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How Short Should the Straps be in Teaser on the Longbox (Reformer)?

Here's a question that I received in one of my  Live Q&A Calls and my answer:

Teaser on the long box with straps:  how short should the straps be? I tried it several times with quite fit clients who are able to do a Teaser with the push through bar and on the mat,...
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Should I Assume a Certain Degree of Bone Loss In a Female Client In Her Late 60s?

Once a month I host a Live Q&A Call in which I answer any of your Pilates-related questions. This one - about a client in her late 60s who is doing Pilates virtually - is from November 2020.

Should I Assume a Certain Degree of Bone Loss In a Female Client In Her Late 60s and...

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How To Help Someone With Kyphosis?

Each month I host a Live Q&A Call in which I answer any of your Pilates-related questions. Here is a question from November 2020. 

How Do I Help Someone With Kyphosis in Prone Positions, Supine Curl-Up Positions, and The Mermaid? 

My question is about two of my clients in...

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How Do I Help Someone Do The Curl Up?

Women who've had C-sections are often not told by their doctor to rehabilitate their abdominals, which is unfortunate because they really need to. Here's a question that I received in one of my recent Live Q&A Calls and my answer:

Can you please talk about how to help...
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How to Help Your Students Fall in Love with Pilates

In a recent conversation, I was once again made aware of doubts that can creep up for our students. "Will I ever get my body to do what I want? Will I ever be able to learn all these exercises? Will it be worth it? I don't think I can do it."

Do you remember when you first learned to drive a...

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What You Need to Know About the Learning Process

I'm sure you've found yourself in a situation in which you uttered: "Just because I know how to do it, doesn't mean I can do it, or I do it all the time."

This sentence perfectly describes two different ways of learning and memory: declarative and procedural, or understanding and practicing.

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How To ADAPT Pilates Exercises To The Person In Front Of You

I like ice skating because it requires some skill and grace, which is something that I enjoy given my dance background. When I'm getting ready to skate, it's a no-brainer that wearing skates that fit well is essential.  If I choose skates that are a size too big or too small,...

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From Form To Function | How Pilates Teachers Can Make a Real Difference

How do you go from being a good Pilates teacher to a great one?

In your teacher training, you learned the form of the exercises. You learned how the movement should look and what body part should be moving where when. And that's great- that's exactly where you need to start. 

But...

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How Do I Help Someone Who Struggles With The Roll Up?

Do you have Pilates students who struggle with the Roll Up, no matter how much they practice it? Maybe they roll up a few inches, struggle, and finally give up before rolling back down. Everyone wants to be able to get through an exercise, so after a couple of failed attempts to roll up,...

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How To Improve Your Verbal Cueing in Your Pilates Classes

When you're fairly new to teaching Pilates, you might think you need to come up with a new and creative way to describe movement in each class. You try to be creative and precise. You don't want to "steal" other people's cues, imagery, or variations.

Does this sound...

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