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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Neal

Pilates Mastery: Engaging Clients, Maximizing Progress, and Striking the Perfect Balance

Lately, I've been hearing a common struggle among teachers—the worry that clients are getting bored of their classes. It's a delicate balance we must navigate—providing enough variety to keep clients engaged while ensuring they feel a sense of progress. It's a challenge we all face, but fear not! I have a few tips to help you strike that perfect equilibrium.


TIP 1: Embrace the Power of Repetition

Whilst we may have a desire for constant variety in our teaching, our clients may not share the same sentiment. In fact, teaching the same exercises consistently can be highly advantageous for their progress and motor learning. Since they only experience these exercises a couple of times a week, it's unlikely that they will remember every detail. Repeating these movements allows them to focus on refining their movements and experiencing improvements.

TIP 2: Consistency and Progression

Instead of constantly introducing new exercises, let's harness the power of repetition and progression. By refining and building upon familiar movements, you can empower your clients to achieve new milestones and conquer different challenges. Gradually increase resistance, range of motion, or duration to keep them motivated and inspired.

TIP 3: Understand the "Why" and "What"

It's essential to understand your client's goals and motivations. Why are they attending your classes? What do they hope to achieve? Armed with this knowledge, you can tailor your sessions to meet their specific goals. Whether it's building strength, enhancing flexibility, or improving balance, modify variables to create a challenging and purposeful workout that aligns with their aspirations.

Remember, consistency does not equate to monotony. It allows your clients to develop a deeper understanding of the exercises and reap the benefits of consistent practice.

I'd love to hear from you! How do you strike a harmonious balance between consistency and client satisfaction in your classes?

Steph

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