We often hear from owners that new teachers complain of being bored after only six months to a year of being certified in the IM=X Basic program. Unfortunately, those same teachers have often only completed half of the complete Basic certification and have taken no other IM=X courses. The Basic Xercizer is a unique and dynamic class with strength-training in mind. When taught as memorized from beginning to end, it offers a challenging full body workout that, over time, will improve not only strength and endurance but important muscle recruitment patterns for movement efficiency. It was never designed to be the ONLY class format taught in IM=X. Unfortunately, many teachers aren’t aware of the training support and materials available throughout our system.
The IM=X Basic certification offers both a Floor and Xercizer course offering over 140 exercises in 6 different starter formats. In addition to this, we offer an IM=X Basic Formats manual and review course which utilizes all the IM=X Basic information and reworks it into 27 additional formats. These formats include classes for upper body, lower body, cardio, stretch, pregnancy, golf & tennis and back strength. The review sessions are available to any IM=X Pilates studio at any time, free of charge, via Skype with a Master Trainer. This is an unprecedented level of support in a competitive marketplace. Many certifications cost anywhere from $3,000- $7,000 with no guarantee of work upon completion. When viewed through this lens, the IM=X Practical Exam fee is a bargain for a thorough and comprehensive training program which develops excellent teachers. Once a teacher returns for the IM=X Advanced and IM=X Super Advanced courses, they then have access to over 250 additional exercises and many more formats as well as information on programming and the science to back it all up.
It is puzzling that there are bored teachers when there is so much information available to help further training and development. The next time that your staff reports feeling bored, take a look at their certification level. Have they completed a full IM=X Floor and Xercizer Certification? When was the last time they took an IM=X course? Is it time to offer a review session? We are here to help support owners and teachers in every way. Reach out and let us know what training support you need and we will be happy to provide it.