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Questions to Consider When Looking for a Pilates Instructor

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in News |

Questions to Consider When Looking for a Pilates Instructor

The holidays are long over and maybe some of your resolutions didn’t exactly pan out the way you believed they would. However, you know that exercise is and always will be an important facet of health and well being, tonal quality and weight loss. So what avenue or discipline will you search for? Cardio/ spinning/ jumping, punching, boot camp? Hint: if you are not already in tip top shape, this regime has the potential for a sudden injury. Muscles have to be warmed up and pre prepared for...

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How to Parlay a New Understanding to Exercising

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in News |

How to Parlay a New Understanding to Exercising

In my last article which which skirmished over football mishaps, I touched upon the modality of coaches who have discovered new ways of cross training their athletes ( perhaps steroids might become obsolete )? It is evident even to an untrained eye that some teams are just “plain better”. How and why do they do what they do? In Pilates, I have taken many seminars on the body but none was more empowering and important than the one taught by my hero, Elizabeth Larkam. She is, was, and...

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The New Frontier of Exercise

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in News |

The New Frontier of Exercise

Being a Pilates teacher for 19 years plus, the classical technique I have honed throughout my career has blossomed into areas of discovery I never dreamt were possible. I can still remember observing professional dancers practicing their Pilates exercises as Romana Krazanowska tutored them. I was so impressed with their fluidness and accuracy with the transitions between each movement. It was mesmerizing and actually more of a performance than a workout session. Fast forward to 10 years later...

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Joseph Pilates’ Desire to Bridge the Health Field

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in News |

Joseph Pilates’ Desire to Bridge the Health Field

I was trained by the protege of Joseph Pilates, Romana Kryzanowska. It was always a delight to hear of the stories she related to her groups of apprenticing teachers. These stories, we’re often randomly passed on, during impromptu speeches, where we trained in Drago’s Gym (now known as True Pilates). Sometimes, Romana would join us as we had a quick bite of lunch before she left for the day. These stories were fascinating as well as informative. One story, which we heard time and...

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A Real Find

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in News |

There is a certain exhilaration one experiences when discovering a real “find”. By that, I mean, your intuition pulls at your heart strings and sparks an immediate affirmation of delight! You know instinctively that this feeling is unique and different from other encounters by which you can form comparative opinions. Such was the case when my client Heidi Horowitz showed me a few of her photos on her iPhone. With an unaffected humbleness, she stated that she had compiled a catalogue...

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The Core of Pilates

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in News |

The Core of Pilates

Over the last 19 years as a certified Pilates instructor, I have stayed abreast of my profession attending seminars, conferring with other instructors and taking classes, and reading countless articles on the newest trends in equipment, techniques and approaches in teaching. I support my commitment to classically teaching as I was taught by my mentor Romana Kryzanowska. I have observed that there is no shortcut to attaining perfect form…we seek to execute the most advanced routines as...

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