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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 • 34 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!

    A Closer Look At Footwork

    A Closer Look At Footwork

    This episode is a deep dive into all things footwork. Curious about the why behind the what of one the most common reformer Pilates exercises? Learn what muscles are working, different ways to perform the exercise, and why it's a great addition to any Pilates program when you tune in!I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can be found on the podcast website here: https://bi...

    • 26 min
    The Power Of Patience

    The Power Of Patience

    There are benefits to doing Pilates in the short, mid, and long term, and the longer you consistently do Pilates, the more benefits you can gain. I've done Pilates for several years myself, and I work with clients who've done Pilates from one day to one decade. Tune in to hear what's waiting for you when you commit to your Pilates practice! I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episo...

    • 20 min
    What Is March Matness?

    What Is March Matness?

    You may have seen a recent influx of people posting Pilates mat exercise on social media in March. Tune in to today's episode to learn about the inception of March Matness, what is is, how you can get involved, and why seeing lots of people sharing their version of Pilates exercises on social media is a fabulous thing. I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can ...

    • 18 min
    What Is The Goal Of Pilates?

    What Is The Goal Of Pilates?

    What is the purpose of doing Pilates? You may already have your own answer to this question, but there's lots of ways to answer it and lots of different lenses to look through. Tune in to hear about Joseph Pilates' goal of doing Pilates as well as how different schools of thought in Pilates approach the purpose of Pilates. I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can be found...

    • 15 min
    2023 Wrap Up

    2023 Wrap Up

    As 2023 draws to a close, we look back on this year's episodes, look forward to 2024, and reflect on the incredible milestones met this year. Tune in! I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription 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! Episo...

    • 12 min
    Normal Human Variability

    Normal Human Variability

    It is normal for human bodies to be a little bit different, from the shape of our bones, to how tall we are, to how flexible we are. We can work to improve our strength, flexibility, and coordination doing Pilates, but we are all starting at different points, and we do have some structural limitations that are unique to us. That doesn't mean we need to give up on our pursuit of attaining a difficult Pilates exercise, but we can give ourselves grace and and recognize that our body's version of...

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 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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