We have new Pilates success story and I love it. Len Palombi was feeling out of shape at fifty and later found himself corporate downsized out of a job as well. What to do? Len did Pilates and became a Pilates instructor at sixty. I find his story very inspiring.
Not many people over fifty, like Len, would think of becoming a Pilates instructor. And that's too bad because Pilates is entirely available and appropriate for people of all ages. It has brought many people, over and under fifty, back from the brink of physical dilapidation (can you believe that's a word?).
Joseph Pilates lived and taught well into his eighties and so have many other Pilates teachers, including many of the Pilates Elders. Pilates is endlessly fascinating and a big enough study to keep one's body and mind engaged for a very long time. What a great idea for a second or third career.
Of course, the requirements for older teachers in training are the same as for anyone else. You have to be able to do Pilates to a certain level, as determined by your program ( you can get there); you have to study and take exams on things like anatomy, teaching, and the exercises; and you have to love to teach and be willing to learn.
If any of this is tickling your fancy, I think you should read Len's story