…I’m closely observing and thinking, What specific feedback does this individual need, right now, to make progress within reach? What strengths does this amazing learner already possess that will support and launch her into that realm of progress? I began to notice during a particular Pilates exercise how Kate was shaping my progress with the same attention to small steps, and immediate needs, that I gave students in my classroom. I started focusing more on my strengths…

Written by Amanda Offord

…The fables we tell ourselves about our bodies and their capabilities define our approach to the world far beyond fitness.  We change through aging and response to environmental input and it’s difficult to bear witness to those changes, especially when they’re jarring or traumatic. When compensation patterns or injuries take hold they’re obnoxious antagonists we love to hate. But they’re paired with overlooked strengths to be celebrated…

Written by Kate, owner of Crescent Trail Pilates

…Find a teacher who is willing to listen to you and troubleshoot. With a relationship based on trust, you can feel confident asking questions and deciding with your instructor what is right for your body each session.   When you feel confident and aware, you can make improvements that last. A supportive teacher will give you the knowledge you need to feel confident moving your body independently.

Written by Anne Marie deGirolamo