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

Awareness Through Movement 
Health Exercises for Personal Growth.  Easy to Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination and Personal Awareness.
By Moshe Feldenkrais.  San Francisco, Harper Collins, 1972, 1977.  173 pages.
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 
ISBN: 1592400450.

Balance Point Pilates

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

Bowen, Mary – Pilates

Body Power Pilates by Suzi Lonergan

Breathe 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 California – Pilates Instruction

Classic Pilates Technique: The Complete Mat Workout Series
Includes workouts for basic, intermediate, advanced and super advanced students.  Instructional DVD.
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: 0553374435.

Pilates for Scoliosis

Eastland Press

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

Exercise Danger:  30 Exercises to Avoid plus 100 Safer and More Effective Alternatives.
By Grant Donovan, Jane McNamara, and Peter Gianoli.  Wellness Australia PTY LTD, 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: 1573240680.  

Fitness and Well Being   

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

Gaiam – A Lifestyle Company

Indoor Cycling: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Notes

Jillian Hessel Pilates,
Los Angeles

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

Learn 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.

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

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

Pilates: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes

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

The 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.

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

The Pilates Center Scoop

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

Pilates During Pregnancy

The 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.

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

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

Pilates for Life.   Audio instructional CDs.

Pilates Forums.  From the Green Berries Pilates Community.

The Pilates Guy – Equipment, Apparatus

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 studies
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. Developed
exercises using spring driven appratus for rehabilitation.
1919   Moved to Germany. Influenced movement theorist Rudolf Van Laban and dancer Mary Wigman. Trained 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. Trained dancers such as George Ballanchine, Hanya Holm, Ruth St. Denis, Jerome Robbins, and Martha Graham.
1945   “Return to Life Through Contrology” published.
1950   Trained such persons as Ms. Moira Merrithew, cofounder of Stott Pilates,  Romana Kryzanowska.
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.”

Pilates Links: Open
   Over 600 links to Pilates websites.

Pilates Method Exercise

Pilates Method Alliance

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

The Pilates Promise: 10 Weeks to a Whole New Body.  
By Alycea Ungaro. 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, not–for–profit, 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 continuing education standards for Pilates professionals.”   

The Pilates Powerhouse.   Mari Winsor.

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

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

PowerHouse 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

Strength Training Anatomy.  
By Frederic Delavier.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 2001.   124 pages. 
ISBN: 0736041850.  
Revised edition of “Guide des mouvements demusculation” 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 videotapes.

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

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

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

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

Yogilates: Level One
Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Directed by Patricia Macruz. 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. 



“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 accomplishment 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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