Pilates Career Overview

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What Does a Pilates Instructor Do?

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed by Joseph Pilates in Germany in the early 20th century, and is more of a workout than a therapy. Pilates practice increases flexibility, strength, endurance, and control. It emphasizes strengthening the core, which are the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, and hips. Breathing and alignment are also vital parts of the Pilates program. A person’s body weight is used for resistance training either on the floor, on a mat or using specialized Pilates equipment.

What does a Pilates Instructor Earn?

The US Bureau of Labor reports that employment for all fitness instructors is likely to increase by 13% from 2018 through to 2028 as health and weight loss remain high priorities for the American Public. 

  • Projected job growth 2018-2028 13%
  • Median salary 2018 – $29.70/hour a
  • Annual salaries ranging from $31,360 to $51,411 

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