How The Pilates Center Got Its Start

Back when The Pilates Center opened its doors in 1990, there was so much possibility and opportunity as there really was no Pilates landscape then. Boulder was the perfect location for sisters and founders, Amy and Rachel, to open up the studio. They were getting ready to start a new chapter in their lives, and this was an adventure they wanted to embark on together.

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Don’t Make a Rule About It

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By Amy Taylor Alpers

Pilates teachers are sometimes at their wits’ ends trying to figure out what is a real, true Pilates rule and what isn’t. Whom do you believe? Whose rules do you follow? As a rule-follower myself, I totally understand this struggle. For 30 years now, I’ve been extolling the benefits of classical Pilates – it works,

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Rachel Interviews for ‘Pilates is Health’

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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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Amy and Rachel on Romana

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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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Maintaing the Integrity and Spirit of Pilates by Amy Taylor Alpers

Romana Kryzanowska (1923 – 2013)
Maintaining the Integrity and Spirit of Pilates
by Amy Taylor Alpers, Mar 29th 2017

Romana Kryzanowska loved life, and she lived a full, rich, colorful, satisfying, adventurous one, always surrounded by family, friends and students. She was part “American Annie Oakley”, part “Russian prima ballerina”, part “Peruvian shepherdess”, and part “elegant European grande dame”

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