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HISTORICAL SPOTLIGHT: CHARLES ATLAS

If you squint, hard, he has just initiated The Boomerang; or maybe The Hip Circles? Remember those little ads in the back of magazines, with the scrawny guy who, after having sand kicked in his face, vows secret revenge and orders an exercise program by mail? You probably don’t, but it did happen back in… continue reading

TEMPUS FUGIT

Time keeps on tickin’, tickin’, tickin into the future. Then…..POOF! “But I was just getting started!” Next time, prolong your rare, random gift with exercise. “What do you mean “next time“?” Ok, well how about getting it going now? Every little bit helps. Our physiques need constant stimulation, and combined with the mind, you’ll find… continue reading

JUGGLE THIS

I often make the comparsion between the art Contrology and the art of juggling. Gotta tense this, stretch that, firm up the other. How to keep all of them balls in the air? Well, like a juggling novice, a Pilates novice must start with one ball…..familiarizing with the abdominal work. Adding balls over the course… continue reading

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

A developed physique can be likened to a sturdy brick wall. Every solid hour of The Method = a new brick. Our bricks should be laid in a rather quick succession, lest our mortar weaken if too much time elapses between our attempts at masonry. The truth is, the wall will never be complete, thus… continue reading

TURN ON YOUR HEART LION

LET IT SHINE WHEREVER YOU GO. “Bit of a stretch on that one, iPal!” Yeah, well you’re gettin’ it by now….. Here it is: 824 years ago today (1188), England crowned their new king, Richard I (aka, Richard cœur de lion) at Westminster Abbey. He was actually French, England being merely part of his portfolio… continue reading