Bridge Teacher Training Programs: Should You “Cross” This Bridge?


To bridge or not to bridge?

It is no secret that I have been on a path not to isolate my past contemporary style, but to honor it as well as delve deeper into “truer Pilates”, just makes my toolbox fuller. Although for the last few years I’ve been fairly hellbent on ‘getting’ classical/authentic/true … anyway, today I’m going more Joe.

I threw this question out on a couple of the better attended FB forums, and here’s some thoughts from all sides of the coin.

Here are the questions that spared discussion in those forums:

  1. If you are contemporary, have you dabbled in classical?
  2. Would you consider exploration?
  3. It has been stated both ways, that a Bridge program is the absolute necessity and that the “learn-as-you-g”o method can also work…But then is ‘the secret sauce’ still missing?
  4. Do you agree that it is not about the exercises per se, but about the layering and melding of skills to advance or deal with situations, not to mention all the new toys you get when you go classical?

Read the answers to these and more questions in my new article on PilatesBridge.

If Bridge program is somethings that you are currently considering or you simply got intrigued by the thoughts published above then I invite you to join a FREE collaborative facebook group called Going More Joe. It details a Thomas Guide style map of a journey about adding more classical/authentic/ Joe style to your work. You can pick and choose a teacher for Q&A, or just throw it out there and you will be answered kindly, honestly and professionally.

There are options for every price range starting with a plethora of free advice, good reads, and videos…to stuff you gotta pay for. Choose your own path, add what you want. It in no way replaces a Full Bridge program, but it also doesn’t involve the cost, time and travel…just an option for those who are interested. There will be ‘in person’ workshops as well as options for Skype and private video link offered here and there, this is a go-at-your-own-pace type of thing, it can take months or years. Enjoy your journey and remember the destination is the journey.