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 […]
A serie of stories from Pilates Trainers who started teaching Pilates when they were "a bit older". I started teaching Pilates when I was 50, after I had a long career as a teacher (Vocational Education). My background was not fitness or ballet, so my career shift was a bit unexpected. Not for me though, because Pilates gave me my health back. From then on I wanted to share this wonderful method. Enjoy the stories of these trainers who made a very conscious choice to become a Pilates Teacher after 40, or 50 or even after 60! Marjolein
At 70 Jim was STOTT Certified
JOE’s 10-20-30 was kicking in!! My wife, of 25 years, passed away in 2007. At that time I was a Second Degree Back Belt in Tae Kwon Do. I was in need of specialized training as my Balance, Focus and Breathing were way off. In 2009, my daughter who also was a Second Degree Black […]
Teaching Pilates at 65!
They say that age is just a number and I believe that to be true. At age 65, I’m celebrating my fifth year as a Pilates instructor and have never been happier! Not only have I experienced the benefits of Pilates but I get to share it with my clients and help them to rediscover […]
What’s meant for you won’t pass you.
My friend Emer has a mantra, “What’s meant for you won’t pass you.” and there have been many, many times I hated to hear it pass her lips. Then, one day, it came true and I attended my first Pilates class. This was in 2008 after the birth of my son. I had had minor […]
It was like reinventing myself
Like many little girls, I used to take ballet lessons. I loved it, I dreamed of becoming a ballerina, roaming around the house in a tutu all the time. But like many small children, I was a very good mathematical mind as well, very observant and inquisitive, which my parents mistook for an inclination to […]
It seems common now to talk of second or third careers but when I gave up corporate life to teach Pilates at 40, it did not feel like a straightforward decision. After more than 20 years of office life, culminating in a Head of Marketing role for a division of Thomson Reuters, I decided to […]
Susan Miller Davern
Pilates and Dance Instructor – Susan Miller Davern When I was a dancer at State University of New York, College at Purchase in the 80s, I was fortunate enough to couple my grueling class and performance schedule with Pilates and Romana Kryzanowska. She was inspirational at making the simplest exercises compliment a dancer’s body, and […]