"How much should we charge?" The inevitable question posed by new and experienced Pilates Teachers.
A tricky one, previously so dependent on experience, environment & equipment.
In fact, we should really be looking around, considering how much the product is WORTH to the consumer.
Do not simply think bricks and water = covering costs. This is a professional skill you have spent many hours acquiring and continue to upgrade with information and equipment.
Do market research within your environment. What are people paying for health & well-being?
Here is a current Pilates guideline, which you will find packaged in various different ways:
|Comprehensive Matwork Teacher|
|Privates/hr||240 - 270||50 - 60||40 - 60|
|Classes pp/class||70 - 100||15 - 25||10 - 20|
|Wall Spring Mat Teacher|
|Privates/hr||290 - 320||N/A||50 - 60|
|Classes pp/class||100 - 150||30 - 40||20 - 30|
|Privates/hr||300 - 400||70 - 90||60 - 70|
|Duets pp/hr||200 - 300||55 - 70||70 - 85|
|Classes pp/class||150 - 200||35 - 50||30 - 40|
|Professional Coaching/hr||450 - 750||90 - 110||70 - 90|
I've taught abroad and been around since inception here, so I can confidently say there is a very high standard of Pilates in Southern Africa.
In terms of Pilates as a business, we have exciting expansion ahead of us.
Be a proactive part of that growth!
I’ll end off with an excerpt from A to ZEN for Pilates Pros:
So Pilates Pros, as with most things, what we see ain’t what we get. Your job is immense, it certainly isn’t just about the teaching hours. It’s you physically, mentally; it’s the finances, the schedule, the marketing; it’s your continued evaluating, learning and processing. DO NOT lose sight of the whole package you are!
Evaluate, sustain and evolve your value.