POTENTIAL HOST FAQs
Here is a brief list of frequently asked questions about our teacher training program for studios interested in hosting our program. If you have a question that is not listed here or on this website please contact us.
HOW IS RPTT DIFFERENT THAN OUR LOCAL TEACHER TRAINING competition?
We are marketing our program as top-tier with unique offerings. Our messaging centers on educating the market to avoid the cheap, easy or short programs to invest in REAL training. Invest wisely with no regrets. We specifically want to attract those interested in the best program not the convenient one. We offer so much more than observation and practice teaching that there really isn't any competition.
WHAT DOES RPTT INCLUDE?
The program consists of 4 weekend seminars and a progressive monthly schedule that includes:
– Access to studio for Practice Teaching
– Weekly Online Homework
– Observation Opportunities
– Group Classes
– Private and Semi Private Sessions
– Assistant Teaching
– Paid Teaching Opportunities
Our training program includes a progressive monthly schedule, with a time commitment of approximately 18-22 hours per week.
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS COVERED DURING THE TRAINING?
Core Equipment Historical Equipment
Mat Swedish Bars
Wunda Chair Foot Corrector
High Chair Toe Stretcher
Barrels Magic Square
Will I HAVE TO BRIDGE INTO RPTT TO BECOME A HOST STUDIO?
We have learned that "on-boarding" the host studio personnel is one of the biggest struggles we have to work through during the first cycle of training. Since we are growing into new territories but have not yet populated the landscape with thousands of Real Pilates instructors we must rely on our community and those we trust to work together with us to create consistent training environments for the new trainees to develop. Over time, all host studios will be bridge program graduates. In the absence of that, we move to plan "B" where all approved instructors have at least audited our seminars.
Audits do not include the manuals or the access to Canvas - and since the trainees will be referencing both during training, you can see how this gets sticky. If, for instance, they are practicing and teaching exercises in a different format or structure than you do - there is a lot of opportunity for confusion.
Our contract states we may simply grant "additional approved status". Our hope is that all hosts will agree to, at minimum the audit and at maximum the more complete Bridge program.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T COMMIT TO BRIDGING?
We understand that each new host studio will have their own unique challenges and so we are working to custom build the right fit for each of our partners. At the end of the day, the most important thing is to build a strong infrastructure for our trainees so we can have consistent training across our host studios and preserve our classical technique.
CAN I TRANSITION INTO BECOMING AN RPTT LEAD TRAINER?
The program is structured so that host studios will transition into training centers whereby the travel obligations will no longer be a concern. In order for that to occur, host studio owners will train with us so that they are armed as proper Real Pilates teacher trainers.
WHAT ARE THE HOST SHARED EXPENSES?
Our structure has changed actually with regard to shared expenses. For 7 trainees and over, RP absorbs travel and accommodations. At 6 trainees, we share the expense with the host studio. For 5 and under the host studio is responsible for the costs. We provide a cost sharing document after the Host intro call.
HOW MANY HOST LOCATIONS DO YOU PLAN ON HAVING?
We continue to grow steadily but selectively. I am most interested in a program that preserves our lineage and is delivered by qualified colleagues in our circle.
WHY DO ALL APPRENTICES HAVE TO COMPLETE FINAL TESTING IN NYC?
With respect to the long-distance test out it may surprise you that the test out has been incredibly well received! In fact, our other host studio trainees get really excited about a visit to New York. It seems to be perceived as a perk of the program. They get to come to headquarters and we personally test them out. This has been a great experience so far for all apprentices.