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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]