By Panny Cowan

Earlier this year, I was given the opportunity to participate in another Pilates training program. Even though I am a certified instructor and have been teaching for several years, I knew this was an amazing chance I couldn’t pass up.  

I knew taking on another teacher training program would be a lot of work – 600 hours of work, but I was ready.

Pure Body Teacher Training is truly an amazing program. It teaches classical Pilates, but with contemporary variations, modifications, regressions, progressions and more. The program also covers common pathologies and injuries, so I feel confident being able to teach anyone who walks through the door.

I feel very fortunate to be in my second program. When I started my first program, I was relatively new to Pilates, and I’m grateful for the perspective I had as a student with hardly any experience. Everything was new and I learned so much.

This time around is different, and I am equally grateful for the perspective I have as a teacher. I love re-learning exercises – especially ones I don’t often teach.

When I decided I wanted to become a Pilates teacher, all I knew was that I loved Pilates, and thought ‘why not give this a shot?’ I hope anyone who loves Pilates might consider this journey. PBTT is flexible – the modules happen every month or every other, spread out over a year. You can take as much time as you need to complete it. So even if you’re working full time, you can make it work.

Pure Body Teacher Training has a motto - #youcansitwithus – and I truly believe it encompasses everything the program stands for. Inclusivity, community, and the best education available.

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