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Feb. 2, 2023

56. Building Success from Trauma with Linda Steele

In today's episode I sit down for a deep, gritty, inspiring talk with fitness professional, model, and author Linda Steele. In her new book, Nerves of Steele , Linda outlines her traumatic childhood, which morphed into a trau...

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Jan. 31, 2023

55. Dangerous "Pilates" Trends

On the heels of last week's episode, let's discuss some truly dangerous "Pilates" trends - hot Pilates, large group reformer classes in the dark with loud music, and megaformers. Why do I have issues with these? Because they ...

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Jan. 26, 2023

54. Are You Really Doing Pilates?

Lately my social feeds have been inundated with ads for "Pilates equipment". Band & tubing systems, bars with wheels, and souped up "reformers". Conversely, I'm also seeing a lot of exercises done on mat & Pilates apparatus t...

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Jan. 24, 2023

53. Legal Concerns for Pilates Teachers with Nicole Cheri Oden

***Head's up - my audio (not Nicole's) has a lot of echo. But don't let that stop you from listening! Nicole's is crystal clear, and the advice she gives is super important.*** I did this live interview with powerhouse attorn...

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Jan. 19, 2023

52. So, You Want to Teach Pilates?

I'm amazed at the number of people who want to teach Pilates, and horrified at the plethora of questionable cheap & easy certification programs. Today I take a deep dive into Pilates teacher training - what to look for, what …

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Jan. 17, 2023

51. Can Pilates Heal Diastasis Recti?

If you have a diastasis recti, or teach women with diastasis recti, this episode is full of information. I talk about what DR is, what the effects of DR are on rest of the body, and what to consider when …

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Jan. 12, 2023

50. Powerful, Purposeful, & Profitable Pilates Business with Bessi Gr…

If you've ever wondered whether your Pilates business is powerful enough, purposeful enough, and profitable enough, today's episode is for you! If you struggle with profiting when there is so much that needs to be done in our...

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Jan. 10, 2023

49. Why External Cues Work Best

If you do or teach any kind of movement (Pilates, yoga, weights, TRX....), you probably have questions about the best cues for your clients. You may wonder why some cues don't work for some people, and why some cues that …

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Jan. 5, 2023

48. Merging Movement Science & Pilates with Greg Youdan

Today's guest is my friend, client, and colleague - movement scientist, Pilates teacher, and dancer Greg Youdan, MA, MS. I've been lucky enough to both work alongside and teach Greg at Real Pilates, take live workshops with G...

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Jan. 3, 2023

47. When Self-Love Just Doesn't Work

Heads Up - This is a deeply personal episode, where I share a lot of my own struggles with loving myself. I discuss child abuse, self-loathing, and body dysmorphia. If I hear the phrase "self-love" one more time, I think …

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Dec. 29, 2022

46. How Pilates Helps Pain with Allan Menezes

Allan Menezes is back, and we talk about all things Pilates for pain, and especially back pain. Allan shares his morning bed stretches, and ways to deepen your clients' Pilates experience. Hear about Allan's apprenticeship an...

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Dec. 27, 2022

45. Don't Make New Year Resolutions

Every year in the US, we sit around and make New Year resolutions, especially around health and fitness. In fact, gyms oversell memberships in January, counting on the fact that most new members will stop coming within 8 week...

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Dec. 22, 2022

44. Compassionate Fitness

The other day after I taught a Strong Bones class online, we started discussing how disconnected many fitness and pilates instructors are from their clients. Basically, how they lose compassion. If you've ever experienced bei...

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Dec. 20, 2022

43. Creating Your Own Success with Klarity (Greg Davis Jr.)

I'm SO EXCITED about today's episode! Let's welcome Greg Davis, Jr. - better known as Klarity. Greg is a friend and neighbor, and also happens to be a brilliant actor, filmmaker, and stand up comedian. His new short film, Day...

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Dec. 15, 2022

42. Pilates Education & Teaching with Mara Sievers

Today we have Mara Sievers, creator of The Pilates Encyclopedia. This is a deep dive into Pilates education and teaching. We chat about how (new) Pilates teachers can learn to communicate what Pilates is and what it does and ...

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Dec. 13, 2022

41. When Your Client Comes In With Neck Pain

Neck Pain is the number one issue I hear about in Pilates teacher groups, and from clients. In this episode I break down the differences between documented cervical spine issues and shoulder injuries as opposed to simple weak...

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Dec. 8, 2022

40. Finding Yourself in Menopause with Angie Garton

I'm super excited about this episode, my friends! My friend Angie Garton is one of the UK's most sought-after menopause coaches, and I love her compassionate, science-based approach to helping women through the transition. I'...

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Dec. 6, 2022

39. How To Maintain Your Bone Health

Bone health is an important consideration for women over 50. Osteoporosis is on the rise, and there are so many ways we can keep our bodies strong, healthy, and mobile. Resources mentioned: Study linking Obesity & Osteoporos...

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Dec. 1, 2022

38. When In Doubt, Leave It Out

My first Pilates teacher, Steve Giordano, used to always say, "When in doubt, leave it out," and I have used this in my Pilates teaching and in my own movements ever since. Frankly, when I ignore this advice, I tend …

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Nov. 29, 2022

37. Stepping Into What's Possible with Chantill Lopez & Anne Bishop

If you teach Pilates and struggle with fear and anxiety around your business, your staff, your clients, and all the things, today's longer episode is for you! The one thing I've learned in the past few years that has made …

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Nov. 24, 2022

36. Pilates for Neck & Shoulders Class

Happy Thanksgiving! Today's episode is a full body, audio Pilates class that focuses on releasing neck and shoulder tension. So, get out your mat and take half an hour for yourself. Note that this is not modified for low bone...

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Nov. 22, 2022

35. What Is Pilates?

In today's solo episode, I delve into the question of what Pilates actually is, and what it can do for your body. I discuss my story of becoming a Pilates teacher, some of Joseph Pilates' story of developing the method, …

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Nov. 17, 2022

34. Email Marketing for Pilates Teachers with Liz Wilcox

Super excited for you to hear this conversation with The Fresh Princess of Email Marketing, Liz Wilcox! We talk about everything from setting up a list, lead magnets, welcome messages and nurture series, and how to use them i...

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Nov. 15, 2022

33. When Your Client Comes In With Lower Back Pain

Short and sweet today! A colleague of mine asked a question in a Pilates teacher's forum - "What are your tricks for lengthening out a spasming low back? Sometimes I’ll have a client come to their lesson with a low …

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