Frequently Asked Questions - Menezes Pilates

I need information to become an instructor

Please have a look at our Training Website for full details on becoming an instructor if you already have qualifications in the Fitness or movement industries

What if I don’t have any qualifications?

If you don't have any qualifications, don't worry. You can start on our Introduction to Pilates Course and at the same time complete your Certficate III (Group Fitness) and Certificate IV (Personal Training) in Fitness. This is the minimum requirement for teaching as it also ensures you are covered for insurance to teach.

What is Pilates?

Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates (pil-ah-tees) in the 1920s. Yes, it's named after a person! It is a fusion of mind and body. There are floor exercises commonly taught (incorrectly) in the gyms and a Studio version taught by Pilates professionals who also use equipment with strange sounding names such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, etc