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

YOU JUST GET ON YOUR BACK, JACK

It is what it is. There is little need for argument or discussion as relates to the basic, human need for rejuvenative exercise. “Make a new plan Stan.” Shouldn’t the desire for a better quality of life compel one to rearrange their busy schedule, to make room for a strong dose of daily exercise? “Don’t… continue reading

OH LORD!

WONTCHA BUY ME A GRATZ ‘LECTRIC CHAIR? Listen to Janis, folks. Check her sincerity. She knows. The High Chair does some magic, all in the upright…..the forthright, too! You have some upper-torso goodies; you have some lower-torso delights; it’s always about the middle-torso….arms and legs wouldn’t want to stay home on this one. And you… continue reading

YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND

BABY, RIGHT ROUND “WOW! Such flexibility! Was that a gift from Pilates?” See those eyes? That’s how you should look, when you walk from the Pilates Reformer (made by Gratz). But, the flexible-neck-thing? No, that was a gift from Satan. But for the rest of us…..Listen up Helix The Cat…..twisting exercises involve every vertebra. A 90°… continue reading