Hi, I'm Audrey Laurelton and I'm the owner of Equilibrium Pilates in Montclair, N.J. I'm going to explain to you how to prepare for a comprehensive Pilates instructor training program.The first thing to study is the life of Joseph Pilates and his wife Clara. I recommend reading his book, The Return to Life Through Contrology. You'll also want to memorize the 6 central tenants of Pilates:Familiarize yourself with the evolution of the Pilates from its inception to Joe's vision to what it is today. Exercises to perfect include the basic and intermediate mat and Reformer systems. Don't just know how to do the exercises, be able to execute them in order, with flow, and do your own equipment changes.Tips on how to prepare include: practice, practice, practice. Go ahead and get a book, so you can read about each exercise, and practice the mat systems at home. Wherever you're doing your prerequisite sessions, ask if they have an open open workout option, so you can workout on your own and challenge yourself for order, flow, and equipment changes. Also, during your pre-requisite hours, find out what each exercise is good for. Write it down and take notes. It'll come up again later.The last piece of advice is to take some sessions where you're planning to do your training program. If you haven't decided on a program, and there are several in your area, take sessions at the different studios. Each one will have a different feel. You want to pick the studio that will best suit your personality. Besides, it’s always nice to have a few familiar faces the first day of training.Thank you for watching. For more information, go to About.com.