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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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Nov. 10, 2022

32. Safe Movement for All Spines with Gwen Miller

If you have a spine, and especially if you have back pain or teach Pilates or any movement to clients with back pain and spine pathologies, this episode is for you! Today's guest is the fabulous Gwen Miller, author of …

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Nov. 8, 2022

31. Why There Is An Order To Pilates

Did you know that there really is an order to the Pilates exercises? And that knowing the order will make structuring a workout so much easier, whether it's for yourself or a client? Today I deep dive into the order …

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Nov. 3, 2022

30. Pricing Your Pilates Services

Pricing your Pilates services is a hugely important step in creating your business. While it may seem OK to go by what "the going rates are" in your area, that's actually NOT the way to go. In this episode I …

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Nov. 1, 2022

29. Rebuilding Our Pilates Community with Dr. Martin Kettelhut

If you enjoyed last week's episode about The Latest Pilates Lawsuit, you need to listen to this interview. I invited my dear friend from graduate school, executive coach Dr. Martin Kettelhut, to talk about rebuilding and heal...

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Oct. 27, 2022

28. Building A Burnout-free Pilates Biz with Alyson Limehouse

Today I'm talking to my friend Alyson Limehouse, CEO Of Rollology Fitness, about her mission to serve clients and Pilates teachers. We cover the state of Pilates, working with people in chronic pain, how and why she started R...

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Oct. 25, 2022

27. On the Latest Pilates Lawsuit

Yes, Sean Gallagher is at it again. After losing the Pilates trademark in an historic federal court decision, Sean's now suing over the social media sharing of historical Pilates images that he purchased. This is a clear exam...

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Oct. 20, 2022

26. How Healing Happens Online with Matthew J. Brownstein

Today's episode is juicy! In the Pilates world, we have started discussing the questions of whether we can effectively teach Pilates to clients online, train teachers online, and offer effective continuing education online. T...

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Oct. 18, 2022

25. So, Your Doctor Sent You to Pilates

Today's episode is for you if you've had any kind of of chronic pain, surgery, or injury rehab where your doctor sent you to Pilates "because it will be good for you." Yes, Pilates will most likely be great for …

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