After years of following the same system for paying instructors, a Pilates studio owner wanted to make a change. After years of following the same system for paying instructors, she wanted to make a fair change that would offer the instructors stable pay while allowing the business to continue to flourish. But the task was daunting, because the pay structure (as it was) was not straightforward. It was based on paying flat fees for services provided, a certain amount for hourly work, that sometimes involved things other than Pliates, upcharges, discounts .. you name it. There was no clear way to objectively look at what teachers were earning and compare it to any proposed new system.