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Aug. 23, 2022

9. Exercise for Bone Health

With osteoporosis being a health crisis in the US, and falls & fractures being a leading cause of death, we need to know all we can about bone health. No matter what else you do for your bones, exercise is the one must-do! It will help all other treatments work…

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Aug. 18, 2022

8. Why Pilates Teachers Need A Niche

Have you heard about niche marketing? About the importance of picking an Ideal Client Avatar? Do you struggle with this, because you know Pilates is good for everybody and you want to reach the largest number of potential clients? In this episode I explain what a niche is, and why…

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Aug. 16, 2022

7. Exercise for Aging Bodies

According to the NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/12/well/move/balance-exercises.html) , "Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide". While we can talk about exercise in terms of cardio, strength, and endurance, I find it much more useful to talk to my clients about function. In this episode I break down…

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Aug. 11, 2022

6. Building A Pilates Business That Works for Your Life

Pilates Teachers - If you are working way too many hours for way too little money, you're not alone. But it doesn't have to be that way! I outline some things to think about that can help you make more money in less time. If you enjoy my content, please…

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Aug. 9, 2022

5. Pilates Doesn't Have To Be Complicated

I talk to so many potential clients who love simple and effective workouts, and steer clear of Pilates. Most recently, someone told me that she went to a studio and left feeling like Pilates had to involve equipment and was way too technical, so she's rather not do Pilates. Yet,…

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Aug. 4, 2022

4. The State of Pilates with Joan Breibart

Pilates is at a crossroads (as is all fitness right now), and we need to decide whether to look ahead and move forward, or focus on the past. I've been working with Joan Breibart for over 30 years, since I became a founding member of the Institute for the Pilates…

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Aug. 2, 2022

Is Pilates Equipment Necessary?

My latest Pilates Goddess Podcast episode addresses this question. In short, my answer is a resounding NO! Why? Check out this short video, and then listen to the episode at link in bio, or https://thepilatesgoddesspodcast.buzzsprout.com/ I'd love to hear what you think in the comments! #pilates #pilatesathome #pilatesapparatus #pilatestudio #pilatesgoddesspodcast…

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Aug. 2, 2022

3. Outfit Your Home Pilates Studio for Under $200

Pilates, in fact, does not require big expensive equipment! Listen for some Pilates history, what the equipment does, and how you can mimic the studio equipment at home for under $200 total. A montage of Joe Pilates - https://youtu.be/nQnLYoUHzps Joe teaching an outdoor class at Jacob's Pillow - https://youtu.be/o0L0VmaeU-M Joe…

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July 28, 2022

2. Muscle Confusion Isn't A Thing

This is for everybody, including Pilates & Fitness trainers! If you've been focused on doing different things all the time to "confuse" your muscles, you're actually doing yourself a disservice. While your brain may be easily confused, muscles are not! I walk through my developmental approach to teaching a push…

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July 27, 2022

Subscribe to The Pilates Goddess Podcast

I'm thrilled to let you know that The Pilates Goddess Podcast is live today! Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and please leave a review on Apple Podcasts (even if you listen somewhere else!) - links in bio or https://thepilatesgoddesspodcast.buzzsprout.com/share #pilatesgoddess #pilatesgoddesspodcast #pilatespodcast #podcast #buzzsprout #strongbonespilates #pilatesteachermastermind

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July 26, 2022

1. The 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.... More about me (https://lyndalippin.com) Music by Nerd Salad (https://www.instagram.com/nerdsaladmusic/) Love the podcast? Please…

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July 26, 2022

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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July 25, 2022

Pilates Teachers - How to Pick A Mentor

I'm a fan of mentorship. Seriously, having a mentor or guide is the best way to learn. Choosing a mentor is not easy, and shouldn't be. Here are some things to consider. I mentor Pilates teachers, and would love to help you! More about me at link in bio or…

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July 18, 2022

Pilates Transparency Project Fundraisers

With all the ridiculous sh*t happening in this world, we have another lawsuit in the Pilates world. In this one (started by the same person who lost the trademark in 2000), a classical Pilates teacher is being sued for posting some photos of Joe Pilates that appeared to be public…

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June 30, 2022

The Insurance Nightmare Continues...

So, after posting my last video about my NY State of Health & Fidelis Care nightmare, and sending all the info to my state representative and city council person, I received a call from a retention specialist at Fidelis. We had a conference call with NY State of Health, where…

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June 29, 2022

Pilates Teachers - Please Stop Using Neutral Spine As A Cue!

I know, I know. You don't want to see clients flattening their backs and compressing their spines. But your clients aren't sure about what neutral spine even means! I spoke yesterday about a client who was told that in neutral her lumbar spine should be lifted off the mat 1-2",…

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June 28, 2022

Pilates Teachers - Signs You Need to Cue Differently

In my latest 5-star Google Review, my client Danielle discusses why she consulted with me, the poor cues that she receives in her Pilates studio, and how since she started ignoring them and using my cues, her pain went away. If you find that clients keep asking the same questions,…

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June 27, 2022

My NY State of Health - Fidelis Care Nightmare

Because life isn't hard enough, I'm now dealing with a mis-communication issue between NY State of Health and Fidel is Care. I won my appeal and my full tax credits should backdate to March and April 2022. But, apparently NY State of Health is sending the wrong information to Fidelis…

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June 27, 2022

Pilates Teachers - Effective Cues for Neck & Shoulders

IMHO, "relax your shoulders" and "shoulders down your back" are just useless cues. Here's a little anatomy reminder, and some cues that work better for me and my clients, along with a bit about why. Interested in learning more? Register now for the online Teaching Pilates for Chronic Neck &…

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June 27, 2022

Let's Talk Balance, Strength, & Bone Health

Guess what? Whether you work on balance, strength, or mobility, you are improving bone health and density at the same time. It's true! And, always remember that exercise for bone strength has ZERO NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS! That's right, none. Only good ones, like better balance (less chance of falling), more…

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June 26, 2022

Pilates Teachers - Extension Isn't Hyperextension

This week, I'm into language! What we say when we teach impacts how our clients learn. In terms of spine position, extension is the long, lengthened middle ground between flexion and hyperextension. It's also the middle ground between the sides in side flexion and rotation. If you only talk about…

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June 19, 2022

Better Balance = Less Risk of Fracture

Better Balance = Less Risk of Fracture Online Strong Bones Pilates 4-week program starts 7/10! If you're at risk of osteoporosis-related fractures, balance is key. Luckily, balance work also strengthens muscles and bones! In my 4-week program, you'll learn how to safely improve balance & strength using body weight, light…

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June 19, 2022

Better Balance = Less Risk of Fracture

Better Balance = Less Risk of Fracture Online Strong Bones Pilates 4-week program starts 7/10! If you're at risk of osteoporosis-related fractures, balance is key. Luckily, balance work also strengthens muscles and bones! In my 4-week program, you'll learn how to safely improve balance & strength using body weight, light…

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June 19, 2022

Teaching Pilates for Chronic Back, Neck, Shoulder Pain starts 6/30!

Online Teaching Pilates for Chronic Back, Neck, Shoulder Pain workshop starts 6/30! Working from home has led to more people coming to Pilates with chronic neck & shoulder pain. There are many moving parts in this area, and generic cues like "shoulders down your back" will often make things WORSE,…

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