In “Voices of Classical Pilates II: Mens Work”, Peter Fiasca has gathered writings from thirty Classical Pilates teachers in this much-anticipated sequel to “Voices of Classical Pilates.” This book features an open letter to Pilates instructors, written by our own Jay Grimes. You will also find essays from Sandy Shimoda, Graduates of THE WORK, and other great Classical teachers in “Voices II.” Topics include: Championship Football and Pilates An Olympic Athlete’s Guidance A Cardiac Surgeon’s Viewpoint Chiropractics and Contrology Men and The Powerhouse Gender Imbalance in Pilates Connecting Brain and Body International Perspectives Martial Arts and Classical Pilates Starting Pilates… Read More
This month, Deborah Stone was gracious enough to answer our “Client Feature” questionnaire. Deborah is a fixture at the studio, coming in several times a week for VP classes. We have become so used to her sunny and disciplined presence, that it was a surprise to remember that she has been a client for just over 1 year! We have loved to watch Deborah’s evolution. She embodies one of the philosophies that Jay Grimes espouses: simply show up consistently, put in the work, and without overthinking things, or being dramatic, profound transformations will occur. How did you discover pilates? I… Read More
We are thrilled that our newest teacher, Keion, agreed to answer a few questions about her life and passions. Keion is a writer, as well as a Pilates instructor, and her analytical approach to life comes through in this interview. Enjoy! Why Did You Become a Pilates Teacher? The seed was planted by a desire to take control of my own health and fitness, and of course, what better way to do that than to become a Pilates teacher?! I became immersed right away and found immense joy in being able to help others feel stronger, healthier and overall,… Read More
We are thrilled that our longtime client Joanne agreed to answer a few questions about Pilates! By day, she is a high powered attorney. By night (she mostly comes to evening classes), she’s a Pilates powerhouse. Joanne says Pilates is essential to her wellbeing, helping her be aligned, comfortable, and joyful. 1) How did you discover Pilates? I discovered Pilates at about the same time that I started cycling for my first AIDS Ride in 1997. I was lifting weights, too, at the time (and still do), and I needed to be more in alignment. At this point 20 years… Read More
We are pleased to present this interview with Ken Heizman — a longtime client of Jay Grimes, and a graduate of both THE WORK and TEACHING THE WORK. A disciplined, independent “man of the earth,” Ken is the owner of The Original Method Pilates studio in Agoura Hills. Enjoy Ken’s take on Pilates, and get a glimpse into what inspires his own practice and teaching. Describe what Pilates has done for you in one sentence: Pilates has helped me in all aspects of my life. How did THE WORK change your teaching and your practice? THE WORK was a rewarding… Read More
Many people requested that our online workshops be available to people, even if they can’t make it to the live event. Now, we can finally make this happen! Webshops will now stream for 24 hours from when they go live! If you want to watch the webshops live, you can still do that, and take advantage of the live chat feature. We will roll out this NEW & IMPROVED Webshop format for two workshops during Spring Camp. Webshops on Saturday, April 29 (all workshops on Dubai time — video streams available for 24 hrs) Improve Your Relationship With Your Equipment… Read More
Prepare well, and get the most out of your lessons Whether you want to phase into VP Group Classes, or you want to take the plunge and challenge yourself in Jay Grimes’ VP Class, here are some tips for a successful workout. Remember: you must meet the prerequisite of at least one private lesson/consultation, and have an instructor give you clearance to take a VP Class. Additional prerequisites must be met to get into Jay’s VP Classes. How to prep for regular VP Class: 1. Work with your instructor to solidify your personal routine, and learn how to make use… Read More