Ken Endelman – The man behind Balanced Body

Working with Pilates as I do, I get to interview some of the most inspirational people involved with Pilates over the years. It makes my job so much more rewarding and helps to inspire and inform our ever increasing audience of Pilates enthusiasts. During Pilates on Tour 2016 in London, I got to interview Ken […]

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Introducing Suzanne Scott

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Suzanne Scott, a Pilates teacher I greatly admire. Suzanne has been designing and delivering Pilates teacher training and movement courses since 1996 and is a founder member of Pilates Foundation. She is based at her studio in Somerset, England, and also works as a consultant in elite performance, […]

Shari Berkowitz & The Vertical Workshop

We caught up with the pioneering and inspirational Pilates teacher Shari Berkowitz whilst she was here in London. We were keen to discover what made The Vertical Workshop programme unique and so successful, and how Shari’s approach to teaching differed from more conventional approaches. We began by asking Shari how she decided on the unusual […]

Pilates on Tour 2015

Pilatestree had the pleasure of being invited to Balanced Body, Pilates on Tour in London again this year and as usual on offer were great workshops hosted by some fabulous teachers. You can’t be everywhere but I managed to see a few favourites but sorry not to have been able to get to every workshop […]

Becoming a Teacher – Amit Younger – Pilates on Demand

Read Part 1 of this interview Interview with Amit Younger Part 2 I always knew that I enjoy working with people- teaching and guiding them. While I was a dancer I did some teaching of ballet and contemporary and found it really satisfying. What I realised over the years was that I mostly enjoy working […]

Pilates on Tour – The Beginning

with Nora St. John and Al Harrison of Balanced Body   Interviewers: Sharon Thompson (ST), Monica Zarebska (MZ) Respondents: Nora St. John (NSJ), Al Harrison (AH) While enjoying yet another fabulous year at Pilates on Tour, back in April 2014, we caught up with Nora and Al to find out more how Pilates on Tour […]

Interview with Rachel Taylor Segel

Tell us a bit about you I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, in the mid west of America. I have two siblings and my sister, Amy Taylor Alpers, who is my partner, is 6 years younger than I. We both were ballet dancers  and lucky to have good teachers and ambitious ones – who put […]

Amit Younger – Interview Part 1

Sometime ago we met up with the lovely Amit Younger to ask him about his life and his professional career.  You will know Amit as a co-founder and a teacher/presenter on Pilates On Demand and proprietor of Pilates Junction. Tell us a bit about you  I was born in the south of Israel in a town named Eilat, right on the […]

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The Zest Convention 2013

The Zest convention was held over 2 days on Saturday 21/22 September at the Royal Overseas League, a venue hidden away at the back of the Ritz. I’m sure the history of the organisation itself is probably worth its own page. The first thing I notice when entering the convention is how friendly everyone is. […]