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A Tall Order


Better posture means less back pain, more energy and that long, lean look that Pilates is famous for. Take a stand—or a seat—once and for all with these mat moves. Mom will be proud! Workout by Brandon Gamble • Edited by Amanda Altman In today’s society, we often find ourselves doing way too much in […]

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Sealed with a Pilates Kiss


As Pilates students and instructors, we often get wrapped up in advancing in our routines, or wanting to learn new “tricks.” Sure, there are plenty of challenging exercises, but, as one of my mentors and teachers, Bob Liekens, once told me, “You can get an advanced workout from the beginner system.” At the time, I wasn’t quite sure what he meant. But now, numerous years, thousands of workouts and hundreds of clients later, I finally get it! And now I get what another one of my mentors, Romana Kryzanowska, would say when Pilates instructors would rave to her about their clients’ ability to perform advanced choreography: “Yes, but can they do the basics?”

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BONUS: Back Support from Brandon Gamble

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Tips from Brandon Gamble, featured in the May/June 2015 issue of Pilates Style magazine!

Now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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The Triumphant Teaser


Those of us who have practiced Pilates for many years know that to execute a beautifully controlled, elevated Teaser, is quite an achievement. Years ago, when I was a young apprentice and professional ballet dancer at Drago’s Gym in NYC, I used to watch the more seasoned apprentices attempting the exercise in Romana Kryzanowska’s mat classes. Of course, it comes at the end, after your powerhouse is already on fire, so it requires remarkable focus, breath and control.

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The Brazilian Booty Workout


This mat series incorporates ankle weights to up the burn factor—and help you sculpt the derriere you’ve always dreamed of. By Katia Pessoa Modeled by Zohra Sadat Edited by Amanda Altman Let’s be honest: We all want to look good from behind. “In the past decade, pop culture has become infatuated with the booty, inspired […]

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The 20-Minute Back Attack


Grab a seat on the Wunda Chair for a toned back, arms, glutes and hamstrings. It’s time to get sexy—posture, that is—back. Workout by Kristen Matthews • Edited by Amanda Altman Calling all Reformer groupies! If you want the full benefits of Pilates, it’s time to equip yourself for success.  “Be open to everything Pilates […]

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The Magic 8


This Circle series sculpts toned thighs, tight abdominals, chiseled arms and a lifted rear before you can even say fairy godmother. Workout by Andrea Speir Edited by Amanda Altman Fall’s here, but that doesn’t mean you should give up your summer body. Get back to reality with a total-body workout you can do anywhere, no […]

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