Have you ever considered running a home-based Pilates studio?
Many passionate Pilates instructors find that running their business from home is a wonderful opportunity to do what they love without the hassles and risks of a traditional storefront studio. The biggest perk of working from home is having minimal overheads (or none at all.) However, there is more to running a Pilates home studio then just putting a Reformer in your spare bedroom. Listen as I talk to Andrea Haritan, a Pilates instructor who is living her dream of running a home-based Pilates studio in the Lake Norman area, NC.
Andrea is a movement professional with over 40 years’ experience as a dance student/performer/teacher, group fitness instructor/personal trainer, and Pilates instructor/student. Before becoming a fully-certified STOTT Pilates instructor, she earned a master’s degree in Human Movement from Boston University and was certified by the PhysicalMind Institute to teach Pilates Matwork and by Alternative Fitness to teach Pilates Reformer. Andrea enjoys encouraging her students to move more efficiently which results in them ultimately feeling better and looking better.
Questions discussed in the interview
- What is better, running your own studio or working at a studio?
- What are some of the challenges of running a home studio?
- What is the best strategy for finding clients for your home studio?
- What are the benefits in your opinion of a home studio?
- What Pilates equipment/props are a must for a home Pilates studio?
- Are there any aspects of running a Pilates home studio that you would like to warn other instructors about?
- The most important piece of advice for any beginner instructor.
- Bonus: comparison of STOTT Pilates training vs Balanced Body training