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Magical thinking and factually incorrect beliefs abound in many industries and Pilates is no exception. Most Pilates education is decades out of date at best, and at worst just plain pseudoscientific.

Many of these false beliefs have become accepted wisdom in the Pilates industry but are massively at odds with accepted science and best practice in exercise, health and movement teaching. This inconvenient disconnect means there are lots of topics in Pilates that are ‘Elephants in the Room’ – things we don’t question because it’s a bit heretical to do so.

Well, we’re here to change that.

Join Cloe Bunter and Raphael Bender, dive into ‘the facts’ using the most up to date research and interview key professionals in their field. They will tackle the myths from posture, to core strengthening for low back pain, to scapular stabilization … oh boy the list is very, very long!

Language Warning – we do swear a little. But we have cute accents!

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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