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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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Trust the Work

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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My family recently started getting our water from natural springs and I’m so excited to have such pure, fresh water- for free! I recommend checking out www.findaspring.com to learn more about finding a natural spring in your area.

Up until moving to Alameda, we didn’t have a bath or shower filter. With my little guy having baths every couple of days, it’s important to me that we filter out chemicals like chlorine, which may disrupt the skin’...

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