This Week in Workouts: Nearing Pilates Certification

Let me tell you, the road to earning a Pilates certification has not been easy. I have all my teaching hours completed and now I’m trying to take all the Pilates classes I can to satisfy that requirement and finally test out. Except that I haven’t been able to figure out how to actually do that yet, which is frustrating.

None of this process has been straightforward and I’ll be sure to write a post about it once I’m official so that hopefully others looking for information on how to get their Pilates certification will have it all nicely laid out for them.

In the meantime, I feel burned out on Pilates and completely unbalanced in my workouts since this much Pilates is not what I need to stay in my best shape. I also had more off days than usual due to our activities this week, so even though I was out of my workout funk from the week before, I wasn’t able to take advantage of it.

Here’s what this week looked like:

Monday: Take Pilates & teach Pilates
Tuesday: OFF
Wednesday: Take Pilates, 20 min treadmill HIIT, teach Pilates
Thursday: OFF
Friday: OFF
Saturday: Lift Heavy Arm Workout plus weighted lunges and rowing machine intervals (3000 meters)
Sunday: 3-mile stroller push run with Reece riding his pedal bike

jogging stroller run with bike

I maybe possibly could’ve fit in a little something on my off days this week, but they were days when I actually got dressed in regular clothes for various things. Since that’s so rare, it’s really difficult for me to change into workout clothes and wash off my makeup in the middle of the day. I think all of you out there who workout on your lunch break are pretty awesome. Does it get easier when you do it all the time?

This week will probably look pretty similar since I’m still taking all the Pilates class I can. I’ll power through, squeezing in other workouts when I can, and look forward to getting back to my usual mix once my Pilates certification is complete. Almost there!

How do you mix up your routine so you don’t get burned out?

Any other Pilates instructors out there feel like this process is more complicated than it needs to be?

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Comments 5

  • I bet your getting burned out but at least you’re getting lots of practice. You’ll be a pro in no time! Actually, you probably already are 🙂

  • In response to what you said //I think all of you out there who workout on your lunch break are pretty awesome. Does it get easier when you do it all the time?///

    Sure it is!
    I do my daily 3 miles fast walking every day after I bring my son to the school. I used to do it also when he was a little child in his stroller – have my habit of daily walking since then!
    It works just awesome! Just by walking I lost two sizes like…forever!
    So it really works.
    I can’t run due to the injury – still, walking is what keeps me in an excellent shape.
    You may check out my blog http://www.walkingmama.bet – it’s all about walking with the baby stroller!

  • Laura – congrats on almost completing your Pilates training! Who is your training through? I could talk for hours about different Pilates teacher training schools, the PMA certification, and the hours required 🙂 I actually wrote a three part post just on Pilates schools and the difference between training and certification! It’s super complicated, but I think the industry is really trying to coordinate and make it similar across all training programs. The main thing is – you are almost done! Would love to chat more about it anytime! I’ve been doing it since 2000, so I have lots of opinions 🙂 xo

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