg has lectured on a number of topics on reconciling treatment biomechanics with pain science, running injuries, golf biomechanics, occupational low back injuries and therapeutic neuroscience. His courses Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science and Running Resiliency have been taught more than 60 times in more than 40 locations worldwide.
In this conversation, Greg and I talk about how the biomechanics research invalidates the idea of ‘dysfunction’ as a cause of pain or disability, why scapular dyskinesis (aka poor scapular positioning and movement) is not a thing, knee valgus during a squat is nothing to worry about and several other interesting topics.
Greg shares his approach of movement optimism, and his basic framework for working within a biopsychosocial model.
I was inspired to write this by Jenna Zaffino’s story in episode 52 of Pilates Unfiltered – I don’t want to put words in Jenna’s mouth so you should listen to the episode after reading this if you’re interested to understand her point of view.
As movement teachers – Pilates professionals, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists – for years we have operated on the assumption that understanding anatomy, physiology and biomechanics are foundational to being an effective practitioner and teacher.
I think this assumption is wrong. You don’t need to know anything about anatomy, physiology OR biomechanics to effectively teach Pilates or help people rehabilitate.
Yep. Anatomy is not important when teaching Pilates. In fact, I think it gets in the way of good teaching.
I will even go so far as to say, you don’t need to know ANY anatomy, physiology or biomechanics in order to be a great teacher and practitioner. The less the better.
Kristi Cooper is the co-founder of Pilates Anytime, the world’s most popular online Pilates classroom that is bringing Pilates to a new, wider audience and making it possible for any Pilates instructor to learn from the greats in our industry.
In this conversation, Kristi talks about the genesis of Pilates Anytime, and it’s evolution to her current vision. We also talk about where online learning and online practice sits in the Pilates world, and what she has learned about teaching and coaching from working with many of the greatest teachers in the Pilates universe.
Lars Avemarie is one of the most well-read, clear-thinking people I have come across in the fields of pain science and rehabilitation. Born in Denmark, he currently works in Sweden. He is a physiotherapist and personal trainer, and a prolific blogger, educator and public figure on social media.
In this conversation, Lars shares his experiences going back to university at the age of 39 to study physiotherapy, his advice on learning to think critically and challenge your own beliefs, and how to develop your confidence to effectively apply the biopsychosocial approach to pain rehabilitation.
Benjamin has deeply researched Joseph’s ideas through his writings, marketing material, letters, and archival footage, and he has some great insights and powerful ways of bringing Joseph’s work to life.
I think you’ll enjoy and learn from his perspectives. I certainly did!
During my masters, I did my clinical placement with Brendan Mouatt and his business partner Luke Postlethwaite at their clinic The Biomechanics in Footscray, Melbourne Australia.
Like me, Brendan is a clinical exercise physiologist, and we enjoy talking about evidence-based practice and pain science in particular.
This is a free-ranging conversation where we think about whether we should provide clients with the treatment they expect, and how to navigate professional relationships with people who are not up to date with current best practice.
Brendan also has a thoughtful blog on all things rehabilitation.
Courtney Miller is a shining light in the international Pilates world. She is a prolific contributor to Pilates Anytime, Instagram, and Facebook. Her signature style is a dynamic fusion of Pilates with dance and fitness movements.
In this episode, Courtney deconstructs her process for programming a class based on sequences of 3-5 exercises; her cueing method and how she accesses endless creativity to come up with all those flowing sequences.
I was a little sceptical at first about studying while working full time and the course being 100% online rather than a face to face setting, but I have just completed my Cert IV in Matwork and Reformer and it was the best thing I’ve ever done!This course is so well structured, I learnt more than I ever imagined I would. I am so grateful I chose to go through Breathe Education and have been taught evidence based Pilates with the most up to date research and am apart of this empowering community of people.
10:07 14 Jun 21
Breathe supports you every step of the way. There is a really good balance of theory and practical and lots of opportunities for practice. They help you build community within the course. The quality of the instructors and the feedback they give is fantastic. Breathe is also government accredited as an RTO which means high standards are guaranteed.
09:21 14 Jun 21
Such a great course filled with passionate trainers
08:46 14 Jun 21
I loved every bit of my experience with Breath Education. I have just completed my cert IV in pilates matwork and reformer and can’t recommend my lecturer, Cloe, and my tutor, Venus, more!!!I was inspired to gain certification through Breathe as my favourite teacher at the studio I attend is a graduate and to me there is no higher praise than personal recommendation ☺️I loved the option to have a foldable reformer to complete my course on. The pace of learning was manageable alongside my full time job and I felt incredibly supported by my classmates. The sense of community is next level and I graduated with two job offers and feeling extremely confident and ready to start my next chapter!! Thanks so much ♥️♥️
Ana Marega Patarra
01:45 14 Jun 21
Choosing Breathe education was the best thing I did. I was completely surprised by the online course, where I had all the support I needed, much more than I expected.I finished the course feeling that I am prepared for the Pilates industry and ready to do everything Pilates has to offer to people.At Breathe Education we don't just come out as capable professional Pilates instructors, we come out as part of a beautiful community that helps and inspires each other. Definitely Pilates changed my life for the better. Breathe Education made this transition to be made in the best possible way. Thank you Breathe Education for everything. Hope you can inspire many more people around the world. I am so proud to be part of Breathe Education community!!!
10:24 19 May 21
Taking the plunge to start the Cert IV Pilates was both daunting and exciting! I remember my first live tutorial, I was so nervous...... but those nerves didn't stay for long. The Breathe Team were nothing but amazing, they made me feel so comfortable. The course content is so up to date and relevant not only in working life but in general. After finishing the Cert IV I found myself wanting to know more so I enrolled straight away in the Diploma of Clinical and have not been dissapointed.When I started this journey I didnt know where it would take me but as time went on my vision became clearer and Iam now living my dream and loving every minute of it! I can honestly say I could never have done it without the kindness, support and knowledge of the Breathe Team and all my class peers. The experience on a whole has been life changing.
E S Boller
10:53 06 May 21
I cannot believe this! I have just completed my course! Breathe Education found its way into my Facebook feed and now, today, I have successfully completed the course. I have learnt so much, I am a qualified Pilates Instructor because of you 👈 !! I will honour this achievement, I am proud of myself and I thank you, all of you, for your confidence in me. Special shout out to Sharrman, my fearless Trainer, Heath for his endless time, Venus for her beautiful smile and all of the support team (esp Lizzie) 🥰. Lizzie B !!!
06:47 06 May 21
Before enrolling in the Diploma course I thought I had a deep understanding of how the body worked and was super interested in learning how to apply pilates in a clinical setting. Now I am just one third of they way through the course and I'm amazed at how much of what I thought I 'Knew already" is now outdated research!Before enrolling I was concerned with studying full time whilst working full time, though I shouldn't have worried as Breathe have made this super achievable with the course being mostly work at your own pace. If i fall a week or so behind with my E-learning or miss a masterclass here or there due to outside commitments, everything is recorded so I can just catch up when I have the time and I am loving the flexibility that brings.I'm really looking forward to the next two modules as we are deep diving into the nitty gritty of the human anatomy and building on our skills practically applying this knowledge in a clinical setting.
05:18 06 May 21
Pre Module Kristina - loved teaching pilates but felt she needed more knowledge and understanding of the body and how movement could assist in recovery, general maintenance and strength building. I actually had no idea what to expect and have been blown away by the journey I have embarked on with Breathe.The course has been challenging for me (I am not super confident) and the course material has been more detailed and thorough than I imagined. Module 1 has challenged my previous beliefs and conceptions and taught me so much about the human mind and body (from Pain/Brain, biopsychosocial factors impact on injury, recovery, pain tolerance and threshold). Post Module 1 Kristina now appreciates there is a much larger landscape to consider when dealing with clients and how important it is to provide client based care. Also the importance of getting the client moving and building a trust relationship with the client so you can help them achieve their goals. Heath you are an amazing teacher and mentor. You have the perfect amount of challenge and guidance when we are doing masterclasses or tutorials. Your knowledge blows me away and you manage to simplify the complex so I can comprehend it (albeit it may take a bit to sink in) . It is very evident how passionate you are about your teaching and your students learning journey and I thank you very much for that. My understanding of movement teaching has changed dramatically. I now understand that pain comes from the brain, that our bodies are resilient and that once cleared of red flags and outside tissue healing time we need to gradually load and work towards strength programmes for clients. I now challenge my clients more and feel more confident with the sessions i am teaching.
01:03 06 May 21
Such an empowering course! Definitely recommend. I'd only ever been on a reformer once in my life, but now I feel I can do the reformer moves plus learnt a few more mat moves. Trainer was empathic and easy to learn from, reassured me and others as and when we needed it. I am so grateful to have been brave enough to sign up to the course plus finish it. Thank you Breathe. Fabulously run course with excellent resources!
05:24 05 May 21
Before beginning the diploma I wasn't certain how much I'd get out of it. Being a PT and having taught group classes for years, I knew there was so much more to learn but I wasn't sure what exactly that was and where to find it.I knew I could trust the educators at Breathe to deliver a good course and I'm so glad I did.It's completely transformed the way I think about the body, pain and movement, the way I teach and the way I communicate with clients.I can confidently tackle 'tricky' clients I would usually shy away from. I now know I have the tools to help clients get the best possible results in terms of their health and fitness.Heath is a bloody amazing tutor. His classes are engaging and thought-provoking. He encourages us to question the status quo and let go of rigid, out-dated ideas that are often ingrained in the Pilates world.I'm learning to teach in a way that finally feels authentic to me. Learning to apply critical thinking to everything from my personal held beliefs to things in the media, has made me appreciate my role as a teacher so much more.I look forward to expanding my knowledge with the Breathe team over the course of the diploma.
02:17 05 May 21
one word: COMMUNITY.Breathe Education has been extremely warm, kind and supportive in this journey and have welcomed me to an amazing community of like minded people- so grateful!
02:17 05 May 21
I would highly recommend them! They are a company full of fantastic teachers who are full of knowledge, support and energy. Breathe Educations flexibility allowed me to take on a new career and passion which I would have otherwise found impossible to achieve. So thank you!
02:17 05 May 21
02:16 05 May 21
Breathe Education is hands down the best Pilates education available. In their Cert IV course, I love how I continued to learned current evidence-based practices from a such a supportive team. I cannot recommend Breathe Education enough.
12:55 04 May 21
The support, content and culture that Breathe offer is truly amazing! I have loved the course and the team are incredible. They are extremely supportive through the community they have created and the tools they have given us to make us industry ready. I couldn’t recommend Breathe more highly.
04:41 04 May 21
Mind Blown! I have a masters of physiotherapy and Certifications III and IV in fitness, and I was absolutely blown away by how much I learned and grew over the past 20 weeks doing the Certificate IV in Pilates Instruction through Breathe Education. Learning online was a perfect option for me as I was never available to attend live lectures, so I watched them all later in the week when I was available. The team at Breathe provide each student with a comprehensive and clear outline of everything they need to do and when they need to do it and how they can go about doing it. Every week, for 20 weeks, we were required to watch a 1.5 lecture, attend and participate in a 1.5 hour live online tutorial, attend 2 masterclasses offered online and teach two 10 minute blocks in practice teaching sessions online set up through the student portal using an app called Slack. Everyone from all the team members at Breathe to all of the previous and current students of Breathe Education were encouraging and helpful. I was apprehensive about learning online, as I did my Cert III in Fitness online. This was nothing like that. This was a very inclusive course. Everyone worked together. I never felt like I was having to teach this course to myself. I've made some fantastic friends along the way even though I've haven't met any of my classmates in person. I put a lot of work into this course and I believe it has truly made me into an infinitely better movement instructor.
10:21 03 May 21
I have been studying with Breathe Education and they have been amazing, the support you receive throughout the course is 5 star, when you are unsure or have a question, the trainers and the support staff are always happy to help.I also found the course very flexible, it fit into my busy schedule, I could study in my own time and complete my modules with ease.I found the trainers so fun always ready to have a laugh and to put your mind at ease.I am so happy I did my course through breathe. I would highly recommend.
07:18 03 May 21
This has been hands down one of the top experiences of my life! Seriously. It's awoken all these new curiosities and rabbit holes that I can't wait to go further down. It's made me question things I've learned in the past and the amount of info that has been debunked has A. blown my mind and B. turned me into a better instructor! I feel more confident and am 100% sure that my clients have been able to tell a difference. Would recommend over and over again. Can't do my Diploma yet, but yall better believe I'll be jumping on that bandwagon too! Thanks to all the amazing instructors and support staff. I'm sad we're at the end!
03:23 03 May 21
I have just competed week 20 with Breathe Education - Certificate 4 in Mat and Reformer. I am studying while working full time and am excited to introduce Pilates teaching as my side hustle. The Breathe Education experience has been amazing; including the online format of the course which offers the perfect balance of teacher led lectures/Tutorials, Live and recorded masterclasses and sense community. All of the teachers at Breathe are exceptional and will both support and challenge you, plus the curriculum is based on the latest research and proven methodologies. I work in the corporate world as my day job and had never worked as a fitness trainer, however im excited to say that this course gives me everything you need to be a confident and successful Pilates trainer. I highly recommend Breathe Education.
02:57 03 May 21
I have raved about my experience with Breathe to anyone and everyone that will listen. I've been undertaking the Certificate IV and am loving my experience so much that I am going to continue on and do the Diploma. I never thought I would be able to become a Pilates instructor but with the constant empowerment and support from everyone in the Breathe community - especially the trainers, I have become so much more confident in myself and my ability and I encourage anyone who wants to go down this pathway but is hesitant within themselves - to just take the plunge, you will not regret it. The research and evidence is second to none and the education breaks all barriers surrounding fear and restriction in movement. Could not recommend more!
01:59 03 May 21
01:04 03 May 21
Breathe has been an amazing, comprehensive mat and reformer Pilates course which I would highly recommend to anyone interested in getting started in the Pilates industry. Breathe base their teaching on the most current evidence and have such high quality teachers to guide you through both the certificate 4 and Diploma. All from the comfort of your home!10/10 would definitely recommend.
00:05 03 May 21
I have been extremely impressed by the high quality of information, communication and efficiency of delivery by Breathe Education. I already had my reformer and matwork Pilates certification, but was looking for more. After studying the Cert IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer I have greater confidence in my ability as an instructor.Content (drawn from scientific evidence) is regularly updated to improve education and practice. There is transparency around sources of information. Questions and curiousity are encouraged. There is emphasis on challenging misinformation and myths within the Pilates sphere, and empowering clients to move fearlessly.I was initially hesitant at the prospect of doing the qualification online; I have found previous online study lacks engagement. However, I was pleased to find there was regular online video contact with trainers and fellow students, as well as live classes. Studying online instead of coming in to a space for face-to-face delivery was convenient and adaptable to my schedule. It also gave me the chance to make friends with students from many different locations.I would recommend Breathe Education in a heartbeat. In fact, I already do!
00:00 03 May 21
Breathe Education is a great place to learn with great master trainers. It's a funny time in the industry with asking yourself what to say, who to be, what kind of instructor you want to be and they help you and allow you to be your true self. I have completed my cert 4 and now studying the diploma. My biggest take away would be the amazing information and knowledge that I learn from Heath. He helps you understand everything and puts on the best master classes!! A massive contribution to the course.
22:42 02 May 21
For me Breathe Education has changed my world! Coming into this - I thought that I was going to learn Pilates. That did happen but I learned so much more .... I learned more about myself, I gained confidence not only in my teaching but in my every day life , I learned to stop second guessing myself and my ability in all aspects. I learned how to think critically and move fearlessly and learned how amazing and strong and robust our bodies are ! Breathe education have nailed this course - from the online structure to the content to the trainers , oh the trainers ! Can not thank the trainers enough! There is never a question that will not be answered and their willingness and patience in making sure everyone is happy before they move on is incredible. The whole BE community is something pretty darn special!!!
06:45 30 Apr 21
The Breathe Diploma of Clinical Pilates Diploma has great content and online delivery, with regular learning opportunities throughout the week. Breathe’s emphasises on evidence-based best practise and critical thinking makes me feel confident that I’m giving my clients the best current movement guidance. I love Breathe’s concept of fearless movement - who wouldn’t want this for themselves or their clients? Before the course started I was a bit concerned about the expense - but with a lecture, tutorial, coursework and masterclasses each week I am getting value for money. Plus, the educators are amazingly responsive and available to answer questions and give help. Cloe has been super supportive in my weekly tutorials. Heath gives the Diploma Masterclasses and these are so helpful. His simple, scalable approach and tool kit of repertoire is awesome and has helped me take Raph's lecture content and put them into practise. I’ve learnt so much and can’t wait for the next two semesters.
12:00 29 Apr 21
After many years working in the Pilates industry I decided to 'go back to school' and I have recently begun studying the Diploma with Breathe Education. I was somewhat concerned that my previous Pilates training wouldn't be a good fit, as it was from a different school with different ideas, and that I would struggle with the coursework which was to be delivered online. But I did understand Breathe Education had a good foundation in teaching and that they were well known for presenting up-to-date information so I went ahead.Best decision ever! I knew after the first lecture that it would work. Well structured and researched lesson plans, engaging content, access to real Pilates trainers with decades of experience and know-how, plus it is obvious they are 100% interested in their students learning AND thinking by facilitating small group tutorials that are challenging yet at the same time supportive. You learn as much in the tutorials as you do in the coursework.I look forward to continuing through the rest of the Diploma.(The only bad thing is it will eventually end!)
10:36 26 Apr 21
Completing the Certificate 4 and now the Diploma in Clinical Pilates have been the two most amazing journeys in my professional career and personal growth. Every week, I am like a wide-eyed 4-year-old looking forward to lectures by Raph, followed by rolling and jumping around during Masterclasses, and then eagerly sharing my newfound knowledge with my fellow course mates or whoever is willing to listen to me at home.Pain is in your head. But it is real. As a health professional for 20 years, the most challenging clinical presentation is still chronic pain. Yet a lot of time, I became so focussed with finding the pathology and trying to “solve the pain” such that I forgot about the person. If the repertoire of pilates exercises constitutes the bread and butter for pilates instructors, module 1 of Clinical Diploma which focusses on biopsychosocial model is the essence for a pilates teacher. The 14 weeks of lectures have been the most mind opening, engaging and challenging lectures that I have attended. Raph has managed to condense all the evidence-based literature into very practical and easy-to-digest lectures. It has challenged many of my preconceptions and beliefs, and encouraged critical thinking. There are no stupid questions and all the tutors were so ready to answer my questions. I have started to apply this knowledge to my interaction and engagement with my patients/clients. It has changed the way I see pain. The concept that our body is anti fragile and that movement is the solution to many of our ailments is truly empowering.Fear is in your head. But it is real. The Masterclasses that supplemented the course content has been nothing short of transformative. As a chronic sufferer of back pain, I used to believe that my pain is caused by kyphosis and that carrying heavy weight was the trigger for my pain. But Heath who was the Masterclass instructor (or the wizard of movement), has the ability to push me to overcome my fear. Within 3 months, I have gone from someone who could hardly do a knee push up to be able to kick up to wall handstand. It is true that your practitioner’s ( or teacher / sensei/ sifu) belief influences your belief. It is now perhaps my turn to spread the fearless movement. Heath has said the goal for handstand practice was handstand push up. If you had asked me 3 months ago, I would have told you “that was impossible”. Now, my answer is ”why not?”
23:16 18 Apr 21
02:42 24 Mar 21
Choosing to go with Breathe Education for my Pilates qualification was a great decision that has continuously paid off since I graduated. Not only do hiring studios look highly upon the qualification, but Breathe, the course, and their tutors empowered me the entire way through to become confident in who I was as an instructor, not pressuring me to have to fit a pre-designed mould. They are also very accommodating in being able to fit the course commitments to your own schedule. The whole team at Breathe are a dream to study with!
00:01 19 Mar 21
The Breathe team is made up of truly inspiring, supportive and knowledge instructors and I loved my journey with them! Would highly recommend this course to those looking for the next step in their pilates journey.
00:09 18 Mar 21
I could not recommend Breathe Education any more highly! They have curated such a professional, nurturing, and intelligent community full of like-minded and passionate people. The online learning experience is second to none, and you can expect to graduate the course with every skill you could ever need in the world of Pilates instruction!
10:19 17 Mar 21
Breathe has fully supported and empowered me throughout this whole course all while being pregnant myself. I was worried about how I would manage the course but I was met with so much encouragement and support that I always felt included and safe. All the instructors are just wonderful people who genuinely want to help you to get the most out of the course and challenge you to be the best version of yourself. The course was brilliantly presented and organised. If this course was not delivered online I would have not been able to complete it. The fact that all components of the course could be completed online made it so accessible to me. Thanks to all the Breathe staff for helping me through the course, I am so grateful.
10:11 17 Mar 21
Breathe has helped me so much throughout this course. Especially my main tutor Venus. It is such a safe environment to learn and feel free to make mistakes. Doing this course has helped me to feel so much more confident in myself and feel ready to go out into the Industry :)
09:07 17 Mar 21
Breathe Education is an amazing course. The course is online based so you can do it anywhere and at a time that suits you! I had enjoyed my time learning from NZ and they have lots of different time for the tutorials to fit in my schedule. The trainers have been so amazing teaching the fundamentals of Pilates and teaching content with up to date scientific background. The trainers really love what they do, and it shows! I always look forward to classes and tutorials:)The online practice teaching also allowed us to meet, connect, support and motivate each other as we worked towards the same goal. Everyone is so positive and encouraging. I really enjoyed my time with Breathe Education (and I am looking to do their diploma in the future haha). Highly recommend to people looking to further themselves in teaching and in Pilates.Thank you everyone!
02:17 17 Mar 21
Breathe Education provided me with the best learning environment/structure for success, that I have ever received throughout my years of education. The learning process which combines face-face interaction via zoom lectures, tutorials and online e-learning complimented each other and promoted early success for learning. All the trainers/tutors create such a comfortable, open/inviting and supportive learning space with their bubbly, bright and warm personalities. I could not recommend Breathe Education more highly for Pilates instructing. I believe I have developed such a strong foundation to begin my personal Pilates instructing journey and I have all the beautiful trainers at Breathe to thank :)
01:40 17 Mar 21
Really loved my experience of Breathe from the very start. The information, data, research and studies they provide you with give you confidence in what you are learning and how best to apply it. Raphael is ruthless in his research and supplies only the latest and most up to date material. The trainers are so positive and make efforts to be actively involved in the students lives and interests - they mention time and time again that they are there to help and they create a really supportive environment. Breathe is also really well connected to people in Australia and internationally who have had incredibly successful carriers and we are able to listen to in-depth conversations with them which really aids our learning and gives us a wider scope of the pilates world. All in all would recommend and big thank you to the Breathe Team!
01:18 17 Mar 21
All the teacher's were so lovely and friendly!! Would highly recommend :)
09:51 16 Mar 21
Breathe started me on my Pilates teaching journey and im so glad that gave me all the tools i needed to begin my next phase of my life
02:28 16 Mar 21
I began this journey to complete my Cert IV with a little trepidation as I was not sure I was cut out to be a pilates instructor..... 20 weeks down the track with wonderful support, encouragement and instruction I am ready to begin a new career (at 50!). I would recommend this course to anyone looking to find out more about teaching movement, and know that as the content is all on line you can do it in your own time at home. You do not need to be a particular body time, age or fitness level, just have a love of pilates and learning. Thanks to the Breathe team, especially Venus who gave me a few pep talks throughout my journey - I've got this! Many thanks
12:02 11 Feb 21
CERTIFICATE IV PILATES/REFORMER PILATES, who would have thought that this journey was going to be life changing. Before starting this course I had no previous experience in study, being an instructor or in Pilates.The moment you sign up to the 20 week course you feel connected with a supportive community allowing the comprehensive week to week classes achieve a consistent growth in learning and skill development.The lectures never felt overwhelming, the delivery of the weeks content was constantly building upon the previous weeks lecture with up to date health community research. Followed by tutorials that helped the content be attainable to all, teaching us about building up an exercise so anyone from a beginner to expert can develop a strong repertoire. Immersing the learning experience further by empowering in freedom of fearless movement and support when need.Week 20 approached us quickly but having pushed myself out of my comfort zone I am now armed with the skills attained throughout the course and am more than ready to fearlessly continue my journey. I am grateful to have had passionate and supportive master trainers with their unique teaching and am thankful to them as well as the Be_Support team and administrators of Breathe.
02:04 09 Feb 21
If you are looking for a way to take your Pilates to the next level, in a flexible and supportive environment then Breathe is a great option. It is a supportive space where you get plenty of experience teaching while learning using the most up to date knowledge in the field. Don't expect to just leave knowing how to instruct Mat and Reformer Pilates, expect to leave with the confidence to teach your way, in your own voice and with the skills to be the best Pilates instructor you can be.
11:03 08 Feb 21
I could not recommend the Breathe Cert IV anymore if I tried, it has drastically changed the way I look at movement, my own practice and how I teach the people in front of me.The online model is incredible! It was so nice to be able to regularly touch base with the teaching staff and other students, I always felt like someone was there for me and I could ask questions whenever they came up. I have built some genuinely strong connections not just in my intake but across multiple groups and staff. Having consistent and regular interaction with the content enabled me to actually digest what we were learning, each week building a little more into our knowledge base. By the end of the 20 weeks I feel like I deeply understand the experience of how to teach a challenging and inclusive group class. I feel empowered and confident to teach any client that walks into my studio, from an absolute beginner to the most advanced client. This is truly an immersive program that helps you actually UNDERSTAND layering and programming and not just memorise a catalogue of exercises.The teaching staff are second to none, I honestly loved the experience so much that I have already jumped straight into my Diploma. I would almost do it again, I enjoyed it so much. Thank you so much for igniting my passion in Pilates again.
02:34 08 Feb 21
Breathe has been much more than just an educator. They have built a community. One that I will forever be thankful to be apart of. The trainers, just wow. They are REAL people who welcome mistakes, build your confidence, make every class insightful & enjoyable (I don't think there has been one class without laughter). I am sad my Cert IV course has ended, but excited to see where the journey will take me next. I would definitely like to further my studies in the future by taking on the Diploma course. Thank you to everyone for all that you have given me.
20:07 06 Feb 21
Breathe Education is an outstanding course - from the structure of the course, the quality of content and the amazing trainers that make everything happen. It creates a positive space for people to connect, support and motivate each other as we worked towards the same goal. I couldn’t speak more highly of an educational experience.
07:02 06 Feb 21
Strongest movement educators of the world! The Breathe Education team are a breath of fresh 21st century air! As someone who has completed many movement courses in yoga, Pilates and group fitness I have never felt this blown away by a course! I completed the Certificate IV in Pilates and will be forever indebted to this team of amazing educators and their approach! Do yourself a favour and sign up to this course! Whether you want to make a living out of teaching movement, want to learn more about your movement journey, have never tried this thing called Pilates, and even if you are already in the industry, this course is the ONE! Warning: your approach to movement will change FOREVER! In the best way possible! Look out world, fearless movers and teachers are rapidly rounding and arching their way to you thanks to Breathe Education! 💙
01:41 05 Feb 21
I loved my training with Breathe, all the content was relevant, useful and challenging. I feel fully equipped to start teaching!!All trainers were lovely, skilled and supportive.I would highly recommend training with Breathe!!
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08:44 14 Dec 20
I am about to finish studying my Certificate IV with Breathe. I was apprehensive about the online format of learning a movement practice, but the trainers, resources and format of the course made it an absolute breeze to work through everything and gain such a thorough understanding of concepts. I loved the way the information was presented and based on science based practices and the content covers everything from teaching, to movements, to how to begin your own business. Couldnt recommend this company as a pilates qualification enough!!