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How to Retain Athlete Clientele

July 23, 2016

First, check out American professional cyclist Katie Hall in this quick video. When we were filming Katie, we literally had a hard time keeping up with her — in a car!  Her speed and power on the bike is simply astounding.

Katie is a fierce competitor with an infectious positive attitude. I met Katie in the off season, while she was preparing for a…

Business

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.…

New Teachers

8 Rules for Successful Sessions

September 9, 2013

You have just been hired by a studio to teach Pilates as an Apprentice Pilates Instructor. Yay!

You know your stuff. You have studied the exercises, know the goals of each exercise, and have practiced cuing them over and over. You studied your anatomy and can tell a client what muscle is working when. But what exactly should be your general goals for your first session with a client?

Here…

Pilates

A Different Way to Change Your Body

July 23, 2013

I just took an amazing workshop with STOTT PILATES® Master Instructor Trainer, Kim Kraushar at the Mindful Movement Conference in Los Angeles. The content of the workshop was fabulous– she taught creative, new exercises with wonderful cues. But I really loved Kim’s big picture commentary. One of my favorite things she said was that, “There is this idea going around that in order to change your body you…

Pilates

Creating a Better Athlete

July 5, 2013

Pilates is wonderful for everyone. The benefits are numerous but why would someone want to add Pilates if they are training for a marathon or triathlon?

If someone is already highly athletic, Pilates will make them stronger, more stable, provide body awareness and protect the joints while creating a solid core. Increasing your core strength and stability is a key ingredient to being a better athlete.

The body movements…