Pilates Resources

Pilates Resources

All About Pilates  A variety
of interesting articles, information, FAQ.

Through Movement
; Health Exercises for Personal Growth.  Easy to Do
Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination and Personal
By Moshe Feldenkrais.  San Francisco, Harper Collins, 1972, 1977.  173
ISBN: 0062503227. 

Back Rx:
A Fifteen Minute A Day Yoga and Pilates Based Program to End Low Back Pain
Forever.  By Vijay Vad and Hilary Hinzmann.  Gotham, 2004.  192
pages.  ISBN: 1592400450.

Balance Point Pilates

Control: Using Techniques Developed by Joseph H. Pilates
.  By Lynne
Joseph Pilates, and Gordon Thomson.  BainBridge Books, 1998.  127
ISBN: 1891696009.

Bowen, Mary – Pilates

Body Power Pilates by Suzi Lonergan

Well, Be Well
.   By Robert Fried.  John Wiley & Sons,
1999.   224 pages.
ISBN:  0471324361.  Subtitle:  A Program to Relieve Stress,
Anxiety, Asthma, Hypertension,
Migraine, and Other Disorders for Better Health.  

Breathing Practices:
Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes

– Pilates Instruction

Pilates Technique: The Complete Mat Workout Series
.  Includes workouts
basic, intermediate, advanced and super advanced students.  Instructional
Produced by Classical Pilates, 2002.  75 Minutes.  ASIN: B000069YWP.

Pilates and Yoga for Balance
.  Instructional DVD, 60 minutes.
by Center of Balance, 2003.  ASIN: B00015401O.

Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Person Mastery
By Gay Hendricks.  Bantam Books, 1995.  189 pages.  ISBN:

Pilates for Scoliosis

Eastland Press

Body Postures: An Alternate Reality Workbook
.  By Belinda Gore.
Foreword by
Felicitas Goodman.  Santa Fe,  New Mexico, Bear and Company, 1995.
284 pages.  MGC.  ISBN: 1879181223. 

Danger:  30 Exercises to Avoid plus 100 Safer and More Effective
By Grant Donovan, Jane McNamara, and Peter Gianoli.  Wellness Australia PTY
1989, 1997.  ISBN: 1875139036.   29 pages.  

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul
.  Essentials of Eating for
Physical, Emotional,
and Spiritual Well-Being.  By Deborah Kesten.  Foreward by Herbert
Benson.  Berkeley,
California, Conari Press, 1997.  Index, 259 pages.  ISBN:

Fitness and Well Being   

Your Breath, Free Your Life
.  How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve
Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully.   By Dennis Lewis.
Shambhala Press, 2004.  Index, recommended reading, 193 pages.
ISBN:  1590301331.  Reviews.

Gaiam – A Lifestyle Company

Indoor Cycling: Links,
Bibliography, Resources, Notes

Jillian Hessel Pilates,
Los Angeles

Body: A Handbook for Bodywork
.   By Deane Juhan.  Foreward by
Ken Dychtwald.
Barrytown, New York, Station Hill Press, 1987.  Index, bibliography, 365
ISBN:  0882681346.  MGC.   

Kryzanowska, Romana.   She was a protégé of Joseph Pilates.
She  joined with
Clara Pilates in 1970 to continue the Pilates movement.

to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress
By Mike George.
San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1998.  Index, bibliography, 159 pages.
High quality layout,
artwork, and typography.  ISBN:  0811819086.  25 good techniques
for helping you relax and
reduce stress.  A beautiful book with sage advice.  MGC.   

Learning Pilates

Live Workouts in Pilates

Lonergan, Suzi  – Body Power Pilates

Magazine – Pilates Style

Meditation: Links,
Bibliography, Resources, Notes, Quotes

Miller, Michael – Pilates

Modern Pilates.   By Penelope Latey.

Official Body Control Pilates Manual
.  By Lynee Robinson and Gerry
Pan MacMillan, 2002.  ISBN: 0330393278.

Pilates Audio CDs from In Absentia Productions.
Instructional audiotapes and CDs.

Pilates: Bibliography,
Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes

Pilates Back Book
:  Heal Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain with Easy Pilates
Stretches.  By Tia Stanmore.  Fair Winds Press, 2002.   128
pages.  ISBN: 1931412898.

Pilates Body
: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening, and
Toning Your Body  – Without Machines.  By Brooke Siler.
Broadway, 2000.   208 pages.
ISBN:  076790396X.  MGC.

Body in Motion
.   By Alycea Ungaro and Russell Sadur.  DK
Publishing Inc.,
2002.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0789484005.

The Pilates Center

Complete for Everyone
.  Instructional DVD.  Produced by Body
Wisdom Media,
2003.  ASIN: B000085EFC.

Pilates During Pregnancy

Pilates Edge: An Athelete’s Guide to Strength and Performance
By Karrie Adamany
and Daniel Loigerot.  Avery Health Guide.  Avery Publishing Group,
2004.  308 pages.
ISBN: 1583331840.

for Beginners
.   By Kellina Stewart.  Harper Resource,
2001.  96 pages.
ISBN: 006039403X.

for Dummies
.  By Ellie Herman.  For Dummies, 2002.   360
ISBN: 0764553976.

Pilates for Life.   Audio
instructional CDs.

Pilates Forums.  From the Green
Berries Pilates Community.

The Pilates Guy – Equipment,

Pilates, Joseph Hubertus  1880 – 1967

Biographies By:  Pacific
Movement Center
,  Photos
by I.C. Rapoport

1880   Born in MunchenGlebach near Dusseldorf, Germany
1885   Struggled with numerous childhood illnesses: asthma, rheumatic
fever, and rickets
1895   Regained health through vigorous physical exercises and health
1912   Moved to London.  Worked as a boxer, self-defense trainer,
gymnast, and circus performer
1917   Interned as a German National during World War I.  Worked
as a hospital orderly
on the Isle
of Mann in the Moar Internment Camp.
exercises using spring driven appratus for rehabilitation.
1919   Moved to Germany
movement theorist Rudolf Van Laban and dancer Mary Wigman
Hamburg Military Police officers
1926   Moved to New York City
1927   Married Clara.  She was a former kintergarten teacher.
1930   Joseph and Clara operated the Pilates Studio next to the New York
Ballet Studio.
dancers such as George Ballanchine, Hanya Holm, Ruth St. Denis,
Robbins, and Martha Graham.
1945   “Return to Life Through Contrology”
1950   Trained such persons as Ms. Moira Merrithew, cofounder of Stott
1967   Joseph Pilates died at the age 87.  He died from injuries
suffered in a fire.
1970   Clara Pilates joined with Romana Kryzanowska to promote

Pilates Links: Open
   Over 600 links to Pilates websites.

Pilates Method Exercise

Pilates Method Alliance

on the Ball
.   Illustrated instruction manual and ball.
ASIN:  B0001IU5UQ.

Pilates Promise: 10 Weeks to a Whole New Body
.   By Alycea
DK Publishing, 2004.   160 pages.  ISBN: 0756603374.

Pilates Studio UK

Pilates Style Magazine

Pilates With Mary Bowen

Pilates Method Alliance 
“The Pilates Method Alliance is the international,
professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara
Pilates. The
PMA’s mission is to protect the public by establishing certification and
education standards for Pilates professionals.”   

The Pilates Powerhouse.   Mari Winsor.

Workout for Dummies
.   Instructional DVD, 61 Minutes.
Produced by
Anchor Bay Entertainment for For Dummies, 2001.  ASIN: B00005NRNG.

PowerHouse Pilates   Founded
by Marci Clark and Christine Romani-Ruby.  Pilates
for fitness professionals.

Pilates Classes at Healthy Habits

Power Pilates  Instructional
videotapes and workbooks.

Presentation Dynamics – Pilates

Prime Time for Pilates.  By Moira Stott-Merrithew with Catherine Komlodi
and Alison Hope.

Return to Life Through Contrology.  By Joseph Pilates.  Edited,
reformatted and reprinted
by Presentation Dynamics Inc.

STOTT Pilates

Training Anatomy
.   By Frederic Delavier.  Champaign,
Illinois, Human Kinetics,
2001.   124 pages.  ISBN: 0736041850.  Revised edition of
“Guide des mouvements de
musculation” Paris, Ditions Bigot, 1998.  An outstanding illustrated
guide to muscles
at work.   Both male and female models are used.  MGC.  

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Winsor Pilates.   Program
developed by Mari Winsor.  Workbooks and instructional

Advanced Workout
.  Instructional DVD, 80 minutes.  Produced by Uav
Studio, 2004.   Starring Jonathon Urla.  ASIN: B00029NLY6.

Beginner’s Workout
.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Produced by
Uav Corp.,
Studio, 2004.   Starring Jonathon Urla.  ASIN: B00029NLXM.

Yogilates: Integrating Yoga and Pilates for Complete Fitness, Strength and
By Jonathan Urla.  Harper Resources, 2002.  208 pages.  ISBN:

Intermediate Workout
.  Instructional DVD, 60 minutes.  Produced by
Uav Corp.,
Studio, 2004.   Starring Jonathon Urla.  ASIN: B00029NLXW.

Level One
.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Directed by Patricia
2002.  ASIN:  B000068MOQ.

Yogilates: Level Two
.  Instructional DVD, 60 minutes.  Directed by
Patricia Macruz.
2002.  ASIN: B000068MOR.

Yogilates: Level Three – Advanced
.  Instructional DVD, 80
minutes.   Directed by
Invisible Man.  Produced by Yogilats Studios.  2004.  ASIN:


“Physical fitness is the
first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness
is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound
mind fully
capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied
daily tasks
with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”
–  Joseph Pilates

“Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful
of any worthwhile endeavor.”   

–  Joseph Pilates

“Above all, learn how to breathe correctly.”   

–  Joseph Pilates

“Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and
spirit…Contrology develops the
body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality,
invigorates the mind,
and elevates the spirit.”
–  Joseph Pilates


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