Lost in Translation: How the Pilates Method Has Changed Over the Years

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Part II
by Amy Alpers

In my last article on this subject, I discussed several key differences between the way Romana taught certain Pilates exercises in the 1980s/90s, versus the way they are shown on archival film footage from the 1940s. Specifically, we looked at how the idea of always having to have the hands in your periphery may “protect the shoulder from injury,” but does not lead to the necessary upper back and shoulder strength and range that many Pilates exercises actually require – for both safety and effectiveness.

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TPC Trainee Chats! Danielle Maracic

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1. Why did you choose TPC?

I chose TPC because of Amy and Rachel. They truly believe in the work of Joseph Pilates and have continued to teach it in the way he had intended. 

2. How did you originally find out about TPC?

I originally found out about TPC through a graduate of the program.

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TPC Trainee Chats! Jane Rahil

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Why did you choose TPC?

I had done some different types of Pilates before, but found that old school Joe resonated strongest with me. When I decided to make the leap into teaching, I started researching courses in classical Pilates with an element of apprenticeship. I wanted a programme which was rigorous, challenging and internationally recognised.

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TPC Trainee Chat: David Hannah

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Written by Jayne Smith

1. Why did you choose TPC?
The international reputation of being a top training center, the great TPC trained teachers that are in Minneapolis and the flexibility of being able to keep my full-time day job.
 
2. How did you find out about TPC?
I was taking classes at my local gym and my teacher got the opportunity to teach at Centerspace Pilates.

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TPC Grad Chats! Alison Denham

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This week we chatted with Alison Denham, graduate of The Pilates Center,
Boulder’s Advanced Teacher Training Program. Alison discovered Pilates when she
was 17 and in dance school. Now, as a teacher and TPC grad, she is passionate
about guiding and empowering clients to find functional movement and alignment.
Alison lives in Vancouver, Canada where she teaches at three different studios,

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TPC Grad Chats! Kate Wheeler

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This
week we chat with wonderfully willowy Kate Wheeler. Kate, originally a dancer,
discovered The Pilates Center through Every Body Pilates in Boston. She fell in
love with TPC and soon found herself swapping out of her stressful arts
industry job and training to teach. Kate graduated from The Pilates Center,
Boulder, CO’s Bridge Program in 2017 and now teaches out of her beautiful
studio,

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TPC Grad Chats! Ching Ching Wong

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There’s not much to say about Ching Ching Wong.

Just kidding.

There is SO much to say I almost
need to write a novel! One one of the world’s most highly regarded dancers,
Ching Ching won the Princess Grace Award for Dance in 2015. She is founder of
international touring dance workshop, The Experience and Project Salamat,

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