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Matthew Comer

Matthew Comer, MS, is a STOTT PILATES® instructor trainer, and the founder and co-owner of Pilates South Beach. He holds a masterÔÇÖs degree in dance and movement therapy and is a continuing education provider for the Florida Physical Therapy Association. Matthew specializes in the postrehabilitation applications of Pilates. With over 20 years in the industry, he blends his knowledge of performance enhancement, movement analysis, dance, physical therapy and Pilates into one practice.
Certifications: ACE and NASM

Article Archive

Transition to Teaching a Group

March 7, 2011

There’s an art to teaching a fun, well-designed Pilates class. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mat class with or without small props or an equipment-based class—there are key points I always consider when teaching a group. If you’ve been working one-on-one with clients and want to teach groups, the following will assist you in making the transition as smoothly and successfully as possible.

Teach to the Beginner

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Case Study: Older Adult with Multiple Challenges

May 24, 2010

When a client who has multiple physical challenges comes to your practice it can cause a certain amount of anxiety. Before you even schedule the first session, do a thorough phone interview so you can get a strong sense of what issues the client presents. You must also get a physician’s release for exercise. If the client has been seeing a physical therapist, speak with him or her to help you understand the client’s contraindications.

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Drifting in Different Planes

October 1, 2009

Pilates instructors use many planes to help students achieve bodies that can move and work efficiently. Movement awareness and proper execution are a large part of the equation. The same benefits occur in a well-rounded group exercise experience in which you introduce various movement planes. By doing so, you help participants be better prepared to move in life.

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