Scaffolding Learning for Group Teaching Success

Blue Sparrow Pilates - Amie/Erica Gyro

Everyone has, at one time or another, been in a movement or fitness class where it felt like they were the only one that wasn’t getting the exercise. You feel like you barely got the movement before the teacher moved …

Take Your Teaching to the Next Level

Blue Sparrow PIlates IMP Stott Pilates

Many teachers hit a bit of a plateau after they have passed their certification exam and have been teaching for about a year. Here are a few tips on how to keep take your teaching to the next level and

A Different Way to Change Your Body

I just took an amazing workshop with STOTT PILATES® Master Instructor Trainer, Kim Kraushar at the Mindful Movement Conference in Los Angeles. The content of the workshop was fabulous– she taught creative, new exercises with wonderful cues. But I really …

Be Fit to Stay Frisky

Recently one of my students who is in her seventies said, “If you want to age well, you cannot stop doing anything– not even for a second! I’m doing more now than I was 15 years ago.”  Every week she …

Don’t Pull Your Hammy


HamstringsStretching is important for our muscles’ health. There are two kinds of stretching important to understand: dynamic and static stretching.

Dynamic Stretching increases range of movement, blood and oxygen flow to soft tissues prior to working out. Dynamic stretching before …