Unfortunately Edwina Fontaine is no longer with us. Edwina Seaver Fontaine, born in 1928, was a former Balanchine and NYC Ballet ballerina. She died on November 24th 2014. For a long time Edwina worked along Clara Pilates, Romana Kryzanowska, Mathilde Klein and John Winters as an Pilates instructor in the original studio of Joseph and […]
“Pilates: like life”
Pilates is like life As a trainer I come in contact with a lot of different people. People that come to our studio’s to work on their bodies, people that are already trainers or people that want to become a Pilatestrainer. Not only physically but mentally too As an instructor you get close to people, […]
A new Pilates season
An empty page The summerholidays are over and the new season has started. Although I enjoyed the peace and quiet, it’s nice to feel the energy that comes with a new season. New members that sign up and are introduced to Pilates for the first time. I call those newcomers ‘an empty page’, and we […]
Mat classes and more privates at Pilates Rotterdam
Pilates Rotterdam starts again with a new season group classes on the mat; Monday 11.00 hours and Tuesday 18.15 hours. More privates available too! Monday and Tuesday The matclasses on Monday are in Dutch and on Tuesday in English. Everybody is welcome; not necessary to have Pilates experience. The prices are very affordable: see Pricelist. The teacher on Monday is Eva Hasselbach and Javier Velazquez […]
Dance and Pilates are complimentary; wedded together!
Lukie Bernstein (63) of Bridghampton Pilates in New York, US. Lukie has a background in dance and is doing Pilates now for 14 years. Lukie has studied with Alwin Nikolais, Merce Cunningham, Nadine Revene, Aras Ames and Vladmir and Patricia Doukedovsky among others. She performed in works by Margaret Jenkins, Sheila Kaminsky, Diane Jacobowitz, Viola Farber and […]
There really is no better exercise system
Mariska Breland (39) from Fuse Pilates was born to a Dutch mother and an American father. She grew up mostly in the United States, but she regularly traveled for holiday in the Netherlands. Mariska studied communications and journalism at university. First, she worked in television and later, she was a creative director for multi-million dollar […]
Walt Disney: If you can dream it, you can do it! It has finally happened! My dream is coming true! It’s been 7 years since I started my amazing Pilates adventure. Ever since I tried it for the first time my passion and inquisitiveness for this unique method grew . It didn’t take me long […]
Always been interested in meditation, yoga and health.
Lilian Kluivers, born in Leiden in 1983, always knew she wanted to do ‘something’ with physical exercise. She was interested in meditation, yoga and health. In her high school years she was in night school to teach at the gymnastics club where she was a member. After high school she first studied Latin and Greek, and […]
Who dares wins!
Robert Surenbroek (46), co-owner of East Bay Pilates in Emeryville, California. He and his wife Krisna have a lovely studio in the San Francisco Bay Area. How did you get introduced to Pilates? Did your background have anything to do with it? My wife, Krisna L. Hanks, was a former professional modern dancer and Pilates’ enthusiast working […]
Pilates is fascinating me.
Jon Hawkins (42) of Free Range Pilates has his studio near to Hampstead in North London in the UK. Pilates is something that is never going to stop fascinating him. When and why did you start practicing Pilates? I spent five years studying to be an osteopath and on graduating felt that there was a huge […]