Published by Angela Sanchez on July 31, 2022

Hiring Pilates Instructors: 5 Tips for Finding the Right One


Pilates is a great way to strengthen the body and train muscles. It can also be a great way to relax, and it’s been shown to help with pain management. Still, if you’re not careful about hiring instructors for your Pilates studio, your reputation could take a hit. In this article, we’ll discuss how to find the right candidate for this job—one who will inspire clients, teach them well and work well with other staff members in your studio. Pilates instructor course will inspire students that have desire to become instructor someday.

Make a solid candidate profile

Before you begin the hiring process, it’s important to define what you’re looking for in a candidate and how they’ll fit into your organization. The more specific you can be about this, the easier it will be for you to find someone who’s truly a good fit and will help grow your business.

  • List what skills and experience are required for this job and why they’re essential (e.g., “familiarity with Pilates equipment” or “knowledge of anatomy”).
  • List any personality traits or qualities that would make someone an ideal candidate (e.g., “patient,” “calm” or “good listener”).
  • Specify what values or principles matter most in making this decision (e.g., customer-focused)
  • State whether there are any geographic areas where hiring should not occur (e.g., far from studios owned by instructor)

Define the job

Defining the job is the first step to hiring a good Pilates instructor. You need to know exactly what you want, and be able to communicate this clearly. This means defining the required skills, experience and education, certification requirements (if any), training requirements (if any), personality traits and attitude towards clients, flexibility with schedules and physical ability.

Asking yourself questions such as: What type of clients am I looking for? How many classes per week do I want my instructor to teach? Which days are best for each class? Do I have an interest in group or private lessons? Are there certain equipment pieces that will be necessary for the studio space?

Post your job

  • Post your job on job sites
  • Post your job on social media
  • Post your job to local community groups, such as, Facebook groups, etc. You can also post in places like Reddit and Craigslist, but you’re going to have a harder time finding someone who fits the bill in those places because they attract more people who are looking for something other than what Pilates is all about (i.e., finding a dance partner). Still do it if you want! You never know what could happen!
  • Post your job online through your own website or blog (if you don’t already have one). This is actually pretty easy because there are so many platforms out there now that make it super easy for anyone with basic web skills—which most people do these days—to create their own site without knowing any HTML or CSS coding language at all; even just using WordPress requires no programming skills beyond knowing how to click buttons and fill out forms.

You could also post this same ad on Facebook; however, due to its algorithm changes over time—and especially now since Facebook has started prioritizing user posts over brand/business pages—the visibility of ads posted by companies/businesses has noticeably decreased over time (as compared with 2015-2016). If posting jobs on FB makes sense for some reason then go ahead! Do it! Just keep in mind that this can become very expensive very quickly so weigh whether or not spending thousands per month will be worth it before jumping into anything too big right away; test out smaller campaigns first until you find something that works well enough before taking the plunge into full blown campaigns later down the road.”

Review resumes

  • Review resumes. Look for relevant experience, education, references and certifications.
  • Ask about their skills and languages.
  • Find out about any hobbies or activities that could be an asset to your studio. For example: “I have been practicing Patanjali’s Ashtanga yoga for 12 years…” or “I love to run marathons and would be happy to organize one at our studio!”
  • If you’re hiring a specialist instructor (yoga, Pilates), make sure they are certified in that area!

Interview candidates

You should interview each candidate in person to get a good sense of their personality and motivation. Ask them questions like:

  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • How would you describe yourself as a teacher?
  • Why do you want to work at this studio?
  • What sets you apart from other instructors we might consider hiring for this position?

Ask the right questions, collaborate with other staff and consider each candidate’s personality.

To find the right instructor, you need to know what to look for. Asking the right questions and considering their answers is one way that you can identify the most promising candidates. The following are some of the questions that you should ask:

  • What do they think is important?
  • How would they describe their personality?
  • What do they consider their strengths or weaknesses?
  • What experiences, skills and/or qualifications do they have for working with Pilates clients?


We hope these tips will help you find the right Pilates instructor for your studio. If you have any questions about hiring or need assistance with the process. We’re here to help!