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Pilates Teaching Tips: How to Handle Obstinate Pilates Clients Who Say “NO” to Exercises that Are Beneficial To Their Progress and Health Improvement

I was asked the question below from a friend and fellow Pilates Teacher this week and thought it would make an excellent topic for a blog post.  Whether you’re a newer Pilates Teacher or well-seasoned expert, we’ve all been faced with difficult clients.  Learning how to handle and confront the issue in a kind and […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Harnessing the Power of Creativity To Improve Your Health

Do you remember when you were a child how much time you lived and played with your imagination?  Tapping into your creative powers to create fun games to play with friends, paint and draw pictures, make up fairy-tale stories, and all sorts of amazing things!  Then…somewhere along the way, some big person squelched the juice out […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Mind-Body Health, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Progressing Pilates Programs: Advanced Pilates Exercises or Back to Basics?

I’m always amazed when I take an experienced client back to just the beginner Pilates exercises at how much they connect to the work and get more from their Pilates sessions.  Of course I always do the basics in a more advanced workout, but a beginner Pilates Reformer and Mat with a little fine-tuning gets […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Pilates Exercise Focus – How To Fix a Snapping Hip

I recently received a question from Kylie,  a fellow Pilates teacher, regarding snapping hip syndrome and what to do to make it go away during exercise. Here are her comments and question: “I have some very hip flexor dominant students that suffer from hip click in quite a few of the Pilates exercises, big one […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Developing a Workout Program for a Pilates Client with a High Hip and Short Leg

In my opinion, everyone who is teaching Pilates should have an opinion on this topic!  And each of our answers (and the exercises we choose to incorporate into a workout program) might be slightly different.  That’s ok, as long as the end result is positive for the client, and enough thought has gone into program […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Beginner Pilates Program Design – No Neck Flexion

Designing safe and effective Pilates training programs that are client-specific, goal-oriented, and help improve whole-body health is the primary function of a great Pilates teacher. You can know lots of good exercises, but it’s the subtle changes, adaptations, or order for workout sequence that help your clients get the results they are looking for from […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Knees Over Chest Is Best – For Getting Great Benefits from Pilates Training

I’ve been focusing a bit more on my own Pilates workouts lately – and it’s such fun to discover new things about the same old exercises I’ve been doing and teaching now for fifteen years!  It’s never boring, and regardless of whether I’m teaching a client, or giving myself a workout – I’m amazed at […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Pilates and Pregnancy: Exercise Guidelines – Resources for More Information

Darlene Asks about Pilates and Pregnancy… Dear Aliesa, I am teaching a Pilates class and one of the participants has told me that she is pregnant. She has been doing Pilates for a while and is strong and knows her limits, but I am looking for a resource where I can research the limitations and […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Opening the Ribcage for More Lift in Spine Extension

I’m always experimenting with cues to help find good images that my clients can associate with while they’re moving through their workouts. When I can associate a relatable picture to proper body position and movements – I usually get great execution of each Pilates exercise. Here’s my new cue of the week for improving Spine […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Pilates Core Conditioning – Dr. Seuss Exercise Teaching Cue for Ab Workouts

I’m always looking for great new Pilates Teaching cues.  Here’s the one that came to me this week – thanks to a client who had a big number three on the front of her shirt. Good images for cueing can come from anywhere! Do you remember reading Dr. Seuss as a kid?  One of my favorite stories was […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.