Attention Teachers: want an easy-to-use chart for tracking your clients’ sessions?
Add today’s date and simply go down the line checking the box for the exercises they did that day. You can even put a comment on an individual exercise for that day, and keep general session notes. It’s easy to modify to add/delete/change exercises so the chart will reflect the repertoire YOU teach, your exercises, your names, your choice.
It’s a Mac Numbers spreadsheet and only has full functionality in Numbers. It’ll import into Excel or Google Docs but it’s the checkbox format, currently only available on Numbers, that makes the whole thing so easy to use. So you’ll need the Numbers App for it to work (yes, the chart works great on an IPhone or IPad).
A couple of caveats. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive list of every Pilates exercise. Most of the chart is the Intermediate repertoire. It’s my own list, based on my training and other sources, so it’s not anyone’s “official” list (except mine, I guess!). The chart includes exercises for the Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Electric Chair, Wunda Chair, Arm Chair, Pedi Pole, Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector, Spine Corrector, Small Barrel and Magic Circle. Hmm, a not so subtle reminder to use the whole Pilates system!
The worksheet is ‘open source’, so it’s fully editable, so you can add, delete, change exercise names, hide and/or rearrange all the rows to your little heart’s content.
There’s a tab for usage tips that should answer any questions you have, but feel free to email me with questions or suggestions for future updates.
The chart is free for your personal use to use but if you’re feeling generous, donations are greatly appreciated.
Download your blank copy here: Pilates Client Chart.numbers
- Download the file
- Extract the zip file and save the file to your iCloud drive (or device, but it you store it in the cloud you can update it from multiple devices, and share it with another teacher).
- Update the file with your preferences, add any exercises you teach, delete those you don’t, change the names to your liking. Go nuts. Save the file again. Now you have your baseline chart that you’ll base your individual client’s charts on. I recommend saving a backup of this file in case you accidentally overwrite it. Just go to the menu item File>Duplicate and give it a different name like “Client Chart Backup”.
- Each client gets their own chart. Open up your baseline client chart, go to File>Duplicate and name the file with your client’s name. Rinse and repeat.
If you find this useful please let me know.