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You’re the Expert: Be Brilliant Every Day! – by Clare Dunphy Hemani

October 18, 2017 You’re the Expert:  Be Brilliant Every Day! By Clare Dunphy Hemani In every profession, Pilates included, the most effective teachers are the ones who can communicate in simple terms, so the subject matter easy to understand, appropriate to the level of the learner.   Elegant simplicity is an art, ideally considering the whole […]

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Pilates: What is ‘it’? by Gary Calderone

Oct 11, 2017 Pilates: What is ‘it’? By Gary Calderone “As Pilates teachers – because we first had to experience ‘it’ in our bodies, and now wish to transfer that knowledge to others – we recognize that the expression of ourselves now is not the same as when we started then. Since then, we have been attempting […]

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The Challenges of Teaching with Clear Intent by Peter Roël

Oct 4, 2017 The Challenges of Teaching with Clear Intent By Peter Roël CAN YOU MAKE MAYONNAISE?   3 egg yolks 3 – 5 tablespoons wine vinegar or lemon juice 1 ½ – 2 ¼ cups olive oil or salad oil or a mixture of each oil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dry mustard or […]

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OUT OF ORDER: Battling My Internal Pilates Police – Part 2 – by Sabrina Ellen Svard

Sept 27, 2017 OUT OF ORDER: Battling My Internal Pilates Police – Part 2 by Sabrina Ellen Svard OUT OF ORDER: Battling My Internal Pilates Police – Part 2 Last week, in Part 1, we learned about Sabrina’s Internal Pilates Police and left her in handcuffs.  Will she escape?  Read on …. FAST FORWARD I loved […]

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OUT OF ORDER: Battling My Internal Pilates Police – Part 1 – by Sabrina Ellen Svard

Sept 20, 2017 OUT OF ORDER: Battling My Internal Pilates Police – Part 1 by Sabrina Ellen Svard “Lie down on the carriage with your arches on the bar a fist distance apart. Headrest is down. Roll your shoulders back and widen your collar bones. Take a couple of breaths and let your spine settle […]

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Help Your Clients To Help Themselves – by Stephanie Behrendt PMA-CPT and Theo St. Francis

September 13, 2017 Help Your Clients To Help Themselves Sharing Session Responsibility with Spinal Cord Injury Clients   This post is a collaboration by a trainer, Stephanie Behrendt, and a client, Theo St. Francis. In Pilates Intel style, we thought we’d shed some light on an aspect of training that we find comes up often […]

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I am not just a Pilates instructor; I am an Entrepreneur – by Holly Furgason

Sept 6, 2017 I am not just a Pilates instructor; I am an Entrepreneur by Holly Furgason Walk the streets of the San Francisco Financial District for five minutes and you’ll hear people drop startup terms right and left. You’ll hear them talk about building their business from the ground up, getting seed money, building […]

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Hey! She Took My Ball! by Jenna Zaffino

Hey!  She took my ball! By Jenna Zaffino August 23, 2017 It’s a moment of innocence.  You’re scrolling through posts, liking pictures of your friends, checking out the latest Pilates happenings, and catching up on the news of the world through your online community.  Then everything screeches to a violent halt.  Someone has taken possession […]

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You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel … If You Know How to Use It by Aubrey Johnson

You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel … If You Know How to Use It by Aubrey Johnson Aug 30 2017 If someone told you they reinvented the wheel because it didn’t do a good enough job, how would you respond?  My response would be “I’m curious…how did the wheel fail you?”  They might say […]

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Pullups!! – (an answer to Mike Perry ) – by Carol Robbins

Pullups!! – (an answer to Mike Perry ) – by Carol Robbins Aug 16, 2017 I was very interested to read Mike Perry’s recent Pilates Intel article on pullups. I have to say that I agree – not that you should have to perform a pullup or a deep squat or a certain number of […]