Make Pilates imagery magic

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Make Pilates Imagery Magic
“Now, do the same movement as though you’re pulling a rabbit from a magician’s hat.”  As soon as the words left my lips, both my client and I burst into laughter.

Ok this may be …

Go from teacher training to your first class with confidence.

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♥ Written by Mary CobbGo from teacher training to first class

You’ve completed your first Pilates teacher training course.

Hurrah!

My first course was with STOTT PILATES® on the reformer. Now that my in-course hours are done, I need to also

9 Insanely Easy Ways to Increase Your Pilates Class Attendance

In keeping with the title of “insanely easy” I want to keep this information short and sweet. And not overwhelm you with too much all at once.  If you like what you see here, be sure to read Part 2

Just Ask Questions.

Fit4Real_JustAskQuestionsWe’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving.

I’m flying to New York City to spend a few days with my mom. I’m pretty excited to spend a few days just wandering and enjoying her company. Well I’m there my mom and

Lessons Learned From Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone (& Why You Should Take Your Pilates Certification Exam)

I just returned from a week of learning and testing at the STOTT PILATES® headquarters in Toronto, Canada. I was being tested on my knowledge of the Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels in order to increase my Instructor Trainer credential to

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 …

How to Create Kick-Butt Programs for Individual Alignment

How to Create Kick-butt Programs for Individual Alignment (2)Just like a table won’t stand without all four legs, your effectiveness as a teacher stands on your understanding of four components:

1- Your understanding of the exercises and their goals

2- Your ability to assess alignment

3- Your ability …

Say it Out Loud!

SayItOutLoudWhile I was observing one of my students practice teaching, she demonstrated a very clear method for practice teaching. Her process was such a great strategy for learning to teach, I wanted to map it out and share it with …

Stabilize Your Scapula

Blue Sparrow Pilates Stabilize-Your-Scapula

The principle of scapular stabilization is a new one for many clients. Frequently, people don’t realize that their shoulder blade just floats on top of their ribcage and has no bony attachments directly to their ribs or spine.

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Explaining the …