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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July 22, 2021 21 min

Imposter Syndrome, or a mental pattern of doubting your skills, talents, and accomplishments coupled with the fear of being exposed as a fraud, can strike at any time. Pilates teachers are especially vulnerable as we are often paid by attendance, clients may book private sessions with us when they like us, and we frequently work solo with a lot of time to be alone with our thoughts. Tune in to hear some of my strategies for confron...

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Micki Price Havard of @mickiphit joins me on the podcast this week! She shares her Pilates journey from watching VHS tapes to teaching, all about her new book, Pilates for Everyone, and the ways she's making inclusivity the new normal in the Pilates industry on social media and beyond. Tune in!

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June 24, 2021 19 min

Get connected to your Pilates community! This week I share some ways to find some like-minded Pilates folks, both in person and virtually, and grow together. Tune in!

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June 17, 2021 14 min

Welcome back to Season 5 of Pilates Teachers' Manual! Tune in for some exciting podcast and life updates and a sneak peek into the new season. This podcast will begin releasing new episodes every other week, starting next Friday, June 25th.

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May 13, 2021 7 min

That's a wrap on Season 4! Tune in to get the lowdown on Momentum Fest, learn how to support the podcast's studio upgrades on Buy Me a Coffee, and see what's coming up in Season 5. I'll be back with new episodes on June 18th!

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Today we explore the good, the bad, and method of teaching blocks of classes, or multiple classes in a row. I teach the majority of my classes in blocks, and I want to share with you what I've learned in three years of marathon teaching. Tune in!

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April 29, 2021 24 min

Teaching Pilates is all about finding the right cue for each client in each exercise. I look at strategies to improve your verbal cuing, from recording yourself teaching, listening to other teachers' cues, changing your cue structure, cutting out the unnecessary stuff, and creating the atmosphere you want in your class through your cues. Tune in!

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April 22, 2021 29 min

Paige Makoski joins me on the podcast this week! She's a colleague of mine from the Kinexology studio, and she shares her personal Pilates journey, her teaching evolution, how applying motor learning theory totally changed her teaching, and more. Tune in!

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April 8, 2021 18 min

We can all get stuck in a teaching rut, teaching the same exercises the same way, feeling a lack of creativity, or just feeling a bit run down. Today I'm sharing my strategies for getting unstuck! Tune in!

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April 1, 2021 35 min

Seran Glanfield of Spring Three is on the podcast today, sharing her experiences of making a career change to teach Pilates, transitioning to business consulting, her secret sauce for marketing, and valuable tips and tricks for Pilates teachers and studio owners. Tune in!

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March 25, 2021 22 min

Here are some tips and tricks to managing group Pilates classes, both in person and virtually. I share my favorite filler exercises, my rule of three for cuing, and what goes on behind to scenes while teaching a group class. Tune in! 

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March 18, 2021 34 min

Ever wonder how the law applies to your Pilates business? Cory Sterling, founder of online law firm Conscious Counsel, joins me on the podcast to talk all things legal responsibilities, protecting your business, and setting yourself up for success. This was such a fun conversation! Tune in!   

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March 11, 2021 21 min

How do you set up for a private session, or communicate with your clients outside of a session? How much communication is too much? Every client is a little different, so this week we look at what happens behind the scenes of teaching one on one sessions. 

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March 4, 2021 32 min

Claire Mockridge, Pilates teacher trainer, host of The Pelvicpreneur Podcast, and all around business and marketing expert joins me on the podcast today. We talk about how she arrived in her niche, what makes health approach to pelvic floor health different, and what Pilates teachers can do to improve their business. Tune in!

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February 25, 2021 24 min

What's a good studio to teach at? As a teacher, there are important considerations to take into account when choosing studios to work at. I've got some tips and tricks to share when you're looking for new studios, and some things to keep in mind as you weigh your options. 

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February 18, 2021 20 min

Happy birthday to Pilates Teachers' Manual! This is the one year anniversary of the Pilates Teachers' Manual project. I look back at the growth of the podcast, the trainings that impacted me in 2020, and what to look forward to! Thanks for tuning in!

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February 11, 2021 22 min

Working with difficult clients is part of any job that involves working with people. Today I discuss what can make clients difficult, offer strategies for working with them, and when breaking up with a client is the best option. 

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February 4, 2021 44 min

The lovely Maria Earle joins me on the podcast today. As a Second Generation Pilates teacher who studied extensively with Kathy Grant,? she shares her experiences as a student and a teacher, reflects on her teacher training, and gives some great advice for Pilates teachers.?

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January 28, 2021 25 min

What comes after your Pilates teaching certification? Lots of things! Today I share some potential career paths that are available to you once you obtain your teaching certification. 

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January 21, 2021 40 min

Adam McAtee joins me on the podcast to share his Pilates experience, the importance of an evidence based approach to teaching Pilates, and offer some inspiring sage advice for Pilates teachers. He's also in the process of becoming a physical therapist, and he shares his way of weaving different movement modalities together.   

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