Where Oh Where Should I Have My Studio?

For many Pilates teachers both new and experienced, there comes a time when they need to decide where they will locate their practice.  A spare room at home? A commercial space? A facility within a health club or medical facility?  What works best and which option makes the most sense? There are clear benefits 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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An Instructor Guide To Social Media Marketing

Madonna once told us we’re living in a material world. Now almost 30 years later, I have to say I think we’re living in a social-media world! And thanks to businesses, social media sites now offer much more than status updates from friends. Businesses everywhere offer the public a daily dose of education, inspiration and […]

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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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Pilates4Amputees – A Unique Challenge

The amputee client has many unique challenges in order to move in a functional and rewarding way.  They have the practical issues of asymmetry, altered lever arms, altered muscle origins and insertions, stump care, the huge challenge of prosthetic function to learn and adjust to.  Added to this is the nervous system changes and challenges […]

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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 […]