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June 6, 2022

Osteoporosis is now a public health crisis

It's official, osteoporosis is a public health crisis in the US, Britain, and other countries. In the US, 25% of men and 50% of women over 50 will have a PREVENTABLE osteoporosis fracture. What can you do to prevent an osteoporosis-related fracture? Eat well, take calcium and vitamin D, and...…

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May 31, 2022

Strong Bones Osteoporosis Program starts 7/10

If you have low bone density, if you already have a fracture, or if you just don't know, my Strong Bones Pilates 4-week online program will help you get started on the path to more strength and mobility. Modified, moderate, weight bearing exercise is the key. Even if you need…

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May 26, 2022

Building a Health & Wellness Brand with Live Video | Featuring Lynda Lippin Pilates

Lynda Lippin has owned award-winning 6 and 7-figure Pilates studios, taught at an A-list private island resort (while maintaining an A-list client list too), and trained hundreds of Pilates teachers. And it was all made possible through live video. Discover what it takes to give your health & fitness brand…

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May 13, 2022

The Myth of Muscle Confusion

You've probably heard the phrase "muscle confusion" and wondered what that meant. I mean, do muscles really get confused? Some repetition is necessary in any exercise program, so that you can see and monitor your progress, especially if you're trying to strengthen your bones and muscles for the long term.…

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May 12, 2022

What counts as weight bearing exercise?

Women of a certain age hear a lot about doing weight bearing exercise for bone strength. But, I've had clients who thought that doing rolling like a ball counted as weight bearing on the spine (a contra-indicated exercise)! Once you understand weight bearing, you'll have a better idea of what…

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May 10, 2022

Is online Pilates really effective?

You may wonder whether online Pilates instruction really works. Can we really see you well? Can we effectively cue you? I'm a convert, and now I only teach online. It works so well, and allows me to reach people all over the world. In my Pilates with weights class on…

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May 9, 2022

Is Pilates safe for osteoporosis?

Many women are sent to, or drawn to, Pilates teachers for help with osteoporosis. Modified Pilates is perfectly safe, and extraordinarily helpful, for clients with osteoporosis. Unmodified Pilates, however, can hurt you for the long term. I've worked with clients who crush fractured a vertebrae doing unmodified Pilates in a…

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May 8, 2022

The best way to strengthen your bones

Bone strength is so important, and we hear so many mixed messages on how to gain and maintain bone strength. Just today on social media I heard about collagen supplements, coral calcium, magnesium, dairy, and drugs like Prolia. Fortunately, no matter what else you decide to do, there is one…

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May 4, 2022

Teaching Pilates for Osteoporosis and Chronic Back, Neck, & Shoulder Pain

When I started teaching Pilates in 1989, I worked in a sports medicine podiatrist's office, and I was immediately faced with clients in chronic pain. Years later, I know that while all Pilates programs talk about the basics of handing weak bones and chronic pain, you don't get a good…

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May 4, 2022

Pilates Teachers - You Can Be Both Classical & Contemporary!

I'm tired of the Classical/Contemporary Pilates debate. How about you? There are so many myths and misconceptions out there! I just want to empower Pilates teachers of every background to teach in a way that respects anatomy and science, that respects the body of Joseph Pilates' work, and that leads…

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May 3, 2022

Pilates, Back Pain, and Neutral Spine

If you have questions about neutral spine, welcome to the club! In my opinion, neutral spine is not a useful concept. Neutral pelvis is useful and definable. But everyone's spine curve is different! Plus, our spines move every time we breathe, which is constantly. We'll be discussing this and much…

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May 3, 2022

Pilates, Loaded Flexion, & Osteoporosis

If you teach Pilates, chances are you didn't learn too much about osteoporosis in your training, and may not even know that there is a difference between loaded and unloaded flexion. Loaded flexion is contra-indicated for low bone density, but unloaded flexion allows your clients to enjoy that feeling without…

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April 26, 2022

Microdosing for Transformation

Microdosing psychedelics for improved mental health and performance has been in the news a lot lately! My guest Alison Crothswait knows all about it, and I can't wait to pick her brain about how guided microdosing can help us shift and change. After 15 years as a trader and researcher…

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March 7, 2022

Easily Migrating Your Content to Yondo Using Dropbox

If your video on demand & live session hosting service just closed (Talent Hack is the most recent), you're probably looking at alternatives. Yondo is really the best, and they make things super easy. And, frankly, they have a good revenue model! I'm in the process of migrating my on…

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Feb. 23, 2022

When the Health Biz Isn't Healthy - A Talk About Food & Body Image with Charya Hilton

When the Health Biz Isn't Healthy - A Talk About Food, Body Image, and the Patriarchy with Charya Hilton Warning - if discussions about eating disorders, food, and body size trigger you, please skip this one! My friend Charya Hilton, The Food Freedom Coach, helps women whose confidence and self-esteem…

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Feb. 10, 2022

Osteoporosis Myth #5 - Spine Crush Fractures Are Rare

If you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, you may believe that spine crush fractures are rare. Unfortunately, they are quite common! One of my Strong Bones clients told me that she had no idea she could break her back by lifting something heavy, until she did. In Strong Bones…

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Feb. 10, 2022

Osteoporosis Myth #4 - All Spine Rounding Is Bad

So many of us believe that once we have osteoporosis, we can never round our spines again. Nope! While loaded forward flexion (spine rounding) isn't great for those with osteoporosis, unloaded flexion is perfectly fine! In Strong Bones Pilates, I teach my clients where rounding is safe, and we take…

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Feb. 10, 2022

Osteoporosis Myth #3 - Pilates is Bad for Osteoporosis

Pilates involves a lot of loaded spine flexion, which isn't great for those with low bone density. So, many women believe that it's just not the best exercise choice. Not true! It's super easy to modify almost any exercise routine to be safe and effective for folks with osteoporosis or…

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Feb. 10, 2022

Osteoporosis Myth #2 - You Must Do High Impact Exercise

Many of my clients have been fearful about starting bone strengthening exercise, because they've heard that you must do high impact exercise. Not true! My clients get stronger bones and muscles through low impact, targeted exercise, just 45 minutes 3 days per week. And, we enjoy ourselves! Want to know…

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Feb. 10, 2022

Myth #1 About Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis Is Irreversible

So many women I hear from believe that once they have an osteoporosis diagnosis, there's not much they can do. Wrong! Starting bone strengthening exercise, proper hydration, and watching nutrition can make a huge difference, and many of my Strong Bones Pilates clients have improved their numbers. Free info, workouts,…

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Jan. 11, 2022

Automating Your Online Pilates Business with Tamra Millikan

If you're like most Pilates teachers, online or in studio, you struggle with automation. Think about it - between your calendar, sales funnels, website, blog, email provider, text message service, social media messaging, and programs - how many services do you go between every single day? Today I'm talking with…

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Jan. 5, 2022

Why You Need A Book, and the Best Way to Leverage That Book with Parchelle Tashi

I am so excited about today's live! So many Pilates teachers I know wonder whether they should write a book, or have written a book and aren't sure how to leverage that book for continued new business. My friend Parchelle Tashi and I will be digging deep on why you…

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Dec. 21, 2021

LinkedIn for the Pilates Professional

If you've been wondering about LinkedIn, wonder no more! Today I bring you my friend Jennifer Corcoran, known as the LinkedIn Super Connector. We'll be discussing how Pilates pros can leverage LinkedIn to help themselves and their business shine, She will give you actionable steps to increase engagement, elevate your…

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Dec. 21, 2021

Setting Up Discounts, Webinars, and Google Calendar in Yondo

Here's a short walk-thru on how to set up discounts, sync Google Calendar, and create a new webinar on Yondo. All that in less than ten minutes! Since things are so up in the air, starting an online component to your Pilates business is crucial, and Yondo is a fabulous…

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