Pilates Teacher Training

Advice On Cueing The Core: More Muscles Than You Imagined

The more you can get the whole body to work as a system the better off your clients are when they leave your class.  Great you did an hour of Pilates, but what happens when you need to go out and run around a soccer field and play a sport?  It’s not that we’re not cueing specific muscles, but that we’re also trying to do it in the most intelligent fashion.  Read More

Six Tips To Better Cue The Breath in Pilates

The reason why the subject of breathing causes never-ending confusion is that breathing is both a very finely tuned autonomic process, as well as under our conscious control. Hence it can be altered, but we may wonder whether it should be. This will always have a very complex impact on the rest of our being. Read More

5 Ways Pilates Can Support Your Mental Health

Pilates is often promoted as being great for ‘core strength’ or ‘reducing back pain’, both of which it certainly can do. (I know, as back pain was the main reason I took up Pilates in the first place). Through personal experience and in teaching clients in private and group settings, I now know that Pilates has consistently supported me in managing my own anxiety. The practice can be instrumental in supporting the positive mental health of others.Read More

Do You Really Understand Osteoarthritis? The Prevention Formula Conversation.

Osteoarthritis today is not only occurring in older people. There is a major increase of individuals between the age of 40 and 55 and it is amazing how many more people are suffering from osteoarthritis these days. When it gets severe, it’s a total joint failure. One in two Americans and two in three obese people will likely get Knee osteoarthritis, and the knees seem to be the leading joint where OA is found. 1 in 4 Americans or about 25 percent of the population will develop Hip OA, and it’s very costly. Read More

Do You Really Understand Pelvic Floor Health?

Coming from where he (Kegel) identified squeezing these muscles, which led to improvement in stress urinary incontinence, we’re now fifty-plus years later still talking about Kegels. So I really call them a pelvic floor muscle exercise, because there are a lot more dynamics to it. Read More