Ahhh….Jerkout!

JerkoutMany of us have someone in our lives who gets “hangry,” or angry when they are hungry. I personally don’t have this issue. But recently I realized I needed to coin a term for my similar issue. When I miss

Nervous About Teaching Pilates Group Class? Read this.

CurbTheNervesTeaching is nerve-racking no doubt about it! You’re putting yourself out there with the hopes of helping others learn. So of course you will be nervous teaching a group class! Being nervous just means you care about what you are …

Size Them Up, Build Them Up

SizeThemUpWhenever I travel I like to schedule Pilates at a local studio. It’s an opportunity to connect with teachers, learn a few new exercises, and get a great workout.

On a recent trip to Palm Springs with six of my …

Maintaining the Core During the 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy

PrenatalPilatesThe other day I was having lunch with a friend who is in her third trimester of pregnancy. The moment we sat down she leaned in as if she were going to tell me a secret. “During my pregnancy, I …

Pilates Practice Teaching Flashcards

flashcards

When you begin teaching, it’s tempting to try to cue every correction in each single repetition. Not only is this a mouthful, but it’s also difficult for clients to understand what they should be focusing on. I suggest trying to

8 Ways to Protect Your Body While Teaching Pilates

springs

Protecting your body while your teaching is essential. During courses safety is a big focus. But once you start teaching 15+ hours per week and make a significant portion of your living through teaching, consider the following 8 Ways to

Be the Secret Behind your Client’s New Year’s Success

Blue Sparrow Pilates - Erica in the Badlands - photo by Nicholas Vasilakes

As fitness instructors, we all look forward to the new beginnings, new habits, new energy, and transformations that each New Year brings. Our clients come in with shiny new resolutions and goals. A we have the rewarding job of helping

A Year of Accomplishments

Thank You

As 2013 comes to a close, I find myself taking time to think through this past year and imagine forward to what comes next. This is hardly a new practice. The familiar idea of making New Years resolutions can actually …

How to Use Your Manual During Practice Teaching

Using Your Manual

When practice teaching, it’s tempting to just read directly from your manual. But it’s not possible to have your head in a book while learning to watch and respond to your client.

Check out the video above demonstrating a few …

The Power of Play

Blue Sparrow Pilates - Eryn at Play

Have you been wracking your brain for the umpteenth healthy, fit gadget to hand out to your clients?  A little more TLC and a lot more play can help you keep your teaching crisp and relevant, especially during the long