Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates - Performance Training Academy

​'Level 3' Diploma in Teaching Pilates

BECOME A PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Our Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates will teach you all of the fundamentals to this extensive repertoire.

 

You will learn the Joseph Pilates’ repertoire, but our tutors will also further your skill set by adding a whole host of blended forms of Pilates to your skill set. This course will give you the tool kit to get a clients body moving and working in the way it should.

 

Pilates is now recognised as one of the main fundamentals within a lot of individuals weekly training requirements.
Modern lifestyles have lead to a lot of individuals enduring long term issues in poor posture, weak muscles and back problems. As a Pilates Instructor you will learn how to improve an individuals quality of life and exercise performance.

 

The Joseph Pilates’ intended repertoire that we base a lot of our teaching around can be adapted for literally any client that you will have come to you. You will learn how to coach a client through the remedial work at one end of the scale, improving such common issues such as shoulder tension, strengthening of weak core muscles and improving posture by correcting muscle imbalances. At the other end of the scale, you will learn how to deliver an advanced, conditioning repertoire to trained individuals and even professional athletes

Your Course Conent Includes:

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

Programming and Delivering a Pilates Session

Collecting Client Information, Postural Analysis and Movement Screening

Delivering pilates with equipment

​FULLY SUPPORTED COURSE

We ensure that our students are not rushed through learning this great qualification. You will be given the chance between workshop dates to practice delivering your new skills either in a one to one scenario or to a small group. This allows you to build up a portfolio of work, then our experienced tutors can answer any questions and give you the relevant feedback. This ensures that upon completion of this qualification, you will have the knowledge and confidence to deliver Pilates to fitness enthusiasts or sports professionals, in a class format or by one to one tuition.

 

As always our tutors will be on hand to give all students ongoing support throughout the learning process, but more importantly after you have qualified and when you are building up your Pilates client base. All Pilates students will also be invited to attend our Business Set Up and Marketing lectures.

COURSE INTRO

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Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Based Pilates - Course Intro

With this qualification, you will be qualified to teach Pilates to individuals either as a one-to-one training session or to a group of clients as a regular Pilates class.

This course is perfect for those who just want to be qualified as a Pilates Instructor, and for any Fitness Profofessional who wants to add another service, knowledge and income to their fitness business.

Across the Level 3 Diploma you will learn the following units:

Anatomy & Physiology 

A vitally important unit for all fitness professionals.

You will learn about the musculo-skeletal system, as well as energy systems, cardiorespiratory system, and the neuro-endocrine system - all of this will be related fully to how it applies when training individuals through the Pialtes repertoire.

Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

This unit will teach you how to programme and deliver exercise to a range of different clients, with a variety of goals, and will also look at how to cater for special populations such as pre/post natal and how to train young and elderly clients.

It will also give you an understanding of exercise physiology such as heart rate zones, rep and set variables, and will cover an introduction to nutrition.

Know How to Support Clients and Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

Understand how to not just train an individual through exercise, but how to create client retention, build a professional rapport, and ensure that your clients and class members are in an environment that is both safe and effective for their needs.

Programming and Delivering a Pilates Session

Learn and practice the full ‘original’ Pilates repertoire from our Pilates tutor, as well as further industry relevant skills that will ensure you are a confident and knowledgeable Pilates Instructor. You will be taught how to programme for both short and long-term progressions with Pilates, and how to apply to a range of different clients with individual needs and abilities.

Online content and practical workshops

The platforms we use to deliver our content is designed to allow you to learn the theory at home using our online video modules, and then use this knowledge when you attend our studio based practical workshops with a current fitness professional.

ASSESSMENTS

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Based Pilates - Assessments

We ensure that all of our students are more than prepared for each and every assessment on their way to qualification. Your support tutor, whom you will have ongoing contact with whenever you need them, will ensure you are fully confident going into each of the following assessments. Our role is to make sure you pass.

Level 3 Assessments are completed on our planned assessment days and are as follows:

  • Multiple Choice Exam:
    • Anatomy & Physiology 
    • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Practical Assessment and Course Portfolio
    • You will be building up a portfolio of work around our practical workshops, showing that you have put all taught Pilates teaching and techniques into practice - course portfolio.
    • Programming and Delivering a Pilates Session - practical assessment

The feedback you will gain from each assessment is all part of building up your knowledge, confidence and professional development - ensuring you are primed and ready for your career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness professional. This is added into your course portfolio, in your online student academy, for future reference when you need it the most - working as a fitness professional.

PREREQUISITES

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Based Pilates - Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to enrol on this course.

ACCREDITATIONS

YMCA Approved Centre

Accredited by:

The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates is governed by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a Level 3 Pilates Instructor almost anywhere in the world.
Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

What Our Students Are Saying

Melissa Lang

The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through

Ashley is a fantastic teacher. He is friendly, Very knowledgable and down to earth which makes the training a lot more enjoyable.
The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through. Every practical day was great fun and I learnt a lot. I enjoyed meeting the same group of people each time and building lasting friendships. The theory for the course is perfect as you can do it in your own time in and around busy lifestyles which is perfect for some like me with work commitments and 3 children. I continued to finish my level 2 and started my level 3 straight after and I have just competently completed my final exam all thanks to Ashley @ Performance Training Academy!

Joe Hafner

I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course

My education with Performance Training Academy was direct and efficient, I conducted my learning on a blended learning basis. I learnt the theory part of the course with one to one help from the course tutor, and I joined a small group to carry out our practical education. It enabled the delivery of the course content to suit my needs.

I successfully achieved my qualification within my needed time scale, learning and retaining more information then I thought I would, as I usually struggle in class-based environments, so with this, I was really impressed and thankful.

I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course. Their deliverance of the content will keep you engaged and interested throughout the course, they also provide ongoing support after you have completed and begin your career as a Personal Trainer.

I am now working as a recognised Personal Trainer out of a gym in Dubai.

Lily Burks

Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course

Before starting the course I had no previous coaching or teaching experience. I was a regular gym goer myself but had no base learning in how to instruct. I have always enjoyed working with people and being social, I am a qualified hairdresser as well and have always liked to build relationships and work on self-improvement and care. I wanted to be a Personal Trainer because I became passionate about exercise and enjoyed learning new methods and wanted to share that with the wider world.

The course was a fantastic way to get a feel for the gym environment as it was based in a working gym. My tutor Stuart and Ash who runs Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course. It’s a very friendly and relaxed environment with a professional feel – which is exactly what they emphasise you convey to your clients.

Now I have qualified I plan on setting up all of my social media bases and working on my fitness personality through these and start to gain clients. I will be working for myself and then eventually look into potentially relocating and working from a gym. I will also be using Ash and Stu in the future for any programme queries or business advice!

A Variety Of Learning Content

Independent and guided learning

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

8 day course

The course itself is delivered over 8 days, with a break after every 2 days to allow you to learn and develop the new skills that you are being taught.

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In person classes

All Pilates students will also be taught by our Pilates tutor who runs her own successful Pilates business.

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Independent study

If you are coming into this course with no previous fitness qualifications you will be given work to do as home study with our resources and support.

YMCA Approved Centre

Fully Accredited

The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates is governed by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised.

The course itself is delivered over 8 days, with a break after every 2 days to allow you to learn and develop the new skills that you are being taught.

Across these 8 days you will learn the following:

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

Programming and Delivering a Pilates Session

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

PLUS
Delivering pilates with equipment

Collecting Client Information

Collecting Client Information, Postural Analysis and Movement Screening

Who Are We?

Meet Ash and the team at the Performance Training Academy.

Ashley Hough PT Trainer
Ashley Hough - Founder of Performance Training Academy

Hi, I’m Ashley Hough, CEO of Performance Training Academy, the South West’s premier personal training qualification provider.
I owned a successful personal training business from 2002-2014, before turning my attention full time to helping our students build their own success as a personal trainer.

As an experienced personal trainer I know success doesn’t stop when you get qualified. To become a successful PT, to have control of your own career and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, you need to understand how to run and manage your own business. No other course offers this business growth support.

Our ethos is simple: to provide you with the best accredited training available and teach you exactly how to grow a lucrative and successful personal training business so you can enjoy the freedom of working for yourself.

YMCA Approved Centre

Accredited by:

The Level 3 Pilates Instructor is governed by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a Level 3 Pilates Instructor almost anywhere in the world.
Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

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