CAN’T BUY ME LUNCH

Ok. I’ll keep this one sweet and short. It’s best to avoid becoming too personal with the clientele, romantically or otherwise. It nearly always ends in failure and you are out a client…..please feel free to learn from my mistakes. Is the allure of a romance worth it? On the surface, it may seem so… continue reading

THE BATTLE OF HASTY

(Yes folks, it’s Medieval Week!) Oh, yes. We want to exercise, but not really? Society says yes: pressure from family, loved ones, friends, potential lovers/mates, advertising/commercialization, culturally fabricated propaganda, etc. Somehow an instinctive “I’m cool with that workout” attitude has fomented within certain individuals, as if a solid one-hour workout is intolerable. “But there’s so… continue reading

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