Pilates Students' Manual

Olivia Bioni

Helping you get the most out of your Pilates classes! If you love Pilates, or are just curious about it, this podcast is for you! I'm Olivia, and every week I'll will be diving into the who, what, where, when, and why of Pilates in an engaging and enthusiastic way for new and experienced Pilates students alike. Let's learn something new! read less
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Episodes

What Is March Matness?
Mar 29 2024
What Is March Matness?
You may have seen a recent influx of people posting Pilates mat exercise on social media in March. Tune in to today's episode to learn about the inception of March Matness, what is is, how you can get involved, and why seeing lots of people sharing their version of Pilates exercises on social media is a fabulous thing.   I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.Support the podcast:    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  Show Notes:Check out March Matness and on the web and search #marchmatness and #marchmatness2024 on Instagram! Episode Music:This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policyTrack: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKoFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/GizmoTrack: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldEFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgoodSupport the Show.
Normal Human Variability
Nov 3 2023
Normal Human Variability
It is normal for human bodies to be a little bit different, from the shape of our bones, to how tall we are, to how flexible we are. We can work to improve our strength, flexibility, and coordination doing Pilates, but we are all starting at different points, and we do have some structural limitations that are unique to us. That doesn't mean we need to give up on our pursuit of attaining a difficult Pilates exercise, but we can give ourselves grace and and recognize that our body's version of the exercise may not look exactly like someone else's. And that's okay!  I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.Support the podcast:    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  Episode Music:This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policyTrack: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKoFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/GizmoTrack: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldEFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgoodSupport the Show.
Why Props Are Your Friend
Jul 28 2023
Why Props Are Your Friend
Props like the magic circle, resistance band, yoga block, stability ball, etc. can provide support and challenge to us as we practice Pilates. They can can help us fill the gap between where we are and where we want to go, and push us farther when we want to take an exercise to a new level of difficulty. You may have heard that using props is "cheating" or "not the real exercise," but this episode shows you how awesomeness and validity of using props. Tune in!   I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.Show Notes:Hear more tips for your Pilates classes in this podcast episode: https://pilatesstudentsmanual.oliviabioni.com/1005949/10087258-pilates-class-survival-guideSupport the podcast:    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  Episode Music:This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policyTrack: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKoFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/GizmoTrack: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldEFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgoodSupport the Show.
Pilates Class Tips
Jun 30 2023
Pilates Class Tips
Over the years of teaching and taking classes, I've amassed some good advice and best practice for you in your Pilates class. Today I share my top tips for you to help make your Pilates class experience more comfortable and more successful. From clothing, to the best way to roll your mat, to letting go of what you think other people may be thinking, I've got you covered in this episode. Tune in!I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.Show Notes:Hear more tips for your Pilates classes in this podcast episode: https://pilatesstudentsmanual.oliviabioni.com/1005949/10087258-pilates-class-survival-guideSupport the podcast:    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  Episode Music:This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policyTrack: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKoFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/GizmoTrack: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldEFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgoodSupport the Show.
Why Every Pilates Exercise Is A Core Exercise
Jun 2 2023
Why Every Pilates Exercise Is A Core Exercise
Pilates is all about the core, but what does that really mean? Today we dive into Pilates as a system that moves the spine in all directions and works all major muscle groups to near fatigue. We explore Pilates exercises as full body movements that rely on core strength to happen, but are also adaptable to meet you where you are. Tune in!  I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.Show Notes:Learn more about the core in this podcast episode: https://pilatesstudentsmanual.oliviabioni.com/1005949/4317224-what-is-the-coreSupport the podcast:    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  Episode Music:This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policyTrack: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKoFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/GizmoTrack: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldEFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgoodSupport the Show.
What Is A Pilates Body?
Mar 10 2023
What Is A Pilates Body?
Have you heard the phrases "a more toned look" or "long and lean muscles" in Pilates marketing? They're talking about the "Pilates body," a mythical aesthetic favored by the post-promoting algorithms on social media. You might think that doing Pilates will make you look like that, or that maybe you can't do Pilates unless you look a certain way. I'm here to bust those myths and get real about the harmful effects of fitness marketing and share what a Pilates body really looks like.  Tune in to learn more!I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes and episode transcription can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.Support the podcast:    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  Episode Music:This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policyTrack: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKoFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/GizmoTrack: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldEFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgoodSupport the Show.
Season 5 Wrap Up
Dec 2 2022
Season 5 Wrap Up
Today we're wrapping up 2022 and Season 5 of Pilates Students' Manual! I share some exciting news, the season stats, and a look forward to what's coming up in 2023! Check out the show notes for this season's stats and learn more about my upcoming workshop at https://links.oliviabioni.com/cec!I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes, episode transcription, and chapter markers can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.Show Notes:Stats from this season:More than 12,000 listens to episodes in Season 5Most listened to episode: Why Pilates Works with 2749 listensiPhones and Apple Podcasts are the most popular device and podcast appTop listening countries are the US, Australia, and the UK, butSydney is the top listening city, followed by Melbourne and BrisbaneThanks for tuning in this season! See you in 2022!Support the podcast:    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  Episode Music:This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policyTrack: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKoFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/GizmoTrack: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldEFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgoodSupport the Show.
The Pilates Elders - Who Are They?
Sep 9 2022
The Pilates Elders - Who Are They?
Today we introduce the Pilates Elders, the first generation of Pilates teachers and students of Joseph Pilates himself. I share mini bios of the Elders, what I know about them from reading biographies, taking classes with second generation teachers, and meeting Elders in person. Tune in!I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @pilatesstudentsmanual. Full show notes, episode transcription, and chapter markers can be found on the podcast website here: https://bit.ly/PilatesStudentsManual. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for updates, and rate and review wherever you listen!  Episodes now available on YouTube: *https://bit.ly/YouTubePSM*Email pilatesstudentsmanual@oliviabioni.com with your feedback.Show Notes:Amazing books about the elders:Cathy Strack's biography of Romana, Love All AroundCarola Trier's biography by Reiner Grootenhuis Ron Fletcher's Every Body Is Beautiful John Steel's Caged LionArticles I found online:Pilates history https://www.pilates.com/pilates/origins/Jay Grimes' studio https://www.vintagepilates.com/Mary Bowen's studio https://pilates-marybowen.com/Lolita San Miguel's mentorship program http://www.lolitapilates.com/mentor-program/Also, Eve Gentry died in 1994. I don't know why I said 1944 in the episode.   Support the podcast:    Visit *links.oliviabioni.com/affiliates* and take advantage of some sweet deals on products I use and enjoy with my affiliate links!  Episode Music:This episode uses NCS music in compliance with https://ncs.io/usage-policyTrack: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKoFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/GizmoTrack: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release]Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.Watch: https://youtu.be/q1ULJ92aldEFree Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/feelgoodSupport the Show.