I’ve been teaching Pilates 18+ years now.
Because most of my clients are seniors, I never get to do many of the intermediate exercises and certainly not the advanced ones.
Seniors have too many issues and joint placement problems to be in the more strenuous exercise positions.
So, when I have a group of two or three in a class, I use two or three different pieces of equipment. Each person gets a series of exercises on each piece of equipment then I rotate them to a new piece of equipment.
Usually, the night before the class I think through what I’m going to do:
- How many reps
- How many exercises on each piece of equipment
- Timing each exercise
The clients love doing different things and I love the challenge of working on my cueing so no one is confused.
Being very precise but making each cue understandable so that it paints a clear picture with the client is key. I still tell them where they should be feeling the exercises and the positive effects they are getting.
Everyone has a great time. Even the teacher.
Tip of the Day: Place a broom or golf club behind your head holding on to the club at the ends. Pull your shoulder blades together, dropping your shoulders. Sit and Stand tall. Good Posture Becomes You.