You’ve Gotta Get Your “Joe” On!

by Amy Taylor Alpers

As we all know, bodies come in many shapes and sizes and are often categorized in certain ways. In fruit metaphors such as apple-, banana-, or pear-shaped; geometric forms such as rectangles, triangles, or circles; and scientific terms such as mesomorph (naturally muscular), ectomorph (thin, non-muscular), or endomorph (plump).

In Pilates, our mission is to help “uniformly develop” the body – to bring it into ideal balance and alignment,

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What is the Pilates Method?

What is the Pilates Method?
A Rebuttal to James Crader’s Article
By Amy Alpers

“What is the Pilates method?”

Most of us in the field of Pilates have tried to answer this question many times but have often fallen short. As one who has committed to a deep exploration of Joseph Pilates’ work for over 30 years,

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Growing as a Pilates Instructor

Advice from Three Experts, by Holly Nova

In January 2017, I made a big change. I quit my career of 15 years to become a Pilates teacher. I’d been feeling like my soul was slowly dying as I sat behind my desk, doing the same things over and over. Several years earlier, I had completed a training program,

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Nation’s Overall Health in Decline

No kidding . . .

Premature deaths (passing before the age of 75) have risen 5% since 2015
Drug-related deaths have increased by 7%
Cardiovascular deaths have risen by 5%

The United States is 27th out of the 35 participating countries in the study by the United Health Foundations.

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Rachel Interviews for ‘Pilates is Health’

See Rachel’s interview with the PMA for their initiative “Pilates is Health”


Ballet dancer for over twenty years and dealing with many aches and pains, Rachel became inspired by watching group of senior citizens in great shape practicing the method. Her gradual and complete transition from dancing to Pilates eliminated various pain issues throughout her body.

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TPC is a PSAP Approved School!

The Pilates Center is officially one of the first schools to be approved by the PMA and part of the
new PMA Pilates School Approval Program!


Find out more about the Pilates School Approval Program (PSAP)


Here’s what Amy had to say about the new program to Pilates Style Magazine:

“We have been longtime staunch supporters of raising the bar on Pilates teacher-training programs everywhere.

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Amy and Rachel on Romana

Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel tell us how they found out about Pilates and what drew them to Romana Kryzanowska. They describe Romana’s great energy and how she had eagle eyes in the studio. Amy and Rachel also reveal what they believe to be Romana’s greatest contributions to the Pilates method.

Watch on Pilates Anytime here

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