Who else wants to upskill their A&P knowledge?
Are you truly happy with the depth of your knowledge of what is going on under the skin of your clients?
Can you put your hand on your heart and say that you don’t need any more information.
During your original training course there was a huge amount of stuff that you HAD to learn whether it was Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training or Therapy.
After 12,000 hours of delivering teacher training across fifteen years I know where my students placed most of their focus.
I think it’s safe to say that standing up and declaring yourself a teacher and having the confidence to look after a room full of people …and not do them any harm …is definitely top of the list. Or looking after an individual client who will inevitably ask you lots of questions …just because they can.
The subject of Anatomy & Physiology is often seen as a necessary evil and just something to be got through in order to gain the all-important certificate.
I totally get that.
But what about after your initial nerves have calmed down and your clients say lovely things to you after their class/session.
Your confidence grows.
And the months and years roll by until the A&P sessions are a dim and distant memory.
That is when you have the brain space to add to your knowledge through CPD workshops and training. I believe we owe it to our clients to never stop learning.
My Bones Cannot Move on Their Own workshop delves deeper into the information you had on your course. I know this from experience. With the best of intentions there is only so much time we can dedicate to the subject of muscles and bones during any training course.
I also know that there are many tiny lightbulbs that go off when you start to review all that you have learned and add to it. I’m always thrilled to hear the feedback from students who are brand new or have been teaching for years.
Words that they have been saying take on greater meaning.
Class planning becomes easier.
Aha! Moments when something falls into place.
I reckon it is my superpower to break such a complex subject down into bite sized chunks. .
Explaining how each muscle works and in particular why the Rotator Cuff muscles have a key part to play when training your core muscles effectively... is my favourite part.
Having spent a minimum of 5,000 hours out of the 12,000 hours of teacher training specifically bringing the body alive I can confidently say you will learn lots.
So what are you waiting for?
Click on the link in the comments to find out more.
Here is what my colleague Dr. Jane Jamieson is kind enough to say:
Fiona Brown has the uncanny ability to spot where the body may be in stress and how to help the person resolve it.
She draws on her extensive experience in the fitness industry, as a dancer, a personal fitness trainer, a fitness teacher and a Pilates educator. Fiona has worked with physiotherapists, personal trainers, fitness coaches and all have benefited from her experience and knowledge.
Fiona has an excellent eye and knowledge of the body and can see where posture is out of balance and what is necessary to correct it. Fiona is the consummate teacher who can explain what she is doing in simple terms that make sense.
Many people have Aha moments when they work with Fiona and they may never see the body in the same light again.
Once you have your eyes opened, they cannot be closed again.
Dr Jane Jamieson
The EnergyWise Academy
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The EnergyWise Academy founded in 2005 by Fiona Brown Fitness Educational Specialist.
We specialise in training Inspirational Mat Pilates instructors and 95% of our teachers start teaching within weeks of qualifying. We believe this to be exceptional in this industry and backs up our claim that we teach you to teach ...and not just DO Pilates.
Operating as usual
Who else wants to upskill their A&P knowledge?
📌 IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT TONIGHT 📌
Tonight at 8.30pm in my online membership - The Girls' Fitter Business Club - I'm holding our monthly Ask Me Anything Q&A Call.
We'll be talking about how to get the most out of the last few weeks of this year for your small business.
These calls are only usually available to my paying clients but this one's going to be good and I wanted to share it with you.
If you'd like a free pass to join the in crowd type YES! or let me know using a gif and I'll make sure you get the details.
These calls are always jam packed full of useful tips and golden nuggets that you can use immediately.
I'd love to see you there 😍
It’s The Hundred …but not as we know it!
LAST MINUTE SPACES
Who else would like to join me for my CPD Workshop – The Hundred Deconstructed?
In this full day workshop you will discover how to break down Joseph Pilates’ classic move The 100 into much smaller elements.
Based on my twenty years of teaching Pilates and training Pilates Instructors let me give you inspiration on how you can create even more interesting Pilates classes.
Learn how you can write a class plan to build up across the months – ensuring each element of this exercise is examined as we break it down into 13 different exercises.
Be reminded of which muscle, or group of muscles, need to be activated to ensure safe and effective ex*****on for all levels of clients.
Learn how to teach multi-level classes which keep your classes interesting and dynamic.
We will also concentrate on how to perform the optimum, ultimate curl-up, which is an integral part of performing the 100.
If you cannot teach your clients how to effectively curl their trunk using their core muscles, in the way they were designed to be moved …then how can we expect our clients to succeed when we add long levers such as arms and leg?
You will also enjoy brushing up on anatomy and physiology relevant to The Hundred including Psoas Major, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis.
It's an exciting workshop and one of my favourites to teach.
So …whether you're a brand new teacher, or you've been teaching for years, this workshop is definitely for you.
Each person takes away what they need to learn from this workshop.
I'd love it if you could join me ...but there are literally only two spaces left.
I started promoting this in January and thought I had sold out all the spaces.
Turns out I had miscalculated due to safety and social distancing rules being relaxed.
If you are keen to join me – you’d need to get your skates on.
The date is: Sunday 8th May
Venue: Mind Body Midlothian Studio in Bonnyrigg near Edinburgh
Time: 9.30 – 5.30pm
Send me a message to grab your last minute space.
PS I love last minute action takers as this is how I operate myself!
PPS I will not be teaching this workshop again as I will be focusing on my online business Small Business PT.
What fun we had today at our Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work and AED qualifications!
Thanks to Sarah from our team at Queen Margaret University Sports Centre for delivering our course today, we all had a great time.
P.S. pretty sure I’m due an Oscar for my acting 🤣🤪 “oh no… a casualty!”
🌟 Motivational Mondays 🌟
Getting outside can do wonders for your physical and mental health 😊
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier 🚶♀️🚶♂️
Challenge: Get outdoors with your new playlist and see if you can hit 10,000 steps! Sounds like a lot but I'm sure you will be surprised at how many steps you take in a day!!
🌟 Motivational Mondays 🌟
🌟 Wellbeing Wednesday 🌟
Did you know most people don't use their lungs properly 🫁
The main culprit for this is POSTURE
Spending hours sitting, hunched towards a screen retrains the body into a bad posture and in turn stops the lungs from working to there full capacity
Sometimes lying down and starting to send that breathe down into your belly is enough to fix things but in most cases subtle posture realignment is required through activities such as Pilates or Yoga 🧘♀️
Challenge: Bring your attention to your own breathe and just be aware of how your chest rises and falls. Are you using your full lung capacity or not. Let us know how you get on!
Deep breathing has many benefits and is great for stress relief so a good activity to practice 🙋♀️
🌟 Motivational Mondays 🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Did you know most adults need between 6 to 9 hours of sleep a night 🌙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are struggling to get your much needed rest here are some top tips:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💤 Try not to nap during the day⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💤 Limit screentime 1 hour before bed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💤 Limit caffeinated drinks after dinner⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💤 Make sure your bedroom is a quiet, comfortable space⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💤 Get some fresh air and go walking during the day⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💤 Don't stay in bed if you are awake⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌟 Motivational Mondays 🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌟 Wellbeing Wednesdays 🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Approximately 80% of the brain is made up of water 💧 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ensure you stay well hydrated to give your mind a good boost 🧠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's recommended to drink at least 2 litres of water a day to stay well hydrated ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How much do you drink at the moment....⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Challenge: Try to drink a minimum of 2 litres of water a day, please come back and let us know below how you get on 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you write down your goals?
Or do you simply let them swim around your head?
Did you know that only 1% of small business owners write their goals down and review them regularly.
After the year we've all had it makes sense now more than ever to commit your goals to paper.
Strangely enough this is exactly what my "Hope is NOT Strategy" planning resource covers.
If you or somebody you know has had a challenging year in business, I'd love to hear from you via messenger. I'm happy to explain the benefits without any sleazy sales pitch.
Sitting wishing that things will improve (where your business is concerned) is a waste of time.
In many ways it drags you down.
Working your way through a structured process culminating in an action plan makes far more sense.
I'm well known for my plotting and planning and have a variety of journals and planners which will have sparks flying from them in the downtime between Christmas and early January.
In fact my recent change of direction in business came about when I was editing the content in "Hope is NOT a Strategy".
"Hope is NOT a Strategy" is the ultimate planning resource for small business owners comprising a slick six-step process which culminates in an awesome action plan.
Cost : 3 x £33 or one payment of £90
The Early Bird bonus for action takers is a mini-course "Review & Refresh Your Business" value £25 and it disappears on Friday 17th at midday.
Why not make 2022 your best year yet and enjoy all the freedoms that you wanted when you started your business?
DM me if you'd like to know more. I promise there will be no pressure or icky feelings.
Introducing my fabulous planning programme “Hope is NOT a Strategy” so that you too can gain clarity and look forward with excitement and not dread.
We are almost at the end of 2021 and what a year it has been ...for everybody.
If you have felt that you were simply treading water and in survival mode - just reacting to all the restrictions and subsequent relaxation of rules you need to know you are not alone.
I myself have had to completely revamp my business and change direction after 15 years of delivering training courses on behalf of The EnergyWise Academy.
I'll be honest when I say it took a while for me to find my feet and decide which direction to move in.
It wasn't until I followed my own planning resources that it all became clear.
I wanted to share the strategies I used to get to the point that I'm excited about rolling out a whole new service in 2022. More about that in January.
When you invest in “Hope is NOT a Strategy” you will receive lifetime access to the 6 online business planning masterclasses.
You will discover how to confidently review the last year, assess where you are right now and decide what worked well …and what didn’t!
By processing this information in a structured programme instead of just ‘bumbling’ along you’ll get a fresh new perspective on how you can improve your business next year.
Because hope really isn’t a strategy.
There comes a time when you need to pull your big girl pants right up to your chin – take stock and move forward confidently.
When you implement the lessons in “Hope is NOT a Strategy” you can relax safe in the knowledge that you will have an Awesome Action Plan tailored specifically to your needs.
The content is presented in pre-recorded webinars with accompanying workbooks and templates to guide you.
You will find that the webinars are thought provoking without being ‘judgy’.
I will encourage you to highlight the good stuff and prioritise your best work. And feel confident in letting go some of the elements of your business that are not serving you well.
This enables you to find clarity and maybe even fall back in love with your business again.
I have heard a lot of small business owners saying that they have really struggled over the last eighteen months and are feeling a bit isolated.
That is why there will be lots of metaphorical handholding by me in my private Facebook group.
The only people in that group will be like-minded women who share your pain and who will form a network of cheerleaders for each other.
Over the last 33 years of being in business I have probably been in your shoes at some point.
It may comfort you to know that when listening to my clients I have learned that people’s problems are rarely as unique as they think they are.
So …if you are ready to dive in and start reviewing, plotting and planning to make sure your business thrives in 2022 and doesn’t just simply survive.
Let’s make sure you have your best year yet!
The programme will be rolled out officially in the first week of January but in the meantime if you are an Early Bird buyer you will be entitled to a couple of bonuses.
You can also start to plan during the downtime between Christmas and New Year so that when the programme kicks off you will be well ahead!
The price of this 30 Day Programme “Hope is NOT a Strategy” is £33 x 3 or a one off payment of £90
Or send me a message if you'd like to know if it is a good fit for you?
PS If you completed my Transform Your Business Mastermind in 2021 you are entitled to a substantial discount. Email to find out more.
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