Confessions Of A Virgo Pilates Instructor

I’m sure I’m not the only Virgo that has noticed that look. The one people give you when declare your sun sign is Virgo. The “oh, you’re one of those…” expressions. I’ve never cared. I’ve always been out and proud. You can mock my perfectly rolled towels with the stripes all impeccably aligned or the fact that every coat hanger in my wardrobe faces the same direction. I don’t care that you are living your life in disorder (neither do I understand it). When I discovered Pilates it was like I had arrived home. I had discovered an exercise methodology where moving with precision and accuracy are vital to its successful execution, it is little wonder that I became a Pilates Instructor. Continue reading

Where Does The Time Go?

The past few weeks have felt manic to me. While I have had two blog posts sitting in my head waiting to be written for weeks, I find myself (not unusually) trying to be everything to everyone- while the posts stay in my head instead of on the blog.

The reason I bring this up is that this is hardly the first time that what I want to get done gets pushed to the side for the needs of others. And I’m sure it won’t be the last. While this might sound like a whine to some, I think that most pilates instructors can also relate to the fact that actually, I don’t mind AT ALL. I like being the helper. Helpers are valuable members of society- there should probably be more of us! It makes me wonder… How common is this personality trait within our industry?

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The Confused Pilates Instructor

There was some pretty heavy personal stuff going on in 2012. A troublesome year shall we say. When I would come home exhausted or dread the sound of the alarm in the morning my (wonderful) career took the blame. I began to consider whether I could still do this- could I still give to my clients the way I used to? I started to look elsewhere to keep my finances ticking over…

I looked to lululemon athletica. I looked, to a job in retail.

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