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Category: Success Story

Recovering My Body

In 1984, Joanna Connors was the victim of a brutal rape. For the next 25 years, she suppressed the mental and physical trauma. When she discovered Pilates, she regained autonomy of her mind, body and spirit. by Joanna Connors Until it happened to me, I didn’t believe out-of-body stories were true. But on a hot […]

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A Little Breathing Space

There’s usually no good news after a diagnosis of ALS, but Cindi Dunckel, 44, has found a little respite thanks to Pilates.

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Success Story: Rough Terrain

Mountain biking fanatic Rebecca Phillippo’s life hit a major obstacle when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36. Thanks to Pilates, she’s back in high gear.

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A Solution for Scoliosis

When a twisted spine caused Karena Thek to lose feeling in her leg, she developed Scolio-Pilates. It brought her body back to life—and it can do the same for you, too.

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I Don’t Look Like A Pilates Teacher

Though many people conjure an image of a petite, slim, (often) blonde woman, these method instructors have successfully defied the clichés.

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Sticking the Landing

Stricken with multiple sclerosis and a string of complications, mom-of-three Gina Lang found healing—and ditched her cane—thanks to Pilates.

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Strike a Balance

When Zayna Gold was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, she was forced down a new Pilates path. Here, she shares the moves—and newfound mind-set—that helped her heal both mind and body. By Zayna Gold / Edited by Amanda Altman Can you imagine living in a body that is waging war against itself? This is the nature […]

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