Category: Pilates World

Teacher Spotlight- Lisa Sullivan, owner of Designed Pilates

Lisa is the owner of Designed Pilates and teaches group and 1-1 classes in her local area close to Cambridge.  Lisa is a keen runner who found Pilates during the pandemic, and qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates with JPilates. Ongoing CPD education has continued with JPilates which includes: Pilates for Pain… Read more »

Imposter Syndrome

Recently, we surveyed many Pilates teachers asking about their fears and concerns of being a Pilates teacher. 80% said they suffered from Imposter Syndrome, doubting themselves and feeling like a fraud. On delving deeper, this belief appears to arise from several sources. Insecurities- of feeling they do not have enough knowledge and experience, of being… Read more »

Teacher Spotlight- Charli Hilton, founder of And Breathe Pilates

Charli Hilton, founder of And Breathe Pilates, is a Pilates teacher with a specialty in chronic pain. Charli teaches Mat & Reformer classes , chronic pain recovery programmes, and pain workshops. How would you describe your style of teaching? I like to keep it flowing as I try to create a moving meditation for the… Read more »

Teacher Spotlight- Kate Abbott Pilates

Introducing Kate Abbott, owner of Kate Abbott Pilates, a fully-equipped studio based on the Essex/Suffolk border. Fully comprehensive teacher, completely trained by JPilates How would you describe your style of teaching? My clients would say I work them hard and take no prisoners but they are always surprised when it is the end of the… Read more »

World Gratitude Day – Pilates for Everybody

Joseph Pilates recipe for happiness was a “…body developed with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily & satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure” His Method continues to bring so many positive influences and benefits to our world in the form of injury rehabilitation, pain management, charitable… Read more »

Classical Pilates or Contemporary Pilates? What do they mean?

Authentic Pilates? Classical Pilates ? Clinical Pilates??? With so many styles of Pilates it can be hard to know what the different descriptions mean. These are my personal distinctions of the definitions: Archival /ɑːˈkʌɪv(ə)l/ adjective relating to or constituting archives.”the club maintains an archival research library” (of a material such as paper) of suitable quality… Read more »

The JPilates Mat Graduates- Where are they now?

When you qualify as a Pilates teacher with JPilates, there is a whole Pilates community waiting for you! The extensive support does not stop when you qualify but is available whenever you need questions answered, some advice or a sounding board for ideas. I recently caught up with some of the Mat 20/21 graduates and… Read more »

The Pilates Elders

As Pilates teachers we know that the stronger the foundation, the greater the movement potential. We teach to ground through the feet, legs, arms and shoulders in order to lift, lengthen and elongate. The essence of many of the exercises requires stability of one body part against the mobility of another and success is found… Read more »

Ready, Steady, Go……….Teach Your First Pilates Class!

To all the fabulous JPilates Mat graduates and any one else who is starting up their Pilates business, Now that you have passed your exams with flying colours, it’s time put put all that knowledge and hard work not practise and start your classes and sessions! Even though we had our Business & Marketing session,… Read more »