A potential instructor must be able to teach a minimal equipment based class, that can be done at home by students. If we like your initial application then a video demonstration must be submitted about injury prevention on topics such as: fall prevention, knee strength and stabilization, ideal running biomechanics, or kyphosis. The video must be a minimum of 15 minutes and maximum of 30 minutes in length as well as be filmed with a wide screen 1080p HD format camera. The videographer must make sure that the video is not grainy, has clear quality lighting, non-shaky videography and crisp sound. Most modern cell phones will work just fine if you do not have a professional camera.
All videos must include a California Pilates welcome, brief instructor introduction, course topic, exercise outline, mental preparation for the student, personal assessment cues, core activation cues, clear instruction as to how to perform each exercise, as well as in depth info about the order in which muscles should be firing and why each exercise is chosen. Guidelines on contraindications, form, alignment, and how to incorporate the skills acquired in daily life or meaningful tasks need to be incorporated in the video as well.
It is preferred that the instructor is teaching a real person with a real problem to show improvement after a student receives the instructions contained within the course, rather than just coming up with random exercises. Doing so will create courses based on real evidence and uphold the California Pilates mission.
If the video has any sources sited the supporting links must be submitted along with the video.
Note: All instructors must carry their own personal liability insurance and be able to submit proof if requested. All participants featured in the video must sign and submit a standard model release. Model compensation is the instructors responsibility. Online complete applications will be accepted.
The application is a 4 four stage process.
Stage One: All instructors must submit a bio, field of expertise, location, and website along with the questions listed at the bottom of the application form. Please be sure to tell us about any relevant accomplishments or information you wish to share.
Stage Two: A video demonstrating your video capabilities, screen presence and expertise in teaching will be submitted after the topic of the video is approved by California Pilates. Do your best to let your personality shine through. Being genuine always makes a great impression! Keep in mind this will be your initial promotional video.
Stage Three: The training process of how to create a course as well as set up groups and forums begin! Your email address used for receiving Paypal payments from the courses must be submitted at this time. If you decide that you no longer want to be an instructor you will still receive commissions on courses sold but at a lower commission since you are no longer required to moderate.
Stage Four: While you are creating your first course we will promote you across the internet with the second application video you submitted.