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The Undercover Instructor - Ep 6 with Laura Saggers from Rise Pilates

I loved filming with Laura! Her warmth and authenticity are evident when ever in her presence and this certainly filters down through the entire studio and everything that Rise Pilates represents. I’m sure instructors and studio owners are going to get a lot out of these interviews at what ever state of there PIlates journey!

The Undercover Instructor - Ep 5 with Miriam Jones from Motion and Repose

It was such a full circle experience for me to interview Miriam Jones. Miriam was the reason I decided to become a pilates teacher and I know there are many of you out there who she has done the same for. Honestly I should have just walked in to this Undercover Instructor series with a GoPro on my head because basically everything that comes from Miriam is considered and thought out and then applied to how it will best help you. She has an insane amount of experience training teachers ranging from Pilates to Barre and has just recently opened the doors of her mentor program and home studio.

Have you ever cleaned up your Cuing?

How often do you clean up your cuing as a Pilates instructor? Our words matter but sometimes we go into auto pilot mode when we are teaching without ever reflection on whether or not those words are having the impact we want on our clients.

This all starts from learning how to build awareness in to your own self practice and teaching instead of this kind of regurgitation of information quick fix, quick win approach. it's not for the faint hearted. 

If you want depth, if you want fulfilment, if you want to reach your potential and not cut corners it takes hard work! 
We need to learn how to take what we have learnt in our training or from our mentors and then be willing to do the inner work, the outer work, do the experimenting, sit with the messy stuff and the failures and then repeat it over and over again so that we truely and understand it! don’t just copy or fake it!

How to be a creative instructor

Being a creative instructor comes in many different forms!

Being more creative or having more variety in my teaching toolbox is something I used to worry about a lot.

Over time and with the guidance of many mentors I've realised creativity does not always come in the form of a new transition or amazing exercise nobody has ever seen before, and actually most clients don't even care!

Self development tools for a more enjoyable Pilates Career

Over time I've learned to incorporate many of the things I used in my previous life as an athlete coupled with the tips I’ve got from many of my mentors and applied them to my pilates teaching career which has both increased the quality of my teaching and the enjoyment it brings me.

Setting up little ‘triggers’ that help you transition from one moment to the next will turn ordinary moments in your Pilates career to the most extraordinary ones!

What's your future Pilates Career look like?

When I finally watched the courier deliver my first BIG Pilates Playbook shipment I really couldn’t believe that this is what my Pilates career now looked like! If you asked me at the start of my pilates teaching training if thats what I would have been doing I would have laughed!

Sometimes our goals don't become clear straight away but if we don't make time to reflect on what feels good to us or how we can bring our own unique skills and abilities to the industry then we end up chasing other peoples 'shiny' goals. 

We become both distracted and burnt out pretty quickly as thats not what our Pilates Soul ever wanted in the first place!!