—Margot McKinnon (left) with Larisa Makuch—
Welcome to Shoptalk
—Body Harmonics Shoptalk is our gift to you. It’s where we share all that we’ve learned (and taught) over the past 20 years as leaders in Pilates, movement and health. Whethe
Mondays with Margot videos keep you moving well
Pilates Basic Mat Class Plan with Theraband
Pilates is more than just “my job”
Eat those carbs! (…you read that right)
Celebrating Body Harmonics Eglinton Studio & Health Clinic
5 ways I got “leak-free” – my pelvic floor journey
Top 4 postnatal exercise mistakes you must avoid
5 compelling reasons I chose Pilates Teacher Training at Body Harmonics
Pilates group classes vs. one-on-one sessions – what’s the difference?
How Body Harmonics Pilates studio owner works out
Abs, hips & thighs Pilates class plan
Sean Canfield – contractor, golfer, father, business owner, Pilates lover?
Improving coordination between spine and hips
Surprising symptoms of inflammation you didn’t know about
Ask the expert: piriformis syndrome
Keep it simple to build competence and confidence – a recap of the Teacher Training Event at Body Harmonics
Pilates mat class for power & ease in shoulders
Hanging series to integrate arms with torso: think like a monkey
How to breathe better and decrease your stress Part 2: Breathing & movement techniques
How to breathe better and decrease your stress part 1: anatomy & function
Why can’t I do a Pilates Teaser?
What sold me on ELDOA and some unexpected surprises along the way
Teacher Training Event at Body Harmonics – You don’t want to miss this!
Pilates on the Road: Summer Workout with Ring
Five key takeaways from my hip replacement
How you as a Pilates teacher should introduce yourself to a class
Pilates class plan for Scoliosis
Fill in the gap: where the thoracic and lumbar spine meet
Taking the leap from 9 to 5 while wearing leggings
Organizing your body to move
Hypermobility – how to handle it?
Want to turn on your glutes?
My transition from corporate to Pilates: What the hell was I thinking?
7 signs you’re suffering from neck & shoulder tension and what to do about it
2017 Yoga Conference & Show: They came, they saw, we conquered!
8 compelling reasons to attend the 2017 Yoga Conference & Show
Postural analysis – what to watch for
Finding YOUR client’s fit — their “recipe” for health success
15 min morning wake up sequence on Pilates Cadillac
8 Secrets to effective email communication
Glute-focused Foam Roller Pilates Class Plan
Three Great SI Joint Mobilization Exercises
Teaching Pilates and movement to older adults – where to start
Cracking the Code with Private Pilates Clients
Dealing with depression? Here’s how Pilates can help
How to greet a new client in your Pilates class
Get your glutes on!
10-minute Pilates warm up for cross country skiers
Exercises to restore optimal gait mechanics
Gait Analysis – what to watch for
Hand exercises that help with neck and shoulder tension
Shoulder Complex rehab to full conditioning exercise sequence
Dealing with serious neck pain? Here are 11 steps to try
How Pilates and Yoga go hand in hand
Q & A: Imagery cues to build core awareness and hip dissassociation
Fascial Fitness®—First Time in Canada!
Why an ELDOA certification is a great investment for Pilates instructors
Give yourself a hand: Hand exercises
Give yourself a hand: bones and muscles of the hand
Help your Hamstrings
Embrace your unique Pilates teaching style
Pilates – a powerful tool for auto-immune & inflammatory diseases
Why pole walking is a perfect complement to Pilates
Multipurpose psoas exercise
10 Keys to making Pilates private sessions magic
Private client issues that teachers need help with
Pilates for dancers? Here’s why it’s a great fit
Train balance and challenge core with a foam roller
6 reasons Pilates teachers should be certified
8 exercises to help you move your spine daily
How Body Harmonics has changed my life
Pilates teaser mat class plan with weighted balls
20 minute hotel room workout with theraband
How LAGREE made me a better PILATES teacher
What can make your advanced Pilates class a 10
Energetic Mat Class Plan Suitable for People with Arthritis
Help! Chin nods are making the neck feel worse
Power Poses for Low-Stress and High-Confidence
Give Yourself a Hand: Forearm and Wrist Exercises
Give Yourself a Hand: A Look at the Forearm, Wrist and Hand
Finally a Certified Pilates Instructor. . . Now what?!
7 Ways to condition the senses and update the body schema
Make the most of your “senses” in Pilates & other activities
3 senses that have a major impact on your body schema
Pilates class plan with magic circle
9 Leadership lessons every Pilates instructor must know
5 Take-aways from Courtney Miller’s Athletic Reformer Full Body Integration workshop
Prenatal Pilates class plan on the mat
3 things I didn’t expect from Prenatal Pilates
58 verbs to use when teaching Pilates
How to use Pilates imagery cues to enhance your clients experience
Pilates class plan with coach ball: add resistance and balance challenge
Pilates Reformer Sequence for Low Back Pain
The trust factor: builds slowly, burns out quickly and depends on seeing the forest for the trees
53 Pilates Class Theme Ideas Just for You
Pilates class themes: don’t overlook this valuable practice!
The Pilates bum vs the yoga bum
Tired of being broke? Here’s an easy way to turn that around (even kids can do it)
3 ways I helped my mother successfully recover from a hip replacement
Osteoarthritis: what it is and how to minimize the effects
Pilates for neurological disorders: best kept secret at Body Harmonics
How to keep challenging Advanced Pilates clients
Invigorating Pilates Class Plan for Arthritis
Pilates Reformer Exercise Progression for Arabesque with Attitude
Finding your Pilates niche
Premium fuel for a champion mindset
How to prep for a Pilates rollup
Pesky Plantar Fasciitis Part 2: Stretches and Exercises
Boost flexibility WITHOUT stretching!
Benefits of combining manual and movement therapy
Pesky Plantar Fasciitis
Are your Pilates group classes on track? Try this self evaluation.
Best Pilates job search resources
Make your legs feel 4 inches longer with a Theraband & Pilates exercises!
Pilates Mat Class: Beginner-Intermediate
Body Types 3: How Body Harmonics teachers work with different body types
Body Types 2: Push-ups, are they the ultimate exercise for all body types?
Body Types 1: Who’s your body double?
Interview with Monica: 80 years young from Pilates
How I went from Pilates student to Pilates teacher
Why you should use breath to reduce your stress levels
The Rotator Cuff: It’s Good Stuff! Exercises
The Rotator Cuff: It’s Good Stuff! Anatomical Nitty Gritty
Margot Recommends: 17 Resources for every Pilates and movement professional
One unique way to challenge the hips
9 Pro Tips from Georgia Burns: Launching your Pilates Career
Advanced Pilates class plan with swivel discs
Pilates Springboard vs Reformer: What’s the difference?
Fascia: Best supporting actor or star of the show?
Margot is full of energy, optimism, information and more!
Pilates exercise to build a healthy spine
6 Steps to Recondition the Shoulder Complex
How to make sure your new Pilates class is a smash hit!
Sit fit cushion exercises for balance and core
4 things to consider before launching a new Pilates class
Best resources for crafting Pilates classes
Lunch on the go: Super Salad Jars
Hip Hip Hooray: 8 best exercises to strengthen hip abductors
Hip Hip Hooray: Observational tests to assess hip abductor weakness
Hip Hip Hooray for Hip Abductors: Gluteus Medius anatomy, function and dysfunction
The two best strategies to gain Pilates teaching experience when you have none
Knock your clients socks off with Margot’s Intense Springboard Class Plan
What joints need
New year, new Pilates studio space
New Year, New You
8 Ways to Improve your Pilates Clients’ Body Awareness
Use It or Lose It: Boost Body Awareness in your Pilates Clients
Pilates Class Plan for Posture and Gait Improvement
Master your Pilates instructor/client relationships and keep your confidence up
Rehab, Recovery, and Pilates
How to manage someone who is over her head in your Pilates class
10 Flat Belly Foods
Postural Control Series: How Pelvic Tilting affects the hip joints, spine & pelvis
Chronic and recurrent low back pain
Pilates for Men
Pilates or Yoga? Or is it Pilates for Yoga—and more?
Teach Pilates with Confidence
Postural Control Series: Two Minute Stiff Shoulder Remedy – Arm Arcs
Range of Motion Evaluation and Isometric Exercises for the Wrist and Hand
Wrists and hands impact the entire body!
My First Time
Postural control series: build your buttocks and strengthen your core
Silly Pilates + Small Apparatus
4 Steps to Fix Forward Head Posture
What is forward head posture & why you should pay attention!
Postural control series: two things to notice in quadruped arm leg reach
Pilates Class Design Tips & Guidelines
Step by step Pilates class design process
6 Steps to a Successful Career Change: from Massage Therapy to a focus on teaching Pilates
Postural control series: prone robot arms for intrascapular muscles
4 Simple Steps to be a Superstar Sub so you can Build your Pilates Career
How 5 Body Harmonics teachers stay booked all summer long
Train your Pilates clients like a Fascia-nista
Postural control series: Pilates side bridge
How I train older adults for balance and strength using Pilates
Pilates class plan for runners
Postural control series: Pilates side leg lift
3 things NOT to skip in your Pilates teacher audition
6 ways to inspire your Pilates teaching
Do your clients have diastasis?
Glide the shoulder blades, prepare for plank
Boost your confidence, inspiration and Pilates client roster this week
5 musts to be a great Pilates instructor
Pilates Springboard 101: how to teach with resistance in a whole new way
Help your Pilates clients avoid injury this spring
What to avoid with beginner mat classes
Set the right tone with music, every time
7 steps to integrate core and shoulders
Postural control series: prone front crawl for stiff shoulders
The secret to introducing neutral pelvis in a beginner Pilates class
Postural control series: Pilates thoracic rotation
Postural control series: Pilates hip fold
Top 10 Reasons Pilates is great for posture
What everybody should know about goal setting
How you can use Pilates to help your balance this winter
Pilates Reformer Sample Class Plan
Happier pilates clients in just 4 simple steps
The Best Pilates Cueing Formula Guaranteed to Work Every Time
Pilates Class Design Principles You Can’t Live Without
Pilates Q & A: Why can’t I do a Pilates rollup?
Finding Pilates job postings that will kickstart your Pilates career
Pilates resumes that will get a studio owners attention
Holey Bones! (a.k.a. Osteoporosis)
Tapping in to the Seniors Market: Key Exercise Elements for Success
Beyond Pilates: The Body Harmonics Business Advantage
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