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Pilates: How To Get Your Money’s Worth

“Physical fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase.” Joseph Pilates, Return To Life Through Contrology If only it were that easy. But achieving physical fitness takes effort. And if you’re spending your money, time, and energy on a regular Pilates practice, you want results, right? Why invest if you’re not…

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Becoming a Pilates Influencer

If Joseph Pilates were alive today, I bet his Instagram feed would be lit! I mean, even back in the early 20th century Joe was meticulously documenting his life’s work; clearly aware of how to appeal to the masses by showcasing his Contrology- chiseled body in nothing but white skivvies. And let’s not forget the…

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Pilates: The Original Lifestyle Brand

Ever since my last post, I’ve been thinking a lot about Joseph Pilates’ legacy. I mean, if he hadn’t crafted such an impactful one, I might be a yoga teacher writing about Tirumali Krishnamacharya instead of a Pilates teacher writing about Joe. But he did build a strong legacy. In fact, every time I re-read…

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Pilates & the Myth of the Dancer’s Body

My first introduction to Pilates was at 13yo at Dance Theater of Harlem where it was a required part of my training during Summer intensives. I had no inkling whatsoever that, almost 20yrs later, teaching Pilates would become my profession. For many, dance is the gateway to Pilates. And then it becomes our “retirement plan”…

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How To Not Fail Your Fitness Goals in 2019

The New Year is an energizing time when possibilities seem limitless! January’s air is infused with focused determination as we collectively wipe the proverbial slate clean and list all the ways we intend to transform over the next 12 months. Together we surge toward new goals or the ones that collected dust in 2018. We’re…

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Are You a Contrology Freak™?

A Contrology Freak™ is anyone obsessed with Pilates and battling uncontrollable urges to drop and do The Hundred. You’ll find Contrology Freaks sweating in torture chambers around the world on apparatus with names like the Reformer, Electric Chair, Spine Corrector, and Guillotine. We practice Joseph Pilates’ Method of exercise with as much integrity as possible…

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