58 episodes

Helping you get the most out of your Pilates classes! If you love Pilates, or are just curious about it, this podcast is for you! I'm Olivia, and every week I'll will be diving into the who, what, where, when, and why of Pilates in an engaging and enthusiastic way for new and experienced Pilates students alike. Let's learn something new!

Pilates Students' Manual Olivia Bioni

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Helping you get the most out of your Pilates classes! If you love Pilates, or are just curious about it, this podcast is for you! I'm Olivia, and every week I'll will be diving into the who, what, where, when, and why of Pilates in an engaging and enthusiastic way for new and experienced Pilates students alike. Let's learn something new!

    Is It Still Working If I Don't Feel It?

    Is It Still Working If I Don't Feel It?

    Have you ever done an exercise in Pilates class and not felt it the way you thought you should, then thought you might be doing it wrong? I've been there, and I'm here to tell you feeling it is not a reliable indicator of success in Pilates. Tune in to learn more about why that's the case, and what might be a better goal for your Pilates practice. 

    I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes, episode transcription, and chapter markers can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*

    Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.

    Support the podcast:    
    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  

    Episode Music:

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    • 21 min
    Keeping Your Pilates Practice Fresh

    Keeping Your Pilates Practice Fresh

    When I first fell in love with Pilates, I wanted to do it all the time. As I continued my practice over the months and years, my enthusiasm for my practice has not always been consistent. This episode includes some strategies for keeping your Pilates practice fresh and engaging through the ebbs and flows of your movement adventure.

    I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes, episode transcription, and chapter markers can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*

    Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.

    Support the podcast:    
    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  

    Episode Music:

    This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policy

    Track: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKo
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/Gizmo

    Track: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldE
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgood
    Support the show

    • 20 min
    The Pilates Elders - Who Are They?

    The Pilates Elders - Who Are They?

    Today we introduce the Pilates Elders, the first generation of Pilates teachers and students of Joseph Pilates himself. I share mini bios of the Elders, what I know about them from reading biographies, taking classes with second generation teachers, and meeting Elders in person. Tune in!

    I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes, episode transcription, and chapter markers can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*

    Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.

    Show Notes:

    Amazing books about the elders:
    Cathy Strack's biography of Romana, Love All AroundCarola Trier's biography by Reiner Grootenhuis Ron Fletcher's Every Body Is Beautiful John Steel's Caged Lion
    Articles I found online:
    Pilates history https://www.pilates.com/pilates/origins/Jay Grimes' studio https://www.vintagepilates.com/Mary Bowen's studio https://pilates-marybowen.com/Lolita San Miguel's mentorship program http://www.lolitapilates.com/mentor-program/Also, Eve Gentry died in 1994. I don't know why I said 1944 in the episode.   

    Support the podcast:    
    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  

    Episode Music:

    This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policy

    Track: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKo
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/Gizmo

    Track: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldE
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgood
    Support the show

    • 20 min
    Physical Activity Guidelines

    Physical Activity Guidelines

    What are the physical activity guidelines and why are they so important? Tune in to this episode to learn how your Pilates practice can help you meet them!

    I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes, episode transcription, and chapter markers can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*

    Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.

    Support the podcast:    
    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  

    Episode Music:

    This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policy

    Track: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKo
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/Gizmo

    Track: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldE
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgood
    Support the show

    • 17 min
    How To Get Better At Any Pilates Exercise

    How To Get Better At Any Pilates Exercise

    Looking to improve in your Pilates practice? Today we explore strategies for learning a new movement skill and how to break down an exercise into its strength, flexibility, and coordination components. Once you know what part of the exercise is difficult for you, you can work on that part to improve.

    I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes, episode transcription, and chapter markers can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*

    Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.

    Support the podcast:    
    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  

    Episode Music:

    This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policy

    Track: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKo
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/Gizmo

    Track: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldE
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgood
    Support the show

    • 20 min
    A Closer Look At Teaser

    A Closer Look At Teaser

    Teaser is one of those "peak" exercises that can be really difficult to master, so let's break it down! Tune in to hear some of my favorite tips, tricks, and variations for this challenging mat and reformer exercise!

    I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes, episode transcription, and chapter markers can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*

    Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.

    Support the podcast:    
    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  

    Episode Music:

    This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policy

    Track: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKo
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/Gizmo

    Track: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldE
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgood
    Support the show

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Bailey0922 ,

This is a must listen

So glad to have found this podcast. I have gained so much knowledge and a better understanding of why we are doing what we do in class. They are informative and fun to listen to. Please keep them coming!

lyn lazer ,

Fantastic!

Been doing Pilates for 3 years and love it,But never took the time to understand why or what I was actually doing. This podcast is amazing. Now I get it! I just discovered it a day or two ago and I’m almost finished listening to it. Highly recommend!

Burgell ,

For the Pilates curious!

Olivia breaks down what is pilates, why it’s so good for you and everything else you need to know before you take a class - check it out!

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