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

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

FEELINGS

NOTHING MORE THAN FEELINGS Does the intensity of the workout dissuade you from returning? Are you filled with dread at the thought of torquing your musculature? Do you constantly wish for the session to end? Is the act of clock-watching distracting your routine? It’s all in your mind. Don’t let the energizing of your muscles… continue reading

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE

It’s the only way to keep the project moving forward. “And what, exactly, is the prize?” Different people will have different opinions. The prize could be a single attribute or a combination of things. Is it greater strength, deeper flexibility, extra stamina, increased energy, decreased stress, augmented joy, etc., etc., etc.? The great thing  about… continue reading