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

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

YOU’LL LAUGH, YOU’LL CRY

YOU’LL KISS 70 BUCKS GOOD-BYE.* prima pars “And, then she said…..” Here’s the thing. You all love your Pilates teacher. You interact with them more frequently than any other service provider in your daily/weekly life. You want to stay abreast of their updated stories and, sometimes more devolved, their gossip. You care for this person… continue reading

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME

Remember your first Pilates experience? I do. Earth-shattering…yeah? Door-opening…remember? Life-changing…etc., etc., etc? So what happened? Where did that initial inspiration go? Where have all the good times gone? More important…how do we get it back? Does this, eerily, resemble a romantic relationship? Does Pilates really mirror life to an exact degree? Only if you look… continue reading

IF YOU’RE [SNOOP] LION

THEN I’M DYIN’. Ah, yes another reinvention. The public seems to have lost touch (or the other way ’round); gotta change that. The Beatles went to India, Snoop went to Jamaica…..The Method went to the Southwest. You come back a different band/rapper…..with a brand new message/brand new career (maybe)…..only if the public-at-large takes notice. Like… continue reading