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Holly Furgason

Business Pilates

In all transparency

March 8, 2019

I want to share a sneak peek at what’s going on for Blue Sparrow Pilates, The Hatchery, and me. And take a look into the schedule of other Pilates entrepreneurs.

Those of you who know me know I always have a few big plans brewing. But the reality is we only have so much time. So, in the spirit of…

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Purchase “We Teach Pilates” Poster

January 5, 2019

Inspire your clients with “We teach Pilates” poster. 

Share the values of the Pilates community with this decorative and inspiring poster. Written by Blue Sparrow Pilates studio founder Holly Furgason “We Teacher Pilates” is a beautiful addition to any studio.

Generously sized at 18″ x 24″ (45.72cm x 60.96cm) with gold foil hand lettering. This poster will become a…

Teachers In Training

Certification Exam Study Tips for the Busy Student

May 1, 2018

Chances are you’re busy. There’s no doubt that balancing work, family, and daily commitments while training to be a Pilates instructor can be a lot. So it’s important to find ways to squeeze in study for your certification exam. But I bet if you dedicate a few minutes everyday towards preparing for the test, you’ll make steady progress.

Here are some super smart tricks for carving out a little…

Pilates

Why it’s important to attend teacher training workshops

January 23, 2018

There’s no doubt about it: Learning can have major benefits for careers of all levels. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been teaching for decades or a year. Here are five reasons why our upcoming Continuing Education Workshops can be a valuable investment in yourself:

  • You’ll become more versatile and indispensable. Continuing education helps you learn the tools necessary to work with a vast array of clients and meet their varying needs.
  • Communicate effectively. Ever wish…

New Teachers Teaching Skills

Learn to Organize Teaching Cues (Try these Flashcards)

September 17, 2017

It’s tempting to try to cue every correction, in each single repetition. But not only is this a mouthful, it’s also difficult for clients to understand what to focus on.

Instead, try to cue something new for each repetition of the exercise. This way the client receives additional information about technique.

I’ve created some flash cards that you can download below to help you begin organizing your cues and corrections.

New Teachers Teaching Skills

Let’s Make Pilates imagery magic

June 14, 2017

“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 a hilarious, even borderline ridiculously example of imagery. But imagery is such a powerful tool as a Pilates instructor. What makes sense to one client may not to another. Some clients need anatomical,…