IM=X Pilates Blog

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IM=X® Pilates Franchise Support

One of the main components of running a successful pilates studio is having certified instructors and personal trainers to deliver quality workouts to your customers. The IM=X® Pilates Franchise understands this essential component to studio operations …

Marketing Support for Pilates Franchise Owners

A pilates franchise system should include a well defined and robust marketing program plus a clearly defined sales process for client acquisition.  At IM=X Pilates and Fitness franchisees receive not only comprehensive tuition free staff certifica …

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Building the Best Pilates Reformer

When you become an IM=X Pilates Franchise you receive a package of equipment which includes the IM=X Reformer, called “The Xercizer”, proclaimed by Club Industry to be the best and “sturdiest reformer on the market”.  The Xercizer is made from steel, a …

Multi-modality Pilates Franchise

The IM=X Pilates franchise incorporates its own unique version of pilates but also blends in other fitness programs for a diverse customer offering.  By offering a wide variety of physical disciplines you can reach a broader market and increase the ret …

The Pelvic Floor Exercise

“Anchor the hips,” “Lengthen the spine,” “Contract your pelvic floor and abs,” “Lift the pelvic floor.” Do these cues sound familiar? Of course they do. As IM=X Pilates trainers, we focus on these verbal cues to develop muscle stretch and build postura …

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Instructor Boredom

We often hear from owners that new teachers complain of being bored after only six months to a year of being certified in the IM=X Basic program. Unfortunately, those same teachers have often only completed half of the complete Basic certification and …

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Reformer Equipment Safety

BANG!!! CRASH!!! These are sounds we never want to hear, especially when teaching IM=X Pilates. On occasion, we’ve all heard the bang of the metal as a foot bar that wasn’t properly inserted goes all the way in after someone puts pressure on it, or the …

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Oxygen and Exercise

As human beings, we all know about the importance of oxygen. As fitness professionals, we spend a good deal of time with our clients reminding them when and how to breathe. There are many different breathing techniques and patterns, and that can get co …

Forced Exhalation Breathing and Exercise

What is the purpose of Forced Exhalation Breathing, and why should I teach it? Teaching clients to use a Forced Exhalation breath during class can be one of the most challenging parts of teaching the Integrated Movement Xercize formula (IM=X). Teachers …

IM=X for Yogis

Yoga, increasingly popular in gyms and boutique fitness studios across the country, is an amazing activity for facilitating mindfulness, focus, relaxation, improved balance, flexibility and more. But did you know that there are injury risks involved in …

IM=X Pilates for Dancers

The Founder of IM=X Pialtes, Elyse McNergney, is a former dancer and choreographer. While she designed IM=X to be accessible to all audiences, there are several benefits that dancers in particular can receive from this program. Whether you are a profes …

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IM=X Pilates for Runners

Whether you are training for a marathon, or want to run your first 5k, complementing your training with IM=X Pilates can benefit you and make your running experience healthier and more enjoyable. According to one of our IM=X Pilates NYC regulars, the d …

How Much Cardio Do You Need?

We’ve heard it all: you need to get in 5,000 steps per day, you need 30 minutes of cardio per day, you need to stay in the “fat burning zone” during workouts, you need rigorous cardio as well as moderate cardio. So what’s the right answer? And what typ …

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Cueing Movement with Imagery

Imagery, the act of imagining an activity or goal, has been shown to produce favorable results when used in sports and exercise. Sport psychologists, coaches and personal trainers have harnessed the science of imagery to improve performance. According …