“When I was diagnosed with cancer, I decided right away that if I was going to have to have a tumor, I was going to do something with it.” Allison W. Gryphon has been a Pilates devotee for 5 years, but the workout became an even more important part of her life in when she […]View Post
What does a real post-baby body look like? It’s beautiful, if you ask me. Does this body look Vogue-cover ready? Probably not. Is this body exactly the way it was 9 months ago? Absolutely not. Does this body bear several “trophies” after triumphantly completing its most amazing and challenging 9-months-long marathon? Definitely yes. Sometimes it’s […]View Post
Pilates makes you feel good. We all know that. But looking good while doing Pilates makes us feel even better. Choosing the right outfit for your Pilates practice might not be the most important thing but it can definitely make a huge difference in how comfortable you feel during your session. There are a lot […]View Post
Pilates is more than just a workout. Any person who’s been doing it for at least a couple of months knows that Pilates doesn’t only sculpt your body but it also clears your mind and gives you energy and inner serenity. But what is so special about Pilates? After practicing Pilates for 5 years and […]View Post
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