News & Events Fall/Winter 2018
Volume #1 - Issue #2
Pilates for everyBODY...
We believe that Pilates is for everyBODY and one of our missions is to bring that reality to as many people as we can across the US and then around the globe.
Greetings Everyone,
During this holiday season all of us at The Pilates Initiative are thankful for your support during our first year. Our mission will be changing slightly over the course of the next year to address the needs of our membership and the changing world of Pilates. We still need your support to bring community classes across the US. if you haven’t yet been able to make time in your schedules, please do, I can assure you that it will be a most rewarding venture for all who participate. We are here to assist in making community classes a reality!
We have also realized that there is a great need in our community for more resources and assistance for you, our professional members and colleagues, and we will be here now and always to provide that resource. If you have a question or concern on any matters related to the Pilates profession and business—we are here for you. Please feel free to email us at:
Have a wonderful holiday season and let’s stay in touch!
Complacent or Compliant? Breaking down the new California ruling that might pose a threat to you or your Pilates business no matter where your studio is...
by Kevin A.  Bowen
These days, there are so many options for just about everything we do—buy, read, join, subscribe to, and so on. As a professional or business owner, the choices you make are very important to your long-term outcome, bottom line and compliance. The continued growth of the Pilates profession and those businesses and individuals offering “Pilates” based classes is growing—and projected to continue to grow even more over the next decade.
There are many strategies being offered by various individuals and businesses, within and outside our profession, on how to market, sell and manage your studio. There are online coaches, software, apps, social media groups etc., all supposedly set up to allow you, the business owner, to become more successful and profitable.
One key factor to consider: employee/employer relationships.
The larger franchise and
Protecting Yourself as a Pilates Teacher Trainer or Trainee
by Lahela Hekikia, JD
Are you interested in providing or taking Pilates Teacher Training, wondering how to best protect yourself in the process? While this article is not intended as legal advice (do consult with a licensed attorney in your state), here are some tips on what to consider:
  • Is a Contract provided before the student agrees to pay tuition? Or, is a contract sent to the student after tuition has already been paid—maybe even handed out just as students arrive at the teaching site? READ MORE
Remembering John T. Gossett

May 13, 1952 – October 25, 2018
John T. Gossett passed away on October 25 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. On Thursday, November 8, a memorial service was held for John in Houston, Texas. John is survived by his sons Leeland and Lucas, and his fiancée Erin.
John had quite a career in movement, teaching movement and Pilates.

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