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Hot by June: Week 15

By now, you should have the confidence to be including the entire segment in your classes, with a 45-second static holds per exercise.

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Hot by June: Week 16

This week, take a risk in your classes, by making connections with your students.

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Phase II willPower & grace® video

Kick off your shoes and pull up your computer – it’s time for YOU to take a willPower & grace® workout with one of our very BEST: Teacher Trainer Jennifer Gentry!

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Peel Down/Peel Up

According to Joseph H. Pilates, we are only as young as our spine is flexible. So – in Peel Down/Peel Up, our focus is on our goal: slowly and precisely articulating the spine. In this Video Tip, Jen demonstrates colorful cueing by speaking to the chakras and awakening our energy centers.

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Addding HEART-felt emotion

Develop your next class so that EMOTION plays a larger role, and enhances the value of in the repetitive practice. Of course, this will take some practice on your part, but the more you practice, the more vital and inspiring your class will become for your students.

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Squat with Rotation into Grand Plie

willPower instructors sometimes find it challenging to transition from the parallel sequence into turnout. In this tip, Brenda nails it! This purposeful transition draws on a smooth abductor prep before stepping gracefully into the Grand Plie.

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Curtsey Step Back

In the Curtsey Step Back, postural alignment is crucial to the integrity of the exercise. Often, we instructors will observe our students hinging forward at the hip. Standing tall will help recruit the gluteus medius – a critical muscle which assists with pelvic stability (and looks hot when it’s tone!). In this tip, Brenda does a great job of breaking down this exercise in a new way, and gives our students some great visual and proprioceptive assists.

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WoW 2016 Calendar

The 2016 WoW Calendar will help you organize and prepare for your classes in advance – also plan for parties, fundraisers, and vacations!

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Pelican

The Pelican represents freedom and control, united (as most birds do). During this exercise, once you, the instructor, guides your student into a strong posture and solid balance, you have the opportunity to introduce the balance challenge of your choice. In this Video Clip, Renee does an excellent job of achieving all goals of the exercise, using the TVOPAV Principle. Notice use of Vestibular (head turn), Proprioceptive (reaching arms, twisting body), and Visual (finding a new focal point). Refer to pages 65-69 in your Phase II manual for more TVOPAV.

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Water Breaks with Music Selections

Taking a water break as a group leads to a TEAM approach… and using music as your timer can help you maintain control of your group.

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Fresh Energy Recipe Lab

Are you STALE? FRESHEN UP, sweetie! Think of it this way: energy in = energy out. (Even the refrigerator that keeps your veggies fresh requires energy, right?) In willPower, you don’t need to memorise new choreography – just put effort into updating and re-vitalizing your cues, format and playlist.

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Coach Squat with Rotation using WoW

In this video, instructor Raeanne Niemer, demonstrates an effective way to incorporate the Word of the Week into the Squat with Rotation exercise.