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Using Postural Assessment Every Day

Today, we have a contribution from Kristi Milner Quinn, STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer and co-founder of Body Center Studio in Seattle, Washington.

Most Pilates instructors learn how to perform a postural assessment during their certification training, but many discontinue using this skill once they have completed their exam.  If you are one of these teachers, take a few minutes here to consider the…

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First Steps in New Client Programming

One of the most important pieces of the teaching puzzle is programming. A program is targeted and specific to an individual’s postural needs and training goals.

During teacher training courses, we discuss programming. You’re given the tools to begin to understand how a program can be developed for an individual’s needs and goals. As a class we discuss sample client profiles in the Support Materials Manual. Reviewing…

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How to Use Your Manual During Practice Teaching

When practice teaching, it’s tempting to just read directly from your manual. But it’s not possible to have your head in a book while learning to watch and respond to your client.

Check out the video above demonstrating a few basic ways to practice cueing. Eryn shows two ways to put down your manual.

Remember, it’s not about being perfect, especially while you’re…

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Learn to Teach through Observation

One of the most important and effective ways you can learn to be a better instructor is through observing other teachers. But what should you look for when you are observing?

Here are a few observation ideas that will help you not only pass your examination, but also become a fantastic, sought-after instructor.

1. Write Down the Exercises

Writing down the exercises the instructor selected may give you insight into how…

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