Shifting Into High Gear

April 2017 / Pilates Style

WHEN THE TEENAGERS IN EL GRUPO, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IN TUCSON THAT INTRODUCES YOUNG PEOPLE TO CYCLING, ENROLLED IN CLASSES AT FLETCHER PILATES, they got a lot more than increased strength and flexibility to help them power through grueling training rides and competitions. El Grupo was founded more than 10 years ago by Daniela Diamente and her husband Ignacio. Participants, who come from every socioeconomic group, typically sign up as eighth graders, she explains. “We have kids who are learning to ride, kids who are nationally ranked—and everything in between. They practice five days a week, riding over 50 hours a month.” In addition to teaching cycling skills, “we founded El Grupo to help young people and a positive physical, social and emotional outlet,” says Diamente, who works with upwards of 1,200 young people between the ages of...

Refine your Spine

May 2017 / Pilates Style Magazine

If you’re not integrating the Spine Corrector into your workouts, your missing out on nurturing one of the most foundational aspects of Pilates: your spinal articulation. Kyria Sabin Waugaman, the program director of Fletcher Pilates, shares some of the most valuable work for helping the spine become stronger, more flexible and more articulate, as taught by her mentor Ron Fletcher. THE SPINE CORRECTOR IS SUCH A SIMPLE YET INCREDIBLY POWERFUL TOOL . It can be used in private sessions to teach pelvic placement and precise spinal extension, as well as in the group class setting to provide a more supportive and safer environment for the head and neck. Joseph Pilates developed several arcs and barrels throughout the evolution of his method, but none are more effective than the Clara Barrel—named posthumously after his wife, Clara Pilates—at teaching balanced pelvic placement and spinal articulation. According to Joe, the ultimate goal of his method is to...

필라테스, 해외 유명 여자 배우들이 즐겨하는 운동법으로 알려진 필라테스는 이제 국내에서도 익숙하게 들릴만큼 보편적인 운동으로 자리 잡았다. 인체의 라인과 균형을 잡아주는 운동으로 요가와 함께 여성들에게 사랑받고 있는 필라테스. 지난 4일 론 플레처 필라테스의 대모라고 불리는 ‘키리아 사빈’이 동국대 경주캠퍼스를 방문해 4박 5일간 학생들을 위해 특강을 하고 ‘길 레이팅’을 이용한 필라테스 시범을 보이는 시간을 가졌다. 이는 아시아에서는 최초라고 할 수 있는 것으로 학생들과 필라테스 강사들에게 귀한 시간이 됐다. 기자는 지난 7일 ‘키리아 사빈’을 찾아 인터뷰했다.         ...

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