ROCK ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF

“Is the technique for The Swan and Rocking the same.” I believe it is. Their proprietary reason for being dwells in the move toward greater spine-extension flexibility. Rocking-on-stomach exercises feature varying alignment, choreography, or tempo, the technique is, generally, the same. Find T6 and work outward in either direction. I’d like to know if you’ve… continue reading

WOODEN IT BE NICE?

The original sets apparatus were made, by hand, in Joe P.’s workshop of wood. His contracting the services of a fabricating firm called Gratz led to a cottage industry that exists to this day. Although, technically a manufacturer of custom furniture, The Gratz Co. also makes the best Pilates gear available. The above photo (ca…. continue reading

COME ON IN!

“Is it ever too late, in life, to begin an exercise regime?”  I would have to say, no way José. In fact, the later the hour, the more critical the need, so just dive in. Don’t think about it too much. Although some pessimistic thoughts may loom, they can be easily shaken after you have… continue reading

STARTING TODAY!

There’s NO TIME like NOW TIME!! Your body NEEDS YOU!! Neglect is NOT an option!! EVERY man (or woman) for himself (or herself)!! Look to the FUTURE!! The battle is CONSTANT!! And FIERCE!! JustREMEMBER!! WE CAN DO IT!! Paid for by a grant from the University of Contrology, Bryn Mawr, PA

MIGHT AS WELL JUMP

Or not. Do you think that the Jump Board was Joe P’s best accessory-invention? He actually didn’t invent it. A Romana invention, the Jump Board served as an aid to dancers who could practice ballet choreographies horizontally…..much less strain on the body this way. The Jump Board can be used to great effect in the… continue reading