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The Hatchery by Blue Sparrow Pilates, is a resource for inspiring and seasoned Pilates pros. Creator Holly Furgason launched the site to share with you her Pilates teaching experience. We hope you'll learn skills, strategize, and build a more successful Pilates career.

 
New Teachers Pilates Teachers In Training

더욱 효과적인 티칭연습을 위한 5단계

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…

Business Pilates

In all transparency

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…

Teachers In Training

Certification Exam Study Tips for the Busy Student

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…

Teaching Skills

How to Go Beyond the Exercises In Class Planning

Do you ever feel like you by the end of the Pilates class you taught, you have more questions than answers?

I’m not exaggerating when I say that I love sitting down with teachers to talk programming. I literally could talk about it for hours and hours. I’m fascinated by it.

So here’s a recent conversation where I sit down with Nicole to…

Pilates

Why it’s important to attend teacher training workshops

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…

Pilates

Want to Never miss your Personal Pilates Practice? Here’s How.

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…

New Teachers Pilates Teachers In Training Teaching Skills

Learn to Organize Teaching Cues (Try these Flashcards)

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.

New Teachers Teaching Skills

Let’s Make Pilates imagery magic

“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,…

Instagram

  • My love ♥️#hazelcircusdog napping in the sunshine
  • NorCal rules! Today we were all engaged and inspired as we spent the day working on teaching skills in Eureka at @vidasanastudio. Spending the day with super hard working, dedicated instructors filled my soul. There’s literally nothing I like more than to share what I’ve learned teaching. Thank you @angeliquevpilates for the amazing day!  #bluesparrowpilates #pilates #hollyfurgason #thehatchery #pilatescertification #pilatesteacher #pilatescoach #pilatesinspiration #pilateswriter #pilatesceo #merrithew #pilatesinstructor #instapilates #pilatesbayarea #pilateslove  #pilateslovers #reformerpilates #pilatessf #healthandwellness #sffitness
  • Crepe break! A mini celebration for completing Intensive Cadillac course. Feel so lucky to spend several days teaching these two teachers. #keepstriving #alwayslearning #bluesparrowpilates #pilates #hollyfurgason #thehatchery #pilatescertification #pilatesteacher #pilatescoach #pilatesinspiration #pilateswriter #pilatesceo #merrithew #pilatesinstructor #instapilates #pilatesbayarea #pilateslove  #pilateslovers #reformerpilates #pilatessf #healthandwellness #sffitness
  • Back in San Francisco now. Such a memorable group of teachers and trip to China. I love traveling to teach Pilates because it gets you into another culture in a way that being a tourist doesn't. It's so powerful to be apart of a studio community. Thank you @merrithew @moira.merrithew for the opportunity!  The studio is so busy with teacher training there were 3 Instructor Trainers together: Nate from Taiwan, Khing form Jakarta, and me #bluesparrowpilates #pilates #hollyfurgason #thehatchery #pilatescertification #pilatesteacher #pilatescoach #pilatesinspiration #pilateswriter #pilatesceo #merrithew #pilatesinstructor #instapilates #pilatesbayarea #pilateslove  #pilateslovers #reformerpilates #pilatessf #healthandwellness #sffitness
  • Noodles and jellies
  • Last walk around the neighborhood before catch my flight
  • I had to find the sea before my long flight home 🌊 bye bye Shenzhen and hello San Francisco  #bluesparrowpilates #pilates #hollyfurgason #thehatchery #pilatescertification #pilatesteacher #pilatescoach #pilatesinspiration #pilateswriter #pilatesceo #merrithew #pilatesinstructor #instapilates #pilatesbayarea #pilateslove  #pilateslovers #reformerpilates #pilatessf #healthandwellness #sffitness
  • Today is my last day with this incredible course of teachers. Excited to go home tomorrow but have loved every minute. We had a feast together last night together.  Pilates has introduced me to the best people. I’m so grateful. #bluesparrowpilates #pilates #hollyfurgason #thehatchery #pilatescertification #pilatesteacher #pilatescoach #pilatesinspiration #pilateswriter #pilatesceo #merrithew #pilatesinstructor #instapilates #pilatesbayarea #pilateslove  #pilateslovers #reformerpilates #pilatessf #healthandwellness #sffitness
  • EUREKA CALIFORNIA get ready! Train with me for 2-days. Learn. Enjoy moving. Get inspired. Indulge curiosity.  @vidasanastudio @angeliquevpilates 
Workshops on SATURDAY Jan 25:
-  12:00pm Teaching Complex Reformer Exercises
-  2:15pm Fascial Movement Intro
-  4:30pm Client Retention: The Power of Cueing
SUNDAY Jan 26: 
9:30am-4:30pm  Total Barre Foundation training
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Details & Enroll online 
bluesparrowpilates.com/teacher-training/schedule/

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