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Pilates Teachers’ Manual

Pilates Teachers' Manual is your guide to becoming a great Pilates teacher! I discuss everything about being a Pilates teacher, from certification, class preparation, and scheduling, to working in studios, gyms, and in clients' homes, online and beyond! This podcast is for YOU if you are a current Pilates instructor, an aspiring Pilates instructor, or anyone who wants to learn more about the world of teaching Pilates!


Last Episode Date: 10 May 2024

Total Episodes: 123

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10 May 2024
Dimensions Of Difficulty

The difficulty of every Pilates exercise can be adjusted in three dimensions: strength, flexibility, and coordination. As teachers, we can manipulate the variables of lever length, base of support, equipment settings, exercise complexity, and range of motion to make exercise...

22 min
19 April 2024
Special Guest - Tabatha Russell

Tabatha Russell, owner of Tab Pilates studio in Chicago and master educator for Balanced Body, joins me on the podcast. She shares her the winding road of her Pilates teaching career, what she's learned from leading teacher trainings, the importance of mentorship, and h...

58 min
5 April 2024
The Goal Of Pilates Shapes Your Teaching

As a Pilates teacher, what do you think is the goal of Pilates? Is it to perfectly execute the choreography? Is it to rehab an injury? To get stronger, more flexible, or more coordinated? To rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit? Is the goal of doing Pilates to meet physical act...

17 min
22 March 2024
Taking The Stress Out Of Teaching Evaluations

Being evaluated as a teacher can be a big source of stress, but it doesn't have to be! Tune in to today's episode the learn about what to keep in mind going into a teaching evaluation, how to shine during your teaching evaluation, and why receiving periodic feedbac...

21 min
8 March 2024
Giving Individual Attention In A Group Class

Today's episode explore my favorite ways to make students feel seen, safe, and challenged in group classes. Group classes are a popular way to exercise in every fitness modality, Pilates included, and you'll likely teach lots group classes over the course of your P...

22 min
23 February 2024
Tips For Keeping Your Teaching Fresh

There might be periods of time teaching Pilates that can feel stale or even boring, but don't worry! This episode explores some of my favorite tips for finding inspiration, staying connected to your Pilates practice, and keeping things fresh for yourself and your client...

22 min
15 December 2023
Special Guest - Stephanie Neal

Stephanie Neal of Pilates HQ joins me on the podcast today. She shares her Pilates journey, her experience learning and integrating Pilates as a physical therapist, finding balance between running a studio and making time for herself, and some incredibly relevant advice for ...

53 min
1 December 2023
Practice Teaching Tips

If you're nervous to start practice teaching, you're not alone! It's scary to put yourself out there and dive in the deep end of teaching another person Pilates, but I've got some tips and tricks to help you along on your journey, as well as some advice a...

23 min
10 November 2023
How To Teach More Positively

Do you want to teach in a more positive way, but aren't sure where to start? This episode is all about framing our cues, thoughts, and expectations more positively while we teach a Pilates class. We outline three categories of Pilates students who aren't doing what...

22 min
27 October 2023
How Our Words Impact Our Clients

Today we look at the way our words impact our clients' experience in a Pilates class. Our language can prime our clients to expect a positive or negative outcome, and can influence how our clients feel about themselves and movement. We explore how fear-based cuing about...

24 min
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