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Supporting Dancers within the Pilates Environment – Pilates Fitness Article

Supporting Dancers within the Pilates Environment By Vikki Harris, Polestar Pilates Mentor and Practitioner Dance teachers and researchers are now fully acknowledging that supplementary cross-training, alongside technical dance training, is an essential ingredient to develop and enhance a dancer’s learning and longevity.  With the increasing athletic demands and challenging choreography on dancers’ bodies, the Pilates environment provides an opportunity to support optimal performance and reduce the risk of injury.  Many Pilates teachers are seeking advice as dancers venture into their studios for…

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Polestar Graduate – Now What? – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Graduate – Now What? Now that you’ve completed your Pilates teacher training program, it’s time to consider in which environment or context you want to teach. There are many different ways to use your education. We’ll mention a few of the most common paths forward for a Polestar graduate. – Mara Sievers, NCPT Teach at an Established Pilates Studio.  You’ve already got a head start. The Polestar training is highly regarded in the Pilates world. Begin by sending the studio owner…

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Now’s the time to integrate Pilates into the Health care system – Kate Strozak explains why. – Pilates Fitness Article

Now’s the time to integrate Pilates into the Health care system – Kate Strozak explains why. Polestar educator and affiliate Kate Strozak BS, NCPT, LMT discusses the benefits of supporting the integration of Pilates with the current healthcare system. Changes in health care has been a topic of conversation for as long as many of us can recall. Specifically with the more recent changes in medical reimbursement, health care providers face increased challenges in making ends meet. What many physical…

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Polestar Pilates at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 Join Polestar at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 in Monterey California for another spectacular conference! We’ve created an in depth and concentrated list of all Polestar speakers at the conference – all you have to do is show up, move, learn and connect! October 23 8:00 am – 12:00 pm / 4 CEC’s: The Pilates Playbook, with Brent Anderson and Juan Nieto (*Pre-con event with Limited Space –…

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Polestar Pilates Educator Highlight : Brad Jamieson – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates Educator Highlight : Brad Jamieson What do you love about teaching Pilates? BJ: The most rewarding thing I find with my teaching is the feedback from clients.  When a client comes in and tells a story about how much better they are now compared to last year or last week, how their running times have decreased or injuries have disappeared… it makes it all worth while.   My first ever client came to me in so much pain that she couldn’t complete a training session…

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Polestar Pilates Made the Difference – How I found my Pilates School with Polestar. – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates Made the Difference – How I found my Pilates School with Polestar. After earning my Bachelor’s degree in dance and movement education, I was interested in studying Pilates as the next step in my career.  Unfortunately, my first Pilates teacher-training program turned me off to Pilates completely.  My body didn’t fit inside the relatively narrow movement confines of that particular approach.  Doing Pilates actually felt bad and uncomfortable.  I decided to study Yoga instead and went on to…

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Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates By Polestar Educator Noelle Dowma DPT, BFA, NCPT, CMTPT October 2017 was a busy month for me…I presented in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Houston, Texas at the beginning of the month, and again at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference in Indian Wells, California at the end of the month. The IADMS presentation was called “Dance Conditioning with Pilates as the Foundation,” and it was basically a Pilates…

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Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates By Polestar Educator Noelle Dowma DPT, BFA, NCPT, CMTPT October 2017 was a busy month for me…I presented in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Houston, Texas at the beginning of the month, and again at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference in Indian Wells, California at the end of the month. The IADMS presentation was called “Dance Conditioning with Pilates as the Foundation,” and it was basically a Pilates…

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