Postural analysis – what to watch for

As movement experts, our job is to help our clients to move better, live longer and be healthier. Therefore, we are always concerned with investigating the quality of movement and understanding how our client’s body moves.

But what about when the body is not moving? Isn’t the static posture as important as the dynamic movement […]

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    Finding YOUR client’s fit — their “recipe” for health success

Finding YOUR client’s fit — their “recipe” for health success

Client retention is the cornerstone of any successful fitness expert’s career — this is true whether you teach group exercise or do one-on-one training. Acquiring a group exercise participant or individual client and keeping that person are two different things. Retention necessitates that every individual feel — in some way — successful. Success requires […]

15 min morning wake up sequence on Pilates Cadillac

People think that because I’m a Pilates instructor, I spend my days from morning till night working out. Wrong. Although I demonstrate things here and there, I actually spend most of my time watching my clients to make sure they’re moving well.

I love taking the time to work my own body. It makes me […]

8 Secrets to effective email communication

Have you ever received an email that left you feeling uneasy all day long? Perhaps it was pushy, demanding, abrupt or so long you couldn’t bear reading it.

Research shows that 64% of emails in the workplace cause tension, confusion and negative consequences. Being in the health and fitness industry, that’s basically the opposite vibe […]

Glute-focused Foam Roller Pilates Class Plan

About a month ago, a pesky SI joint problem crept up in my body. Knowing I have weaker glutes, I committed to paying extra attention to them in all my classes this month. Today, I’ve got an intermediate level Dynamic Core Pilates class that uses the foam roller I thought I’d share with you. […]

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Three Great SI Joint Mobilization Exercises

SI joint pain is one major cause of back pain that can be caused from sports, impact, postural imbalances and even hormones from pregnancy. Most people only begin to pay attention to it when it starts to hurt.

There are many resources available online that explain the ins and outs of SI joints, their structure […]

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    Teaching Pilates and movement to older adults – where to start

Teaching Pilates and movement to older adults – where to start

Have you ever trained a senior client? Do you work with older adults on a regular basis? Are you curious to learn more before you delve into this market?

Working with older adults can be one of the most rewarding experiences to a Pilates instructor or any teacher of movement.

As adults age, they are highly […]

Cracking the Code with Private Pilates Clients

Private clients. Who are they? How do you get them? How do you keep them?! As a new instructor, I am in awe of the unique relationships instructors develop with long term private clients, and can’t wait to explore this aspect of teaching. In the private room, I see the bond between the two. […]

Dealing with depression? Here’s how Pilates can help

Depression and anxiety affects nearly 19 million adults each year, yet this common disease is often misunderstood or misdiagnosed. You’ve probably heard about some emotional symptoms of depression, but did you know that people with depression live with chronic pain and other physical symptoms?

15 years ago I was diagnosed with depression and I noticed that […]

How to greet a new client in your Pilates class

When new clients come to our classes, it’s our job to make them feel welcome, comfortable and ready to get the most out of the experience.
There are a few key things we can do to help a new person, feeling some trepidation and discomfort, become a raving fan, wanting to come back again and […]