How To Become a Pilates Instructor


Polestar is a globally recognized provider of rehabilitation based Pilates education. It has a team of dedicated teachers and instructors and is known to produce high caliber trainers and Pilates studio models. Their vision revolves around creating an impact on the world through a movement which will foster awareness of self as well as the community. Polestar Pilates Asia was established in 2001. Since then it has arranged several successful courses in different Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

In order to become a Pilates instructor, it not only requires time but also dedication and investment from the individual. One must have a high level of motivation and dedication towards the teaching profession to excel in this field. The following are some steps to consider if you wish to be a Pilates instructor:


  • First step is to enroll in a Pilates class and become familiar with the exercise method. Most courses will also require a basic knowledge of Anatomy, so you should look into some online or contact Anatomy courses.
  • Next, decide the type of qualification you might need from a Mat qualification which will allow you to teach groups and individuals on the Mat all the way through to Comprehensive qualification which will allow you to teach and train clients using the full range of Pilates equipment.  At Polestar, we offer great flexibility with our Gateway Programme, enabling you to ease into professional education.
  • Third step would comprise of selecting the relevant school you want to train with– do your research!  Think of the type of teacher you want to be, and make your choice accordingly.


  • Enroll in your programme of choice. Make sure that you choose a school that will support you from the start right through to examination and beyond. At Polestar we offer an extensive mentorship programme to support our students every step of the way.
  • An additional step will be to register yourself with the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). It is a governing body for the Pilates industry based in the US. Polestar Pilates Asia meets and exceeds the requirements for inclusion on the PMA registry of schools.

Becoming a Pilates instructor is a wonderful journey that requires the right dedication, passion, and motivation. Remember, it is an ongoing process – at Polestar we believe in providing education that will last a lifetime. So, if you are looking for the right place to start your career as a Pilates Instructor then Polestar Pilates Asia could be the right place for you. Register today!

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