I have been hearing horror stories from the Pilates front lately.
“Do something about that hump in your back on the reformer”.
Would you say that to a client while teaching them Stomach Massage? Maybe you shouldn’t teach stomach massage to someone who should not do it.
Scoop, roll forward, round your back, all terrible exercises for those who come in with a round back, forward head and arms hanging from the front of their body.
Just because we learned these exercises doesn’t mean we should have everyone doing them. Dancers walk tall and erect, most people don’t. Why aren’t you giving exercises that make people walk out of your facility looking different than they walked in?
A trainer at a gym had a group of 50 teachers watching him teach a full squat on the carriage with hands in straps as a new exercise for both private and group lessons. Many Pilates clients at gyms cannot find their abdominals or stabilize their shoulders and you are going to have them stand on the carriage and pull straps?
I don’t think so!
If a client cannot do level I Pilates they haven’t earned the right to do Level II or III. Demonstrate your proficiency then the next level is safe.
Many Pilates teachers don’t think anymore. It’s dangerous to show them advanced exercises that very few clients can do and tell them to teach those exercises to the masses.
A golf/tennis teacher doesn’t take a beginner player and place them against golf/tennis pros in a tournament.
I rest my case!
Tip of the Day: Poor hip position determines how you stand. Hips in neutral pelvic zone create good posture. Sit and Stand tall.
Good Posture Becomes You.