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

Eight Rules for Successful Sessions

Flex Band Pilates

You have just been hired by a studio to teach Pilates as an Apprentice (or maybe as a Personal Trainer / CORE / TRX apprentice). You know your stuff. You have studied the exercises, know the goals of each exercise, …

Dropping Weight Alleviates Joint Pain

Holly Furgason, Blue Sparrow Pilates, San Francisco, run, fitness, exercise, pilates, health

Let me break it down: it’s estimated that a force of nearly three to six times one’s body weight is exerted across the knee while walking.

Being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 30-60 pounds …

Meeting Our Heros

Moria Merrithew, Melissa Kennedy, Holly Furgason, & John Garey
Moria Merrithew, Melissa Kennedy, Holly Furgason, & John Garey

Moria Merrithew, Melissa Kennedy, Holly Furgason, & John Garey

A few weekends ago Melissa and I headed down to Los Angeles for the Merrithew Health & Fitness Mindful Movement Conference to learn some new skills. Two weeks have passed

The Salad Hater

Kale Salad

Sitting down to dinner at my house the other night, my good friend suddenly interrupted our conversation: “You made salad for me?  You know I’m a Salad Hater!”  She was smiling and sort of laughing, but I could tell she …

A Spark

Cycling Open Road

L'etaupe du California 2013It’s just a spark but its enough to keep me going.

Last Sunday I rode in L’Etape du California, a stage of the professional cycling tour of California that is opened up for non-professionals to ride. This year the course …