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Everyone has their own path to Pilates. My path was indirect. I was doing Iyengar yoga ten years ago, and kept falling over due to an inner ear infection. I asked about the course where students spent most of their time on a mat and was told it was Pilates. I figured I wouldn’t fall […]
Questions & Answers. We are very excited to launch this part of our website! We hope that you (teachers/teacher trainees and clients) will take advantage of the wealth of knowledge we have at our disposal and ask away. Please take into account that the questions should relate to Pilates in some way. We offer you the […]
The Benefits of Pilates. If you haven’t heard of Pilates, where have you been?! Pilates is having its moment in the spotlight right now, with celebrities such as Madonna and Lady Gaga extolling its virtues and who can forget Pippa Middleton’s Pilates bottom? So what makes Pilates so great and why should you do it? […]
Pilates (or as originally called Contrology) is a form of physical exercise system, developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s, which aims to develop balanced body and mind through whole body health, whole body commitment and breath. “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of […]
When Sean Gallagher lost the right in the United States to trademark the Pilates name the Pilates world breathed a collective sigh of relief. Pilates instructors the world over felt a small victory that they could practice and teach their own conceptual idea of what Pilates means to them. For most instructors, that does not mean ‘Bootcamp’ […]
Don’t like reading history but would like to know more about Pilates history? Here is an animated version of the beginnings.
Do you know how many types of pilates are out there…? No? To be entirely honest, neither do I, but there are many. For starters, searching through the internet and posting questions on Facebook I found several mutations of Pilates, either starting with pil- or ending with -lates, my favourite being ‘dogilates’ for dogs! The […]