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Joe’s Holistic System

A few years ago I took part in a fundraiser to help Mari Winsor in her battle with ALS. I took two classes: one taught by Brooke Siler and the other taught by Kathy Ross-Nash. Mari, Brooke and Kathy are all a tremendous inspiration to me!

During Brooke’s class, while teaching criss-cross, she instructed us to look back towards our back elbow, moving our eyes as far as possible to that side. She explained that, having a glass eye himself, Joe realized the imp...

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Understanding Different Types of Pilates

The word Pilates is not a regulated term and therefore is open to the interpretation of those teaching it. I believe that certain criteria must be met in order to maintain the integrity of the method. A true Pilates session should have its foundation in the exercises created by Joseph Pilates and use the equipment he invented.

All this while staying as true as possible to his order of exercises and respecting his intention for the method. Joseph Pilates designed...

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A few years ago I took an afternoon workshop with Jay Grimes at Vintage Pilates. What I found most fascinating about the mat weekend a year ago, was hearing Jay’s philosophy of the method. One of my favorite quotes from the weekend, which I subsequently made my mantra was “Trust the work”, but of course you have to know and understand the method first. Over the years, I learned so much taking lessons and workshops at Vintage Pilates but one of my key take-aways was a deeper u...

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