Have you ever taught 6+ hours of clients and walked out of the studio without making time for your own Pilates practice? I’ll be the first to admit, that I’ve struggle with this since founding my studio over ten years ago. But as instructors we need to be at our best for a host of reason — one of the biggest being we love Pilates and that’s why…
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.
“Now, do the same movement as though you’re pulling a rabbit from a magician’s hat.” As soon as the words left my lips, both my client and I burst into laughter.
Ok this may be a hilarious, even borderline ridiculously example of imagery. But imagery is such a powerful tool as a Pilates instructor. What makes sense to one client may not to another. Some clients need anatomical,…
Many of my students that go through Pilates teacher training finish their courses and get started practicing. Then they realize that they learned so much that they don’t know where to begin. So when teacher in training Mary Cobb came to me with suggestion for how she organized her study time, I had to share it with all of you!
You’ve completed your first Pilates teacher training…
When it comes to group instruction, exercise selection is one of the most noticed components of the class. Program design plays the defining role in how a workout is perceived, and therefore, how successful the class will be.
But coming up with a class design that has flow is often a challenge for many otherwise highly-trained instructors. They may be indecisive…
Ignorance. We all have it.
I’m going to tell you how you can overcome your own ignorance, not only by learning to deal with criticism, but by hungrily seeking it out. And not just in your first year or two of your teaching career — for your entire career.
Boom. That’s a mic drop kind of statement.
Where Should I Be Feeling This? A Reformer class for uncertain times
1:00 – 3:00PM
This will be a workshop trouble shooting those moments where students might not understand what we are prepping for, may be feeling too much or too little and how we can keep a class or session moving though mild discomforts or lack of sensation and how both are totally acceptable.
Join Holly Furgason for Anatomy 101
We think all Pilates instructors should have an understanding of anatomy. But learning anatomy can feel like your learning a foreign language (well, Latin mostly :). So we’ve put together this 2-hour interactive workshop to get you started.
Anatomy 101 will give you the foundational anatomy necessary to begin or expand your Pilates teacher training.
- What is “Anatomical Neutral”
- The planes of motion…
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.…