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더욱 효과적인 티칭연습을 위한 5단계

May 9, 2019

For my Korean friends:

새내기 필라테스 강사들을 가르치는 선생님으로써, 나는 종종 새내기 필라테스 강사들에게  “주변의 모든 친구들과 가족들에게 가르치는 연습을 해보세요”라고 반복적으로 말하는 내 자신을 발견하곤 한다. 하지만 우리가 어떻게 해야지만 이런 연습시간을 최고로 활용할수 있을까?

글쎄, 당신은 운이 좋다! 당신의 티칭 능력을 크게 향상시켜줄수 있을뿐만 아니라 당신의 전반적인 이해까지도 도울수 있는 티칭연습 가이드를 함께 나누어 보고자 한다.

최근의 많은 새로운 연구 결과들을 통해 알수…

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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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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…

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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.

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How to Capture Clients & Intensify Your Core Message

November 1, 2016

Let’s talk messaging.

During a Pilates session, what is the most important message you aim to communicate to your clients? Or to say it in a different way: What are the key points about Pilates you want your clients to be thinking about during the session (and perhaps outside of the session later on)?

Seriously, take a second and write down a few ideas. I’ll wait…

So, I asked this same…

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Why I Teach Pilates Everyday & Why Pilates Matters

April 23, 2016

Everyday I teach Pilates.

Yes, it’s “just” exercise. But in these uncertain times, I’m realizing it goes beyond fitness. Let me start with a little background.

About ten years ago I set out to open a Pilates studio in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Both the location and the name of my business were no coincidence. I came up with…

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Why Pilates instructors are more like Narwhals than Unicorns

December 21, 2015

Ah yes, the magical unicorn stands as a fabulous yet distant symbol of our modern obsession with a magic pill that will “fix” you. The lore around unicorns stretches way back to the ancient Greeks. Nowadays we see it everywhere with double rainbows coming out of its eyeballs. If you find your magical unicorn and possess the mystical candy canes, its special healing powers will heal its rider.

We…