Many celebrities today train hard to maintain their physique mainly due to the demands of their roles and the industry they work in. They’re also often considered role models to the public, which is why they strive to retain their wellbeing through exercise and undergoing intensive fitness programs. Pilates is the go-to fitness choice of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Help, what’s in it for me?
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Book review:”Born To Walk by James Earls”
Born To Walk by James Earls Reviewed by Lee Artur Paperback First published in 2014 Lotus Publishing and North Atlantic Books The forward of this book was written by Thomas Meyers of Anatomy Trains fame. The author, James Earls is a myofascial bodyworker, lecturer and writer who partnered with Tom Meyers in founding Kinesis UK, […]
Pilates really did help me recover quickly
I try to workout every day. This is something I have been doing since I was 20 years old. I just turned 69 in July of this year.I find that I can do Pilates every day and feel better and energized after I am finished. It also helps me center my mind and destress after […]
The Pilates Guild- Aligning and defining teacher, student, and method.
Elaine Ewing and Sean Gallagher (bio below) from the New York Pilates Studio are working on a big project. They have re-started the Pilates Guild, which is a membership organization for teachers certified through the New York Pilates Studio going back to 1990. Sean and Elaine also released a special limited edition poster of archival photos of […]
Boomers, Millennials, Golden, Silver, Aging, Aching, Ad Nausea
Just DON’T! Please I beg you to reconsider. 20 years ago I would’ve thought those were good ideas too, but now that I have to check ‘that box’ I’m offended, mortified, insulted, etc.. People take better care of their bodies now than they did 20 years ago, Do YOU want to take a class with […]
Review of Lynda Lippin’s Pilates For Back Pain eCourse
1st of all, this is great…Now I’ll tell you why, then I’ll show you pictures of what I mean and then I’ll put it all in video’s that make it impossible not to get the message. This is exactly what she has done. Her message is clear, and concise, then in case you have any questions […]
Your Already Perfect Pilates Body
I’ve been teaching fitness, Pilates and all types of movement for over 30 years. When I’m out and about and someone asks me what I do for work I always hesitate to answer truthfully with “I teach fitness.” I usually say that I’m a “consultant” (which is true!) and inevitably they ask what kind of […]
What Did You Learn Today?
I have heard that Romana asked at the end of her classes “What did you learn today?” Then when Moses Urbano taught a workshop at my studio he said, she always asked him to just remember one thing from each day, so instead of writing reams of notes in classes or workshops remember just one […]
Review: “Pilates with Ring and Foam Roller Audio”
This audio,”Pilates with Ring and Foam Roller Audio”, begins gently with the Magic Circle. Lynda has you move from an easy and gentle waking up of the hips, inner & outer thighs, to some shoulder girdle mobilization and bicep/tricep things that really get into the smaller muscle groups often overlooked by larger movements done with […]
I will continue with Pilates as long as I am able to
Patricia Hinson (72) is a client of Megan Macgregor. Patricia is a big fan of Pilates. In this interview she explains why she loves Pilates so much! Patricia:”I will continue with Pilates as long as I am able to.” I was impressed, not only, with the theory of Pilates but with the results. What is you […]
Let’s talk about…. Progression!
I’ve been teaching for nearly a decade, nearly 15,000 hours of hands on time with clients. Not all that long in comparison to many teachers, but long enough to have seen a few things both in my own studio and in others. As a teacher trainer, It is incredibly important to instil in new teachers the […]
Did Joe Pilates care for money?
Pilates instructor Lynsey Kerr sent me this question by PM on Facebook: Lately I have been wondering about whether Pilates was money orientated or not. With regards to how much he charged people to teach them his method? Or whether he found his richness in just being able to educate others about his method. I […]
Live Long, Live Strong: “Get to the Core of the Matter.”
Pilates saved my life, re-shaped my world, rehabilitated my body and healed my soul. Tina Sferra, MSPT is a physical therapist specializing in manual therapy, dance medicine, sports medicine, yoga and pilates. She was a SUNY Purchase Dance Major. She received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College in 2000. […]
Pilates is Positivity
Finally, that exercise you have been trying to do for so long, suddenly succeeds! You’re extremely happy, but how long does that last? The next week, when you try that exercise again and you succeed, are you still that happy? Losing a positive feeling also happened to me in my normal life, not only when […]
Review of Mensendieck’s “Body Culture for Women”
Reviewed by Eva Rincke: Review of Mensendieck’s “Body Culture for Women” Title – Körperkultur des Weibes [Body Culture for Women] Author – Bess Mensendieck First published – by Bruckmann in 1906 221 pages (including 32 pages of pictures of exercises demonstrations) Available – vintage bookstores (sometimes you can find a copy on Amazon) [I couldn’t […]
Pilates has received a lot more main stream exposure
We welcome Eduard Botha (37) on Pilatesglossy. Ed is a BASI Pilates trainer. His studio is edB Pilates Studio is located in Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Even though he has a degree in Economics, his passion has always been for human movement. He has done martial arts his whole life and owned two boxing gyms here in Cape Town as […]
Pilates An Interactive Workbook-Review
Subject: Book Review Reviewed by: Sunni Almond Title-Pilates An Interactive Workbook Author-Christina Maria Gadar, who was certified by Romana Kryzanowska in 2000 in New York, she has studied with everyone amazing, too numerous to mention here, but you’ve heard all the names of her elite and illustrious teachers. A dual citizen of Brazil and the […]
Heal the world through Pilates
I am so very proud to feature the wonderful Amy Taylor Alpers (57). She is teaching Pilates for over 25 years now! Her Pilates Center is in Boulder, Co, established in 1990. Amy learned the method straight from Romana Kryzanowska in the late eighties. I love it that Amy is also eating only plantbased food. Thank you Amy! […]
First educate your client
Glaucia Adriana is graduated in Physical Therapy. During her years as a Grad student, she had the chance to attend many Pilates Classes as a client, from coast to coast in the US, but only when she finally graduated and moved to the US for good, she attended her first official Pilates Teacher Training, with Rael Isacowitz from BASI. Glaucia is […]
Double Question about Joe’s Internment on the Isle of Man
Lali Diaz-McDonald has asked the following two questions about Joe’s work in the internment camp Knockaloe on the Isle of Man: a.)Would it have been possible for JP to “rig” beds with springs so that people could work on them? (Lali was wondering, if the camps had beds with springs considering they were interment camps […]
The Red Thread of Pilates-book review
Reviewed by : Sunni Almond Title: The Red Thread Of Pilates. The Integrated System& Variations Of Pilates-The mat Author: Kathryn Ross-Nash First published: 2015 Edition: 1st Format: Paperback Pages: A LOT! 358 Availability: Amazon: The Red Thread of Pilates Description: The Mat manual of mat manuals Review I will start by saying that this book is […]
I absolutely still study the method like crazy!
I saw photo’s of Elaine on Facebook. She took the photo’s on her smartphone while doing the Reformer exercises. I loved them and asked her if I could interview her. And here it is! Elaine Ewing (36) – certified by the NY Pilates Studio under Junghee Won and Sean Gallagher – is Pilates teacher and […]
Of course size matters!
I was just at at workshop where we had taken my classical reformer and used it side by side a contemporary model reformer, no I’m not going to go there and bag on other manufacturers designs, as a matter of fact, I’m friends with manufacturers of both types of apparatus, and I have owned and […]
PAA CONFERENCE 2015 – A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
It’s been 3 week days now since we shared a great time together at the Pilates Alliance Australasia Conference 2015. It’s over but certainly not forgotten, as emails continue to come in from presenters and motivated delegates. I’m please to say that registrations surpassed any other year to date and the feedback has been overwhelmingly […]
Untrained teachers and their effect on the Pilates industry
Becky Reijs, a Lolita’s Legacy Educator in The Netherlands wrote about a subject that is close to her heart. Her wish is that educated Pilates trainers all stand together as teachers of this wonderful method and that fully certified teachers & educators stimulate the “gym girls” to follow an education. So here it is, her article on “Untrained teachers and their […]
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