Pilates teachers often talk about how many degrees of separation they are from Joseph Pilates. I was fortunate enough to do my Pilates teacher training on a course led by three women who were taught by Alan Herdman. Herdman was trained by Joseph Pilates in the US. He then, luckily for us, brought the Pilates Method to the UK. With just two degrees of separation from the founding father, it’s perhaps no surprise that I teach the Pilates Method as Joseph Pilates intended.
Beware of cheap imitations! Trust me, they’re everywhere.
Look, Ma, no hands!
Joseph Pilates with a client over a barrel.
Pilates performing an Open Leg Rocker Balance…not unlike like this bear in fact.
Joseph Pilates and his partner, Clara.
Joseph Pilates, we salute you!
Pilates at 57 and 82 – spot the difference.
Pilates grappling with a recent purchase from IKEA…not really.
Joesph Pilates – he really was 50 years ahead of his time.
Thank you, Mr Pilates.