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Educator Highlight Shelly Power

Shelly Power is the Director of Curriculum for Polestar Pilates.  She has been teaching Pilates since 1992 and has lead teacher trainings since 2000.   Shelly’s unique and rich teaching style includes aspects from her specialization in NLP communication and experience teaching dance and movement to children.   We sat down with Shelly to learn more about her, including her […]Read More

Educator Highlight : Alexander Bohlander

Alexander Bohlander, PT is Polestar’s Licensee in Germany and Director of Polestar Pilates Education for Polestar Europe (including France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria).  Teaching for over 25 years, Alex has a concentration in “Mindfulness” and brings this unique perspective to movement education and Pilates. Alex co-authored The Pilates Teacher’s Manual (published 2013, Springer Heidelberg)and his health centers present a […]Read More

Polestar Founder Highlight: Brent Anderson PT, PhD, OCS, NCPT

We sat down with Brent Anderson PT, PhD, OCS, NCPT founder of Polestar Pilates, to ask him a few questions.  Brent has been teaching for over 30 years and incorporates movement science, mindfulness, and human behavior in his work.  A fun fact about Brent is that he is a retired extracurricular pole vaulter! Polestar: What do […]Read More

Graduate Highlight: Mara Sievers

“What really matters is that we feel good and that we can live our lives to the fullest. If we apply it correctly, Pilates is the tool to get there. It’s the best tool I know.” – Mara Sievers Mara Sievers is a Polestar Graduate, Practitioner and the creator of the Pilates Encyclopedia.  Read our interview with Mara and […]Read More

Polestar Community Testimonial: Love From Beijing

We love hearing from our Polestar community about their Pilates journey and training. Check out this recent testimonial from Polestar community member Gamze Gunay from Bejing!   I remember the times I was working hard until the late hours at the office. No matter if it was the night or weekend, or even a holiday, I was […]Read More

Who Me? How I Became a Pilates Instructor

Polestar Educator Cindy Kneiser explains how a new career in Pilates worked for her! Who me? The question came toward the end of a private Pilates session with the instructor that I had been working with for about eight years. We were almost done and I was doing mermaid on the reformer.  I knew she […]Read More