We want you to always be learning, in all ways; and the importance of reading to this process cannot be understated. Read, and read widely!
1. Madeline Black.
The “teacher’s teacher”, Madeline Black is a go-to for Pilates ITC Faculty and Student Instructors.
Madeline is known as the “synthesizer” for integrating movement science, osteopathic theory, manual therapy, and energy work to create a unique, interdisciplinary approach to Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic. A champion for quality education in our industry, Madeline is a must, especially for those interested in developing skills in clear instruction.
A prolific and articulate blogger, she touches on everything from “general” Pilates topics, to teaching; training specific body parts (shoulder, spine, pelvis etc); and niche topics like biomechanics and movement.
2. Anula Maiberg.
Philosophical, intelligent, and funny: we love Anula! There’s something transfixing about the way she brings together the traditional elements of Pilates Method with modern approaches to movement, and challenges us to question everything about our practice and our bodies! She’s mythbusting and kicking asses all over the globe.
You can find Anula on the Balanced Body blog, and featured on sites like Pilates Glossy International, Pilates Style, and of course her own Sixth Street blog.
She’s a podcast regular too; catch her on What’s Going on With Dance & Stuff, Moving Well, Thinking Pilates Podcast and Pilates Unfiltered, to name a few. Search “Anula Maiberg” or “the potato method”, and there’s no shortage of great, engaging content to enjoy.
3. Pilates Style.
Pilates Style is the leading (and only) magazine dedicated to Pilates: their website is a wealth of information on all things Pilates: from teaching, to exercises and advice; as well as wellness and nutrition. There is no shortage of blogs, videos and other handy content to help keep you connected with industry and create your best Pilates life!
4. Stop Chasing Pain.
Two words: movement mojo.
Stop Chasing Pain is led by Dr Perry Nickelston and looks at how fundamental movement patterns can restore your body’s strength and resilience. Dr Perry’s blog looks at performance, movement subsystems, inhibition, corrective exercises, gait, performance testing and so much more. His approach is fun and easily integrated into everyday life and teaching.
5. Hannah Moves.
Follow Nick Hannah! He is a Registered Physiotherapist practicing out of London, ON Canada, whose main platform is education on the myths and misconceptions common in health care, exercise and rehabilitative sciences.
Through Facebook, Instagram and podcasts Nick provides a valuable insight into the complex world of pain and helping people navigate it. An asset to your learning, plus his content is super fun.
6. Nutritious Movement.
Nutritious Movement is all about helping you move better: Katy Bowman, “Part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover, Katy Bowman has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world.”
Her blog (and website) is rich with content relating to exercises, alignment, adjustments and habitat changes to optimise quality in movement and life.
7. Pilates Unfiltered.
Available on Spotify and Apple podcasts, Pilates Unfiltered is a Podcast for Pilates people, by Pilates people. If you love a podcast, this one is for you!
Pilates Professional, Jenna Zaffino is joined by industry leaders in spirited discussion on the Pilates culture and industry today. It’s funny, insightful, challenging and useful! “The pulse of the Pilates community!” Get on it!
8. James Crader.
James Crader is a Movement Coach specialising in Pilates and Myofascial Release Therapy, among many other things! His M.O is quality in movement, Pilates as a practice, and how we teach it. His blogs and podcasts on Thinking Pilates are engaging, current and edgy: enough to make any Instructor stop and reconsider “how they do what they do”.