Because of outdated protocols, Osteoporosis has been considered an age-related condition until now.
Squats are a movement we do all day every day. In fact, it is considered the most functional movement in our daily lives.
We have all had those clients that come to us in agony with goals of getting moving and staying moving…If they could just get back to moving well, they would feel great, they say.
In my 10+ years of teaching and owning a studio, I have been advised over and over that if I want to be successful in this industry, I should avoid using the word Pilates in describing or promoting my business.
What happens to the mind-body connection when the mind (and body) are consumed with external distractions? When the mind is consumed, the connection to the body is lost.
It is easy to get caught up in the minutia, and to try to manage every Movement in every body all at once. This sends us down the rabbit hole of cueing and cueing and cueing until every possible Movement is seemingly under control.
When we are given a script to memorize for teaching the complex Pilates repertoire, we can lose our connection with the method, the movement, and the client. Movement is dynamic, and so must be our teaching.
Exertion is defined as “how hard you feel like your body is working. It is based on the physical sensations a person experiences during physical activity.”
Why is it that we want our feet to look good, but don’t care if they feel good?
When was the last time you went for a walk or climbed the stairs with your butt clenched?