09/13/2011 08:22 am ET | Updated Nov 12, 2011

8 Questions To Help You Choose A Pilates Instructor

Since Pilates is about more than exercises and choreography, it is essential that clients work with a qualified teacher. In order for a teacher to be truly great it, takes more than training -- they must also have talent. Good training yields a good teacher. Good training plus talent equals a great teacher.

I'm continually asked by friends, friends of friends, and family, "How do I know if my teacher is good?" Surprisingly, clients really can't tell. If a teacher is fit, friendly and confident, they assume they've scored the world's greatest teacher. But there are specific things a client can look for and will find in a great teacher. There are specific ways to properly evaluate a trainer's skill and ability beyond just being certified.

Here's what you need to look for during your session!

8 Ways To Choose A Pilates Instructor

Above all, a Pilates instructor should exude confidence, knowledge and a passion for what they do.