Why are you doing Pilates? As a teacher you might be struggling to limit your answer to just one sentence. As a student you probably want to move better, look better or feel better. Pilates is just one of the tools in the “healthy lifestyle” treasure box, it’s note a cure-all magic method that will […]View Post
My back has been a constant source of pain for me since high school. Despite visits to the chiropractor, physical therapy and regular exercise I could not find a lasting relief. One day I finally stumbled upon the life-changing form of exercise – Pilates. I learned how to properly strengthen my core and improve my […]View Post
Several years ago I started working with a new student. Her sister talked her into trying Pilates because she simply loved our sessions. Until that moment I have never worked with a Fibromyalgia client before. In fact, I had a very vague understanding of what fibromyalgia was and was not. My new client has been […]View Post
My Pilates love story started with mat. In fact, I didn’t even know at first that there was more to Pilates than just mat work. Growing up in Ukraine I was taking aerobics classes at a local gym. My instructor went to the US for an internship and she came back with this new form […]View Post
“My lower back is killing me. Will Pilates help me?” “I have this nagging pain in my shoulder. Can we do some Pilates exercises for it?” I’ve heard these and plenty more similar questions from my clients ever since I started teaching Pilates. Pilates professionals are often viewed as the magic workers who can do […]View Post
Prenatal Pilates is a topic that consistently stays popular. Pregnancy is a wonderful time in the life of a woman but it often raises a lot of questions and red flags for movement specialists.
- What exercises are safe?
- When should we stop doing Pilates?
- How late in the pregnancy can a woman start a new movement modality?
- How can we deal with pregnancy discomforts?
- And when can a woman safely return to her Pilates practice?
Today we are talking to Leah Stewart about Pilates programming for pre/postnatal clients. Leah first started teaching prenatal teacher training courses as a faculty member of BASI. In 2015 she made a decision to take her teaching courses online and she launched her first interactive online course Prenatal Pilates Doula Program.
In this interview we will talk about the building blocks of creating a well-balanced prenatal Pilates program and will address most common teacher concerns about teaching prenatal clients.
Questions covered in the interview:
- Advice for the expecting mothers on how to stay calm.
- How Pilates teachers can provide support for their clients during pregnancy.
- Beneficial breathing patterns during different stages of pregnancy.
- How to create a well-balanced prenatal Pilates program for a client.
- When is it too late during pregnancy to start a Pilates program?
- What are the benefits of taking a prenatal teacher training course online?