Take a look at that spectacular side plank! That’s me and a few of my POP Pilates instructors, Steph, Isabella, and Lexi during our official POP Pilates photoshoot! I love this pose so much because it’s strong, powerful, and so POP!
Have you ever thought of getting POP Pilates certified? Do you feel like you want to start a career in inspiring people? Do you want to get paid to do what you ALREADY love doing? Guys – when I got Pilates certified as a sophomore in college, I didn’t know it at the time, but I made the MOST IMPORTANT decision of my life – it paved the way for the magic that was to come.
I remember teaching my first Pilates class ever. It was traditional Pilates – slow music, slow movements. I only had like 3 people at this small, intimate studio for all women, but I really got to know each one so so well. That studio ended up paying for my entire Pilates certification because they believed in me. That was the true beginning.
Because of that, I was able to start selling my own classes at the local Recreational center. Then I auditioned at 24 Hour Fitness and got hired at my first big box gym! That was the first time I started teaching to classes of 30+ with a microphone headset and I almost died from nervousness! Luckily, I was paired with a veteran instructor who team-taught with me that day. Eventually, I got more and more comfortable. With practice, I become more confident and knowledgeable and started acing other auditions. I eventually taught Pilates everywhere from luxurious studios to huge gyms like Crunch and Equinox.
But it wasn’t until I started adding pop music to my classes that my class numbers and following started to BLOW UP! I knew it was something special. So in 2009, I started teaching my own trademarked format, POP Pilates and putting that on schedules and on and YouTube (which is probably how you found me)! Then in late 2014, 24 Hour Fitness approached me and asked to partner with them alongside huge formats like Zumba and Les Mills BODYPUMP! I was SHOCKED!!! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!!??? It was such an honor to even be considered in the first place.
POP PilatesThis is the next evolution of Pilates. Welcome…POP Pilates! It’s a dance on the mat choreographed to your favorite Top 40 hits. This class is BLOWING UP right now. Get certified ASAP because gyms are looking for POP Pilates instructors like crazy! The program is open WORLDWIDE. www.poppilateslife.com
So how is POP Pilates different than classical Pilates?
“POP Pilates is a dance on the mat! We take traditional Pilates to the next evolution, combining music with movement to turn the group exercise experience into a high energy, infectiously upbeat 55 min mat-based workout. Rhythmically flowing from one exercise to the next, your class will learn classical favorites like the Hundreds and the Roll Up and advance their way towards our signature fusion exercises that will leave everyone shockingly sore. POP Pilates releases gorgeous new choreography every 3 months, but unlike other strict choreo-based formats, we encourage our instructors to practice “Freedom of Choice” in song selection, pacing, and reps. By offering this freedom, POP Pilates instructors are able to let their own personality shine, while blowing up class numbers and still staying true to the brand!”
POP Pilates is incredibly intuitive to learn and we teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to become a successful instructor. Our educational training program is ROCK SOLID and will ensure that both new instructors and veterans are teaching effectively, safely, and in an engaging and entertaining manner. That’s why the class numbers for POP Pilates have been shockingly high in the gyms we’re currently in. It’s replaced other formats and attendance has doubled, tripled, and in some cases…quadrupled! No, seriously.
When we first launched, we were exclusive to 24 Hour Fitness but as of 2016, you can get certified in POP Pilates and teach anywhere!
I know you’ve been waiting a super duper long time for the new POP Pilates Instructor Trainings to be announced, so without further adieu, here are the training dates for Spring and early summer 2016!
Also, to encourage you guys to sign up early, we are offering an Early Bird Special! For anyone who registers for a training at least 2 weeks before the date of the workshop, we will give you a nice 15% off discount! Just use the code “EARLYBIRD15” at checkout!
The above locations are our initial 2016 stops in the US. If you’re from a place that you don’t see up there, but you really want to get certified, then contact us at [email protected] and tell us where you’re from. (International POPsters can get certified in our POP Pilates Online Workshop – PPOW) If you own a gym or are friends with a gym owner, and you’re able to secure a studio space for us to come and hold a training, then it will increase your chances of getting us over there. Either way, everything is possible and we want to do our best to get you certified and a part of the POP Army!
Every member of the POP Army gets this Official Instructor Bracelet.
Finally, I need to thank this lovely lady right here. This is my POP Pilates Program Director, Jules Fultz who teaches a ROCKIN’ POP Pilates class in Texas! If you live in the Austin area, you guys need to go find her and take her class at 24 Hour Fitness! She’s full of sparkle with a genuine, loving soul. I only add people to my team who really get us POPsters. And she gets the Blogilates philosophy for real – so don’t you worry, she’s “one of us”! Haha. Also, she’s been teaching group fitness for over 25 YEARS (legend!) and worked with me to create the scientific, fool-proof education behind our POP Pilates manual, choreography, and the Master Trainer program.
Many of you will get to meet Jules when you attend the trainings – you may see her name listed. Go follow her on Instagram @julefultz – she always does the Blogilates challenges and provides modifications for most poses that I ask you guys to do!
Finally, for anyone who may be confused as to where to sign up for POP Pilates trainings, the only valid place to do it is on poppilateslife.com. POP Pilates and myself are no longer affiliated with NAFC and split ways with them last year for reasons that I hope to one day be able to share with you. Do not sign up with NAFC or any other site, as all those training programs are infringing on my trademark and their training program is not up to date or correct. You will also not have access to our new killer manual and our mind-blowing choreography that is released every quarter if you sign up there. If you are confused, please email [email protected] and we can help you get what you need.
We’re here to help YOU become a successful POP Pilates instructor so that you can spread the POP magic! That is all that matters!
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