The Pole Studio Beginner Level Instructor Training Programme
Accredited by: American Council on Exercise (ACE), PD Approved, REPS 16, REPSSA 12, Pole Dance Community.
The Pole Studio Beginner Level Instructor Training Programme has been running in the UK and South Africa since 2011.
The Pole Studio Beginner Level Instructor Training Programme takes place over two days of face to face training and a third day for assessments. The training pack contains a 150+ page training manual. There is also online video content containing all conditioning exercises contained in the syllabus
This course attracts first-timers in Pole Fitness who are interested in starting a new career, as well as current fitness professionals looking to gain another recognised fitness certification. All of The Pole Studio’s Instructor Training Programmes have been specifically created to equip instructors with the knowledge and skills to become confident, competent and safe professionals within the Pole Fitness industry.
Candidates on this course will learn how to create their own class plans and choreograph short routines. Once students have successfully completed The Pole Studio Beginner Level Instructor Training Programme, they will feel confident and ready to commence teaching Beginner Level classes.
The Pole Studio will soon be offering ongoing support with online training and weekly class planning tools through their Instructor Affiliate Programme. More details coming soon.
Some of the moves included within this course are shown in the photos below.
Prerequisites of Joining The Pole Studio Beginner Level Instructor Training Programme
It takes at least three months for healthy individuals to safely learn Beginner Level Pole Fitness techniques.
Before commencing this instructor training programme you will need to be at a Beginner – Intermediate standard on the pole and be able to perform all Beginner Level moves (as per our training manual) on both sides.
All courses are currently only available in English. A good level of reading, writing, listening and speaking English is required to make the most of this course.
It is a requirement from the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) that students undertake a fitness course prior to commencing this training programme. REPs recognised courses such as Exercise Science, Gym Instructor, Group Exercise to Music, Pilates, or an Exercise Diploma are recommended.
If you do not feel ready to commit to our 3-day instructor training programme, please ask us about our <1-day ‘Introduction to Pole Fitness Instruction’ course to get you started. No prior pole experience is needed for this course and it is done in under a day. Having attended the Introduction to Pole Fitness Instruction course, you can top up your skills by attending private classes to focus on the techniques you will need to know for The Pole Studio Beginner Level Instructor Training Programme.
If you have any special learning needs, please talk to your course organiser or tutor before the course begins. The Pole Studio is happy to support you.
Overview of The Pole Studio Beginner Level Instructor Training Programme
Pole Fitness then and now
A look back at the history and origins of pole fitness to understand the roots before examining pole fitness in today’s society.
What is fitness and why would you want it? How do you lose weight? How do you build stamina? Learn about the components of total physical fitness and how fitness is improved through pole fitness classes. Learn about pole fitness in the context of functional training.
Warming Up and Cooling Down
As part of The Pole Studio’s class structure, a thorough warm up takes place before performing moves on the pole. A cool down takes place at the end of the class ready for rest and relaxation following the workout. Learn the components, the theory and the rationale behind warming up and cooling down.
Knowing the functions and anatomical labels within the human musculoskeletal structure will greatly improve your pole fitness teaching. Understand which muscles are working to stabilise, lift and control each part of the body. This will help you to guide your students safely through the manoeuvres, improve their technique and prevent injuries.
Management & Safety
This vital part of the course comprises of a lot of information that a Pole Fitness instructor needs to know. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of the students and the instructor during a Pole Fitness class. From disclaimers and insurance requirements, to the poles and the studio itself, all elements of Beginner Level class health and safety are covered. More about class management, music licensing, management of instructor’s professional development and the Code of Ethical Conduct are also discussed within this part of the course.
Planning & Teaching Classes
This is the part of the course when the class structure is explained and illustrated with examples. A class template is provided so that trainee instructors can practice writing their own plans. Learning and teaching styles are discussed to help trainee instructors understand the varying needs of the students. This will help in the successful planning of Pole Fitness classes.
Beginner Level gripping positions are also covered in the Planning & Teaching Classes section. All the different ways of holding the pole have specific names, and they’re worth knowing as they will assist your move breakdowns when instructing.
Conditioning Exercises are also essential components of class planning. With over 20 exercises (not including multiple variations) all parts of the body are conditioned through ‘Pole Conditioning’. Conditioning exercises are relevant at all levels of Pole Fitness teaching but especially when nurturing Beginner Level students. Conditioning improves both strength and technique and helps to prevent injury.
Students of this course will learn how to choreograph and teach Beginner Level routines. Routines comprise of sequences of tricks, spins, transitional moves and floorwork. You will also learn how to perform The Pole Studio’s set routine.
Beginner Level syllabus
A detailed breakdown of each of the 40 movements, with photographs and videos, from The Pole Studio Beginner Level syllabus. Detailed move breakdowns are used to help trainee instructors learn how to explain the syllabus repertoire as well as discover common links between move breakdowns. This knowledge will also enable trainees to analyse and explain movements outside of The Pole Studio’s syllabus.
If you want to find out which moves are covered in this course, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at The Pole Studio.
We provide an additional workbook that guides trainee instructors through every element of their assessments. You will learn what is required during the 30-minute practical assessment presentation and the 45-minute multiple choice written assessment which takes place on the third day of the course. All assessments are structured with a numerical points system, allowing no room for subjectivity. Trainees will know exactly what is required of them to pass the assessments with the highest possible marks.
Preparation and Clothing
Bring drinking water, snacks and a light lunch as there will be breaks during the course. Please check if your course venue has a cafe/restaurant if you intend to buy lunch on site.
Wear comfortable gym clothes that you can move freely in. Shorts are required in order to grip the pole with your legs. You may wear trainers or go bare foot during the practical sessions. Bring a small towel to wipe the pole.
Please do not wear any moisturisers on your hands, arms and legs. Moisturisers make your skin and the poles slippery which is dangerous for you and other students. Slipping on the pole will also prevent you from achieving the techniques.
You must be in good health in order to participate in this course.
Course Fees and Payment
£399 in the UK.
R5000 in South Africa.
Prior study is required, therefore we need to send training materials to you a few weeks before the course starts.
Upon receipt of your payment, all course materials will be sent to you.
Course fees are non-refundable but may be transferable subject to availability.
Small Class Size Promise
We guarantee that The Pole Studio Beginner Level Instructor Training Programme will be restricted to seven students or fewer per course, with one student per pole. This is to ensure the highest quality and individual attention for each student attending.