How Much Do You Charge For Your Pilates Class? …Are You Nuts?!

Perhaps, the question “Why are your classes so pricey?” is the most sensible one among other things you may need to get used to hearing as a Pilates instructor. So, today I want to share my personal story as a Pilates trainer and Pilates studio owner on determining what to charge for a class. It took me 6+ years to get used to answering the question about price without questioning my credentials and sanity afterwards, and I really hope this article will shorten this inevitable, but not such a pleasant journey for other trainers. So, let’s give it an honest (slightly biased, maybe) look at how much a Pilates class may/should cost.  Read more

A Christmas Devotional: What’s It Like Being a Pilates Instructor?

One beautiful day after a morning Pilates class, my client told me that since I knew a lot about Pilates, I needed to register in Quora – world question bank with answers-  and start answering various Pilates-related questions to share my passion and help other people.  So, after classes that day, I actually did it: registered in Quora, filled in my credentials and started looking for Pilates questions, ready to serve. The next minute, Quora joyfully informed me that the question of a perfect match had found me instead. Whohoo! The next minute or so, I laughed so hard my perfect core was aching because the question that popped out was “How many calories one burns while pooping?” Read more

Confessions of a Personal Trainer: What I Really Think about Your Last-Minute Class Cancellation

Almost a decade ago when I was young and naive, in the very beginning of my career as fitness and dance instructor, in the early morning of a chilly day in February (at 6:15 am to be precise), I was at my studio, ready for a personal training with a new client, scheduled for 6:30 am. At 6:27, she texted me with the message “Sorry, can’t make it today. Will call you later.” I felt, to say it mildly, upset, a bit lonely, rejected, and inadequate as a trainer. It was pretty hard not to take it personally, even if the cancellation was because of the circumstances beyond that client’s control. Read more

How to Choose a Personal Trainer (and Gym). Part 3: The Cost

How much do personal trainers charge? Why are personal fitness trainers so expensive? And is a personal trainer worth it? This article aims to help you understand the value for money personal training provides and make an informed decision regarding hiring the personal trainer.

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer (and Gym). Part 2

Please start with How to Choose a Personal Trainer (and Gym). Part 1 for starters. Ok, let’s presume you know all you need about the trainer’s background and personality. Now it is time for step #3: Go for a first class. This is when you will get 90% of the information you need. Keep these five questions in mind:

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer (and Gym). Part 1

Admit it, you take a good deal of time choosing your favorite beverage. Let’s face it, there is nothing in this world that can get the day off to a good start like a cup of really delicious espresso coffee. It is simply the perfect beverage. It has it all; the right combination of sweetness and bitterness, a unique and alluring aroma, and it always, always, hits the spot! It’s hard to define how coffee does what it does. In fact, the Specialty Coffee Association of America say there are no less than 172 words to describe coffee!

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