The Importance of CPDs
Published on: 10/05/19
The Importance of CPD
Once you’ve successfully qualified as a Pilates Instructor the real learning begins. Working with the general public you’ll be confronted with various health and body conditions, from bad backs to neurological disorders and everything in-between.
What is CPD?
Continued Professional Development encourages further learning within the Health & Fitness sector. It is fundamental to improve and enhance your skills and abilities once you’ve qualified as a Level 3 Pilates Instructor. CPD training allows you to manage you own career development and ambitions as a Pilates Instructor on an ongoing basis.
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” – Albert Einstein.
AT PATS PILATES we receive many referrals from medical professionals such as doctors, consultants and physiotherapists to assist with the recovery of their patients. As exercise professionals it is important to keep up-to-date as there are often changes/developments within the health and fitness industry which we need to adhere to, to ensure all sessions taught are safe and effective.
The benefits of attending CPD courses include:
- Develop specific skills
- Improve your knowledge
- Add interest to your classes/sessions
- Refresh your knowledge
- Add new strings to your bow
Many Pilates Instructors are registered with REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals), this is public register for the Health and Fitness Industry in the UK, recognising the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors. REPs ensures all training providers meet industry’s agreed standards and instructors are appropriately qualified with the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively. All members of REPs are required to show evidence of continued learning every year.
The types of training you choose to do can vary:
Courses – a course will generally involve a combination of face to face tuition and home studies over a period of time. Courses tend to be more in depth learning on a specific subject, gaining more accreditation.
Workshops – are usually half day, 1 day or 2 days introducing a topic. Participating in a workshop you’ll gain skills and knowledge you can add to your Pilates classes/repertoire i.e. small equipment
Online Studies – reading a recognised article or sitting in on a seminar via Skype can contribute towards your continued learning.
Popular courses and training that Pilates Instructors find beneficial to their teachings are:
- Pre and Post Natal Pilates
- G.P. Referral
- Lower Back Pain
- Senior Pilates
- Studio Equipment diplomas; Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrell
- Small Equipment; Isotoner (Magic Circle), Small Ball, Resistance Bands, Foam Roller, Large Stability Ball etc
- Specialist Conditions such as Osteoporosis
The Pilates Advanced Training School is located 30 minutes from London and offers Pilates courses and a variety of Pilates workshops within the working Pilates studio; PATS PILATES.
The next events scheduled are:
Osteoporosis & Pilates - 23 June 2019
Joint Pains Workshop - 13 October 2019
Scoliosis Workshop - 10 November 2019
CLICK HERE to find out what else PATS offer.