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There are many things that are great about the Pilates industry. However many of the practices we take for granted are out of date, or just plain woo.

These are the Elephants in the room in Pilates, and we’re here to talk about them, openly and honestly and with a few F-bombs thrown in.

This show is about debunking the myths and giving you science-based tools to become a better, happier and more fearless teacher.

Episode 26: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition in the Pilates studio. We look at what osteoporosis is, the anatomy and physiology of bone, and how to use exercise to increase bone density….

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Episode 25: Radical Candor

Many of the daily frustrations we face in the workplace can actually be solved easily. All you need to do is have a radically candid conversation with the person concerned….

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Episode 23: Hypermobility

Is it ok to lock your joints? Should we give corrective exercises or special cues to people who are hypermobile? Listen in to find out! Links World Health Organisation (WHO)…

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Episode 22: Be Yourself

Many of us feel a pressure to be a “proper” Pilates instructor – whatever the heck that is. Here are our thoughts on why – and how, you can be…

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Episode 16: Scoliosis

What’s the best exercise for scoliosis? Probably one of the most common questions we get asked by our students. Listen to find out the answer. Links Lamar Gant the first…

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Episode 13: Cueing Elephants

In Pilates there are SO many myths, so much baggage. So many convoluted pseudo-scientific theories about cueing. Luckily, the facts turn out to be quite simple. Much simpler than you’d…

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Episode 12: Teaching Online

Cloe shares her experiences teaching Reformer online, and we unpack the many benefits to both the client and teacher, of online Pilates. And Raph gives a mini-harangue about not undercharging…

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Episode 10: Fascia-nating

Fascia. We all love it. But what is it, how does it work, and does knowing about it actually change anything in the way we should work with our clients?…

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Episode 9: Hands On Assists?

Hands-on cues and touching have been an important part of Pilates. But are they still? COVID has forced us to rethink their value. Join us for a nuanced (sort of)…

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Episode 8: Pregnancy Elephants

For Pilates instructors, few topics provoke as much anxiety as working with prenatal clients. As a consequence many instructors compulsively seek continuing education on prenatal and postnatal Pilates. Sadly, most…

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Episode 6: Is Alignment Important?

Proper technique is important for safety, right? Have you ever thought through specifically why you believe this? Like, beyond something vague like “it’s bad for your discs”? If you want…

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Episode 4: Your Brain Is A Liar

A client comes to see you with pain. You give them some special exercises and send them on their way feeling awesome. Obviously the exercises worked, right? Not so fast….

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Episode 2: imPostURE Syndrome

Posture is often thought to be at the heart of Pilates, but is it still relevant? Can “faulty” posture really cause pain or dysfunction? What is dysfunction anyway? We take…

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