Pilates Teachers' Manual

Pilates Teachers' Manual

Pilates Teachers' Manual is your guide to becoming a great Pilates teacher! I discuss everything about being a Pilates teacher, from certification, class preparation, and scheduling, to working in studios, gyms, and in clients' homes, online and beyond! This podcast is for YOU if you are a current Pilates instructor, an aspiring Pilates instructor, or anyone who wants to learn more about the world of teaching Pilates!

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August 11, 2022 21 min

Becoming a Pilates teacher is a long process that involves making mistakes, trying new things, and lots of practice at implementing new skills. Tune in to learn more about the learning process and reassurance that you are, in fact, on the right track.

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In my teaching experience, having a relationship with clients that's built on trust, mutual respect, and shared goals is key in better helping our clients. The research also supports this idea, including an awesome systematic review by Lin et al. that includes building a therapeutic alliance with clients as part of best practices for working with clients with any musculoskeletal pain or injury. Tune in!

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July 7, 2022 21 min

There are many benefits to offering a classes as a series, including guaranteed payment and commitment from your clients, the opportunity to progress the class towards bigger goals than you could accomplish in a single class, and sharing the rewards consistency brings to your clients' Pilates practice. Today I share how I design a class series, and what my new Masterclass series is all about. Tune in!

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June 23, 2022 21 min

Class programming is an integral part of teaching Pilates. Today we explore different ways to build a class, different tools to use, and some of my favorite strategies for developing an awesome class plan. Tune in!

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June 9, 2022 21 min

You will certainly encounter clients with low back pain if you teach Pilates. Today we dive deep into what low back pain is, what factors  contribute to low back pain, and how to work confidently with these clients. Tune in!

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Two ways you may work at a studio are as an employee or an independent contractor. Both have their own quirks, especially when it comes to managing your finances. Today we dive into the wild world of 1099s and W2s and explore what you need to know about teaching Pilates and taxes. Tune in!

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May 12, 2022 22 min

Interested in hosting an online workshop? Today we dive into hosting a webinar, how to get started, what to keep in mind, and all the awesome ways hosting an online workshop can support your growth as a Pilates teacher and practitioner. Tune in!

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April 28, 2022 49 min

The wonderful Stephanie Benton of Inspired Brand Co. joins me on the podcast today! She shares her teaching experience, valuable marketing insights, and several ways to expand your business in a way that supports your self-care and personal growth. Tune in!

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Chances are, if you teach Pilates you will teach pregnant clients.  Today we revisit the best practices for working with pregnant clients and review the latest guidelines to build your knowledge and inspire confidence. Tune in!

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February 24, 2022 47 min

The fabulous Gwen Head joins me on the podcast today. She shares finding a balance between her career as a Pilates teacher and an HR professional, discovering the type of Pilates teacher she wanted to be, growing her confidence, and more. Tune in!

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Today's episode looks at the bigger picture of teaching Pilates virtually, what remote teaching can look like, some ways to begin that transition from in-person classes to remote offerings,  and how I have experienced the transition myself. Tune in!

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January 27, 2022 64 min

Today Raphael Bender of Breathe Education and Pilates Elephants podcast joins me on the show. He shares how he got into Pilates (kicking and screaming), some excellent teaching strategies (like not worrying about the footbar setting), and some serious myth-busting about pain and injury (they're not the same thing!). This conversation had so many lightbulb moments and I definitely learned a few cool new things talking with him. ...

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January 6, 2022 8 min

Happy New Year! In today's mini episode we look back at the second half of Season 5 of the podcast, share some fun stats from show, and look ahead to 2022. Tune in! 

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OPTIMAL Theory is a theory presented by Dr. Rebecca Lewthwaite and Dr. Gabrielle Wulf outlining what they found to be the most effective strategies to teach movement based on hundreds and hundreds of motor learning studies. They found that offering choice, creating enhanced expectancies of success, and promoting an external focus of attention to be the best strategies, but what does that mean to Pilates teachers? Tune in!

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November 25, 2021 51 min

Mara Sievers, founder of Pilates Encyclopedia, joins me on the podcast today. She shares the inspiration behind her incredible Pilates Encyclopedia project, how she became location and schedule independent, the fundamentals of an open studio model, and her advice for new teachers. Tune in!

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Today we chat about doubts that new teachers may be experiencing as they begin teaching their own classes after teacher training. I know it can feel like you aren't ready to teach just yet, but there isn't one more training or workshop or conference that's going to make you feel ready.  My advice is to start where you are and recognize that you will learn so much as you begin to teach. Tune in!  

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October 28, 2021 55 min

Danica Kalemdaroglu joins me on the podcast to discuss her journey to becoming a teacher, important differences between apprenticeship and other types of teacher training, her secret sauce to teaching, and practical advice to building a fulfilling Pilates teaching career. Tune in!

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October 14, 2021 22 min

Today we discuss how Pilates teachers, their goals, teaching methodologies, and teaching philosophies have evolved over time from the inception of Pilates to the current day. I also look at how I fit in the the eras of Pilates teaching and share some announcements. 

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September 30, 2021 54 min

Bre Dumke Helfrich joins me on the podcast to discuss the impact of Pilates in her life recovering from a severe mountaineering accident, how she found her voice and place in the Pilates world, and what's most important when it comes to teaching movement. Tune in!

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September 2, 2021 47 min

Denise Posnak Gaffney joins me on the podcast to discuss developing your unique voice as a teacher, drawing from multiple modalities to teach, and finding a balance of give and take in your business. Tune in!

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