Leaders In Fitness

Pilates Tips for Teaching Students with Multiple Sclerosis 

Working with clients with multiple sclerosis can be challenging. After all, you’d be hard pressed to find another medical condition with more possible symptoms. Plus, every single case is so different that it’s hard to generalize what an “MS workout” looks like.

How Pilates works during pregnancy - the magic of Pilates as the best pre and post natal exercise 

As an advanced level certified Pilates instructor of many years and Head Pilates Instructor at MINT Health Club and Spa in DC, I have worked with many women during and after their pregnancies. When I found out this year that I was pregnant, I decided to turn to a top expert to hear why she suggests Pilates as the best pre and post natal exercise.

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Leaders in Fitness Launches Continuing Education Platform for Pilates and Fitness Professionals

We’ve been following the trends in online pilates education for years now. A new offering in online fitness education looks to be a great web service for pilates professionals looking to continue their education and renew their certification. The service has loads of Pilates and Dance video courses on the website. We included a copy of the company’s latest press release here.

How Pilates works for me - a ballet dancer on the magic of the Pilates method

Kristy Windom, faculty member and guest ballet mistress of the Washington School of Ballet and a former Company member of the Washington Ballet, Cleveland Ballet and Washington Opera Ballet is a great fan of the Pilates method. After taking sessions with me on the Reformer and Jumpboard, I asked her a few questions about her experience with Pilates and how it impacted her body and career.

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Fitness Blogger Meet and Tweet

Pilates-Pro attended the Fitness Blogger Meet and Tweet this May and it was quite an exciting event! It was a dreary and rainy Wednesday morning, but inside the Metropolitan Pavilion it was fresh and full of energy! Fitness Magazine put together a fantastic event! We were excited to network with other professionals who are as fitness-obsessed and love living a healthy lifestyle like us. We also had the opportunity to meet fitness bloggers, as well as beauty and fashion bloggers.

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Building a Business with Meaning

The problem, a friend said indelicately, is you have mistaken yourself for the pie maker. You can’t make the pies anymore. You traded that in for figuring out how to keep the lights on and the doors open. You’re the shopkeeper. Pies come second. Or do they? Roughly three years after opening my studio, it was clear to me that my business most surely had a hold of me rather than me a hold of it.

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Pilates Day - May 5, 2012

Pilates Day is an annual event that takes place the first Saturday in May, and it was created by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Pilates enthusiasts across the nation participate in this annual fitness initiative by attending various events to promote their passion for Pilates! For business owners, it’s a great way to promote their studio and increase traffic. Studios will be hosting worldwide events to create fitness awareness in the Pilates industry. Pilates Day offers people the opportunity to network and participate in community activities with others who share the same enthusiasm for Pilates!

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Featured Studio Manager: Ian Landers

It’s a busy weekday afternoon and the lunch hour hiatus is at an all time high. Ian Landers, Studio Manager of Power Pilates in New York City, agreed to set some time aside to be interviewed on his current role as Studio Manager - slash - daily peace keeper. After throwing back a quick sandwich and tending to multiple phone calls, Ian shares what it’s really like behind the scenes at a popular classical Pilates studio in Manhattan and what motivates him to drive the business and stand out among local competitors.

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How to Teach a Multi-Level Reformer Class

In the age of Groupon and social media marketing, all the rules have changed. The weak economy combined with the huge number of discount advertisers and internet specials has made many studios think twice about how they want to manage and charge for classes. Hardly a day goes by where I don’t receive an email about another studio offering a package at a greatly reduced price. It would be nice to be able to ignore the concept of cut-rate Pilates, but given the nature of business today, we don’t have that luxury. What we can do is learn how to deal with and effectively teach reformer classes with students of varying levels of experience.

Is Pilates Making Children Smarter than their Parents?

Julie Toren, co-owner of The Pilates Loft adds, “It is the future. People are starting to realize Pilates not only helps to correct injuries and normal problems caused by aging, but prevents them from ever occurring. Smart parents like Mary are getting their children involved while they are young, in hopes of making their lives easier as they get older.”

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