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Neutral Spine Is A Myth

Neutral Spine Is Not A Thing! Neutral Pelvis Is. I am not sure when I started hearing the phrase “neutral spine” popping up from clients and other Pilates pros, but it has been quite awhile. For whatever reason, I am hearing it a lot lately. But when I ask people to define the phrase, they […]

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Health Pilates

Why I Am Not A Celebrity Trainer

I am not a celebrity trainer. I may be well known, command high fees, and train celebrities. But I would rather be the help. As many of you know, hubby and I have had several major life changes in the past decade. We sold everything and moved to the Caribbean island of Providenciales in the […]

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Meet Susanne Mariga, author of Profit First for Minority Business Enterprises

I am so blessed to be a part of some fabulous women’s business networking groups, and the connections that I am making are so deep and useful! I met Susanne Mariga in The Advance Women’s Expert Network, and she is a powerhouse accountant who believes that all entrepreneurs should make money from working in and […]

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Pilates

The Pilates Teacher’s Guide to Raising Prices

One of the first things I ask my Pilates Teacher Mastermind® clients to do is raise their prices. Yes, I am suggesting that you have to, or should, raise your prices.  In fact, you should generally raise your prices at least 2x per year. First, you should look at some simple math before setting prices. The equation is: […]

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Health Online Workouts Pilates

Review: Facial Magic Exercises for A Natural Face Lift

You can have the benefits of a face lift (without surgery) from Facial Magic exercises. Several years ago, while we were in the middle of our contracts at Parrot Cay, my husband started to play with my chin wattle. What started as a cutesy joke quickly escalated into a fight. Me: “Don’t play with my […]

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Online Workouts Pilates

Uncomplicating Legal for Online Pilates Teachers with Nicole Cheri Oden

Protect Yourself If you’re a Pilates teacher who just started your online business this past year, you may not know exactly what you need to do to protect yourself legally. Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policies, Liability Waivers, Contracts….  Done-for-You Legal Templates Nicole Cheri Oden is a California=based attorney who specializes in making all the legal less […]

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Health Online Workouts Osteoporosis Pilates

Pilates Teachers – The Spine Shape to Avoid With Osteoporosis

With osteoporosis, or low bone density, the thoracic vertebrae can crush fracture quite easily. This creates a painful hump in the upper back that never goes away. To avoid this fracture, we must teach our clients to avoid loaded thoracic flexion. Here, I explain why.

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Online Workouts Pilates

Pilates Cues

Clarity in Pilates Cues Sets You Up for Success Lately I am having a lot of discussions about language and Pilates cues. Pilates teachers are asking me how to cue the spine, and clients are sharing with me how confusing they often find other teacher’s cuing. Verbal Cues Should be Clear Communication is always best […]

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Online Workouts Pilates

4 Reasons Why it Makes Sense to Start a Virtual Fitness Program

The pandemic is widely responsible for many lifestyle changes over the last two years. Just as working from home has become more commonplace, virtual fitness has followed suit. We’ve all had to find ways to adapt to new restrictions, and even though access to facilities is now almost back to normal, many of those changes have […]