Assessing the Body with the Pilates Reformer with Fabien Menegon

Assessing the Body with the Reformer

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If you're a teacher, you might wonder if it's necessary to assess your client's ability before they begin their first lesson. As Fabien brilliantly demonstrates here, the basic Reformer will tell you everything you need to know. As his student Moayad works through the basic series, Fabien explains what he sees in his alignment and how it informs what he will give him later in the workout. See how each exercise relates to ones that come later and how they can help you quickly and easily determine your client’s weaknesses and strengths. For private lessons visit Fabien’s studio Centre Pilates Barcelona and for teacher training with Fabien and Miguel Silva in Spain and Portugal, visit Uno Pilates.

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  1. RaquelT 9 months ago

    wow what an amazing explanation !!! thank you very much and i voce your accent !!!!

  2. Kintsugi-Pilates 2 years ago

    Wow! Amazingly clear and well explained technics expertly delivered. Bravo and many thanks.

  3. Luz Alejandra Lovern

    Thanks Fabian, really enjoyed to observe you how you addressed the body and mind of the client. Very simple way how you explain, same exercise and difference angles is like antigravity don’t you?. As a teacher and students we always must learn from our clients and here is a perfect example that how I like to teach! very unique your way! learning always from you. Thanks to all of you xxx Luz

    • Fabien Menegon Author
      Fabien Menegon 3 years ago

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, indeed after a good education in Pilates all the feedback come from my clients and the work we did for more than 15 years now. Always trying to be heplfull for others. More to come in Pilatesology.

  4. Reb 3 years ago

    Again, I meant to give it five stars, but my iPad acted up. Wonderful, wonderful video. Bravo!

    • Fabien Menegon Author
      Fabien Menegon 3 years ago

      Thanks a lot for the comment! Hope you enjoy Pilatesology and hope you’ll enjoy the next videos to come!

  5. Fabien Menegon Author
    Fabien Menegon 3 years ago

    I am glad this video can be usefull! It is just a start from the insight you can get from a class and pilates movement. I wish everybody could apply this technic to help out to improve classes. I used it since 20 years and it helped me a lot for the benefits of my clients.

  6. Dellasv
    Dellasv 3 years ago

    I learned so much from this video! I have a new client starting in a few days and I will definitely use Fabien’s evaluation techniques in my first lesson with her. I took notes as I watched (I always need written notes) and will watch it several more times to feel comfortable with the material. I’ll also be evaluating my other client this way too, even though she’s been doing pilates with me for a time. While she’s told me about her knee and shoulder problems, she is not progressing in strength and flexibility as I’d like. This video indicates to me I’ve missed seeing something about her body that may be holding her back.

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