Barre Teacher Training

3 Steps To Make it Work As A Full-Time Pilates Instructor

Probably the most asked question we get here at Pilates Sports Center when being asked about our Teacher Training Program is:

1. “How much money can I earn?” It’s a fair question that needs some research. So instead of blanket answers or wide ranges, we go to data instead. Glass Door is a good place to begin as it’s site that is driven by employer data and shows what larger Pilates Studios are willing to pay to bring on Instructors. Today’s range is generally $32 per hour on the low end, going up to about $45 per hour with potential to climb higher. Full time Instructors can range even higher and may be able to begin at around $50k per year moving higher with experience. According to the average salary nationwide is over $33 per hour, but that number increases in larger, denser cities. So the first step to make it work is “Can I make enough Money?” That answer for most is a resounding YES!

2. Step 2 is where do I get my Pilates Education? Pilates Certification, Education, Teacher Training, there are many names, but the most important answer we would suggest is make sure it’s a comprehensive Pilates education you are getting for your investment. Whether you choose the traditional approach, or the progressive method, make sure it’s a reputable entity, with broad recognition and a good reputation for turning out amazing instructors.

3. Step 3 is retention of your client. If you happen to get hired by a studio and you are teaching hourly classes, this step is still imperative for you. If you don’t have a compelling class that gives the studio client an amazing experience, the class population will dwindle, and runs the risk of getting canceled. In this scenario, perhaps you lose that hour, and eventually your position. So how do you keep them happy? Stay up on your craft. That means with your con-ed, and also with the heartbeat of your particular studio and its specific clientele. If you have an over 60 crowd then a pulsating rave playlist at a level 10 volume and 50 minutes of straight jump board may not be the perfect fit. Know your audience and listen to them.

This list could really be a top 5 or top 10 list of “Steps to Make it Work as Pilates Teacher” but this is a good start. More great info to come soon. In the meantime, we here at Pilates Sports Center are here to answer any questions you may have. You can always reach us at:


PSC Client of the Month: Micki!

From Micki:
I was 77, a beginner in Pilates and recovering from a shattered femur when I first came to PSC. That was 2 years ago. The doctors were surprised I had healed so well, “for my age”; but my range of motion was limited, and I had a hard time with certain movements. I… Keep Reading »

Pilates Sports Center’s Master Trainers

Amplified Pilates, Chicago

Chicago MT offers PSC Teacher Training

The title should read, “Pilates Sports Center’s Master Trainers Around the World.” For over a decade, PSC has been slowly training and added Teacher Training Centers around the US, and have had success outside the country as well. Recently added territories… Keep Reading »

Pilates and Electric Cars, The Similarities

Pilates is good for Humans = Good for Humanity

At first glance, this seems like a stretch. How can EV’s and Pilates share a blog post or anything, really?  In reality, we attempt to do things in life that we think will have a positive impact on others, the earth, and sure, maybe ourselves a little… Keep Reading »

Pilates Sports Center, The People, The Place

We post a lot about the sheer awesomeness of being a part of Pilates Sports Center, because it’s not just a Pilates studio with an owner, or two owners. It’s a place where people who care deeply about one another and their clientele get to spend quality time together working, healing, laughing and sometimes… Keep Reading »

Common Problems and Protocols Workshop for Pilates Instructors

It’s not very often that PSC Founders, Kelli Altounian and Dr. Andromeda Stevens host and teach the entire Common Problems and Protocols comprehensive workshop. That’s for good reason…it’s a monster to teach. Last year they hosted the workshop at their studio in Encino, and many Pilates professionals came to learn this extensive… Keep Reading »

Pilates and Politics, Are They Similar?

The Political season is in full force. Sides are lining up, the voices are rising and the emotions are boiling. So, just for fun, let’s do some comparisons, shall we? Let’s look at the top 3 reasons that Pilates can be synonymous with politics.

Politics AND Pilates are addicting. Yes. This is absolutely true. But… Keep Reading »

What is the PSC Master Training Program?

We are looking for Pilates studio owners interested in learning how to host and teach the Pilates Sports Center’s Teacher Training program in their own studios. We offer a turnkey comprehensive education program that will allow you to operate a profitable Teacher Training program for years to come. Our current Master Trainers… Keep Reading »

The Virtues of Comprehensive Pilates Education

We have titled this blog, “The Virtues of Comprehensive Pilates Education” because we live in an era of Pilates where Pilates education can be confusing for people seeking to become Pilates Professionals. If someone is new to the industry and has little experience in our world, finding a good, comprehensive… Keep Reading »

Scoliosis Facts

Idiopathic Scoliosis: (unknown cause)

Scoliosis most often occurs between ages 10-15.
It affects 7 girls for each boy.

What Medical Doctors Typically Recommend (watch and wait is a colossal mistake!)

0-10˚ – No scoliosis detected
10-25˚ – Regular observation – curves can get out of control quickly during a growth spurt – dont wait!
25-40˚ – Bracing – not all braces are equal!
50+˚ – Spinal… Keep Reading »

Teaser Around The World – Pilates on Vacation

PSC co-founder, Andromeda Takes Teaser Worldwide!



Years ago, Andromeda Stevens, Pilates Sports Center co-Founder began taking photos of herself holding “Teaser” poses in countries and cities all around the world. Her Teaser poses have visited the Galapagos Islands, Yosemite, Europe, and literally countless states…. Keep Reading »

Pilates for Cyclists

My fascination (as well as other trainers here at Pilates Sports Center) began nearly six years ago. Without giving away too many of my age details, my first purchase of a bike as an adult was to celebrate my 40th birthday. Dang…you can probably figure out that math! It started out with a simple… Keep Reading »