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Listen to the Wiggle! – by Theo St. Francis

May 17, 2017 Listen to the Wiggle! – by Theo St. Francis I believe we are now living in the Age of Disconnection. To address this, I think we should all wiggle more. ‘Wiggling’ sounds childish to you? That’s exactly the point. As a Pilates instructor, you understand this Disconnection-with-a-capital-D. You see the effects manifest in […]

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Are We Being Lowballed Out Of Business? – by Sunni Almond

May 10, 2017 Are We Being Lowballed Out Of Business? by Sunni Almond   A Pilates group class generally costs between $10 and $45 while a private lesson can be had for anywhere between $50 and $250.  Or for a few extra bucks added on to a monthly gym membership, Pilates mat classes can be […]

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For Me Pilates Is Not Enough! by Mariska Breland

Pilates Isn’t Enough By Mariska Breland Don’t get me wrong, I loooooove Pilates. Love it. I love classical Pilates, contemporary Pilates, and all of the apparatus. We have the best toys. The best. No one has better toys than us. I have been teaching and doing Pilates since the early 2000s. When I was diagnosed […]

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Get Out of the Way! by Clare Dunphy

Get Out of the Way! By Clare Dunphy Have you ever heard the quote “change happens through movement, and movement heals?” A powerful quote I first heard years ago, and in hindsight, it was a real game-changer.  Not because it was a revelation but because it has made me think about how I teach.   On […]

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Are You My People? by Mike Perry

April 12, 2017 Are You My People? By Mike Perry I’ve been lucky to recently start teaching one client in particular. Things were a little erratic in the beginning, because her back pain was such that she couldn’t make it to the studio, or was advised to wait by her osteopath. She would often arrive […]

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Romana Kryzanowska – Maintaining the Integrity and Spirit of Pilates – by Amy Taylor Alpers

Romana Kryzanowska (1923 – 2013) Maintaining the Integrity and Spirit of Pilates by Amy Taylor Alpers Romana Kryzanowska loved life, and she lived a full, rich, colorful, satisfying, adventurous one, always surrounded by family, friends and students. She was part “American Annie Oakley”, part “Russian prima ballerina”, part “Peruvian shepherdess”, and part “elegant European grande […]

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A Letter To Brett From Lolita San Miguel

A Letter To Brett From Lolita San Miguel In February, as you may remember, I had the pleasure of presenting my friend Bob Hannum’s interview with Mary Bowen.  In this excellent interview, Mary made a few comparisons between her own and Lolita’s teaching methods and styles.  Soon after publication, I received a letter from Lolita […]

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Teaching More Than Mass – Quantum Science Made Easy-er ~ James Crader

Teaching More Than Mass Quantum Science Made Easy-er ~ James Crader I remember sitting in a Humanities Class, day one, and the professor writing the words “Homo Religioso” on the board and stating that’s what we are. Comparative Religion was my college minor. He went on to say that the term is often misinterpreted as […]

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Pilates for the Military Drills That Get Results by Joakim Valsinger

Pilates for the Military – Drills That Get Results by Joakim Valsinger A Pilates studio is a long way from the military exercise ground and the daily tasks expected from military personnel seem very different than executing exercises on a Pilates mat or apparatus. But Pilates can improve the effectiveness of servicemen and women and […]

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Spatial Awareness Becomes Part of a Pilates Practitioner’s Literacy Larkin Barnett B.A., M.A.

Spatial Awareness Becomes Part of a Pilates Practitioner’s Literacy Larkin Barnett B.A., M.A. Four decades ago, my college dance professor, Eija Celli, was beating on a drum while encouraging us to take up as much space as possible leaping across the floor. It was fun to push movement boundaries and I was hooked! Eija danced […]