Newsletter Quizzes

Newsletter Quizzes

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November/December, 2016 - "Reformer Spring Resistance: The Basics"

Have you ever had a client ask you “How much weight is this?” Have you ever wondered what springs to use for different exercises on the reformer? Many programs offer a vague recommendation of how many springs to use for each exercise depending on your students, but sometimes they do not provide the underlying reason for the recommendation or the deeper understanding of what the specific resistance provides to a specific exercise.
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February, 2016 - "Pilates For the Overweight Client"

All of the benefits that healthy clients gain from Pilates are also available to overweight and obese students (Cakmakci, 2012). Learning how to think about larger bodies and how they relate to Pilates exercises, equipment and props can provide you with mindful solutions that will improve quality of life for a population in need
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September, 2015 - Pilates For “How to Successfully Teach Unilateral Exercises"

In many exercise modalities (including Pilates), bilateral movement is the main focus. But research from the May 2012 issue of European Journal of Applied Physiology reveals that unilateral exercises increase activity in your abdominal and oblique muscles. This means that unilateral exercises strengthen your core in ways that bilateral exercises don’t.
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July, 2015 - Pilates For “Text-Neck”

If you are a Pilates instructor, you can expect to see a new generation of clients with “text neck” walk through your studio doors. Text neck syndrome is a new condition caused by excessive strain on the spine from spending hours looking forward and downward at a technological device (Beaver, 2014). Text neck syndrome is considered an overuse or repetitive stress injury involving the head, neck, and shoulders. Left untreated, text neck can create serious, lasting damage.
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April, 2015 - "Spinal Stenosis"

In our practice we often have clients that come to us suffering from various painful conditions at the recommendation of others. Research has demonstrated that the Pilates Method has been a substantial contributor to creating a pain-free movement experience for those that haven’t been pain free in years.
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January, 2015 - "Pilates: Rx for Sciatica"

Sciatica is a common yet painful condition. But the good news is that targeted Pilates training can help clients not only manage their pain, but in some cases, eliminate it completely. Of course, as is always the case, clients should check with their doctors before beginning any exercise program.
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2014 Newsletter Quizzes

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August, 2014 - "Chronic Fatigue and the Pilates Client"

I had spent months working on the school carnival. After all of the tables were folded, halls swept, and the popcorn and snow cone supplies packed away, I headed home feeling satisfied and happy. But the next morning I found that I could not get out of bed. I felt like I was paralyzed—my limbs were so heavy that I could hardly move them. I thought that I might have the flu, since I was running a low grade fever with a sore throat.
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May, 2014 - "Pilates and Osteoporosis"

The number of people with osteoporosis is growing. According to the National Institute of Health, over 40 million Americans have osteoporosis, and while most of them are older women, men and younger adults are diagnosed with osteoporosis each year. As a Pilates instructor, chances are you have or will work with someone who has osteoporosis, so it is important to understand how you can best help your clients who have this diagnosis.
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April, 2014 - "Peak Conditioning"

Two of the most exciting and effective tools in training today include Pilates and kettlebell training. These two modalities have stood the test of time, and given the simplicity of equipment and accessibility for all levels, Pilates and kettlebell training are the perfect pair. Additionally, they support similar goals and have similar benefits. Let’s peek a little further into the benefits of both and how you might create a workout that supports all students and perhaps introduces them to something new!
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2013 Newsletter Quizzes

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December, 2013 - "Pilates for Athletes"

Athletes have a unique need for core stability, dynamic flexibility and strength specific to their sport. Therefore, it is critical that athletes train with a structure and focus around balance within all aspects of fitness. Fortunately, athletes tend to be extremely strong and powerful movers. Unfortunately, their strength can often be built on a foundation of instability and weakness. Simply put, they tend to train for strength and power rather than stability and flexibility. The model below illustrates the training needs for all people, especially athletes. Here we can see that the foundation of training should incorporate stabilization work and corrective exercises.
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October, 2013 - "Pilates for Big Tall Bodies"

A common mistake I often observe with teachers who work with bigger bodies is that they under estimate the challenge provided by the weight of their student’s limbs. Recently I was giving duet lessons to a married couple.
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June, 2013 - "Back in Balance: Understanding Back Function"

Chances are that, as a trainer, you will be working with someone with back discomfort or pain. Understanding the structure of the back and how it functions will help you determine the best course of action for your client.
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March, 2013 - "Contraindications in Pilates Training"

As Pilates instructors, we know that Pilates can heal through consistent, quality and diligent practice. It’s easy to regard Pilates as a perfect system that could never be harmful. But like any form of exercise, there are contraindicated movements that can in fact, hurt more than help. This article will focus on two very specific and very common demographics, those with osteoporosis and those with low back pain.
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