POP Pilates: Newbie Instructor thoughts

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I still can’t believe I’m certified!!! ah! Now I gotta get down to business…(to defeat…the huns lol)

It’s been a month since I’ve been officially certified, and I haven’t actually been teaching anywhere yet…I’m still learning the rest of the tracks to the full hour class, while also taking my accelerated summer courses for grad school. It kind of sucks to have school take precedence, as I’d much rather be studying tracks and looking for a place to teach! There’s a lot of things I have to take into consideration if I want to teach off on my own, though. Such as:

  • Personal liability insurance:Β if I want to teach outside at a park and whatnot, I’ll have to get this to cover my butt–It just sucks because the cheapest on I’ve found costs about $150/year…It’s not like I’m going to be making that much money in the first place, either! I think this is the major thing that’s stopping me… why do I have to spend more money to make money??? :\
  • ASCAP/BMI insurance: to allow meΒ using music in a public area.

It’s frustrating because people keep asking me “where are you teaching at?” and all I have to tell them is “oh nowhere yet…” Sigh. I just want to start teaching already! πŸ˜› This is probably why most people teach at gyms, since they have all these areas taken care of… The only issue I have is that I won’t be able to teach my friends/family who don’t have gym membership. I’m not a fan of exclusivity, y’know?



PIIT 2.0 Before/After

I’m so sorry–I’ve been so busy with grad school that I wasn’t able to post my before and after of PIIT! So due to my New York trip, I had to extend my PIIT schedule to a few weeks after the original day we were supposed to post our before and afters. I wasn’t satisfied with only doing 3/4 of the calendar. No way, Jose, I had to finish up the last week. So my friend and I got together to kick our own butts into gear and get it done!


we’re crying because everything hurts after not doing PIIT for a week lol

I was even crazy enough to fit two PIIT workouts a day a couple of times! That’s how determined I was to finish PIIT properly. Here is my before (day 1 of PIIT) and after (day 84 of PIIT):


I know it’s not really that big of a difference, but I think my mentality is the thing that changed the most over these three months! I’m so glad I have a workout that fits in with my crazy grad school schedule, and that I actually like working out. It’s effective and I’m able to see progress–small progress but progress nonetheless–such as feeling less tired after doing Fit Beast (omg the first time DESTROYED ME lol) or holding the side planks for longer than before. I FEEL so much stronger than I did on day 1 πŸ™‚

PIIT 2.0 was great! I think it challenged me in the best way possible, and I was able to push myself through to finish it. If you’re interested in trying it out, I HIGHLY recommend doing PIIT 1.0 first, which you can find HERE. If you have any questions, let me know!