Pilates Modifications for Clients with Osteoporosis LIVE Workshop October 12

Hey NY/NJ/CT Pilates Teachers! I am coming to Pilates for Every Body in Westport CT on Saturday October 12, 2019 for a day of Pilates Modifications for Clients with Osteoporosis (Mat & Apparatus, Beg - Adv.).

If you teach PIlates and have clients with osteoporosis (low bone density), this live workshop is for you! Learn what movements are contraindicated, what exercises are the most beneficial, and easy to remember rules for modifying any and every exercise in the Pilates repertoire.

We will spend the morning focusing on the full mat (Beginner-Advanced), and the afternoon on the apparatus. We will focus on Reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair (Beginner-Advanced), but I will also answer questions and provide suggestions for other Pilates apparatus.

This workshop will be limited to 10 participants.

4.5 hours, $240 (includes lunch)

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Workshop Schedule:

10:30-11:15 Definitions, treatments, general rules

11:15-12:30 Advanced Mat modified for Osteoporosis class and Mat Q & A

Lunch (a healthy lunch will be provided - included in workshop fee)

1:30-3:30 Apparatus modifications

3:30-4 Q & A

(4.5 hours total)

Location:

Pilates for Every Body, 177 Post Rd West, Nash’s Plaza Shopping Center, Westport CT 06880

Phone: 203-858-8557

Plenty of parking. Convenient location near both the CT Turnpike and the Merritt Parkway. Westport is an hour train ride from NYC.

Lynda Lippin is a PMA-certified Pilates Teacher, ACE-certified personal trainer, Kettlebell and TRX instructor, FASTer Way to Fat Loss® coach, and Usui Reiki Master. She is the founder of the Pilates Teacher Mastermind.

Pilates Teacher Mastermind Workshop Schedule 2019/2020

July’s Osteoporosis workshops were a great success, and I am excited to announce the lineup through January 2020. Each Pilates Teacher Mastermind VIP workshop is 2 hours, livestreamed and recorded in a Pilates studio with demonstrations, and the recording is always available to you even if you can’t make the livestream.

When you subscribe to the Pilates Teacher Mastermind VIP group, you get access to all the workshops, plus weekly Q & As, live videos, and other goodies! It is a great community of Pilates teachers.

See you there!

July 2019

001 - 7/7/19 Osteoporosis Modifications for Pilates Mat (Beg - Adv) - recording in VIP group
002 - 7/21/19 Osteoporosis Modifications for Pilates Apparatus (Beg-Adv) - recording in VIP group

August 2019

003 - 8/4/19 Common Causes of Lower Back Pain, and modifications for Pilates Mat
004 - 8/18/19 Modifications for Clients with Lower Back Pain on Pilates Apparatus

September 2019

005 - 9/1/19 For When A Pilates Client Needs It Simple - Pre-Pilates Fundamentals
006 - 9/15/19 Pre/Post-Natal Pilates

October 2019

007 - 10/6/19 Modifications for Clients with Diastasis Recti and Hernia - the Mat
008 - 10/20/19 Modifications for Clients with Diastasis Recti and Hernia - the Apparatus

November 2019

009 - 11/3/19 Common Causes of Neck/Shoulder Pain, and Modifications for Pilates Mat
010 - 11/17/19 Neck/Shoulder Pain Modifications for Pilates Apparatus

December 2019 (with Greg Youdan)

011 - 12/1/19 Intro to Motor Learning Principles for Pilates Teachers
012 - 12/15/19 Neurological Disorders (ms, stroke, Parkinson's, Huntington's) - What they are, how they progress, and important things we should all know about each.

January 2020

013 - 1/5/20 Teaching Pilates to Clients with Neurological Disorders
014 - 1/19/20 Props in the Pilates Studio - How, What, Where, When, and Why?

February 2020

015 - 2/2/20 Teaching Pilates to Clients with Breast Cancer

016 - 2/16/20 Teaching Pilates to Breast Cancer Survivors

Let's talk Pilates for Diastasis Recti and Hernia

Will Pilates help Diastasis Recti and Hernia?

Can you get stronger?

Can you pull those abs up and in again?

Absolutely!

But you have to modify, and know what to look for and feel for.

My In and Up Diastasis Recti 4 week online course is perfect for women who need to heal a diastasis or hernia.

And for Pilates teachers who see clients with diastasis and hernia.

We start the next round on Monday July 22.

Independence Day Half-Off Sale at Lynda Lippin Pilates

Happy US Independence Day! July 4th and 5th only, enjoy 50% off the following digital Pilates products, programs, and Online Privates using discount code halfoff.

Pilates Audio Classes - $10 each today (reg $20)

These completely portable Pilates audio classes are among my best sellers! Use at home, while traveling, and even in the Pilates studio. Specialized classes for back and neck pain, as well as a good basic Pilates mat class and a Magic Circle/Foam Roller class.

Pilates for Back Pain eCourse - $48.50 today (reg $97)

This comprehensive eCourse includes:

  • 100+ page eBook with photos and instructions for all exercises

  • 9 Audios covering every mat routine plus extras

  • Links to videos where I break down every mat exercise with modifications and variations

  • Links to videos explaining causes of back pain, how to modify exercises, and more!

In and Up Diastasis Repair 4-week Program - $64.50 today (reg $129)

A course specifically designed for women to heal their abdominal separation safely and naturally from the comfort of their own homes. No doctor visits.  No personal training sessions.  Just simple and effective techniques to gently heal the body.

Online Private for Pilates Pros - $55 today (reg $110)

Private online sessions for Pilates teachers in the comfort of your own home, studio, or wherever you are.

Use Discount Code halfoff

Online Osteoporosis Workshop July 7, 2019

I am teaching an online Osteoporosis Workshop this coming Sunday July 7 to give you the facts about osteoporosis so that you can help your clients stay strong and functional for as long as possible.

I am hearing myths about osteoporosis being spread in Pilates groups online.

These myths go against the researched knowledge and recommendations of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.

These myths will harm your clients.

If you find my videos and discussions on modifying Pilates for osteoporosis useful, how does a 2 hour workshop breaking down the full advanced mat with discussion about other apparatus sound?

And it will be online and recorded, so even if you can't make it live, you will have the full workshop video.

Sound good? 💕

Join me this Sunday, July 7, 2-4pm ET on Zoom Meeting, and learn to teach (and do) advanced mat (which includes standing footwork and wall, and use of props) modified for osteoporosis.

Cost? Just $50.

That's right, two hours of completely useful osteoporosis modifications for just $50, with unlimited video recording access.

I would love to see you! More information in the video below.

FREE Pilates Teacher Mastermind Group

For the past 30 years I have been privileged to teach Pilates and train Pilates teachers.

I realized that I had more to offer, but was frustrated by the bullying, false information, and general lack of actual education in the online Pilates "communities".

So, I decided to start my own Pilates Teacher Mastermind group.

Here is the group description:

"Hello, Pilates teachers! Welcome to a space where you can interact and learn with and from a Pilates pro who really has some answers to your questions.

In this free Pilates Teacher Mastermind group by Master Teacher Lynda Lippin we will:

1. Focus on sharing the TRUTH about Pilates, anatomy, function, fitness, and how we teach and run our businesses.

2. Explore how to best CARE for ourselves, our clients, and the Pilates world in general.

3. Communicate from a place of LOVE. If you are here I assume you love Pilates, love teaching Pilates, and only want the best for yourself, your clients, and your colleagues."

This completely FREE group has both Learning and Discussion sections, and our 60 members are currently discussing teaching clients with Osteoporosis.

I would love to see you there! And please share with any teachers you think might benefit.

Don’t forget, I teach private sessions for Pilates teachers that you can take from the comfort of your own home or studio. Our LIVE session will be conducted online and the recording will be yours to keep forever. Click here for more information!

Book Review: Chelsea Streifeneder's Studio Shape Up

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If you own a pilates (fitness, yoga, dance) studio, you need Studio Shape Up!

I have to start this review with a confession. Chelsea Streifeneder sent me an advanced reader copy of Studio Shape Up back in January. Yes, January!

And I actually read it right away, because I know that Chelsea never does anything half-assed and expected this to be great (which it is). But I am just now officially reviewing it at the end of May. No excuses, because life always happens.

That said, this book is truly indispensable for both new and veteran studio owners.

Short, simple, and to the point

This is 144 pages of gold, and I do not give out praise like this lightly.

This book starts with a list of questions. Hard questions, like, “Are you okay with not getting paid?” and “Can you handle face-to-face confrontation and not-so-happy clients?” Basically, you should know the bad as well as the good.

Streifeneder then continues with an exhaustive studio start up checklist - including everything from proper payroll set up and liability waivers to studio supplies and marketing materials.

She then moves into your meetings with clients (“Let’s be honest. A first session with a trainer is like a first date - for the client and the trainer.”) and growing and managing a team.

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Customer focused

The customer is the focus here, and Studio Shape Up reminds us to show them thanks in myriad ways, from the basics of being on time and ready to focus to birthday and holiday gifts, contests, referral bonuses, and community building both within your studio and with other businesses in your area.

Streifeneder even walks you through specific client scenarios, like “Clients balk at new pricing” or “Our substitute teachers get a grouchy reception,” offering responses for each.

Self-care for studio owners

Pilates teachers are notoriously bad at self-care. We work a lot and tend not to focus on ourselves as much. But I am always reminded that if my well runs dry, I am in no position to serve my clients.

Streifeneder reminds us to replenish our own energy reserves by making time for our own workouts, as well as taking regular time off and getting enough sleep. She also outlines some basic quick Pilates workouts, because sometimes we forget. After all, there is always something else to do in any studio that seems more important than exercise.

So Many Great Ideas

If you implemented even 30% of what is in this book, it would be a win. I try to only learn from people who I know for a fact are successful, and Chelsea Streifeneder is one of those people. If you either own a studio or are thinking about it, get this book right now! Click below to purchase on Amazon with my affiliate link.