What is the biggest obstacle that is keeping you from taking Pilates? you don’t have a Pilates studio in the area; Pilates classes are expensive; You took the first Pilates class in the wrong setting and never came back (they try a DVD, take a class at the gym with 40 other members or simply […]View Post
What is Pilates?
Even though this exercise trend will be a centurion in just a couple years, most people still don’t know what it’s all about. The main question that I get asked about Pilates is “Is it like Yoga and stretching?” No, it’s not Yoga, and they have very little in common.
Pilates has come a long way in the last 50 years. It started by being a means of conditioning for a very small group of people (dancers primarily in New York), gradually progressed through the years and exploded as an exercise trend in the 90s. Today true Pilates is more than just a group class at your local gym, it’s an elite form of body conditioning that develops a smart body and effective movement patterns.View Post
Ada Wells demonstrates the importance of thoracic mobility within the golf swing. Instructor: Ada Wells, PT Equipment: Trapeze Table, dowel Click here to watch the video Source: Balanced Body Pilates PodcastView Post
I have always tried to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Incorporating a good exercise regimen and a sensible diet has always been important to me. One day after receiving a less than encouraging bone density report, I knew that I needed to do more than just walk and other moderate exercises; I knew I […]View Post
The exercises of the Pilates Method are all interconnected. We have one exercise, or main theme, and countless variations to challenge the body. Variation: a formal technique where material is repeated in an altered form. Wikipedia At Vintage Pilates, owners Karen Frischmann and Sandy Shimoda have organized the Pilates exercises into Body Shapes, the shape […]View Post
Tiziana Trovati began her study of the Pilates Method in 1992. Originally from Milan, Italy, Tiziana came to New York City to continue her dance career and to study with Joe Pilates’ protégé, Romana Kryzanowska, at Drago’s Gymnasium, now True Pilates NY. Although I first met Tiziana in California, I saw her again in 2005 […]View Post