Tag: Joseph Pilates

09 Apr 2019

Men + Pilates

Humans like to define roles, tasks and activities according to aspects of identity, none more than gender. Attaching an identity to something abstract is how we anchor things in concrete terms we can understand. If Pilates had a gender, what would it be? The general perception is that Pilates is female. But why? Pilates was […]

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19 Aug 2018

Pilates and Modern Mindfulness

“Modern mindfulness” is a booming industry: in this hyper-connected, 24-7, fast-paced world, there is an understanding that to live mindfully is to live with greater focus, relaxation and balance. We all want it! Unlike the practice of meditation, mindfulness is less about spirituality and more about concentration. In a nutshell, it’s about the ability to quiet […]

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26 Jul 2018

14 Signs You’re a Pilates Groupie

PILATES {pul-a-teez} GROUPIE (n.) (adjective: obsessive, bendy body): a term of pride and positive group identity. A “Pilates Groupie” is characteristically intellectual and fanatical about the practice of Pilates. An afflicted person may dedicate exorbitant amounts of time to Pilates workouts, its history, principles, techniques and various debates over superior methodology. A Pilates Groupie can also […]

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26 Feb 2016

What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga?

It might seem like an innocent enough question, and to those new to both disciplines, it could well appear that Yoga and Pilates are just branches of the same tree. While there are a number of similarities between the two, of course, there’s a whole lot more to it! We’ve broken it down into core […]

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07 Dec 2015

14 Fast Facts About Joseph Pilates

In honour of Joseph Pilates’ birthday on 9 December we thought we’d bring you 14 facts about the Father of the discipline. Joseph Pilates was one of nine children and grew up in abject poverty. His mother is said to have been an early form of a naturopath, and he wasn’t a particularly healthy child! He […]

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03 Oct 2014

Pilates Heaven: New York City 2014

Having landed back in Perth (cold and rainy but home all the same) from New York City only just a couple of days ago, my experiences in the home of Pilates are still very much fresh in my mind and my body. Leading up to my big trip with my husband, Andrew, I knew that […]

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