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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 make things worse. If you've ever had a trainer or teacher tell you that…

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March 21, 2023

New Programs for Pilates Teachers

Pilates Teachers - I'm super excited to announce 2 new 6-week, online Pilates Teacher Mastermind programs that will start in April 2023! 1. Bridge to Classical Pilates 2. Starting Your Pilates Career Watch this space for more info this week, and make sure you're getting my emails! #pilates #pilatesteachers #pilatesteachermastermind…

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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 program based on your needs, and how best to bridge (and why…

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March 16, 2023

1. Myth of Neutral Spine

You may have heard the phrase "neutral spine" in a Pilates or other exercise class, and I bet that neither you nor the trainer who said it understands what neutral spine means. There's a reason for that.... Music by Nerd Salad Love the podcast? Please rate and review. Thank you!…

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March 16, 2023

0. Introduction

Hello, my friends! Just a quick introduction. I'm Lynda Lippin, the Pilates Goddess behind Lynda Lippin Pilates, Strong Bones Pilates™, & the Pilates Teacher Mastermind®. I've been in the Pilates and fitness game for 33+ years, owned award-winning studios, trained thousands of Pilates teachers, and even worked on an A-list…

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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: My website - https://lyndalippin.com (https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14156973&appointmentType=category:Classes%20-%20Strong%20Bones%20Pilates%20Studio%20%28recording%20included%29) (join email newsletter) Strong Bones Pilates FB…

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March 14, 2023

67. Keep It Simple

I have spent much of my life overcomplicating the simple, and I see many other people doing the same thing, especially when it comes to personal health and fitness, as well as teaching Pilates or fitness. Today I discuss why simple is best, and where to start. Links: My website…

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March 9, 2023

66. On Sacroiliac Joint Instability

Another issue that gets brought up often among Pilates teachers is Sacroiliac Joint Instability. The issue here is that what your clients with SI instability feel like they want is often very different from what they need, which is more work on stability and less stretching. Today I review the…

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March 7, 2023

65. About Tight Hip Flexors

I see tight hip flexors coming up in Pilates Teacher forums at least 2-3x every week. Even more concerning, I see people offering deep stretches and corrections that I know from experience can hurt more than help. Let's deep dive into the hip flexors - what they are, where they…

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March 2, 2023

64. Fun with Fascia

Lately all we hear about is fascia - fascial movement, fascial exercise, fascial release, fascial adhesions, tensegrity.... But what is fascia, really? Can we release fascia, exercise our fascia, stretch our fascia? Does working fascia help us detox, reduce pain, and feel better? Listen for some scientific facts. Links: WebMD…

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Feb. 28, 2023

63. Words Matter - The Language of Pilates

I recently had a client ask me about the "Superman" exercise on the reformer. This worried me, as there is no exercise by that name. There are a few things I thought of - swimming prep on the long box and swan. So I went on YouTube and searched, and…

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Feb. 23, 2023

62. About That C-Curve

A quick overview of the bones of the spine, how our spines naturally curve in weight bearing, and where we have the most mobility in different directions. This leads into a discussion of the Pilates C-curve, and why *most* people need to focus on lower back stability, not mobility. Pilates…

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Feb. 21, 2023

61. Pilates Is A System

I'm seeing some disturbing Pilates teacher training trends online. From what I see, it seems that many Pilates teachers aren't getting what they should out of their training. Pilates is not just the mat, the reformer, or the chair. Pilates is not just a group of exercises. Pilates is a…

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Feb. 16, 2023

60. Find Evidence-based Facts Online with Eric Olson

If you've noticed the proliferation of fake news and advertising over the past 7 years, you're not the only one! Part of the problem is that all "free" search engines and social media companies are, at heart, advertising platforms. So your top results will be whoever paid the most, not…

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Feb. 14, 2023

59. Are You Really Teaching Pilates?

Today's episode is for all the Pilates teachers, apprentices, and anyone thinking about becoming a Pilates teacher. If you're not sure what Pilates is or what Joseph Pilates taught.... If you're not getting answers to your questions from within your program... If nobody watches you teach and offers advice... If…

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Feb. 9, 2023

58. Dangers of Diet Culture with Hayley Perkins

I'm so happy to introduce you to another of my friends from across the pond, Hayley Perkins - The Food Therapist. We talk about diet culture, our own experiences growing up surrounded by shame regarding weight and food, and some alternatives to dieting that can actually help heal our relationship…

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Feb. 7, 2023

57. Pilates for Lower Back Pain Class

Today's episode is a full body, audio Pilates class that focuses on easing lower back pain. So, get out your mat and take half an hour for yourself. Note that this is not modified for low bone density! And now for the legal disclaimer - You agree that you are…

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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 (https://amzn.to/3l25Vb9) , Linda outlines her traumatic childhood, which morphed into a traumatic adulthood until she decided to take control of her own body,…

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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 aren't Pilates, and they have hurt people in ways that Pilates doesn't.…

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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 that are not Pilates exercises - exercises that Joseph Pilates didn't teach. In…

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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 attorney Nicole Cheri Oden in 2021, and if you teach Pilates,…

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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 to consider, and why cheap and easy is not necessarily…

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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 exercising during pregnancy, and before starting to exercise after giving…

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Jan. 12, 2023

50. Powerful, Purposeful, & Profitable Pilates Business with Bessi Graham

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 world, this episode will help you! My friend Bessi Graham is a…

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