I just had a conversation yesterday with someone, she lives in another state but she's interested in getting certified in Pilates. The closest place for her to get certified and Pilates is a two-and-a-half-hour drive. But that city doesn’t have any Pilates teacher training on the books right now with COVID and everything that's going on.
So, she reached out to me to ask questions about how she could start getting through the process of getting certified. I told her that we’ve gone through this process of COVID; my wife is finishing up our teacher training program at our studio through COVID when it started. We have shifted the mat work, which was the last part of our teacher training and we shifted all of it to virtual.
We now have a total virtual online Pilates mat training where you go through this program. One exercise at a time, go through some anatomy, go through some essential exercises, it's the equivalent of 50 videos. I believe, for this initial Pilates mat training.
We set that up a few months ago and started offering that, but she wanted more information and training; she wanted to get trained on the equipment.
Now, my question to her was, “Do you have access to the equipment?” And she said, “Yes, I do have access to the equipment.” And by having access to the equipment and the Pilates Reformer, the Cadillac, trap table chair, etc.
She and I are basically looking at a way for her to use the equipment. Where she’s at, the other people working with her, and us at our studio teaching them through zoom. The way things have shifted and gone with everything going on in the world right now.
So, I'm asking who out here in the physical therapy world is interested in Pilates. Does that have access to a reformer, a Pilates chair, or a Pilates trap table, or Cadillac? If you have access to that, and you're interested in getting trained, we're putting together a program.
We're in that process, we've been teaching this program for over a decade in the studio. And now, we’re going to teach it virtually.
We're going to be teaching it virtually in a way that is consumable and live—but hopefully putting something together that can be consumable. Also, repurposed it into something that can be used anytime like videos on demand. Kind of how our mat training is set up right now, our mat training videos on the mat and watch them when you want.
But for our Pilates Reformer, we're putting it together and we're looking to start on it in possibly, six weeks. I’m just curious if anyone has a reformer that's getting dusty in the clinic that no one's using.
Would you like to learn how to use it and actually put it in a way that you would get through a full teacher training program to get certified at the end of it?
If you have any questions or comments, put them below I'd love to answer. If anyone's interested in becoming a Pilates professional and implementing it into their physical therapy practice. We're looking to train people through a virtual online mat teacher training program. As well as a virtual online equipment teacher training program.