Teaching Series: 7 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs (that Pilates Professionals should consider)

When you start thinking about entrepreneurship, you already have achieved the right mindset. You’ve already come to certain decisions, sometimes unconsciously, about where you want to take your practice. With your Pilates or Physiotherapy education in hand, you are clear … Continue reading “Teaching Series: 7 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs (that Pilates Professionals should consider)”

Teaching Series: Becoming a Highly Effective Studio Owner

The continued success of a Pilates Studio relies, in large part, on its ability to keep its most precious asset motivated: the team! To cultivate relationships with team members, and encourage their creativity and loyalty, you must start with yourself. … Continue reading “Teaching Series: Becoming a Highly Effective Studio Owner”

Pilates for Watersports: SUP

At Polestar, we encourage you to apply your Pilates knowledge to every discipline of movement you can find. SUP (Stand Up Paddle surfing) is a good way to add a new dimension of awareness to your routines. Just don’t slip … Continue reading “Pilates for Watersports: SUP”

Shelly Answers 7 Questions on Breath

When something is very natural it’s often compared to breathing; an implicit trust in an unconscious process. 17, 000 breaths a day is as natural as it comes. That’s why you’ll be surprised to know there are better breathing techniques … Continue reading “Shelly Answers 7 Questions on Breath”

Can Pilates Help with Incontinence?

No one would argue that problems surrounding incontinence and leaking are embarrassing to talk about. Even Polestar® instructors have reported leaking during classes and chuckle it away as best they can. Why does this occur? How can Pilates professionals remedy … Continue reading “Can Pilates Help with Incontinence?”

Helping children with Scoliosis in Africa

Many therapists and instructors are compelled to apply their knowledge of movement in different ways to benefit society. Hagit Berdishevsky is one such person, whose passion for health has lead her to cooperate with FOCOS (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) foundation in Africa. World-renown … Continue reading “Helping children with Scoliosis in Africa”

Pilates Day 2017

On the first Saturday of every May, we celebrate our profession on the national stage with Pilates day, this May 6th! We in the community know the benefits and virtues of practicing Pilates. On Pilates day, however, we get to … Continue reading “Pilates Day 2017”

6 Mistakes Pilates Teachers Make

People make mistakes. We are human, after all. When mistakes happen in your studio, it can sometimes contribute to misunderstandings or even affect the Pilates experience. Luckily, by regular evaluations and improvements of your habits, you can ensure a positive … Continue reading “6 Mistakes Pilates Teachers Make”

Knowing Your Clients Better: the Importance of Intake Forms

Ensuring a client’s safety should be one of our highest priorities when in the studio. For that to happen, we need to have a thorough understanding of our client’s personal medical history. We need to know what to do when … Continue reading “Knowing Your Clients Better: the Importance of Intake Forms”