Okay — lets get controversial. Having tried many years at being PC — acknowledging different schools and approaches, I am finally at the conclusion that diplomacy shouldn’t excuse inaccuracy and/or poor instruction.
"— certifications are fast becoming a matter of convenience and mediocrity."
The popularity of Pilates has given rise to a market that is flooded with poorly trained instructors. With organisations in the business of making money opposed to maintaining the integrity of the Pilates method — certifications are fast becoming a matter of convenience and mediocrity.
“…the dilution of the method becomes systemic.”
At the heart of it — having gone through rigorous training and examinations for my own certification with over 1000 hours of combined study, teaching and training to become a certified instructor. And now with continued training both in Sydney and New York, I’ve grown tired of being bundled with Pilates instructors that have received certifications through quick start courses.
I understand mediocrity can be subjective but when the market is flooded with instructors teaching an incomplete system of Pilates, the dilution of the method becomes systemic.
Maybe I’m too much of a purist. But I think its time someone exposed the elephant in the room and have a higher regard and standard of teaching the Pilates methodology.