I am a Pilates instructor and have been teaching since 2004. I always said that Pilates wasn't really my passion, but the truth was that I had so many injured people to my classes and I didn't feel I had the underlying knowledge to keep them safe, so I didn't teach it for a couple of years. I then trained to become a sports massage therapist and felt this made me more equipped to deal with injured participants so started to teach Pilates again. I then found out that REPS didn't recognise me as a Pilates instructor as I had not completed my level 3 qualification. I was more than a little annoyed with this since I was now a level 5 qualified sports therapist and felt that this was more than enough to be on the register. I was also turned down for a class because I was not level 3 qualified. It was then I realised that whether I liked it or not I was going to have to go on a course, so begrudgingly started looking around.
I knew three instructors who had trained with Pilates Training Solutions, one brand new to Pilates but also another very respected instructor, so I thought i would give them a go.
One the first day I turned up, and I was sold!!! Claire took the first day and she took my knowledge and tweaked it to a greater understanding and I had more than a few lightbulb moments, suddenly everything seemed to make so much sense and I was excited about Pilates again and that evening I went back and told my two Pilates classes how much I had learnt and how brilliant it was! On the second day I had Belinda, fairly certain that she couldn't live up to Claire's standards, but she kept my attention for the entire day, I don't think i even blinked!!
After the course days, I had queries and questions and when I emailed either Belinda or Claire, they responded very promptly and when I phoned them, they were very happy to talk and I never felt like I was bothering them. So if you are wondering if it is worth doing the level 3 course, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and Pilates Training Solutions exceeded all my expectations and I intend to go on to do the Level 4 Lower Back Pain with them.