Doing the teaser took me 2 years. I was far from picture perfect. I remember my first Pilates experience like it was yesterday. I was this ‘superfit’ instructor and I had done just about every groupclass training imaginable. From AFN aerobic A-B-C to Aalo Step presenter and Body Pump, Body Combat and more. Teaching was one […]
It will be a really MACRO year for me.
Stanislaw Jerzmanski, also known as Happy Stan, was born on the 3rd of June 1984. He has an interesting story to tell. His Macrobiotic journey started when he discovered the huge impact food had on his body & mind. Enjoy reading this article and learn from an experienced Macrobiotic cook what food can do for you! Stan predicts:”It will be […]
Stop Hating your Pilates Sub
The 3rd column of Chelsea Streifeneder on Pilatesglossy. Chelsea Streifeneder is the proud owner of Body Be Well Pilates in Red Hook and Catskill NY, located in the beautiful Hudson Valley. A lot of exciting things have been happening in and outside my studios and I personally have needed the help from my Pilates Rockstar’s to sub for me when […]
The Pilates Teaser Exercise
The Pilates exercise known as the Teaser is the shining star of the Pilates mat series of exercises. Almost every exercise, including the Roll Up and Open Leg Rocker, which is done in the mat series up until this point, prepares you to perform the Teaser. The Teaser is one of the definitive Pilates moves […]
PUTTING ON A PILATES CONFERENCE?
THINK ABOUT IT! Putting together a conference is a daunting task. Good thing is you are able to show your leadership, project management, public relations, and networking skills all at the same time. Down side is if you lack in these areas it will show! A successful conference is great for all involved – your team […]
To me personally Pilates is a life style.
We are very proud to introduce Eric Sacucci Carlovich (33 ) from Brazil. Eric is a Pilates teacher, has a bachelor in Physical Education and a background as an Olympic Gymnastics professor. Currently Eric lives in New Zealand. Eric: “To me personally Pilates is a life style!” When and why did you start practicing Pilates? […]
I changed after I learned the Classic work with Romana!
This is part two of the 2 articles with Jennifer M. Stacey, MS., 51 years of age and owner of Peak Performance Pilates in San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, California, USA since 1989. In this part Jennifer tells us about her new device, her favorite anecdotes and that she changed after she learned the Classic work with Romana! […]
Freedom for my body and for my breathing.
Ayumi Matsuda (41) is born in Japan, Tokyo and in 1996 Ayumi moved to The Netherlands. Ayumi is an Alexander Technique teacher. She also started to play the recorder at the age of seven and for years Aymi has been teaching the recorder at the Music Academy of the International School of Amsterdam. Since 2004 she teaches […]
Endless appreciation for all of life.
In 1969 Denny Waxman founded Essene Market & Cafe, the first health-foods store in Philadelphia. In the same year he began studying with Michio Kushi (1926-2014)—renowned leader of the international macrobiotic community. (Michio died on December 28th 2014). In the early 1980s, Denny gained international recognition by helping Dr. Anthony Sattilaro, respected physician and CEO of […]
Nothing is good or bad, there is only yin or yang.
Yukiko Sato works as a private cook (vegan/macrobiotic) in Boston, Massachusetts in the US. She is the author of a yummy book: “THE PEACEFUL DESSERT BOOK” on sugar-free vegan desserts. Yukiko also has a blog with recipes. Yukiko’s view on Macrobiotics: ” I think it’s easy to be attached to the principles and become a bit psychotic about […]
I want to help people stay mobile.
Sunni Almond said to us. “It’s cool that you have asked me to do this interview, considering the fact that I’m a Pilates nobody 😉 Relatable I think because I am more like the many unbranded just regular ‘JOE’ teachers out there.” Well, we at Pilatesglossy are very proud to have her on our online magazine! Can you […]
The Chair is like my own personal lie detector.
Greg Youdan is a movement geek and passionate about Pilates! Greg (29 years old) is originally from Rochester, New York USA. Greg has always been an active person and participated in sports growing up. The Chair is like his own personal lie detector! 🙂 Enjoy this article and share! Want more articles from Greg? (Please comment and […]
Edwina Fontaine is no longer with us.
Unfortunately Edwina Fontaine is no longer with us. Edwina Seaver Fontaine, born in 1928, was a former Balanchine and NYC Ballet ballerina. She died on November 24th 2014. For a long time Edwina worked along Clara Pilates, Romana Kryzanowska, Mathilde Klein and John Winters as an Pilates instructor in the original studio of Joseph and […]
“Pilates: like life”
Pilates is like life As a trainer I come in contact with a lot of different people. People that come to our studio’s to work on their bodies, people that are already trainers or people that want to become a Pilatestrainer. Not only physically but mentally too As an instructor you get close to people, […]
A new Pilates season
An empty page The summerholidays are over and the new season has started. Although I enjoyed the peace and quiet, it’s nice to feel the energy that comes with a new season. New members that sign up and are introduced to Pilates for the first time. I call those newcomers ‘an empty page’, and we […]
What Makes a Rockstar Pilates teacher?
The 2nd column of Chelsea Streifeneder. Chelsea Streifeneder is the proud owner of Body Be Well Pilates in Red Hook and Catskill NY, located in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Here are five things I think make a Rock Star Pilates teacher! This fall, I will begin my 6th Pilates certification program, teaching others how to teach Pilates. Fifteen weeks, 450 […]
Mat classes and more privates at Pilates Rotterdam
Pilates Rotterdam starts again with a new season group classes on the mat; Monday 11.00 hours and Tuesday 18.15 hours. More privates available too! Monday and Tuesday The matclasses on Monday are in Dutch and on Tuesday in English. Everybody is welcome; not necessary to have Pilates experience. The prices are very affordable: see Pricelist. The teacher on Monday is Eva Hasselbach and Javier Velazquez […]
Dance and Pilates are complimentary; wedded together!
Lukie Bernstein (63) of Bridghampton Pilates in New York, US. Lukie has a background in dance and is doing Pilates now for 14 years. Lukie has studied with Alwin Nikolais, Merce Cunningham, Nadine Revene, Aras Ames and Vladmir and Patricia Doukedovsky among others. She performed in works by Margaret Jenkins, Sheila Kaminsky, Diane Jacobowitz, Viola Farber and […]
There really is no better exercise system
Mariska Breland (39) from Fuse Pilates was born to a Dutch mother and an American father. She grew up mostly in the United States, but she regularly traveled for holiday in the Netherlands. Mariska studied communications and journalism at university. First, she worked in television and later, she was a creative director for multi-million dollar […]
Walt Disney: If you can dream it, you can do it! It has finally happened! My dream is coming true! It’s been 7 years since I started my amazing Pilates adventure. Ever since I tried it for the first time my passion and inquisitiveness for this unique method grew . It didn’t take me long […]
Always been interested in meditation, yoga and health.
Lilian Kluivers, born in Leiden in 1983, always knew she wanted to do ‘something’ with physical exercise. She was interested in meditation, yoga and health. In her high school years she was in night school to teach at the gymnastics club where she was a member. After high school she first studied Latin and Greek, and […]
Who dares wins!
Robert Surenbroek (46), co-owner of East Bay Pilates in Emeryville, California. He and his wife Krisna have a lovely studio in the San Francisco Bay Area. How did you get introduced to Pilates? Did your background have anything to do with it? My wife, Krisna L. Hanks, was a former professional modern dancer and Pilates’ enthusiast working […]
Pilates is fascinating me.
Jon Hawkins (42) of Free Range Pilates has his studio near to Hampstead in North London in the UK. Pilates is something that is never going to stop fascinating him. When and why did you start practicing Pilates? I spent five years studying to be an osteopath and on graduating felt that there was a huge […]
‘Respect’ is the key word.
Adam Murby, 42 years old, based in London, England and his business name is ‘Pilates & Yoga with Adam Murby’. When and why did you start practicing Pilates? I first encountered Pilates in 1995 when I was an undergraduate dance student at what is now Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. I remember my ballet […]
Reflections On Mentoring and The Ideas That Shape Us
This is the first article of Maria Earle. We are very proud that Maria is our new columnist! Maria Earle is an internationally recognized Pilates teacher and movement educator. She has taught Pilates for 17+ years. She completed her teacher training at the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado and is a PMA-Certified Pilates Teacher.She travels to present […]
Free from injuries thanks to Pilates
Mariska Barnard works at Pilates Rotterdam at Rijnhoutplein2, located in the centre of Rotterdam. Mariska is 35 years old and has been doing Pilates for 15 years. She got her training at Romana’s Pilates in New York. How were you introduced to Pilates? I worked as a dancer at the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and the […]
Experience the magic of Pilates everyday!
Pilatesglossy is proud to have a trainer from beautiful Italy for the first time on Pilatesglossy! Enjoy this interview with Gloria Gasperi! Her studio is Studio Pilates di Gloria Gasperi, located in Sarzana, a lovely town in Liguria, Italy. Gloria (born on 16th of June 1979 ) discovered Pilates in 1999 during a trip to Boston […]
Pilates is my saviour!
Olga Tamara is Director of the Authentic Pilates Studio and Principal Teacher Trainer – Authentic Pilates Education Australia. Olga has been working in the health and body movement industry on and off for the past 40 years. She was a professional classical dancer with the Australian Ballet Company from 1971 to 1976. She danced on stage with greats […]
Pilates centered me and improved my posture
We are very proud to have Karen Frischmann (47) from Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles to tell her Pilates story for our magazine! Karen grew up on the East Coast of the United States, mostly in Connecticut. As a child she played soccer, swam and ran track, but athletics and movement were not her prime focus. She was a serious […]
It’s about well-being in every aspect.
Femke Donington, 37 years old, born in Oud-Beijerland, near Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Since 11 years living in South London with her husband Luke, one year old daughter Darcey and their dog Holly. Her business is called South London Pilates. When and why did you start practicing Pilates? I hadn’t really engaged in any sports or exercise since I […]
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