Pilates Mat & Ball Instructor
Online format of materials including comprehensive video training, detailed digital manual, and non-proctored online exam.
Learn How to Teach Mat & Ball Pilates from Home
If you are a fitness professional or Pilates enthusiast who wants to learn how to teach Pilates mat and ball exercise classes, this is the program for you. In the comfort of your own home, you will be given step-by-step instruction on the fundamentals, science and application of Pilates mat and ball exercises.
Spencer Pilates ™ is the optimal blend of traditional Pilates exercises with modern advances in biomechanics and core training. When you become certified in Spencer Pilates ™, you are showing the fitness community and your clients that you are on the cutting edge of fitness and wellness technology.
Because of our special method of presenting your course materials, it is simple to learn. The videos and workbook move slowly and steadily through each pose, movement and breathing pattern. You are able to pause the video and take notes, or practice the movements at any time.
The learning method is simple and straight forward
- Five instructional video’s detailing all of the aspects of the Spencer Pilates™ system.
- One comprehensive instructor digital manual (printable)
- Unlimited toll free phone support during and after your studies
- Unlimited e-mail support during and after your studies
- Test from any computer with internet access
- Additional instructions for student help and unlimited phone and e-mail support
Six of your neighbors want to take your Spencer Pilates™ class. You hold a small class in a community recreation room or park, someone’s basement, or a converted garage. Each person pays $15 per class.
You make $90 per class. It’s that simple.
The effects of these Pilates training method techniques are astounding. The Spencer Pilates™ specialization demonstrates advanced mat techniques and “Pilates on the ball” movements. Spencer Pilates™ takes the traditional Pilates exercises a step further. It’s the perfect fit for fitness trainers, too!
This is the most convenient and affordable way for you to become a Pilates instructor…
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I have my certification from Spencer Pilates. And like I told John, I use it every day for my clients. Spencer Pilates is a blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, creates lean muscles and aids breathing and concentration. I am so happy to be offering this to my clients. I have a background in personal fitness, but did not have much knowledge in Pilates. I was happy when I began to read the information John sent me that this was the course I wanted to take. Not only did I learn how to teach and perform Pilates, but I also was taught the history of the Pilates programs. This is a great program! If you are a trainer or just want to learn about Pilates on your own, this is the course! Thanks John, we’ll be talking soon.
I am so grateful for the NESTA certification programs. I completed the Spencer Pilates program in the beginning of January, and started my own business two weeks later. The program is extremely well designed. It effectively combines written text along with a series of videos, which enable the student to thoroughly grasp each concept. I truly appreciated the accessibility to Dr. John Spencer Ellis and his staff. They are available to answer all questions, and encourage you to achieve your goals. There is absolutely no other certification program like it. After completing the program, I felt 100% confident in my ability to pass along my knowledge to my students. As I mentioned earlier, I now have my own business in South Orange County, and I absolutely love what I do. Helping people attain their fitness goals and making a living doing it is a dream come true. I would encourage any fitness enthusiast to complete this program! Thanks so much NESTA!
What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?
The great thing about becoming a NESTA Pilates Mat & Ball Instructor is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: Working with clients at a gym, health club, fitness center, spa or resort. You can train and coach your clients indoors or outside. You can also operate your own facility. You can train and coach clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many experts with this credential train in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype, Google Hangout, iChat or PowHow for your training/coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong. You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless. Nothing is hold you back. So, go make a difference today!
How will I get clients?
This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertise to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms. It’s 100% FREE. Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essentially free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details. Of course, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even greater reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea. It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local. That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on. Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do. Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.
Spencer Pilates Instructor Details
Continuing Education Units: NESTA 1.5 CEUs, ISSA 20 CEUs, Spencer Institute 2.0 CEUs
Recertification Requirements: None. Certificate does not expire
Prerequisites: Moderate flexibility, comprehension of English, basic fitness experience
Learning Format: Online format of materials including videos, comprehensive digital manual, and non-proctored online exam.
The only technology you will need is an Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash video player.
Both of these are installed on 98% of all computers.
If needed, they are FREE: Get Adobe Reader or Get Adobe Flash player
Online training materials are Microsoft Windows and Mac compatible.
Exam Requirement: Passing a 100 multiple choice, non-proctored written exam with 70% or higher. Three attempts at the exam are given. Exam and project is mailed in for grading. Results are emailed.
Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.
Completion Time: Approximately 30 -40 hours of study (complete within one year of purchase)
After successful completion, you will earn the title of “Spencer Pilates instructor” on your certificate.