Pilates Classes Just for Men

April 2012 / Reading Eagle

When Lisa Priebe decided to begin offering Pilates classes just for men, she wanted to take the exercise back to its roots.  Her method is based more on an approach used by its founder, Joseph Pilates, in the early 20th century. I'm trying to bring that class to its original form," said Priebe, 46, owner of Lisa P. Pilates Studio. "Joe Pilates was very masculine in histeaching." Priebe said old footage of Pilates shows him teaching in a "really rough and rigorous" manner. "It (Pilates) has gotten feminized over the years, and I wanted to bring that back for the guys," Priebe said. She teaches in a controlled and linear fashion without any dance-type movements or movements that would require a lot of coordination. Priebe finds her approach helps her students stay focused. Over the last couple of years Priebe realized she was starting to gain a handful of male clients for Pilates, which some might think...

Ron Fletcher learned the exercise system from its creators in New York in the 1940s when he was a Martha Graham dance student. His Beverly Hills studio attracted a who's who of Hollywood in the 1970s. December 11, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times Ron Fletcher, a former dancer and choreographer who helped popularize the Pilates exercise system when he opened the first West Coast studio in 1972, died Tuesday at his home in Stonewall, Texas. He was 90. The cause was congestive heart failure, said Kyria Sabin, director of Fletcher Pilates, which trains instructors in the exercise methods Fletcher developed based on the teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates. Forty years ago, few people outside of New York, where the Pilates method was first taught, had heard of the unusual fitness regimen, which involved strangelooking machines and movements...

A Evolucão do Pilates

May 2012 / Viver

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