A More Personal Post – Update on Me!
I was looking through this blog, and realized that I had not written much about me lately. And there is quite a bit happening with me here!
Looking for Expat Opportunities
The most exciting news right now is that I am actively seeking expat work opportunities out of the US. I spent six years out of the country when we worked and lived in Turks and Caicos (on Providenciales and then at Parrot Cay by COMO), moving back to NYC to support my dying parents. They passed in 2013.
Then we didn’t really want to move Smiley, who was sick and old, and she passed at the beginning of 2016.
So, now it is just the two of us and our 30# Juniper. And after this presidential election, I am pretty sure that the US is not where I want to spend the rest of my life. If I do decide to stay here, I will most likely move to California.
I have always wanted to explore Asia, and to that end I had a Skype interview last night with a wellness resort on Koh Samui, Thailand. The interview went well, and I look forward to the next steps.
But, as I am also a believer in not overlooking anything, if you know of any opportunities in the Pacific or Indian Oceans (Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Bhutan, Australia, New Zealand), or CA, please let me know!
Got A Handle on Finances
Finances are tough for me. I hate tracking money, although when I do track money my life is much easier (go figure). After a crisis at the end of December, where we were just dead broke and in the hole, hubby and I have started tracking every penny, and it is working!
Ignoring problems doesn’t help. And I have a tendency to just say yes to everything, because I want everyone to be happy. It never works out well.
So now we save receipts and do spreadsheets every week. Bills get paid on time and we know what we are spending. What a relief!
Launched New Six-Week Pilates Programs
In my push to move more of my business online, I launched two separate six-week Pilates programs – Bye Bye Back Pain and Restore Your Core Diastasis Repair. Both are doing well, with the participants feeling better each week.
We are halfway through this first round, with a new round starting next Monday 13 February.
More about Bye Bye Back Pain Program here.
More about Restore Your Core Diastasis Recti Program here.
I am Teaching More Pilates via Skype and Facetime
As I transition to more global thinking, I am focusing more on teaching remotely. There are lots of folks who would like to work with me, most cannot make it to NYC to see me (and now that I only teach 4 days a week it is increasingly difficult to get a studio hour with me), and many are Pilates teachers.
I really can effectively teach people via video – skype or facetime. I just need to be able to see you, which simply means finding a good spot for your device! One of my remote clients is an experienced Pilates teacher who lives in California, and he is seeing changes in his body and how the work feels, as well as learning some new exercises and cues, in just 4 sessions.
And right now I am offering Skype/Facetime sessions to Pilates teachers for only $80 or 5@$360, and to none-teachers for $90 or 5@$400. You really can’t beat the price (since a regular private with me is $160) and you get all of the benefit of a great Pilates session.
I am growing to love remote teaching more and more! Contact me using form below to set up your Skype/Facetime sessions.
So, there you have it! My 2017 is, so far, working well. How about yours?