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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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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…

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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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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone (& Why You Should Take Your Certification Exam)

November 3, 2015

I just returned from a week of learning and testing at the STOTT PILATES® headquarters in Toronto, Canada. I was being tested on my knowledge of the Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels in order to increase my Instructor Trainer credential to include teaching instructors on these apparatus. It was a ton of work to prepare both physically and mentally, but now that it’s all said and done,…

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What I’ve Learned From Mentorship

June 8, 2015

I’ve been fortunate to have had several amazing mentors so far in my career as a Pilates teacher. I truly believe mentorship has made the single most significant difference in my professional development as a teacher.

If you’re a Pilates instructor who’s looking to improve their teaching, I encourage you to find a seasoned mentor.

Through a friend, I was introduced to my first Pilates mentor, Aimee McDonald-Anderson. I had just…

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Confidence & Vulnerability

April 7, 2015

Over the years as a studio manager and owner, I’ve had the opportunity to hire many wonderful instructors that are new to teaching Pilates. Even the best new Pilates teachers can struggle with confidence; it was huge roadblock for me too.

It’s common for these teachers to be knowledgeable, smart, eager, and passionate but it’s almost as if they want to be so good that they sabotage themselves. By…

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How to Create Programs for Individual Alignment

May 24, 2014

 

Your ability to program for an individual’s alignment is essential. It’s hugely important for determining goals and meeting them, as well as for safety and client retention.

It begins with assessment of each individual’s unique posture and alignment.

Begin by performing a postural analysis on your client (See Part 2: Your ability to assess alignment and “Using Postural Assessment Everyday”). Once the postural analysis is in…

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Why You Must Say it Out Loud

May 7, 2014

While I was observing one of my students practice teaching, she demonstrated a very clear method for practice teaching. Her process was such a great strategy for learning to teach, I wanted to map it out and share it with you. Take a look, and then try using this teaching model in your next practice teaching session.

Five Step Practice Teaching Model:

  1. Look at the manual and…

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What’s the Difference Between “Neutral” and “Natural”

March 7, 2014

I love getting questions. One recent question was so great, I had to share it with you!

“What I’ve noticed is that a neutral pelvis looks very different on each individual body. What are your suggestions for assessing new clients who don’t understand what neutral alignment looks and feels like? How do you as the instructor familiarize yourself with an individual’s anatomy? Neutral alignment (which is synonymous to ideal…