Thank goodness for this woman @jennazaffino. She’s changing the Pilates world into a kinder more supportive place one podcast at a time. #Repost @jennazaffino with @get_repost
I'll admit it. It wasn't always about support for me. A lot of it was about competition (enter former dancer baggage...) As a new teacher, I modeled my behavior based on what I saw others doing. I saw them holding their cards close, grasping at their clients, being very loud about Pilates history, anatomy or special considerations. I thought this was the way to success in the industry and tried on this pathway for years, to my own detriment But, perhaps the biggest misperception I had was that I thought that all of this striving was the way to find happiness in our profession. Boy, was I wrong. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had to come to terms with my personal and professional desires in order to move away from what I had been modeling. I was clear on what I wanted: Raw truth, story-telling, imperfection, conversation, encouragement, connection, laughter and space for each individual's process. It seemed utopian, however, I thought that if I could get just a little bit of any of the elements that I desired, it would be worth it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Then, you guys showed up. Celebrating, connecting, sharing your stories and leaving space for those that were still being written. IG is such fertile ground for our Pilates community - a new community where you're asking for something different from your peers. It's not just about pretty movement or who knows the most anymore. It's about something deeper - worthiness, connection, inclusivity and respectful conversation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The other way of being - the critique, the analysis, the calling out. It's so FB Forum, circa 2013 (or circa yesterday, depending on what forums you follow.) We're ready to rise, friends. Thank you for showing up again and again. Tag your Pilates running buddies in the comments and let's take this revolution of support to the next level...TOGETHER! .
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