We are thrilled to introduce the first installment of a regular newsletter column by Keion Moradi Means (she’s a Vintage Pilates staff instructor, and a professional writer). In this article, Keion gives some tips on how to keep your Pilates practice alive during the Holidays. Enjoy! by, Keion Moradi Means ‘Tis the season to celebrate with family and friends. It’s a time to come together, partake in all kinds of social gatherings, indulge in a variety of delectable goodies and enjoy lots of good cheer. Shiny things sparkle, jingle bells ring, gifts, goodwill and gravy abound. You might even say,… Read More
For almost a decade, we have filmed workshops taught both at our Los Angeles Pilates studio and at studios around the world. With the goal of sharing Jay’s teachings with as many people as possible, we are happy to now present our past workshops in easily digestible, 30 – 45 minute video highlights. The videos will be available at scheduled times throughout the year, and we will offer them on our new Online Workshops site here >> Our very first presentation is up for purchase today and will be available for viewing for a full week! Monday, January 8, 2018,… Read More
We are delighted to share this interview with Joel Crosby, a graduate of THE WORK. Joel was a corporate artist before he transitioned into Pilates. For over a decade, he has grown his business in Duluth, Georgia, while simultaneously growing and supporting a family of 6! His studio, Vitality Method, is a family affair — his wife Ruby runs the administration and scheduling, and his oldest daughter is an instructor. Joel is an artist and a Pilates instructor. But he also has a way with words, as you will see below. He says “I love art and fitness. I… Read More
Gloria Gasperi was in the 2012 Class of THE WORK, and has been a fixture in the Vintage Pilates community ever since. She has organized workshops and conventions in Italy (where she is based), and has come back to L.A. to take part in Teaching the Work, and other events. We were thrilled to pick her brain about how THE WORK effected her business and Pilates practice. Here is a little essay from Gloria about her experience: I started doing Pilates in 1999. In 2012, I started THE WORK with Vintage Pilates. In the 13 years in between, I… Read More
We are happy to share this entertaining and heartfelt Q & A we recently did with Wade Edwell. Wade hails from Australia, where he runs a Pilates Studio (Proper Pilates). We have been privileged to be part of Wade’s Pilates journey since 2016, when he came to our studio for a week of independent study. As you’ll read in his writing, he is witty and fun — and clearly brings passion and discipline to his practice. Thanks, Wade, for this interview! We especially like what you say about learning how to work from the inside out. How did… Read More
With Assessments for the 2018 Class of THE WORK due in just a few months (November 4!), we thought this would be a good time to revisit a little essay written last year by a graduate of THE WORK. Noam Gagnon is owner of Beyond Pilates in Vancouver, and founder, Artistic Director and choreographer of the critically acclaimed Holy Body Tattoo dance company. He wrote about how his experience at Pilates Camp helped him prepare for THE WORK, and get a solid introduction of the Vintage Pilates philosophy. Enjoy Noam’s take on Pilates Camp and THE WORK below! Jay… Read More
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