This podcast is eh. After listening to a handful of episodes, it feels “judgy” & self promoting. 😬 I don’t always feel uplifted or inspired. I feel like I’m walking out of a conference Hotel bar where I just just gossiped for 45 mins... and hey if you’re looking for that, then ignore my feedback!
I am SO thankful for the Pilates industry. It’s given me strength in ways I never thought possible. I started it because of an injury & have had several teachers both contemporary and classic over a long period of time. I feel it’s important for clients to do the same & find the teacher that makes YOU feel your best & continues to challenge you! Just because you hear ‘one instructor’ say something ‘one way’ doesn’t mean it they are teaching it to every person that way or that they think they’re a ‘know it all’.
Pilates is very much a gray area. Any elder teacher will tell you there’s not one specific way to do an exercise. Within the classical method I’ve never heard teachers say something ‘was wrong’ or made students feel less than. It all depends on the body. To ignore that all together in this podcast feels lazy. At times I feel the hosts create their own myths and catch phrases to create a ‘following’ for their training courses. Not all instructors have hard rules set & it’s misleading to say “that a teacher’s cue is complete B.S.”, when it could’ve been customized for just that particular client (whether the client is bored with it or not). Some clients think they can do things they honestly just shouldn’t until they have the muscle strength to do so.
I felt the need to write this review because this industry is still on the smaller scale in comparison to other fitness methods. I would love to hear more real discussions about supporting one another, highs and lows of running/starting a business, tips to doing so and teachers who have been in the industry for a long time. Most teachers I’ve met and practiced with are continually working to grow in their own teaching even 20 + years later and are very upfront about that. I appreciate the candidness on this pod (that’s what drew me in) but would love it to have more of a purpose outside of dumping on others or self promotion. ❤️