SHOULD WE BE LOOKING AT THE AMOUNT OF YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN TEACHING?
It helps! Of course, the more teaching years you have under your belt (if you teach regularly) the more experience you have = better the teacher. Since we grow and harness young talent at Breathe, we have designed a Trainee Program to close the gap between new and experienced instructors by having the more experienced instructors crystalise their knowledge into the training program.
THE TRAINING PROGRAM
After completion of Merrithew Level 1 Mat and Reformer, and we feel the trainee has potential to join the team, we will enter them into our intensive training program conducted by our Senior Instructors and Educational Director.
There are three topical areas – General Fitness, Pre-Post Natal and Rehab and the training consists of:
- Educational Videos
- Trainees to submit programs for critique and feedback
At each level, trainees have to do a series of mock exams and at the end of the training, all trainees have to complete a final exam where they are tested on everything.
AND THE LEARNING DOES NOT STOP THERE. For our Breathe Family, we host regular in-services for our Instructors to come together and discuss Pilates, GYROTONIC® and rehab related topics. Other times, we bring in different experts to share their latest insights in health and wellness. We also audit our Instructors on a regular basis, as they submit programs on their current clients and we observe / join the class for auditing.