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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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Be in greater control of how you move and feel in your body... and in life.

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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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What’s Your Personal Credo?

It’s said that, “If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything”. To me, it’s absolutely imperative to cultivate a set of beliefs, values, and ideals that resonate deeply in your gut, heart, and mind. Because your personal credo is where authenticity begins, integrity lives, and a fulfilling life is possible.   Developing my own…

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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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Lemon Essential Oil

When Life Gives You Lemon Essential Oil…

Lemon essential oil instantly reminds me of two things from my childhood: 1. Joy dish detergent and 2. Pledge furniture polish. And as a kid, I dreaded all lemon-scented chores; even if they did earn me enough cash for Atomic Fire Balls and a new set of Jacks. But that cloying citrus scent still pulls…

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Why Joseph Pilates’ Legacy Will Live Forever

Joseph Pilates’ legacy includes a lifetime of developing and teaching exercise to a wide range of clients. He trained injured dancers, professional athletes, and opera singers; to businessmen, kids with scoliosis, and even breast cancer survivors. And within that process, he invented a cohesive exercise system and specific equipment for physical and mental conditioning. Meanwhile, he…

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