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Sticking to a Workout and Wellness Plan When Life is Hard

Sticking to a Workout and Wellness Plan When Life is Hard

These past few weeks I’ve been struggling, HARD. The kids are back in school and considering  it’s been a year since I’ve worked full time and run the business. I envisioned this:  The perfect schedule where things came with ease. My time would no longer be so...

Education Tips for Pilates Teachers: Part 2

Education Tips for Pilates Teachers: Part 2

As a Pilates teacher there's a balance between education and taking action because you can quickly spend your resources on continuing training programs and be stuck in the learning mode. In Part 1 of this Series, we reviewed 3 types of Continuing Education...

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Education Tips for Pilates Teachers: Part 1

Education Tips for Pilates Teachers: Part 1

Being in the field of teaching Pilates there are so many continuing education courses you can take, it can be overwhelming to make a choice for the next course you will be taking. I’ve been teaching Pilates since 2004 and I have to say it’s only gotten more...

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Freedom and Pilates

Freedom and Pilates

With the New Year the energy is charged with yearning for a much different experience compared to the whirlwind of 2020. And since I’ve been around a while at this point in my life, I have been through the fads of setting resolutions, intentions, goals, and now it...

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Book Recommendations for Understanding Trauma

Book Recommendations for Understanding Trauma

If there’s one aspect of being a Pilates teacher that’s essential to the practice, it’s never stop learning or exploring. This can be with the movement experience, taking workshops or reading. In addition I’ve found that widening what you learn about can help you find...

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A Letter…

A Letter…

I think if you asked any of us where we would be right now, we wouldn’t have said, still managing COVID. Like so many of you, where I live we are back to more restrictions and so many Pilates studios are continuing to work remotely. Bringing Pilates out of the studio...

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What Makes a Good Pilates Teacher

What Makes a Good Pilates Teacher

There are central tenets of what qualifies a person to teach Pilates but that doesn’t necessarily make someone a good teacher. That’s why every Pilates Instructor should explore this question, “What Makes a Good Pilates Teacher?”. What makes a Pilates session a...

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It’s TOO Easy

It’s TOO Easy

I’ve seen it in the Yoga Community and now in the Pilates Community, outright abuse from teachers. This has been going on for a long time in ways that we have traditionally discounted. Recently, we’ve been made aware of more overt occurrences that can’t be...

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Being Open to Exploration as a Pilates Teacher

Being Open to Exploration as a Pilates Teacher

Should you use tactical cues as a Pilates Teacher? If you’ve never asked yourself that question do so now. If you’ve always taught with privilege like I have, you may wonder why this even needs to be addressed. You may think, “I've always used touch to teach. This is...

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Fat is…

Fat is…

As I was being weighed in at the doctor’s office and saw my weight, I sighed in dismay. “No, this isn’t good, I lost 5 pounds in a week.”  The nurse’s comment, “I would do anything to lose 5 pounds”. I honestly didn’t know what to say. I stared at her in...

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Aren’t you happy?

Aren’t you happy?

When I had cancer, I thought that was the worst possible experience I would face in my life. As I woke up from surgery 10 years later, I knew that my life just drastically changed again, and this recovery, what typically is a simple procedure would be worse in so many...

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Lessons Learned from Cancer

Lessons Learned from Cancer

Ugh, has it really been months since my first blog? A big YES and now I know the reason... I need to go back to the why, the personal and real reasons why. During the next few blogs, I’ll be sharing my story of how I got right here…teaching Pilates and using a...

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Supporting Clients Through Change

Supporting Clients Through Change

The world is a much different place than it was just a few weeks ago. More concern and worry, yet also a lot of coming together and trying new strategies. All of this is A LOT of change, and that can be really hard in many different ways. The way people react to...

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Coronavirus, Trauma and Pilates

Coronavirus, Trauma and Pilates

Welcome to my first blog post. This is something I've been wanting to dip my toes in for some time, but struggled with what was the BEST post to get started discussing trauma and Pilates. ... Enter coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping the world and everyone is impacted....

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