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Q+A: Why don’t we wear shoes during Pilates?

Q. Why don’t we wear shoes during Pilates? A. There are several reasons I do not advocate wearing shoes when doing Pilates. The first relates more to tradition than science. I have a similar visceral reaction to seeing teachers or students stepping onto Pilates equipment with shoes as I do when I see dancers entering a […]

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20 Things Your Pilates Teacher Wishes You Knew

Want to get the most out of your sessions? We polled instructors from around the country for their advice. by Anne Marie O’Connor 1 Realize that Pilates is for everyone. “I want my students to know that Pilates is for everyone. It’s for old people, young people, women, men, athletes, nonathletic people, healthy individuals and people […]

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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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ProZone: Men and the Method

Veteran teachers share their strategies for attracting and teaching male clients.

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Pilates Progeny

In honor of Grandparents’ Day on September 11, we asked three veteran teachers to share how they’re passing the method on to their grandchildren.

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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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Ask The Experts: Why Pilates Won’t Bulk You Up

Can working on the Pilates equipment bulk you up? Rael Isacowitz sets the record straight once and for all!

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