Pilates Students' Manual

Pilates Students' Manual

Helping you get the most out of your Pilates classes! If you love Pilates, or are just curious about it, this podcast is for you! I'm Olivia, and every week I'll will be diving into the who, what, where, when, and why of Pilates in an engaging and enthusiastic way for new and experienced Pilates students alike. Let's learn something new!

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June 16, 2022 22 min

Teaser is one of those "peak" exercises that can be really difficult to master, so let's break it down! Tune in to hear some of my favorite tips, tricks, and variations for this challenging mat and reformer exercise!

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Have you heard that using momentum in Pilates is cheating? Today we debunk this myth by exploring how integral momentum is in Pilates exercises. how momentum can make exercises more accessible, and how momentum can make exercises more challenging as well. Tune in!

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If you had private sessions in person at your home, but went virtual for COVID, this episode is for you. Today we explore a behind the scenes look at what your teacher might be juggling and important considerations to keep in mind if you're interested in returning to in person sessions. Tune in!

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February 17, 2022 19 min

What do you need for your first Pilates class?  Today's episode is a handy survival guide of tips and tricks to feeling comfortable and confident when you're new to Pilates. Tune in!

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January 20, 2022 18 min

Today we look at why Pilates works, what makes it so great, things to keep in mind when we think about Pilates, and I share some excellent news about Pilates and exercise! Tune in!

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December 30, 2021 12 min

Today we're wrapping up Season 4 of Pilates Students' Manual! I look back on some of my favorite episodes of the season, and look forward to what's coming up in 2022! Check out the show notes for this season's stats!

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December 16, 2021 20 min

Pilates is not a one way street. There is a very important collaboration that happens between students and teachers that makes meeting expectations and achieving goals a team effort. Tune in to hear about how collaboration happens in both group and private sessions.

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November 18, 2021 18 min

Today is all about Pilates exercises that take us upside down. Tune in to hear some of the benefits of inversions, the mental and physical challenges they can entail, how to rise to those challenges, and my favorite ways to make inversions more accessible.   

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November 4, 2021 17 min

Today we discuss the strength training and Pilates. Strength training, also known as resistance training, is performing exercises that increase muscle strength and endurance with either body weight or external weights. Pilates is a form of strength training, but it does have some limitations. Tune in to hear how Pilates can complement your strength training!   

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October 21, 2021 21 min

This episode looks at the scope of practice of a Pilates teacher. Understanding what your Pilates teacher can (and can't) do for you helps you to manage your expectations as a student and see how Pilates can fit into a bigger picture of health and wellness. 

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October 7, 2021 22 min

Let's look at the Pilates reformer, what it is, what it does, and what the springs mean. I also share what you can expect in a reformer Pilates class if you are feeling a little hesitant about taking the leap and trying one. Tune in!

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September 23, 2021 19 min

I've bought a lot of Pilates equipment over the years, and most recently purchased a reformer. Today I share what I look for when purchasing equipment, what I take into account before buying something, and some of my recommendations for props and apparatus. Tune in! 

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August 26, 2021 15 min

Today we look at the different shapes your spine makes in Pilates, including neutral, flexion, extension, lateral flexion,  and rotation. Tune in to hear where these shapes appear in your Pilates classes, and why they are important for your daily life. 

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August 12, 2021 20 min

Today's episode looks at the value of trying new things, taking classes with different teachers, and exploring movement in a variety of modalities. You don't have to be an expert in every type of exercise to to enjoy it! 

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July 29, 2021 17 min

Curious about the shoulder and how teachers think about the shoulder in Pilates? Tune in to hear about the structure of the shoulder, how it moves, some shoulder myths and more!

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July 15, 2021 21 min

This week we're breaking down the roll up exercise. Whether you're just getting started or a roll up pro, tune in to hear some tips and tricks to improve, befriend, and explore the challenging roll up exercise from mat Pilates. 

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Curious about class levels at Club Pilates, or what constitutes a beginner, intermediate, or advanced exercise? Tune in to learn about levels in classical and contemporary classes, for mat and reformer, and how to choose the best class level for you. 

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June 17, 2021 11 min

Welcome back to Season 4 of Pilates Students' Manual! Tune in for some thank yous, some big updates to the podcast studio, and a sneak peak of the new season! Starting this season, the podcast will follow a biweekly posting schedule, with the next new episode coming out on July 2.

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March 18, 2021 17 min

How does the work you do in your Pilates class apply to your daily life? It has real physical and tangible applications, but it can also impact your life in larger ways. Tune in to learn more!   

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March 4, 2021 20 min

Today we dive in the world of less common Pilates equipment, and there's some weird ones. Learn what they are, what they do, and why they're an important accessory to your Pilates practice! 

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