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Monthly Archives: August 2017

I imagine this is one of the more frustrating phrases I say as a Pilates instructor, “move, but don’t move*.” Say what??? Let me explain… Pilates is always trying to create more space in the body – we’re the gravity fighters. We are all loosing space within our vertebrae (spine) as we age. One of main goals of Pilates is to always have an oppositional pull. So even if you’re sitting, your… Read More

I’m often asked to recommend a Pilates studio or teacher for friends looking to diversify their workouts or accommodate an injury. Pilates has very unfortunately been diluted and undefined. Joseph & Clara Pilates did not think to leave their work and legacy with anyone legally.┬áRomana Kryzanowska was his protege’ and continued to teach students and train instructors to carry on the work. There was an attempt to trademark Pilates as the exercises… Read More

Many people don’t realize that Pilates comes from the founder, Joseph Pilates, and that it has been taught since the early 1900’s. Mr. Pilates wrote a book in 1945 titled Return to Life, which described 34 mat exercises. Every March, the Pilates community dedicates each day to one or two exercises. I decided to film each day. Even though it only took a minute or two, I felt better than I had… Read More