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Improving Lateral Flexion with Shelly Power

On this episode of Pilates Hour, Shelly will explore the Mermaid and some of the other lateral flexion exercises in the Pilates repertoire. We’ll break down the movement to identify what’s important, give options that make it accessible to more clients, and look at common mistakes and what to do to improve.

*This week will be a live premiere of a pre-recorded session.

About this Webinar

Pilates Hour – Episode 195

Your weekly dose of Pilates knowledge

Hosted by:

Shelly Power
Shelly Power
Day: April 18TH Hour: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Access: Online View in your timezone
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About Pilates Hour:

Polestar Pilates Hour is a free Pilates webinar series where we discuss various topics on movement science, teaching skills, and much more. They are one hour and hosted by Polestar Pilates founder Brent Anderson with occasional special guests.

This series provides a flexible, accessible, and supportive platform for Pilates professionals, physical therapists, and movement enthusiasts to connect with others, expand their knowledge and skillset, and enhance their teaching techniques. Access expert instruction from certified instructors, connect with other like-minded individuals from around the world, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the field of Pilates and movement science.

Meet the participants:

Shelly Power, BS, NCPT

Shelly Power, BS, NCPT

Vice President, Polestar Pilates

Shelly is a senior Polestar faculty member teaching nationally and internationally, and works closely with the Polestar licensees and senior educators.

As a frequent presenter at international fitness and Pilates conferences, Shelly brings a unique and fresh approach to the work of Joseph Pilates. She has been a pioneer of the Polestar curriculum since 1990 conducting Pilates workshops and Polestar Educator trainings around the world.

She served on the PMA Board of Directors from 2013-to 2019, and has served on various PMA committees focused on improving the quality of Pilates education including as a Subject Matter Expert for the PMA Certification Exam, now National Pilates Certification Exam since 2011.

Her early career included dancing professionally for 12 years with the Sacramento-based modern dance company Dale Scholl Dance/Art. Shelly received her BS degree in Dance from California State University, Sacramento, where she also served on the faculty from 1992 to 1998.

She studied Pilates and worked as a physical therapy aide with Polestar President Brent Anderson at his first clinic, Anderson Physical Therapy, in their native Sacramento for 7 years, and later moved with Polestar to Miami in 1998.

Shelly is the co-founder of Polestar Pilates Center Miami, a Pilates conditioning, rehabilitation, and physical therapy studio in Miami, Florida.

Shelly has a certification in GYROTONIC®, having trained with Angela Crowley, and has completed the first year of Franklin-Method® training with Eric Franklin. She has been a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, and is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher.

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Susan Vinicor
Susan Vinicor PT, Pilates Instructor

I very much enjoy these webinars, today particularly. As a retired PT and current Pilates Instructor, it helps to keep my mind active, engaged and up to date. The caring atmosphere is exceptional and heart warming.

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Emilie Gruchow Pilates Instructor

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