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Is it the End of the Community Pilates Studio?

February 25, 2016

For as long as I can remember, I have been working on becoming a better Pilates instructor. But I have to level with you. Lately I’ve been in a funk. Heavy with doubt and uncertainty about my chosen field. Why?

With all the competition in the San Francisco Bay Area fitness industry it has felt like I’ve had to move faster and faster just to not get left behind.…

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

January 31, 2016

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 for every single class. Now, let’s look at how your manager or mentor may be able to help you.

6 | Take a long, honest look

I truly believe that when…

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How I Created My Dream Job

August 29, 2015

Many Pilates instructors dream of owning their own studio. The dream is pretty common. However, looking back over the last 9 years of having my business, I realize that I had no idea what challenges were in store. I had no idea how much I would need to grow. I had no idea how hard and rewarding this path would be. And there’s no doubt I have made…

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How to Create Inspired E-Newsletters

December 2, 2014

Many studio owners and teachers ask me how to get started creating inspired e-newsletters for their studios and clients. Here are a few reasons I love newsletters and some quick tips to get you started with your own!

Newsletters can be a really fun way to consistently reflect on what you’re learning about, what you currently love about teaching, and what inspiration you’ve gained from your clients. It cultivates…

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The Movement Factory Owner Gets Real About Owning A Studio

April 18, 2014

This month begins a new series that will profile Pilates business owners.  I wanted to know what inspired these studio owners and entrepreneurs to start their own business and how they made their dreams into a reality.  I wanted to hear, first-hand, what these amazing entrepreneurs had to say.

I sat down with studio owner Alyssa Lee from The Movement Factory, Cleveland, Ohio. Alyssa is a high-energy,…

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A Year of Accomplishments

December 18, 2013

As the year comes to a close, I find myself taking time to think through this past year and imagine forward to what comes next. This is hardly a new practice. The familiar idea of making New Years resolutions can actually be traced back to the Babylonians, who as early as 2600 BC took time to reflect on the old year and make plans for the new.…