It’s NOT for Everyone! Here’s How An Experienced Pilates Student Suffered Month’s of Pain From ‘Planking!’ It’s become a craze. Many fitness classes include it and even hold contests for the longest-held plank! It’s fun and effective but for some, very dangerous! Many Pilates classes now include it. Planking can be a great way to […]
Untrained Teachers and Their Effect on Pilates!
Becky Reijs Speaks Out About the Non-Certified Pilates Teacher It’s a problem. You can watch a video and then call yourself a Pilates teacher! There’s no law against it though most fitness centers will not let anyone teach without certification and insurance. But there’s certification and there’s certification! I, for instance, was trained by a Pilates […]
To Cue or Not To Cue?!
Cueing Is an Accepted Practice in Pilates and This Instructor Is Calling for Change! Not enough change in our book! But at least this fine Pilates instructor is headed in the right direction! If it were up to us there would be no cueing at all! NONE! Nada! (For why we feel so strongly about […]
The Lawsuit That Freed Pilates
In the 1990’s One Man Tried to Stifle Pilates and Almost Won! His name was Sean Gallagher. He owned a Pilates studio in New York City. And he trademarked the word Pilates. This meant no one else could use the word or teach the method or produce the equipment without his permission and a fee! […]
What NOT to Teach!
Several Leading Pilates Instructors Are On a Mission to Stop This! Here’s a great example of how too many of us Pilates teachers are making Pilates far more complicated than it needs to be! Related Posts: Extreme Ab Workout Beware the ‘Plank!’ 5 Surprising Reasons Pilates Is a Better Workout 2 Reasons You’re Not Getting […]