Finding New Momentum
Overcoming obstacles caused by the pandemic, the virtual version of this popular festival still achieved its goals.
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.
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.
Moves of the Month
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.
A Pilates teacher shares how the method is making waves abroad.
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.
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.
Meaning WITHIN THE Movement
The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine help you go deeper into your practice, promising plenty of play along the way.
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.
JOIN THE RESISTANCE
Studios may be shuttered, but bands can give you the benefits of machines at home—for less than $10.
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.
A Crash Course on Anti-Racism
A New York Pilates teacher and activist’s webinar on bigotry and bias garners an overwhelming response.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Doolittle would love these Pilates offerings.
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.
Home DNA Health Tests
Millions of Americans have swabbed their cheeks to learn about their ancestry; now DIY tests promise to reveal whether you’re at risk for conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease. How reliable are they?
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.
FIGHTING FOR HER Life
After receiving a frightening diagnosis in 2018, Sharon Crowe has kept up her strength and spirits with Pilates.