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Pilates Teachers' Manual is your guide to becoming a great Pilates teacher! I discuss everything about being a Pilates teacher, from certification, class preparation, and scheduling, to working in studios, gyms, and in clients' homes, online and beyond! This podcast is for YOU if you are a current Pilates instructor, an aspiring Pilates instructor, or anyone who wants to learn more about the world of teaching Pilates!

Pilates Teachers' Manual Olivia Bioni

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Pilates Teachers' Manual is your guide to becoming a great Pilates teacher! I discuss everything about being a Pilates teacher, from certification, class preparation, and scheduling, to working in studios, gyms, and in clients' homes, online and beyond! This podcast is for YOU if you are a current Pilates instructor, an aspiring Pilates instructor, or anyone who wants to learn more about the world of teaching Pilates!

    Group Class Programming Strategies

    Group Class Programming Strategies

    Class programming is an integral part of teaching Pilates. Today we explore different ways to build a class, different tools to use, and some of my favorite strategies for developing an awesome class plan. Tune in!

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

    Email pilatesteachersmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.   

    Show Notes:

    Check out my Masterclass series: Foam Roller Fun On The Mat and join in live or check out the replays! Starts July 6th, 2022. 
    Support the podcast:    
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    • 21 min
    Working With Low Back Pain

    Working With Low Back Pain

    You will certainly encounter clients with low back pain if you teach Pilates. Today we dive deep into what low back pain is, what factors  contribute to low back pain, and how to work confidently with these clients. Tune in!

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

    Email pilatesteachersmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.   

    Show Notes:

    ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th Edition

    Back pain halves in six weeks article: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/184/11/E613.full

    Disc bulge occurrence rates in pain-free people: http://www.ajnr.org/content/ajnr/36/4/811.full.pdf

    Strengthen the Person, Not Just the Body Part: https://strengthentheperson.com/book-page
    Support the podcast:    
    Visit https://links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates to take advantage of some sweet savings!

    Episode Music:

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

    Track: Tobu - Good Times [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/YHSH9k9ooZY
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/goodtimes

    Track: Tobu & Itro - Sunburst [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/4lXBHD5C8do
    Support the show

    • 21 min
    Working As An Employee Versus Independent Contractor

    Working As An Employee Versus Independent Contractor

    Two ways you may work at a studio are as an employee or an independent contractor. Both have their own quirks, especially when it comes to managing your finances. Today we dive into the wild world of 1099s and W2s and explore what you need to know about teaching Pilates and taxes. Tune in!

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

    Email pilatesteachersmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.   
    Support the podcast:    
    Visit https://links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates to take advantage of some sweet savings!

    Episode Music:

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

    Track: Tobu - Good Times [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/YHSH9k9ooZY
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/goodtimes

    Track: Tobu & Itro - Sunburst [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/4lXBHD5C8do
    Support the show

    • 20 min
    Hosting A Webinar

    Hosting A Webinar

    Interested in hosting an online workshop? Today we dive into hosting a webinar, how to get started, what to keep in mind, and all the awesome ways hosting an online workshop can support your growth as a Pilates teacher and practitioner. Tune in!

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

    Email pilatesteachersmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.   
    Support the podcast:    
    Visit https://links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates to take advantage of some sweet savings!

    Episode Music:

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

    Track: Tobu - Good Times [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/YHSH9k9ooZY
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/goodtimes

    Track: Tobu & Itro - Sunburst [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/4lXBHD5C8do
    Support the show

    • 22 min
    Special Guest - Stephanie Benton

    Special Guest - Stephanie Benton

    The wonderful Stephanie Benton of Inspired Brand Co. joins me on the podcast today! She shares her teaching experience, valuable marketing insights, and several ways to expand your business in a way that supports your self-care and personal growth. Tune in!

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

    Email pilatesteachersmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.   

    Show Notes:

    Stephanie is a Pilates teacher and online marketing superstar based in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Check out her podcast: Online Marketing for Pilates Teachers, learn more about the services she offers at https://www.inspiredbrand.co/ and connect with her on Instagram at @inspiredbrand.co.

    I tried a different mic for this episode, which is why my audio quality is less than excellent. I've since fixed the audio issue. 
    Support the podcast:    
    Visit https://links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates to take advantage of some sweet savings!

    Episode Music:

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

    Track: Tobu - Good Times [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/YHSH9k9ooZY
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/goodtimes

    Track: Tobu & Itro - Sunburst [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/4lXBHD5C8do
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/oliviapodcasts)

    • 49 min
    Guidelines For Working With Pregnant Clients

    Guidelines For Working With Pregnant Clients

    Chances are, if you teach Pilates you will teach pregnant clients.  Today we revisit the best practices for working with pregnant clients and review the latest guidelines to build your knowledge and inspire confidence. Tune in!

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

    Email pilatesteachersmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.   

    Show Notes:

    ACOG Committee Opinion on Pregnancy and Exercise: https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2020/04/physical-activity-and-exercise-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period

    Surgeon general’s report on diastasis recti: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00464-017-5607-9

    You can also check out Pilates Elephants episode #8 for more awesome pregnancy myth-busting. https://breathe-education.com/podcast/
    Support the podcast:    
    Visit https://links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates to take advantage of some sweet savings!

    Episode Music:

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

    Track: Tobu - Good Times [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/YHSH9k9ooZY
    Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/goodtimes

    Track: Tobu & Itro - Sunburst [NCS Release]
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/4lXBHD5C8do
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/oliviapodcasts)

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

V. Wheeler, PT, DPT, CPI ,

Special Guest Bre Dumke Helfrich

I enjoyed listening to Olivia’s conversation with Bre Dumke Helfrich. I have been practicing as clinical physical therapist for 27 years and pilates instructor for 15. I agree with the information in this podcast that we can use all the educational tools that we have to provide the best treatment for our patients and clients. My brain is turned on as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Pilates Instructor at all times. I am always learning from both disciplines. I appreciate the expertise that both Olivia and Bre are compassionate about and sharing with others. Velma PT, DPT, CPI

sdpilates ,

Such a great find!

I stumbled across this podcast and was pleasantly surprised. It’s fantastic! I have been an instructor for over 13 years and have just recently opened my own studio. Sometimes it can feel lonely out there. It’s great to have someone to remind us of where we are in our journey and how we are unique. Thank you so much!

Kspain77 ,

Great for a novice or expert Pilates instructor

Love this podcast. Lots of information for anyone living a Pilates life. I recently started my Pilates Teacher Training and I was searching for more about the instructor life. This filled that need quite nicely!

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