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Member Spotlight: What has the PMA enabled you to do?


I am a Pilates Student in Omaha, Nebraska. The PMA has introduced a whole new world of Pilates to me. I love hearing about what is happening in the rest of the world, pertaining to Pilates. I started practicing Pilates in September...

 

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Member Spotlight: What tips would you give to Pilates students attempting the Roll-Up?


Begin in a seated position. Bend your knees, hip-width apart. Reach your arms forward. Inhale to prepare. Exhale, begin to roll your pelvis back away from your thighs. Hollow your abdominal wall, and draw your navel back as if you want to turn a swea

 

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Member Spotlight: By the end of next year what would you like to improve your ability to do?


By the end of 2020 I would like to improve my ability to do a full split. I was able to do a split when I was a kid, but alas, no more...

 

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Member Spotlight: What is the best continuing education course you've ever taken?


The Kathy Stanford Grant Heritage Training! Kathy's work is supportive of teaching pilates to those with movement challenges, different abilities and high level movers...

 

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Member Spotlight: To enhance my skills as a Pilates teacher I would like to learn more about...


Being in this business for over 30 years ~ our clients are aging and some are starting to get dementia or such. And also, some have passed, which is extremely difficult for us...

 

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Member Spotlight: What do you wish more people knew about Pilates?


I wish that people knew that the Pilates method is an excellent tool to use for individuals with neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson's and stroke. I have been a fitness trainer for over 30 years and a Pilates practitioner...

 

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Member Spotlight: What do you wish more people knew about Pilates?


What I wish more people knew about Pilates is that each apparatus is a specific tool to help with a specific issue in a specific situation. Joseph Pilates invented his apparatus with specific students in mind...

 

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Member Spotlight: What is your biggest Pilates accomplishment?


My biggest Pilates achievement is becoming a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher at age 60. They say that 50 is the new 40, but this wasn’t the case for me! When I turned 50, I began to notice signs of aging; stiffness, less flexibility, more...

 

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