I first came across the Wunda Chair back in 1989 and in all honesty I really was not that impressed. It looked rather archaic and shabby in comparison to the Reformer and the Cadillac with their mysterious springs and fuzzies. All the Chair had was a maroon leather seat that was rather over padded and […]
Pilates makes you flexible and strong and keeps you young!
Pilates is a intelligent, functional movement method invented by the genius Joseph Pilates. Pilates gives you a great, sweaty workout wich alignes, balances and corrects you, it makes you flexible and very strong at the same time. When it is offered as a complete system (wich means with workouts both on Pilates apparatus and mat) then it will change Body and Mind dramatically. It will keep you young, fit and fabulous to an old age!
A new career at 68! I love to introduce you to Doug Bentz, also known as Swami Doug! He started using that nickname a couple years ago after giving students some very specific anatomical alignment corrections in a dance class at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. They asked him: “How do you know all […]
Pilates and Exercise Instructors always have mixed feelings when working with pregnant women. It can be a love, hate, OMG she said what (!!) kind of situation. But working with pregnant women doesn’t have to a stress. It can be a very rewarding addition to your client base. Yummy Mummy Syndrome is pushing more mums […]
Introducing you to Zoë Ruddock, a Pilates teacher in Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead which is just outside London. Zoë teaches mainly Matwork classes and also has private clients in her home studio. She also works at Tring Pilates, which is a larger studio, and is run old school – so several clients doing different programmes at […]
It made me curious when I saw a Dutch man on Facebook participating on a Pilates forum. Who was he? So I interviewed Marco Dingemans, a Pilates teacher who lives in Arrowtown which is close to Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand. Marco is 48 years old (1969) and as I said, he is […]
There is a much loved piece of Pilates equipment called the Reformer or the Universal Reformer. This piece of equipment is known for universally reforming the body and was one of the first pieces that Joseph Pilates developed. It has changed greatly over the years as the popularity of Pilates has grown and manufacturers have […]
Becoming a Pilates teacher and opening my own studio is the realization of a dream. This is actually my third career; I was a professional orchestral musician for over 20 years until nagging repetitive use injuries curtailed my performing opportunities. I then began working as a financial advisor and retired two years ago to fully […]
Niedra Gabriel currently lives in Ojai CA and teaches in a variety of locations in Southern California when she is home. A major part of her time and focus is hosting retreats and educational trainings, world wide where she covers many topics besides Pilates. Physical exercise is a major focus (Pilates ,Yoga , Restorative […]
Battling My Internal Pilates Police “Lie down on the carriage with your arches on the bar a fist distance apart. Headrest is down. Roll your shoulders back and widen your collar bones. Take a couple of breaths and let your spine settle down onto the mat. When you are ready, peel your spine up off […]
The choices are staggering, like trying to buy tea. You walk into the store and stare at the wall of choices, there is more than brands to a good tea choice: there is flavor, is it responsibly sourced and fair traded? Is it needed to solve a situation, or just for a peaceful cup before […]