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Tonight we talked about pregnancy protocols in relation to specific exercises (Elephant, Arabesque, Jackrabbit). We also discussed feeling like you don't know what you are doing when you first start and what being passionate about teaching really means. Also, Pilates on Tour is coming to Phoenix! We discussed what is included and what you'll get out of it.
Tonight Larry answers questions about the financial side of running a Pilates studio including how to analyze the debt to income ratio and how to look at studio financials and budgeting. Additionally, Katrina talks about almond and coconut milk - how to make your own for health and budget reasons. Follow up questions about working with pregnant clients especially those that are also working out at a gym or other places.
Tons of questions tonight including:
how to study for the Balanced Body test out
the benefit of Romana based classes - classical versus contemporary
healing from Diastasis Recti surgery
working with elderly client with hip bursitis
using short yellow instead of long yellow springs
working with golfer that dislocates their shoulder
what classes to take at Pilates On Tour Chicago
working with skinny females that prefer mat
using MindBody software for one instructor
Great questions tonight including:
prolotherapy versus cortisone injections
how to change the resting length of muscles
proper gait and jumping mechanics
how to lengthen the Achilles
using the hamstrings on the Short box series (for hip flexion)
accurate cueing of anatomy
how the breathing impacts the core muscles
how Pilates creates flexibility
why you should use a rib cage breath while doing core work
Wow, 100 episodes and still more great questions coming! Tonight we covered topics such as:
Valsalva manuever versus Pilates breathing
Hyper extending knees and how to work with them
Weight lifting belts and the core
Finding personal muscle imbalances
Functional footprints versus rotational discs
Tonight we had several questions emailed in as well as a live discussion about Pilates on Tour Phoenix recap - one participant's experience and thoughts. Other questions included topics such as identifying Pilates email scams, dealing with a PT's recomendation to avoid Pilates, working with clients that are out of touch with what their body feels, identifying the muscle imbalance in sciatica (follow up from previous episodes), dealing with bowed tibais and more!
Tonight we are talking about dealing with the cold season as a Pilates instructor, particularly the cancelation policies. Bonus! Recipes to keep you well during this season! Also, we cover questions about the psoas, long versus short strap use on the Reformer and opposition with in the exercises.
We had two case studies, one that dealt with giving clients homework for trips and one that dealt with progressions through injuries. I also discussed how to handle client's criticism, how the lesson plans help develop your teaching and how the P3 program fosters critical thinking skills not regurgitation of facts.
Last week I talked about the words of God which are "pure and simple". Sometimes I believe that we miss the will of God because we are looking for and really expectating spectacular revelations. I focused back to Hannah in 1 Samuel 2, whom God blessed with Samuel, a priest, a prophet, and a judge, a servant to Israel. Although Hannah suffered many years of torment and provocation from her rival, she received the words of the priest Eli as she prayed in the temple after sacrificing at Shiloh. Hannah was herself a pure vessel to receive the purifying words of the Lord. That is why I have entitled this message "Unto the Pure".
Lots of great questions tonight as well as follow up to previous podcasts including discussions on:
how to work with the toe corrector /toe gizmo for bunions
specific cueing strategies for working with sciatica and finding the muscle imbalance
how to work with a hernia of any kind
more info on Thread the Needle and Reverse Swan
how muscle balancing can help pinched nerves