BOY, YOU’RE GONNA CARRY THAT WEIGHT

A LONG TIME.  Who or what is to blame for the decline in the fitness level of us humans? The higher cost of ‘natural’ produce and protein? AKA, big-interest groups wishing to control the world’s food-supply? Trans-fats? AKA, too many fries from Mickey D’s? Regardless, the conspiracy theories are more abundant than the actual facts…. 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

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

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

THE FAST AND THE SPURIOUS

Hey! Slow the heck down. You’re missing everything! Pace, in the context of the higher levels, is one thing, but when you’re learning new exercises, or are new to The Method in general, TAKE YOUR TIME! A slow-train approach is best for any muscle-developing technique, but perfect for Contrology in particular. Bullet train must be… continue reading