I Teach Pilates Everyday.

In the wake of recent events, I’m taking stock.

Everyday I teach Pilates.

Yes, it’s “just” exercise. But in these uncertain times, I’m realizing it goes beyond fitness. Let me start with a little background.

About ten years ago I

9 Insanely Easy Ways to Increase Your Pilates Class Attendance, Part 2

So, in a recent post “9 Insanely Easy Ways to Increase Your Pilates Class Attendance” we looked at how you could increase the attendance in your Pilates classes without much time and in ways that you could repeat …

Why Pilates instructors are more like Narwhals than Unicorns

Ah yes, the magical unicorn stands as a fabulous yet distant symbol of our modern obsession with a magic pill that will “fix” you. The lore around unicorns stretches way back to the ancient Greeks. Nowadays we see it everywhere …

Confidence & Vulnerability

ConfidenceVulnerability_blogOver the years as a studio manager and owner, I’ve had the opportunity to hire many wonderful instructors that are new to teaching Pilates. Even the best new Pilates teachers can struggle with confidence; it was huge roadblock for me …

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, …

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 …

Going for Gold

Watching the Summer Olympics is inspiring! I’m so impressed with the drive of these athletes. It makes me want to push myself just a bit harder. To do that, I’d like to re-model some of my behaviors after the Olympians.…

Possible vs. Impossible

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<h5>Where do you draw the line between possible and impossible?</h5>

Growing up we are told what we cannot do. You’re not tall enough to be a dancer, you’re too short to be on the basketball team, and so on. We …