8 Hands On Cues Every Teacher Should Know

8 Hands On Cues Every Teacher Should Know

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Watch and discover 8 key hands-on cues that every teacher should know when training a client on the mat. Jay learned these from his own training with Joe Pilates, both as a student then later, when he began teaching in Joe's studio Jay learned how to apply them to the needs of different bodies. These cues take practice to learn so grab a fellow teacher and join in! Visit Jay Grimes at www.VintagePilates.com.

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  1. Ceci 2 years ago

    Great ! More about hands on, please ! Thank you Jay Grimes and teachers.

  2. Jolanta_S2018 2 years ago

    Absolutely loved it! It’s opened my eyes even more how to help my clients! I’m so thankful for this video . Really good resource of learning!!! Thank you very much for sharing with us!

  3. Elizabeth Brown Meier

    Great to see everyone. I wish I could be there for the spring camp. I hope to see you in the fall!!!!

  4. Luz Alejandra Lovern

    Thanks to all teachers, Pilatesology and of course Mr. Jay! what a great example of how we made a good teachers! fun and sweet!

  5. LJPilates

    Lots of fun! Thank you so much!

  6. Jennifer Allen

    This was so helpful!! I need to get my husband to rush home early from work so I can practice on him before I leave to go teach a mat class tonight! Many thanks!

  7. Laurie Hayes 5 years ago

    This is great! Thank you!

  8. joesmat 5 years ago

    Thank you Alisa for kindly responding to my enquiry.

  9. Noor
    nalamer 5 years ago

    loved watching it! And a great continuation of what I have learned at the workshops this weekend in Dubai at Pure Pilates with Sandy Shimoda.
    A great video to refer to!
    Thank you so much for Sharing this!!!

  10. joesmat 5 years ago

    So enjoy and appreciate watching Jay Grimes telling us how he learned the mat work at Joseph Pilates Studio.
    Do let us see much more of Jay Grimes Instructing the Original mat practice as taught by Joe Pilates.
    To-day we are taught to keep the pelvis “quiet” when doing the One Leg Circle. The original version taught by Joseph Pilates has the hip of the working leg lift off the mat to rotate across the body. A very different movement, and really works the hip joint.
    It occurred to me when observing this piece, did this approach come about when the Certification Programme was started, because the Method was going out to the general public, who for the most part, would not have the dowels to hold onto, or a foot strap, which help significantly to create stability in the body?
    Does anyone know and willing to share?
    In anticipation.

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Hi joesmat,
      I can’t speak for Jay or Joe Pilates but I would venture to guess that both versions of the Leg Circle (with the hip on the mat and off) were used in the original studio depending on the needs of the individual. Many people need to build stability in their bodies before they can add a bigger movement such as lifting the hip off the mat demands.

  11. Erica Van Stralen
    Erica Van Stralen 5 years ago

    Thank you!

  12. susan h lawrence
    susan h lawrence 5 years ago

    So fun to see the Vintage Family with the DAILY GRIMES, by Jay!
    I can feel it, Baby!

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