HANS UND FITZ

Just keep repeating the title till you get it…..this is a tricky one (and, yes, a big ol’ stretch). (Obscure comic, further obscured by a foreign-language variation.) So anyway, the hands and feet(s). Perhaps our most important parts. These appendage-ettes certainly make life easier. Did you ever notice that the sophistication of the arms and… continue reading

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN?

FIVE AND FIVE LORD; FIVE AND FIVE. The single-leg circles! A quintessential fave from the basic mat! Five and five (Danke mein bruder). Get on a Gratz mat. Stay turned-out and attempt perfect geometry. Ground yourself, find your stability, and GO! Best 20 seconds of your life. Obey the perfection of your proportions! “Really?” No,… continue reading

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