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Aug. 29, 2023

91. Programming Pilates Classes

Hello everyone! I'm back for season 2 with a discussion about Programming Pilates Classes. For new Pilates teachers, you'll leave this episode with a framework to program any class easily and in the moment. For experienced t...

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June 1, 2023

90. You're Never Too Old for Pilates

It's the last episode of Season 1! A listener recently asked if 60 is too old to start Pilates teacher training. This episode is my answer to anyone who wants to start doing or teaching Pilates at any age. Osteoporosis-friend...

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May 30, 2023

89. Updates & New Pilates Programs

Season 1 is almost over! This Thursday June 1, 2023 will be my 90th episode, and the last of this season. Today I have a few updates, including my new hours at Bombshell Pilates, new online programs for new Pilates …

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May 25, 2023

88. Supporting Women Athletes with Jamie Mittelman

It amazes me that women athletes are still underpaid, under supported, and under appreciated, even Olympians and Paralympians. Today I talk to Flame Bearers founder Jamie Mittelman, who is on a mission to make sure that peop...

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May 23, 2023

87. Meniscus Repair Surgery

I recently had meniscus repair surgery with Dr. Kasi Komperda at Mount Sinai Union Square. 3.5 weeks later, I'm walking without pain, able to kneel on all fours, and take stairs. Listen as I break down for you what my …

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May 18, 2023

86. Legal Essentials for Pilates Pros with Cory Sterling

Whether you teach Pilates at home, online, in your own studio, or as an independent contractor, you and your business need legal protection. Attorney Cory Sterling joins me today for a super fun discussion about what you need...

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May 16, 2023

85. Why We Do Pilates

Pilates is a full body exercise method, and I do it to feel and function at my best. While Pilates is being sold as a weight loss and toning method, I believe Pilates is best viewed as cross-training for life. …

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May 11, 2023

84. What Is the Pilates Apparatus?

If you're considering buying Pilates apparatus for your home, or for a new Pilates studio, you may have some questions. Is there just the reformer? Are all brands the same? What are my options? In this episode I explain what …

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May 9, 2023

83. Rocking the Pilates Boat

I spent much of my life as an activist - rocking the boat in multiple areas. I marched for women's rights, civil rights, for divestment from apartheid South Africa, and for union representation of teaching assistants, to name...

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May 4, 2023

82. Fix Your Chronic Pain with Rick Olderman

Today's interview with Physical Therapist Rick Olderman is full of actionable tips and information for you, whether you live with chronic pain, work with clients in chronic pain, or both. We discuss the typical approaches to ...

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May 2, 2023

81. Some Quick Examples of Niching

I had my knee surgery last week, so today is a super short episode about Niching in your Pilates business. It's so important for Pilates teachers to really niche down into a target market. It helps you connect with your …

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April 27, 2023

80. Sales Without Sleaze with Sarah Walton

If you feel sleazy about selling your Pilates services, especially on social media, this episode is for you! Today I'm talking all things Sales and Marketing with the funny and talented Sarah Walton. Let's overcome your fear ...

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April 25, 2023

79. You Can Say No

Many Pilates clients and teachers have a hard time drawing boundaries and saying "No", which often leads to injury, misunderstandings, and undue stress for all involved. Here's when to say no, why you should, and some advice ...

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April 20, 2023

78. The Language of Healing with Gwen Miller

The fabulous Gwen Miller is back! As a Balanced Body Pilates educator, author of the upcoming book, Safe Movement for All Spines - A Guide to Spinal Anatomy and How to Work with 21 Spine and Hip Conditions , and …

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April 18, 2023

77. Making Pilates Safe Again

Clients need to feel safe in the Pilates studio, and not worried that they may do something that will hurt them. That said, many clients also don't want to picked out for "special" modification due to their osteoporosis or di...

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April 13, 2023

76. Ayurveda for Chronic Disease with Simmi Chopra

I've been a huge fan of Ayurveda since my time at Parrot Cay, where I worked closely with our Ayurvedic doctor and experienced some profound positive change in my body as a result. In today's discussion with NYC-based Ayurved...

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April 11, 2023

75. Inclusive Cuing for Pilates Teachers

You never know who's going to walk into a Pilates class. And, you never know what's happening in their bodies or lives at that moment. Your Pilates teacher training taught you the exercises and how not to hurt people, but …

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April 6, 2023

74. Intuition, Care, & Trust with Susan King

As a very gifted intuitive, my friend and colleague Susan King is often privy to very delicate information about her high profile clients and their lives. Today we discuss how she discovered her gift, why her clients find her...

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April 4, 2023

73. Care & Compassion In the Studio

I'm very concerned about the state of Pilates, and how new teachers are being introduced to taking care of other humans. When people pay us and entrust us with the care of their precious bodies, that's a big deal. Pilates …

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March 30, 2023

72. Self-care for Pilates Teachers with Tela Anderson

Today I bring you a talk with my talented and brilliant colleague, Tela Anderson. We know that Pilates teachers don't take the best care of ourselves and that we have a hard time with boundaries, tending to always be availabl...

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March 28, 2023

71. Pilates Wall Workouts

If you've been following fitness influencers on IG and TikTok, you've seen a lot of Pilates Wall Workouts claiming to replace the reformer, as well as workouts using skateboards and other unsafe, unstable objects to mimic a r...

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March 23, 2023

70. Doing Pilates with Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain, Pilates will definitely help you. But, sometimes if you're not modifying things properly, doing too much too soon, or are doing exercises that are contra-indicated for your specific issues, it can ma...

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March 21, 2023

69. Bridging to Classical Pilates

This episode is for you whether you are considering your first Pilates teacher training, or if you did a contemporary training and want to bridge to learning more Classical Pilates. I discuss how to evaluate and choose a prog...

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March 16, 2023

68. Chronic Inflammation

Like many Americans, I suffer from chronic inflammation. In my search for pain relief, I have discovered what is clinically proven to work to reduce inflammation. Here I share my story, and what's been working for me. Links:...

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