You’ve completed your Pilates instructor training; you’re excited and ready to take on the world with your newly acquired knowledge. You then ask yourself, what type of facility do I want to practice in and where do I begin?
Pilates has evolved beyond being an exercise method exclusively dedicated to the training and rehabilitation of dancers and the rich elite. Pilates is a renowned exercise method that is now found into mainstream America, integrative sports and conditioning facilities, physical therapy clinics, medically based and traditional fitness centers. Based on the expansion of the practice, your training, knowledge and skill level options for employment have increased exponentially.
Chicago boasts numerous types of facilities where Pilates instructors can lay down their roots to grow their business and practice their new found knowledge.
For instructors with extensive training and expertise working with populations that may have physical challenges medically based, physical therapy and/or specialty studios may be what you are best suited for. Examples of such locations in the Chicagoland area include:
Northwest Community Healthcare’s Wellness Center is a medically based fitness center located in Arlington Heights, IL that caters to a vast population.
Cadence Fitness and Health Center is located in Geneva, IL
Advocate Condell Medical –Centre Club is a medically based facility located in Libertyville, IL.
For instructors looking to work with the general public and healthy individuals traditional fitness centers such as Fitness Formula Clubs or Midtown Athletic clubs in Palatine and Bannockburn may be more appealing.
Finally for instructors that may prefer a more intimate teaching experience studios like the following may be more appealing:
Tru Core Pilates- In Kildeer, IL
Pilates Chicago- Chicago, IL
Yin Yang Pilates and Yoga- Lake Zurich, IL
While this list consists of the names of facilities in the Chicagoland area, it is only constructed to let you know the types of facilities in the area that offers different methods of training. As you seek employment opportunities, it is best to check the location websites for open employment opportunities.
Best of luck to you.