Let’s dive into the world of Classical Pilates with Andrea Maida. Whether you are a contemporary or a classical Pilates teacher you will learn a lot from this interview.
- Have you ever thought about the importance of the Classical Pilates order?
- Or do you personally feel “confined” by the strict order?
- Do you enjoy repetition in Pilates?
- Or do you feel that you constantly have to come up with something new for your clients?
The choice on how to teach is yours and I am not trying to make this decision for you. However, as always, I encourage you to question and to dive deeper into Pilates.
There is a reason and purpose for each exercise in Pilates.
Contrology (pilates) is not a system of haphazard exercises designed to produce only bulging muscles.
And we shouldn’t treat a Pilates workout as a conventional gym workout. Instead, let’s try to figure out the genius of Joseph Pilates and his system. Andrea Maida, an extraordinary classical Pilates teacher, has been intrigued and excited about exploring the importance of the classical Pilates order in her personal practice and while teaching her students. Today she wants to share with you what she has discovered along with several other Pilates “revelations” that have revolutionized her Pilates vision.
I hope that this interview will help you develop a fresh look on classical Pilates order and how to use it to the benefit of your clients (and yourself.) Listen, learn and ask your questions.
Questions discussed in the interview (NEW: practical worksheet, classical Pilates order and full transcript!)
- The importance of Classical Pilates order
- Andrea’s explanation of the purpose of the order of mat exercises (download)
- Andrea’s complete Super-Advanced Reformer order (download it)
- The must-have exercises for any Pilates session
- “Check-in” exercises to track your client’s progress and keep them coming back
- How to encourage clients to take Pilates from the studio to their day-to-day life
- Andrea’s advice on how to enhance your teaching style