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Pilates Postcard

A Pilates teacher shares how the method is making waves abroad.

2 mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

The Ultimate Gift

One year ago, Kahley Schiller’s life was completely upended by an extreme health crisis. But thanks to her 20-year Pilates practice, the 40-year-old was able to recover quickly.

9 mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

Revelations

For Sarita Allen, a star of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and a protégée of Kathleen Stanford Grant, Pilates was key to her decades-long career.

10+ mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

Meaning WITHIN THE Movement

The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine help you go deeper into your practice, promising plenty of play along the way.

10+ mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

PILATES IN THE HOOD

Though she’s trained many top stars, Kim Carruthers says she’s most proud of her work as the founder and director of a nonprofit bringing the method to underserved communities.

3 mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

JOIN THE RESISTANCE

Studios may be shuttered, but bands can give you the benefits of machines at home—for less than $10.

8 mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

Comfort Food Made Healthy

This fall, cozy up to tantalizing comfort food that’s also healthy. A new cookbook from Kristin Cavallari shows you how.

9 mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

For Self-defense

Moves of the Month

8 mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

Racism in the Pilates Industry

Incidents of police brutality and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests have shed a bright light on systemic racism in the U.S., including in the Pilates industry. Here, Black instructors share their experiences.

10 mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

Carola Trier's Extraordinary Journey

In his authoritative biography of the first woman to open a studio, Reiner Grootenhuis delved into her personal papers to tell the harrowing story of her time in a prison camp during World War II.

10+ mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

Finding New Momentum

Overcoming obstacles caused by the pandemic, the virtual version of this popular festival still achieved its goals.

3 mins read
Pilates Style
September - October 2020

ROLL With It

Self-myofascial release is a simple (no machines!), easy way to decrease tension and pain, plus it may help you get more out of your Pilates practice.

6 mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

MEETING JOE

In an excerpt from his new memoir, Caged Lion, attorney John Steel recalls his relationship with Joseph and Clara Pilates, and his role in saving the method from fading into history.

10+ mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

METABOLISM Myths

According to the internets, there are a thousand and one ways to boost your metabolism. Most of them may be wrong, however. We separate fact from fiction.

6 mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

Remembering Mari

She was known to millions as the Pilates instructor to the stars, but to her friends, Mari Winsor was not only an inspired teacher, but a sister, a force of nature and “a celebrator of life who invited everyone to the party.”

9 mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

ONWARD & UPWARD

Turning 65 aside, Rael Isacowitz is ever the Pilates force to be reckoned with. Here, he shares his plans for the future (which, yes, include slowing down...just a bit), what keeps him going and how he’s coping with the effects of COVID-19. Plus, a select few of his favorite exercises for the aging body.

10+ mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

A Crash Course on Anti-Racism

A New York Pilates teacher and activist’s webinar on bigotry and bias garners an overwhelming response.

2 mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

3 Moves to Try

Pros like Jill Miller swear by self- myofascial release that homes in on specific—and often overlooked— areas. Here, a few of her go-to moves.

1 min read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

Imagine That!

Can’t get your clients to comprehend certain exercises— or the quality of movement they require? The right imagery can help lead to that coveted aha moment.

7 mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

Crash Landing

Twelve years ago, Troy DellOrfano, 58, had a devastating mountain-bike accident that left him considering euthanizing himself. He found new life, thanks to a dedicated Pilates teacher named Denise Hart.

9 mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

The Seer

As Balanced Body’s first and only Education Program Director, Nora St. John, a self-professed lover of movement, has a true Pilates superpower: the ability to see through all of the traditions of Pilates, understanding their strengths and weaknesses, helping to create a brand that appeals to the masses.

10+ mins read
Pilates Style
July - August 2020

FIGHTING FOR HER Life

After receiving a frightening diagnosis in 2018, Sharon Crowe has kept up her strength and spirits with Pilates.

9 mins read
Pilates Style
March - April 2020

Pilates Postcard

A Pilates teacher shares how the method is making waves abroad.

2 mins read
Pilates Style
March - April 2020

Animal Classes

Dr. Doolittle would love these Pilates offerings.

3 mins read
Pilates Style
March - April 2020

Beyond Footwork

Originally designed to help dancers rise up from foot and ankle issues, these movements go beyond improving your relevé, helping you to cultivate a better base of support, from the ground up.

10+ mins read
Pilates Style
March - April 2020

Extend Your Thoracic Mobility

These upper-back bends might look simple, but their benefits are BIG, from reversing slumped-over posture to reducing your risk of injury and relieving back pain.

5 mins read
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March - April 2020

When Ball Meets Mat…

Create a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the floor exercises using an everyday prop that brings the awareness where you need it most.

10+ mins read
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March - April 2020

The Voice of Pilates

Longtime teacher Darien Gold is now sharing her deep knowledge of the method with a wider audience via a radio show and podcast.

10 mins read
Pilates Style
March - April 2020

Beyond Pilates

When studio owners add complementary services to their offerings, they often find their job satisfaction—and bottom line— rising. These six teachers share what’s worked for them.

10 mins read
Pilates Style
March - April 2020

The Magic Of Touch

Massage at an accessible price point? Sign us up! Yomassage combines therapeutic touch and restorative positions in a group setting. Find out how it goes hand in hand with your Pilates practice.

6 mins read
Pilates Style
March - April 2020

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