If something is in the hands of Joseph de Ruso for more than five minutes chances are he is already thinking about redesigning it. It was no different with Pilates apparatus. Joseph streamlined all the Pilates Apparatus to use a singular material and construction method.
Pilates interviews with (Teachers) Trainers & Studio Owners
Looking for some inspiration? Motivation? Do you like to become a Pilates Trainer? In the interviews below you will get the information you are looking for. Honest answers on straightforward questions.
Being in shape is not a measure of how “good” you look
This is the second time I feature a story about Joseph de Ruvo. That is because I love his mindset and attitude towards Pilates. I give him the floor to let him tell you about how he approaches Pilates. Enjoy! Being in shape is not a measure of how “good” you look. It is not […]
Pilates truly improves the quality of life.
I proudly present Pilates trainer Nina Narejko (36), originally from Poland and owner of Body Redefined Pilates. There is no better feeling than working with someone who has had chronic health issues and having them come to the studio and be excited about how great they are feeling. There is so much joy in watching young […]
An interview with Second Generation instructor, Darien Gold.
When another dancer introduced Darien Gold to the Pilates method in 1992, she felt an immediate connection to the work and soon began studying with Romana Kryzanowska, a Joseph Pilates premier disciple. Certified in 1997, Darien has been teaching classical Pilates ever since. Her deep understanding of the Pilates method developed out of her extensive […]
A new career at 68!
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 […]
Be that person that reaches out to others and inspires.
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 […]
I find Pilates fascinating.
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 […]
I have had many evolutions of my career in Pilates
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 […]
I find it thrilling that there is still so much to learn.
I am happy to feature the lovely Julie Driver, known from PilatesAnytime, on Pilatesglossy. Julie’s studio is located in the UK (London). How did your Pilates journey begin? My journey into Pilates began back in the late 1990s when I discovered an early Sunday morning class. I loved it and became a regular 2/3 times a week. […]
Pilates is about relationships and transformation.
I am very proud to feature Kirk James Smith, owner of the studio The Classical Pilates Centre, which is located in Bollington, a village 15 miles southwest of Manchester, England. Kirk is 55 years old. Can you describe your studio. My studio is in a former mill building on a canal. We have very high ceilings, three […]
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