The Pilates Apprentice Story – passion and business

Whether 17 years old or 62 years old; initially trained with a classical orientation or contemporary, the experience as an apprentice in the Pilates method is an exhilarating and challenging, yet life-changing experience. My colleague and I spent a few hours getting to know five teacher-trainees a little better, asking what made them decide to […]

Are You Giving Yourself Enough Credit?

Are you a Pilates instructor that is passionate about delivering the best Pilates you can to your clients?  You watch on in admiration as your clients improve their bodies and minds in life changing ways, yet you still have a niggling feeling that you’re not good enough?  Stop for a moment and ask yourself: Are […]

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Integral Biology and the Holistic Pilates Practitioner

Integral biology is the study of our environment’s effects on our physical, spiritual and mental health. A change, shift or imbalance in one area will affect the other areas. Examples of factors that influence our integral biology could be: Environmental – such as our lifestyle, diet and nutrition, technology (work, appliances, gadgets) , diet and nutrition, […]

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A Little Less Trying: Notes on Language in Client Interaction

No matter how many times he has seen it before, my husband will sit glued to a Star Wars re-run on television, completely and blissfully absorbed. Cup of tea in hand, I joined him on the sofa at a pivotal moment in young Luke Skywalker’s journey towards becoming a Jedi knight.  When given the task […]

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Letting Clients Go With Grace

Every so often it happens.  A client finishes their session and as they get ready to leave, you give a little reminder that it’s time to purchase or schedule their next package. But instead of their usual enthusiastic response, there is a quiet pause followed by an awkward mumble that they need to stop their […]

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State of Mind – Still Busy

Since the last blog State of mind 2 fast I have taken the time to find solutions to slow down my life, be more efficient, less tired and have more time.  Impossible – right? well apparently not,  actually there are people out there who live like that ;). I spoke to folks around me, reached out to […]

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What It Really Takes To Teach With Class

By Dana Auriemma I took my first aerobics class 14 years ago and since then, I’ve had more fitness instructors than I can remember. And I’ve seen some very un-classy behavior that ranged from annoying to no-way-I’m-going-to- return-for-this. But on the flip side, I’ve also had a few incredible instructors. Instructors that were great not […]

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Duty of care, professional role for specialist populations and boundaries

Pilates Instructors have a Duty of Care (law of tort) to extend a reasonable level of care towards a client; avoid injury to that individual and their property.   Liability in a breach in Duty of Care is based upon the relationship between the parties the omission or negligent act and whether loss to the individual was reasonably […]