Pilates: A Commodity or Pain Relief Specialty?

Your Pilates teacher training journey starts here, with the most in-depth and comprehensive Pilates teacher training Sydney. When you have pain in your body, such as in the lower back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee or groin pain, what kind of health program would you choose after a doctor’s consultation?

Would you choose to do nothing and wait for the pain to go away “magically”? Or assume that it is a minor aliment; sign up at the nearest gym and train in hope to get better?

The fact is some people will do either one of the above or even all of the above.

How Pain Begins

If you suffer pain from lower back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee or pain, they don’t just go away when you do nothing. It might go away for a while in the beginning. But most pain will return again and again at closer and closer intervals, and become chronic! Until you do something!

When you sit at your desk over prolong period of time in a certain fixed position, without moving, the body gets tired and fatigued. It will manifest itself as soreness in areas that is stressed like neck pain and shoulder pain. Repetitive long hours like this over days and weeks will soon turned this soreness into chronic pain or tightness.

Pilates Pain Relief

Pilates is highly recommended not just by doctors as a tool to restore the body to health, it is also regarded by chiropractors and physiotherapists as the post rehabilitation treatment to go into. Some physiotherapist trained in Pilates, even put their patients onto Pilates program immediately.

All muscles that are tight are both weak and short. They need to be stretched so that they can return to its original length. As some muscles are so tight from many years of non stretching, it takes a few sessions to persuade them to lengthen. When a sore area no longer feels tender or in pain, it is time to embark on the next phase – muscle strengthening program.

So is Pilates a Commodity?

This is a very important question? It can well be understood if one has a common cold, one goes to a general practitioner. But if the cold turned into a nasty chest infection, is it crucial to seek the expertise of a specialist so that a fast recovery can be guaranteed.

More often than not, Pilates is taken as a commodity and compared to doing a general fitness program or working out in the gym; more like doing something for recreational sake and is judged by the price alone!! Almost all the time!!!

Most people do not bother to find out what Pilates actually entails and how it can help in pain relief. It is important to know the difference between a “standard” Pilates program verses a “pain relief” Pilates program.

The former will be something akin to following a video tape in which you do a whole series of Pilates exercises except you have the company of a teacher by your side.

The latter is all about specifics. Pilates pain relief exercises is about doing specific exercises with the body in specific angle (sometimes involving soft apparatus like balls) to target specific areas in pain. If you have neck pain and or shoulder pain, there is a specific series of Pilates pain relief exercises for neck pain and shoulder pain. If you have lower back pain, there is a specific series of Pilates pain relief exercises that works for lower back pain. Every case is different and the difference lies in the angles of the subject in pain for all Pilates pain relief exercise.

So if you suffer from lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain or groin pain, would you just do ANY general Pilates program? Or even consider a Pilates group program?

Certainly not! Or you might end up with even more pain.

Depending on kind of pain you have, the right prescribed rehabilitation program on specific Pilates pain relief exercises by a well trained Pilates instructor /professional can help you achieve instant result – being pain free!!!

But if you continue to see Pilates as a common commodity that you can get anywhere, it will just be what you view it to be – just a general program. You need to stop taking Pilates like a commodity!

But if your body is in pain, do your body a favor and invest in a quality program that it deserve so that you get an optimum body to enjoy a pain free lifestyle – doing whatever you enjoy!

In life, demand health!

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Create Your Story To Help Market Your Child Care Program

Early childhood Sydney focuses on the maturation of children for nearly a decade, from infancy to around eight years old. I’ve talked about how important it is to effectively communicate your compelling story to prospective parents and to existing clients. What do I mean by your story? Let me give you an example of my story and maybe it will help you.

Every time I go and speak, or every time I meet with a new or prospective client, I tell the story about how I got into the business of working with childcare programs exclusively. It’s a pretty cool story, and it has to do with me being a mom of two young children and also being a marketing expert, about wearing my mom hat and my marketing hat and melding those two to fill a need in the marketplace. Childcare business owners really didn’t have many resources, if any, to help them effectively grow their enrollment, be more profitable and learn to use other management and marketing techniques and strategies.

That’s the story that I tell, and I also tell the story about how I got into the business with my first childcare client, Allison. That story is compelling, and it is true. I also get to talk about the fact that I’m a mom, and I get to show the picture of my children. This allows you, the prospect, to bond with me.

The same thing is true for any business owner. I think most business owners are often reluctant to tell their story, especially owners of childcare businesses, because you don’t want to put yourself in the spotlight. That’s really a mistake. I’m not asking you to necessarily be in the spotlight; I am asking you to tell your story.

For most of us, there was a definitive point when we decided to jump into what we are doing. It might have been a series of things that happened to you that made you decide to get into the business of actually owning or running a childcare business. That’s the story that we want to know: why you got into the business.

For many of you it was that you searched your marketplace for a childcare program for your own children. You saw that none of the programs were being run the way that you thought a quality program should be run. I hear this story time and time again, but it’s still unique because it’s unique to you and to your market. When you tell it, you can also bring your children into the story, because they were a pivotal reason why you got into the business. Pictures of them and pictures of you as a family, images that help to drive the story home, make it even more compelling. This is why I show pictures of my children and me with our birthday hats and of Allison and her grandchildren with their birthday hats. Those images create a compelling connection for people.

Your story does two things:

  1. It allows prospective parents to bond with you. You may be frustrated by the fact that it feels like parents just come in, or they get on the phone with you and just want to know your rates. They are in a hurry about making the childcare decision, and you can’t bond with them. They won’t ask questions and they won’t open up. One of the reasons is that you are not telling your story. Telling it allows parents to let their guard down, take a breath and bond with you as the business owner, and this is extremely important. Most of you aren’t telling it at all or are just glossing it over.Telling your story leverages what I call the ‘know-like-trust’ factor, the KLT. People want to know you, like you and trust you before they do business with you-especially with childcare, which is a trust-based business.
  2. No one else has your story; it is completely unique to you. So if you are looking for a way to set yourself apart in the market and be memorable, which most of you need to do better, your story is the hook that will allow you to be different and noteworthy.

So share whatever you have in your life that is interesting and fun. Maybe you cook. Maybe you are a triathlete. Maybe you race cars on the side. Maybe you play guitar or another instrument. Maybe you’re in a local choir or participate in plays in a local actors’ studio. Perhaps you have kids and grandkids that attended your center. Maybe you’re a ‘foster dog parent’, adopting dogs and then letting them go to the next owner.

Whatever it is that is your passion on the side is what people really want to know about you. They want to know about your life. That’s what makes people really interesting. I’m sure you have at least a couple of these things, and I’m asking you to share them: it’s part of your story.

So share the personal fun stuff and also your origin story. Why did you get into this business? Maybe you inherited the business from a grandfather or from your mother; it was their business and you took it over. Maybe you have multi-generational people in your program, with the moms of today’s kids in the program as children, because you’ve been in business for 30 years. That’s a huge and fun piece of your story, and if you are not telling it, you need to.

The creation and communication of your unique story is something that will drive clients and prospects to you consistently over time, and it will help you increase your enrollment. It’s a great strategy and it will also differentiate you in the marketplace.

Your homework is to take action on your story. Create it. Communicate it. Put it on your website. Put it in your information packet. Put it on the wall of your center in a frame. Do whatever you can do to tell your story more effectively.

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