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Jasmine’s journey to be a Pilates Matwork teacher (week 3)

As mentioned in my previous post, it was a nightmare when I was faced with different types of bodies, different levels of skills, and varying degrees of body awareness, ALL AT ONE TIME. Also, I had difficulties in introducing breathing to my students. To ensure these problems will not surface in my next class, I […]

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Jasmine’s journey to be a Pilates Matwork teacher (week 2)

A new milestone in life – my first Pilates class! Choreographing the layout of class is just as difficult as I thought. To compensate for my poor memory, I had to practice repeatedly to ensure my body remembers the order of pieces. It was nerve-wrecking at the start of the class as it has been […]

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Spine Corrector – a personal favourite

One of my favourite Pilates equipment to work with is the Spine Corrector, also known as the small barrel. Unlike the more well-known Pilates Reformer which looks like a single rectangular bed: The Spine Corrector is rounded and curved. This unique shape provides many opportunities for me to explore the natural curves of my spine with […]

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Pilates Matwork vs Spine Corrector

Quite often we get asked, “What is a Spine Corrector ?” Pilates Matwork is more known than the Spine Corrector and because of that, we offer Spine Corrector group classes at our sister studio Pilates BodyTree, for clients to experience this unique Pilates equipment. The Spine Corrector is an equipment originally designed by Joseph Pilates – […]

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Jasmine’s journey to be a Pilates Matwork teacher (week 1)

Finally, the long-awaited Pilates Matwork teacher training program was here! Despite knowing that my precious weekend would be burnt, it is still pretty exciting to have a deeper understanding of the exercises I have been practising for the past 6 months. I guess what’s scary for me is the “theory” part of the teacher training […]

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Corporate director turned Pilates teacher trainer

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Being a Pilates Teacher Can Be The Best Career Choice

When I was choosing which subjects to pursue in university, I definitely did not consider fitness instructor, yoga teacher or a Pilates teacher as a career.  Actually, it never crossed my mind – truthfully, I didn’t know what I wanted to do then! Today, more than 30 years later, there is still no requirement of a […]

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Become a Pilates Matwork Teacher

As Pilates becomes more popular and well known, there have been more enquiries to become a qualified Pilates Teacher. Most if not all Pilates teaching training programs in the market today require 12 to 18 months of commitment to become a fully qualified Pilates teacher. This is largely due to the number of movements on […]

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Why a Pilates Teacher Must Study Human Anatomy

I still remember my early days when studying to become a Pilates Teacher. I sat through my first anatomy session and to say the least, I was completely lost – the language was totally unfamiliar although it was conducted in English! Why is it important for a Pilates Teacher to have a good understanding of anatomy? […]

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Understanding Knee Pain Due to Misalignment for Pilates Teachers

Over the years of being a Pilates teacher, I observed that knee pain complaints from clients are getting more prevalent. Within this week, I have two clients with knee pain (on the inside) which they have not experienced before or have not experienced for quite sometime. Probing further I found out they experienced knee pain […]

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