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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 • 32 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!

    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 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:    
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    • 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!  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

    • 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 the exercise may not look exactly like someone else's. And that's okay! 

    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!  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
    Decoding Pilates Jargon

    Decoding Pilates Jargon

    When you look up the description of a Pilates class, you may seem some unfamiliar terms. Classes may be listed as mat or equipment, classical or contemporary, athletic, therapeutic, or somatic, and/or leveled 1, 2, 3 or beginner, intermediate, advanced, or you may see an open or all levels class. Tune in to get the lowdown on this terminology so you can find a class style and level that is right for you!

    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!  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
    Mat vs. Reformer Pilates

    Mat vs. Reformer Pilates

    Some Pilates classes use different pieces of Pilates equipment and two common formats are mat and reformer Pilates. Spoiler: they're both Pilates, but what does each type of class entail, and which one is a better fit for you? Let's find out!

    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!  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

    • 19 min
    Why Props Are Your Friend

    Why Props Are Your Friend

    Props like the magic circle, resistance band, yoga block, stability ball, etc. can provide support and challenge to us as we practice Pilates. They can can help us fill the gap between where we are and where we want to go, and push us farther when we want to take an exercise to a new level of difficulty. You may have heard that using props is "cheating" or "not the real exercise," but this episode shows you how awesomeness and validity of using props. 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!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*

    Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.

    Show Notes:

    Hear more tips for your Pilates classes in this podcast episode: https://pilatesstudentsmanual.oliviabioni.com/1005949/10087258-pilates-class-survival-guide

    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 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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