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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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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 series of races in Europe…

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New Prenatal Pilates App

November 26, 2013

Prenatal Pilates App Blue Sparrow Pilates

“Whether you’re a mommy-to-be, or eager to drop those p

ostpartum pounds, Prenatal Pilates is made for you! Designed by STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer and Blue Sparrow Pilates studio founder Holly Furgason, Prenatal Pilates addresses alignment and postural changes that occur during pregnancy. This program, while following ACOG…

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Dropping Weight Alleviates Joint Pain

June 11, 2013

Let me break it down: it’s estimated that a force of nearly three to six times one’s body weight is exerted across the knee while walking.

Being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 30-60 pounds with each step.And its not just the knees that bear the this increase in stress, but the hips, ankles, back, and basically every joint.

Many clients come to…