Pilates Instructor: Is this a Job or Hobby?


I had a friend say to me once, “You need a real job and stop this hobby nonsense.” I was a bit offended by her comment but in the next thought I said, “No, I don’t.” You see this “hobby” that I call Pilates is actually my real job. And frankly, I don’t consider it work. Why? Because I love what I do. I get to help others and change their lives. I work 4 hours a day, pick up my kids after school, work out when I want, go to Costco on off hours (thank goodness) and can afford to live in Southern California. So why is this not considered a real job? Because I am not working 16 hour days, stressed out and exhausted and have no time for myself and my family? That sounds fun! Not…

I did some research on Pilates instructor jobs and they are at an all-time high. Franchises, corporate gyms as well as boutique studios, are opening up the job market in a frenzy.

You can work full-time and part-time with benefits.

What if you could control how much you worked? If you need a part-time gig, choose your part-time hours. If you are looking to fill your time with a full-time position, choose a full-time gig! The flexibility of your ours as a Pilates instructor is great. So not corporate-like!

You can travel or just stay local.

Take your work on the go or find a studio close to home. If your dream is to travel, make money while doing so! If you'd like to find a home-based studio, there are several to choose from. You may even choose a few different ones local to your home.

You can work out of your home, studio or gym setting.

How does working out of your home sound? Your clients can come to you and pay you directly! Rather work from a studio where you can host group classes & private sessions and not be responsible for all of the work? Find a studio or gym!

Sounds like a lot of opportunity and job security to me! I get contacted daily for job positions. It is nice to be able to pick and chose where I want to work, the hours I want and be able to negotiate my pay. But the best part is I get to refer my students, friends and colleagues because there are so many jobs available. Pilates is still in demand and still is for everybody. Hmmmm. Real job or not, I choose this “hobby” because I am happy, healthy and in demand.

Want to become a Pilates instructor for a hobby or a real job? I am hosting a Pilates Teacher Training Orientation Saturday, May 4th from 11:30-1:00pm at Envision Sport Physical Therapy and Pilates in Rancho Santa Margarita. We are doing a Q & A for those who want more information and a little less stress in their lives. You can also contact me at info@amycady.com or visit my website to learn more by clicking here.

Learn more about Amy Cady and the Pilates Teacher training program in our previous blog here.

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