I have taught hundreds of first time Pilates students. No joke. My guestimate is around 300 and counting. The context? I teach at a high-volume, big box gym that gives complimentary sessions to all of its new members. When I started, I wasn’t great at converting them to Pilates die-hards, and I had a lot of empty spots to fill in my schedule, and a lot of new members to teach Pilates to!
When I first started out, there was a huge learning curve. I knew how to teach beginner sessions to beginner clients- BUT beginner clients who already had a pretty good idea of what Pilates was, and who had already committed to intro packages and knew they wanted to do Pilates. After a lot of training and trial and error, I’ve come up with the five most important steps to success when teaching first-timers. You can implement these elements, no matter what setting you teach in. Making sure all of these steps are covered will help you on the road to converting Pilates first-timers, to Pilates-diehards, or at the very least, have them walking away knowing how Pilates will benefit them.Read More