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Oct. 5, 2023

98. Let's Talk Pilates Equipment

If you do Pilates and use the equipment, you may have questions. What is the actual Pilates equipment that Joe created? Are all Pilates brands the same? What are the differences? Are balls, bands, and rollers really Pilates equipment? ***I forgot to mention the guillotine - this attaches to the…

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Oct. 3, 2023

97. Deepening Your Relationship to Pilates

What's your relationship to your body and to Pilates? Is Pilates just another way to exercise, or is it something deeper? Finally, what would it look like to experience Pilates without judgement? Find me: Website - https://lyndalippin.com (https://lyndalippin.com/) Pilates Teacher Mastermind® - https://lyndalippin.com/pilates-teacher-mastermind Strong Bones Pilates™ Online Classes - https://lyndalippin.com/strong-bones-online-pilates-studio…

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Sept. 19, 2023

96. Pilates Certification - Set Yourself Up for Success

There's a lot to think about BEFORE you start a Pilates teacher training program. You want to have training that will set you up for success. In this episode I dive into all the things you need to consider before entering into a Pilates teacher training program, and all of…

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Sept. 12, 2023

95. Do Pilates Influencers Know Pilates?

If you.ve ever wondered about Pilates internet trends and Pilates influencers, this episode is for you. I dive into which Pilates trends are just not Pilates, and how to vet any influencers, so you're always getting the best information from actual Pilates teachers who can help you. Links: 71. Pilates…

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Sept. 7, 2023

94. Marketing Your Pilates Services

Whether you are a new or highly experienced Pilates teacher, you may struggle with marketing your Pilates services. In this episode I take you through the old school marketing that still works, as well as how to use the web and social media to your advantage. Links: Episodes about marketing…

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Sept. 5, 2023

93. What Makes Pilates, Pilates?

There is so much out there that calls itself Pilates - Wall Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Megaformer Pilates, Cardio Pilates.... What makes actual Pilates, Pilates? Listen as I deep dive into the Pilates system of exercise and how to spot the real thing. Links: The Original 34 Mat Exercises - https://blog.alomoves.com/movement/original-34-pilates-exercises…

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Aug. 31, 2023

92. Rags to Riches with Karen Pudetti

I'm so thrilled to share this interview with powerhouse spa owner, Karen Pudetti. So many Pilates teachers are struggling to position and scale their businesses in the face of rapidly growing franchises and a glut of new studios. And so many of us burn out because we haven't figured out…

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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 teachers, you'll have a few new tips and tricks that will make things easier.…

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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-friendly Pilates - Seated Chair Workout (https://youtu.be/97du3cd_Dks) Episode 7 - Exercise…

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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 teachers, and what to look forward to in Season 2.…

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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 people of all ages are inspired by women athletes who look and sound like…

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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 injury was, what happened during surgery, and the timeline of…

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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 and why you need it. Listeners save $400 on Cory's Three Legal…

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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. Here are some stories of Pilates success that I hope…

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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 the apparatus is, what Joseph Pilates invented, and give a…

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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 a few. Now I rock the boat in Pilates. I've been in…

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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 chronic pain, why they don't work in the long run, and what we can…

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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 people online, talk to them effectively, and help solve their…

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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 of sales and get comfortable using your own style to sell authentically. Links:…

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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 for studio owners and teacher trainers. Find me: Website - https://lyndalippin.com Pilates Teacher…

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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 (https://amzn.to/3NSBPkM) , and creator of The Dynamic Spine, a continuing education course…

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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 disc herniations. How can Pilates teachers navigate teaching larger group classes…

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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 Ayurvedic doctor Simmi Chopra, we discuss both of our journeys from chronic…

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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 probably didn't spend tons of time on cuing variations in…

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