MOVE like a Contrology Freak

Budgeting Pilates in Today’s Economy

Pilates certainly feels good, but is it practical in today’s economy? I say – if you value your physical, mental, and emotional health – absolutely! I can personally attest to the fact that Pilates often interrupts the anxiety triggered by feelings of uncertainty, news headlines, and my own Facebook feed. Plus, a good workout always…

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On Finding Sanity in Times of COVID & Civil Unrest

After more than three months of sheltering in place in NYC, any modicum of sanity to which I’m desperately clinging comes from a consistent and scheduled Pilates practice. No lies. Now I totally understand that, as a Pilates teacher, this sounds SO frigging cliche and probably deserves a side eye and twisty lips. But let…

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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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