- Have you been doing pilates for a while (or even only a short time) and wondered if you have what it takes to become a teacher?

- Would you like to make extra money or even make this your full time income? 

- Maybe you've had an injury and pilates has helped with your recovery and made you stronger than ever and now you want to help other people too?

- Or perhaps you are just looking for a new challenge and love working with people within the fitness industry?

- Are your children now at school and you're starting to look for work, but the thought of working for someone else fills you with dread! (UGH).  You're looking to be your own boss and have something that will work around your children and offer you the flexibility your'e looking for AND on top of it - being able to take holidays when YOU want to and take AS MUCH holiday as you want....and not the 21 days per year!


Becoming a Pilates Teacher is an exciting step forward, even more so when you actually decide you're going to build a business from it.

Building the business side of it - to suit YOUR lifestyle is the area where we shine above the rest.  

We are not JUST a training provider, we are a fully functioning SUCCESSFUL pilates and yoga studio, not something many Pilates Teacher Training Facilities can claim!

So let me explain what I mean by SUCCESSFUL, as I do know it can mean different things to different people.

My husband Paul and I started the "business" as a hobby, while we were both working full time in the Police in Devon & Cornwall.

We made lots of mistakes that cost us a lot of money (yes .. like printing 6000 fliers that were hardly used to name just one).

The big change for us was making the decision to invest in the business and we hired a marketing coach.....


Things changed....

We both left our full time police jobs and we went from having a hobby to building a business hitting almost 6 figures within two years of opening our studio!

I went on to actually becoming a coach for the marketing company that I invested in, and spent a year coaching other fitness, health and wellness professionals on their businesses and together we achieved fantastic results.  I then made the decision to leave to start a second business, our teacher training school.

We now both work full time in the studio and by full time I mean Paul teaches roughly 12 hours a week - and that's his work for the week done.

I work about 20 hours in the business and that's my week done.

This is not to brag, but to show you what IS possible for you and your family when you have the right knowledge and support.

We are fortunate that we get to spend a lot of quality time with our family and our fur baby Milo and new pup Maya! 

We have 4 amazing instructors that work for us and we've got a virtual assistant who lives in London but does all our admin! (It's really amazing!)

Now I know and I heard it MANY times before that "You can't make money from teaching Pilates"...


I'm here to tell you ... YOU CAN,

With the right mindset,

With the right training and support 

YOU CAN.....

And we would be very honoured to be able to assist you on your journey to building the life and business that you desire.

We are truly blessed to live the life that we have and want to help others achieve their dreams!




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Success Stories

 Yes this is me, Maxine!

Yes this is me, Maxine!

"On starting this journey I was sceptical of my learning abilities after so many years away from education but those fears were put to rest because at Teign Fitness training they work at your speed with plenty of hands-on experience and guidance.  Any nerves for practising teaching Pilates (under supervision with feedback after each session) were soon overcome.
The Anatomy & Physiology element was daunting to begin with but Paul & Tanya were always on-hand to help supported by regular training sessions and 1-1 support when needed.  
It is fair to say that “What Tanya and Paul do not know about Pilates and associated A&P is probably not worth knowing” – between them they have the right balance between practical and theoretical knowledge which  they are only too keen to pass on
I am really proud of my accomplishment and thoroughly enjoying passing on my knowledge to clients and watching them develop and improve their technique, ability and all round well-being."  - Maxine Hey, Abbotskerswell

Course Details



In this full YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Teaching Mat Based Pilates course, you will learn how to teach Pilates to groups giving you very important skills.

You will also be introduced to Joseph Pilates and his teachings along with the basic skills to prepare and deliver safe and effective mat-based Pilates classes suitable for beginners to advanced.

We use our own written manuals, approved by YMCA and offer far beyond than what is required by YMCA to ensure you gain your qualification with a good standard of teaching and you have a good variety of exercises to teach your clients!

We take pride in our standard of delivery and only take a maximum of 12 students at a time so that we can offer you all individual attention throughout the course!

There are 9 elements to this qualifications which are listed below:

Element 1 Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health (Theory Assessment)

Element 2 Supporting Clients and Health and Safety (Worksheets)

Element 3 Level 2 Principles of Exercise and Health (Theory Assessment)

Element 4 Know how to Support Clients who take part in Exercise and Physical Activity (Worksheets)

Element 5 Programming a Pilates Teaching Session & Delivering a Pilates teaching session (Worksheets)

Element 6 Programming a Pilates Teaching Session & Delivering a Pilates teaching session (Private client)

Element 7 Programming a Pilates Teaching Session & Delivering a Pilates teaching session (Group session)

Element 8 Programming a Pilates Teaching Session & Delivering a Pilates teaching session (Practical delivery)

Element 9 Programming a Pilates Teaching Session & Delivering a Pilates teaching session (Written work)


A thorough understanding on all of these topics is necessary to be a good Pilates Teacher and once qualified you will be able to teach beginners to advanced level.

Before you attend the training studio, there is a 6 week online distance learning platform where you will be able to start studying for the Level 2 & Level 3 Theory Exam (Element 3 & 1), which is held on the 1st day of your practical course.

A thorough knowledge of the Anatomy and Physiology will also provide you with a fantastic foundation for your practical study.

You will also be provided with a training manual, which will be posted once you have registered for the course and during your study period you will have support from your tutor, should you require assistance.

To be accepted on to this accredited course you do not need a recognised fitness instructing qualification, however, in order for you to get the best out of your time with us at the training studio, the more experienced you are in Pilates the easier your learning will be.  

Including personal practise, self-study and contact days with your tutor, this course will be comprised of around 300 hours.

 INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:   "How to Start and Grow Your Pilates Business" Kickstart day.  For more info or click on >>  http://www.teignfitness.co.uk/how-to-start-and-grow-your-pilates-business-kickstart-day/




Unlike other courses we are offering a Facebook Support group, where we will be available to help with any questions


we will be doing 2 Group Skype calls through the course to answer any questions and make sure you're on track and fully supported during your time with us - these calls will be agreed once the course has started.


You gain access to our MEMBERS AREA on our website where we have many demonstration videos to help you with your learning


Most importantly, our courses are kept to a maximum of 12 to provide you with more time and attention during the course 


The opportunity to attend our classes for FREE, if there is space available.

AND (my favourite)

The option of teaching real classes, with feedback provided, to practice and improve your teaching skills and build your confidence ASAP.  Yes I know this is very daunting... and you're probably thinking NO THANK YOU, but it will leave you buzzing and it's the best way to learn!  The choice is completely yours!


Next Course Dates: 2018

Level 3 Mat-Based Pilates Diploma  

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th June


"How to Start and Grow Your Pilates Business" Kickstart Day

Saturday 30th June



Future Course Dates: 2018

Level 3 Mat-Based Pilates Diploma

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November

Friday 16th & Sunday 17th November




How to Register

There are different packages which you can choose from below.

You can pay in full OR by instalments and you can secure your space with a £350 non-refundable deposit to get you registered and started with your online learning!


For Instalments please contact us directly via email contact@teignfitness.com to arrange a convenient payment plan.



Level 3 Pilates Mat-Based Diploma ONLY.  

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Deposit for Pilates Level 3 Teacher Training Course

All you need to do to secure your space is pay a non-refundable deposit to get you started!

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"How to Start and Grow Your Pilates Business" Kickstart Day

On this day we will help you to decide what it is you want and how you're going to achieve it.

You will do this by creating a successful marketing plan and getting stuff done on the day that would normally take you ages to figure out!

A laptop will be required so we can DO THE STUFF LIVE!

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Are you ready to invest in yourself to help you create a life that you enjoy and want to experience, but not quite sure if we are a right fit?  

We would be delighted to invite you to a complimentary Skype call where you can ask any questions and get a feel for what we are about.  We know how important it is to find the right teachers and to FEEL that connection with people :)   

All you need to do is fill out the form below and ask for a Skype appointment and we'll set that up for you!

If you would like to pay by instalments, please contact us and we will arrange a suitable payment plan with you.


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