Efficiency Part 1…Update…

October 31, 2012 at 9:52 am 2 comments

Pilates Teachers: Just wanted to note that I had a little (though major information) mistake in my latest blog. Somehow I mentioned all of the quadriceps as hip flexors! ABSOLUTELY NOT SO! Only rectus femoris is a hip flexor. The quadriceps as a unit are knee extensors. Please reread (especially the section on hip flexion before knee extension): Efficiency…Part 1

Thank you for your patience and thank you for those who helped me catch it!

– Shari

 

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Register early and bring your teacher friends for workshops that exceed your normal expectations. It’s time you really got what you need from workshops…I work to provide! Your time and money are precious. Let’s give you what you need.

And so many more workshops to come…we can do one at your studio, too!

****Please share this information and tell your Pilates teacher friends and colleagues to come on over for workouts and workshops that will get your Pilates-teaching-juices flowing.****

Again, these are not your typical workshops where you might get 1 useful tidbit. You will leave full of new teaching skills and ways to look at Mr. Pilates work. You will have a new perspective on Pilates that will enliven your teaching and your own workouts!

See full details below for:

2012 continues with:

Great Neck (Long Island), NY, USA – Nov. 11

NYC, NY, USA – Nov. 13

Mamaroneck (Westchester), NY, USA – Dec. 2

NYC, NY, USA – Dec. 11

2013 starts with:

Boston, MA: January 13

Atlanta, GA: February 1-3 (Pilates on Tour)

Vicenza, ITALY: February 9-10

L.A./Manhattan Beach, CA: February 23-24

London ENGLAND: April 26-28 (Pilates on Tour); sessions at Pi Studios

Rhinebeck, NY: May 19

(and more to follow!)

Nov. 13, 2012 – Real Pilates, NYC, NY, USA

Anatomy Afternoons – Leg Strength/Hip Flexion Family

Hip Flexors, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Adductors/Inner Thighs all need to be strong and supple. But what is “get out of your hip flexors” and why do hip flexors cramp? Should knees really be “soft”? What is a locked joint? What do we really need to teach and do? It’s time for an education of biomechanics and functional anatomy…applied to Pilates exercises. We’ll go through each exercise related to leg and hip flexor strength to understand the progression.
-Learn which muscles need to be strengthened and which need to be stretched for exercises with leg action or support to work.
-See how to recognize what is weak when an exercises “fails”
-Walk away with the ability to apply this knowledge to Pilates exercises: a true understanding and ability to help your client (and yourself) strengthen and stretch so that Hip Flexion and Leg strength/stretch are easier to accomplish earlier in your Pilates life.

Register at http://www.realpilatesnyc.com

Nov. 11, 2012 – Great Neck (Long Island), NY, USA

Please save the date and connect with Shannon Carafello at Shannon.Carafello@equinox.com if you are interested in attending

We will have all of the information by the middle of this coming week!

So, if you’re in the Long Island area…or anywhere near, save the date and plan for PMA CEC workshops and likely sessions, too!

Of course, you can email me your interest, as well! info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

Dec. 2, 2012 – Mamaroneck (Westchester), NY, USA – Fiore Pilates

Semi-Private Sessions: 10a & 11a

Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy: How the Body Really Works and How to Cue That Reality – 12:30p-4:30p

4PMA CECs

While your physical intuition is an important asset in teaching Pilates, intuition is not enough. To sincerely take care of your clients, you must know the truth of how the body works. Cue the reality, not the myths or mistakes. Being a confident teacher depends on it…demands it. We’ll work to understand the bio-mechanics primarily surrounding the pelvis, spine with a minor bit of shoulder girdle to connect the torso and how to apply this information to your teaching. I promise to make this information extremely accessible. You won’t even realize that you’re learning the physics of your body! Knowing and understanding is the only way.

For more information, contact Fiore Pilates at info@fiorepilatesonline.com or call 914-381-3201

Dec. 11, 2012 – Real Pilates – NYC, NY, USA

Anatomy Afternoons – Arm Strength/Shoulder Girdle Family

2-3:30pm

$60

In the effort to craft a more balanced body (and mind), arms are often neglected in Pilates. It wasn’t always that way. Women are the majority of modern Pilates clientele and they need strong shoulder girdles and arms just as much as men. The mechanics of the shoulder girdle is relatively simplistic, though incredible; however, most work with a considerable misunderstanding and the shoulder girdle/arm strengthener exercises become ineffective. It’s time for an education. We’ll go through each exercise related to the strengthening of the shoulder girdle and arm to understand the progression.
-Learn how the shoulder girdle functions and apply that knowledge to Pilates exercises.
-See how to recognize what needs to strengthen first and which actions need to happen in what sequence in order to have a successful shoulder/arm workout.
-Walk away with the ability to apply this knowledge to Pilates exercises: a true understanding and ability to help your client (and yourself) strengthen and stretch so that Shoulder Girdle/Arm Strengthening is easier to accomplish earlier in your Pilates life.

To register, go to http://www.realpilatesnyc.com

2013:

Save the date and register for:

Jan. 15 – Real Pilates – NYC, NY, USA

Anatomy Afternoons – Push Up/Plank Family

2-3:30pm

$60

You’ve been teaching your clients, but still hold back from push ups. You yourself keep away. It’s understandable…but…it’s time to make it happen! Again, let’s dig into the Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy of the chest and shoulder girdle…as well as the entire support and strength of the torso that allows for a push up to happen. We’ll go through each exercise that leads up into a push up to understand the progression.
– Learn what needs to strengthen in order to hold a plank and do a pushup
-See how to recognize what needs to be strengthened in what order to accomplish a pushup
-Walk away with the ability to apply this knowledge to Pilates exercises: a true understanding and ability to help your client (and yourself) strengthen and stretch so that push ups are easier to accomplish earlier in your Pilates life

To register, go to http://www.realpilatesnyc.com

Boston, MA: January 13, 2013 – Pilates Back Bay

We’re in the midst of completing the schedule for the day, but be prepared for the following:

9-9:45a Master Mat Class

10a-1p, 2p-5p Biomechanics/Functional Anatomy/Physiology workshop that will help you understand how the body really works and apply that knowledge to your teaching so that it’s immediately useful and will be something you can grow and develop with over time. I’ll send out word which workshop it will be specifically very soon…but…know it will be truly educational and extremely accessible no matter what your teaching and physiology education levels are.

There will be 6 PMA CECs attached to this workshop.

To register or receive information contact:

Kachina Fredricks
Owner – Pilates Back Bay
376 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
studio: 617-266-8080
cell: 603-566-4972
kachina@pilatesbb.com
www.pilatesbb.com

Atlanta, GA: February 1-3, 2013 (Pilates on Tour)

All details coming up, but you can always get information at the Pilates on Tour website

Also, I’ll keep you posted via this newsletter and on The Pilates Teacher Blog not to mention Facebook and twitter!

Vicenza, ITALY: February 9-10, 2013

Save the date!

All details coming up. I’ll keep you posted via this newsletter and on The Pilates Teacher Blog not to mention Facebook and twitter!

L.A./Manhattan Beach, CA: February 23-24, 2013 – Body & Mind Coe-Dynamics

10a, 11a, 12n Semi Private Sessions

2-5p Shoulder Girdle: A Delicate Balance

3PMA CECs

The Shoulder Girdle is a complex system. When I first started teaching, all I knew was “pull your wings down” and “crack a walnut”. The more I study biomechanics, the more I know there’s very little down and no cracking. It’s a delicate balance of bone, muscles, ligaments, tendons…and constant reassessing.

Dynamic Stability is what we’re looking for. Let’s spend time studying where we’re going with the shoulder girdle and how to get there in Pilates. We’ll take time with anatomy and biomechanics, Pilates exercises, common ailments and all of your questions. Take a moment to review what you already know before the workshop…then we can grow from there.

– You will learn how the shoulder girdle joint really work in terms that you can really understand and use.

– You will practice working with this new information on Pilates exercises.

– You will leave with far more confidence and a true understanding of how to strengthen clients’ upper back, shoulders and arms!
10a, 11a, 12n Semi Private Sessions

2-5p Archival Exercises: Beyond The Everyday

3PMA CECs

Joseph Pilates created somewhere between 500-­-600 exercises. You know some of the repertoire…it’s time to learn more. In this workshop, you will learn rarely seen and immediately useful exercises on multiple apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Standing Arm Springs) all created by Joseph Pilates. You’ll leave feeling confident in the purpose and technique of teach exercise, have time to do exercises, practice teaching and ask questions. You’ll walk away with your own special archive of exercises for your strong intermediate clients…and yourself!

– You will learn exercises that are immediately useful with more rotation/twisting and lateral flexion/side-bending than you’ve learned thus far.

– You will practice these exercises so that they can truly become part of your repertoire.

– You will leave with a more complete list of exercises to use on your clients…and yourself!

To register, contact Tracy Coe at pilates@coe-dynamics.com and at their website: Body & Mind Coe-Dynamics

LONDON, ENGLAND: April 26-28 (Pilates on Tour); sessions at Pi Studios

All details coming up, but you can always get information at the Pilates on Tour website

and reach out to Pi Studios on their website: Pi Studios

Also, I’ll keep you posted via this newsletter and on The Pilates Teacher Blog not to mention Facebook and twitter!

Rhinebeck, NY: May 19 – Rhinebeck Pilates, NY

Save the date!

All details coming up. I’ll keep you posted via this newsletter and on The Pilates Teacher Blog not to mention Facebook and twitter! And you can always check in with Rhinebeck Pilates at their website: Rhinebeck Pilates

And so many more workshops to come in 2013 and beyond…

Shall we set up something at your studio or the one you work at? Clearly, I travel to teach and enjoy it! Read below for more info!

Workshops in Your Studio:

If you are interested in my teaching workshops and/or semi-private sessions for your teachers at your studio, please contact me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

I’ll be thrilled to put together a program with you for your needs!

While my vocabulary of exercises is classical Pilates, the principles behind my teaching and workshops apply to every style of Pilates.

We have countless topics to play with within technique workshops, biomechanics and functional anatomy workshops and teaching skills workshop that apply to all!

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Sessions:
If you’re in NYC and want a Pilates session e-mail me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

Workshops:
If you’d like a workshop and/or semi-privates at your studio, e-mail me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com I travel all over the world and would be thrilled to come to you!

Consultation:
If you’d like to set up a meeting on the phone or in person to ask questions about teaching or building/maintaining your business, e-mail me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

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Thank you, as always, for taking the time to read this blog! I hope you’ll search around the blog and find articles that appeal to you, write comments, ask questions…I hope you’ll really make use of this! Then…I do hope to work with you in person, too!

Enjoy!

– Shari

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