I want to teach pilates because-
I want to be able to help people find joy through movement. I want to be able to help spark peoples love for their health for the first time or possibly again. I want to be able to guide people to a place where they love their mind, body and soul and where they can find ways to deepen their connection to them. I want to be able to help people find their balance.
I have always had a special place in my heart for health and fitness but I truly realised what it meant to me when I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis (thankfully in remission).
When the option of movement without any restriction or pain is taken away from you, you quickly realise how much we take it for granted. This experience opened my eyes and lead me down the path of wanting to help people but I just wasn’t sure how I was going to do it.
I was continuously going back and forth between studying and what I was going to study and if it was going to be something I was going to be able to utilise on my quest to help people. I was then introduced to pilates and I felt as though I had found something where I would be able to do something good for people that aligns with my love for health and wellness.
We all know the saying ‘knowledge is power’ and the more I learn from pilates about how strong and adaptable we truly are the more I want to be able to help pass this knowledge around. Being able to teach allows me to be apart of other peoples pilates journey’s and it amplifies how impactful it can be on the lives of so many. I want to be able to help break the idea that people (especially women) need to be doing hours of cardio or lifting 3 times their body weight to see changes when that’s simply not the case.
Being a pilates instructor is going to be a strong foundation and a good stepping stone for me to be able to starting helping people in the way I’ve always wanted. I strongly believe this is the path that I am meant to be taking.
- STOTT Pilates: Reformer & Mat