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Sharon Goldman

Sharon Goldman is a freelance writer and a Pilates instructor based in New Jersey. She can be found at www.bodymeow.com.

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Dos and Don’ts for Pilates Instructors

October 25, 2012

Teaching Pilates, like any fitness discipline, can be challenging—especially for new teachers. After all, there are many aspects of instruction that take time and experience to improve, including motivating students, sequencing exercises and getting clients to follow verbal cues.

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Pilates Equipment Teaching Techniques

May 4, 2012

Pilates, like any fitness discipline, can be challenging to teach—especially for new instructors. After all, there are many aspects of teaching that take time and experience to improve, including motivating students, sequencing exercises and getting clients to follow verbal cues.

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Clients Too Flexible? Risks & Solutions

April 26, 2012

If a client is hypermobile, it means he or she has a greater-than-normal range of joint movement, thought to be due to lax connective tissues. While flexibility is usually deemed a positive physical attribute enjoyed by a lucky few, many Pilates instructors don’t realize that hypermobility is more common than one might think and can be a root cause of chronic pain and postural issues.

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How to Handle the Hypermobile Client

December 23, 2011

Many Pilates clients fight to increase their flexibility. Some struggle to touch their toes, for instance, while others work hard to stretch their shoulders and some are barely able to sit cross-legged. But how do you handle the ones who are as pliable as Play-Doh and fight just to hold themselves in place?

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