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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Neal

How to Teach Reformer Classes that Flow


Ever taught a class where you felt like your clients were getting up and down, changing positions, changing springs, and getting props?? I know I have. It's one of the reasons I started planning my classes using exercise clusters, and it has been a game changer for me!

I know you want to make the most of every minute you have with them in each class! You can do this by focusing on reducing the changes you make to your clients position, the springs & alterations to the equipment. One of the ways I have learnt to do this is by Creating Exercise Clusters! What is an exercise cluster? A group of 2 or more exercises that are

•layered one after another

•in the same position or facing the same direction

•using the same muscle group or prop How will Exercise Clusters help my teaching?1

Not only do Exercise clusters help you to improve your class flow by reducing the chopping and changing in class BUT, they also help speed up your class planning time. You can create a good selection of Exercise Clusters for different body positions, props, springs and muscle groups and use this as your very own Class Planning Library. Next time you go to plan a class just select a series of clusters from your Library and voila! the class is planned in no time!

If you'd like to learn how to plan your very own Exercise clustersclick the button below to gain access to the FREE LESSON from one of my online courses below.

I'd love to know how creating Exercise Clusters helps you with your class planning and class flow! Let me know by commenting below or send me a message on instagram @pilates.hq Steph

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