An education to gain from Pilates what you will share with your clients. Benefit from the method and learn it so well that you can become extremely proficient at it. All of it. It is not easy, but it is very rewarding. If you learn it all in a friendly atmosphere with very capable trainers, all the better.
Metabolic Health Advantage
An overview of why metabolic health is a cornerstone of a well-functioning body and its’ connection to exercise.
Joseph de Ruvo and his equipment
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.
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 […]
5 Destinations to Visit for Pilates Retreats With a Side of Cultural Activities
orking out doesn’t have to mean being confined in a gym all week. As our article on Pilates Glossy shows, there are countless Pilates parties you can join; but that’s not all either. Around the world, there are numerous facilities and venues that let you see the world while giving your body and mind a break. For this reason, fitness retreats have become all the range — and it’s not just reserved for yogis. If you’re looking to travel while maintaining your Pilates practice, consider these retreats with a side of cultural activities.
Am I worth the weight?
I’m a 39 year old studio owner and Pilates teacher of 17 years. I have trained in Contemporary Pilates, and Classical Pilates, but above all I just love Pilates, how it makes me feel and seeing how it helps transform people’s lives. Pilates has helped me recover from a back injury as a result of […]
Go Fund Sunni
Dear readers, please read this article below and support my very dear friend Sunni and her husband Scott. They both need literally everything in their power to survive. It would be wonderful if you donate. Click on the Sunni’s Go Fund Me page. Would you be so kind to share this article! Thank you! Well my […]
10 ways to declutter your Pilates studio
I know a teacher who loves all the latest Pilates Gizmos and gadgets. Her shelves are fit to burst with anything you can think of. Often we surround ourselves by an array of “ improve the…” and “release the…” Pilates equipment. There is no doubt that our love of “toys ” can bring great results […]
Pilates kept me in exceptionally good shape my entire life.
I am thrilled to feature Wanda Bouvier. She is a Pilates professional for more then 45 years plus. She is a true Pilates advocate; currently 67 years of age. Her Pilates career began at the premiere West Coast Pilates studio in Beverly Hills, where she was trained by Ron Fletcher, who was taught at the original […]
Am I missing something?
We all know about the original Principles of Pilates : Centring, Control, Coordination, Breath, Flow, and Precision. A concept that was originally introduced in the 80’s by Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen, authors of The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning. A more popular version of the six principles is removing co-ordination and adding […]
Why Your Breathing Matters
If you’re new to Pilates, or Yoga, or any similar kind of exercise, you might be surprised at how much emphasis there is on breathing. It does almost seem strange at first to make such a constant, conscious effort to breathe in or out at the proper time, or to use your nose or your […]
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 […]
Wunderbar !! Its the Wunda Chair !!
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 […]
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 […]
10 Top Tips When Working With Pregnant Women
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 […]
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 think I’ll have a little lie down
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 […]
It was love at first footwork!
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 […]
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 […]
OUT OF ORDER
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 […]
Considering Continuing Education?
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 […]
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. […]
Burn & Bond Pilates-Themed Parties
I started doing Pilates-themed parties because they are a healthy and unusual way to bring people together. Fitness parties have been around for a long time and are not a new craze or trend, they are definitely here to stay! While keeping the fun and fitness in the party, what’s different is the emphasis on […]
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 […]
Why Classical Pilates Still Matters
Over a decade after the word Pilates was deemed to be generic by the US courts, the divide between factions in our Pilates community is still very wide and very real. Regardless of how and where you were trained, or what brand of Pilates you teach, Classical Pilates is still important and still very much […]
Book review:”Pilates Teaches Longevity”
Title- Pilates Teaches Longevity Author- Sonia Kang First published- 2014 Edition- 1st Year- 2014 Format- Paperback Pages- 78 Availability- http://www.blurb.com/b/5599405-pilates-teaches-longevity $53.95 First I’ll tell you why a 78 page paperback book is worth your $$ even if there are no cues, teaching tips and tricks, and there are more pics than prose. This is not […]
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