Jay Grimes

The Pilates System: A Day in the Life (Now with bonus videos!) – Pilates Fitness Article

The Pilates System: A Day in the Life (Now with bonus videos!) Welcome all you amazing Pilates people! Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to join me for here for a bit of Pilates Nerdery (a bit?!). A special welcome to new subscribers – thank you for signing up for the long haul as we traipse along our Pilates Path. My Morning Go-To Exercises Today I am fresh off my personal “This is for you” exercises and…

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Revisiting the Basics: Footwork on the Reformer – Pilates Fitness Article

Revisiting the Basics: Footwork on the Reformer About last week… In last week’s post, I challenged you to visit a few of your nastiest exercises. Did you get bored with them? Or did you get better at them? How did it go? I’d love to know. TBH, I decided on my 3 exercises quickly but only managed to visit them a few times… sign me up for another week. So far I am neither bored nor better. My 3 exercises…

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The Pilates System: What’s in a Workout? – Pilates Fitness Article

The Pilates System: What’s in a Workout? Welcome new subscribers! Thanks for joining me here for all things Pilates. I’ve got a special announcement at the end of this post. It’s another cool way to work with me even if you’re on the other side of the world so be sure to check it out! If you’ve missed some of my YouTube collaborations with Lesley Logan of Profitable Pilates, check out this playlist. There are also lots of workouts on my…

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Learn. To do. The Roll Up. and other Pilates Mantras… – Pilates Fitness Article

Learn. To do. The Roll Up. and other Pilates Mantras… Welcome new subscribers! Thanks for joining me on this amazing journey that is our beloved Pilates Method. I’ve been thinking about you and as always, I’ve got the Pilates exercises at the forefront of my mind. Where’d you go, Bernadette?! Thank you so much for all of your sweet emails and comments expressing your love for the blog and your concern that you’ve not been receiving my once-weekly emails. There’s…

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Getting Bored vs. Getting Better – Pilates Fitness Article

Getting Bored vs. Getting Better It’s no secret I spend considerable time thinking about our beloved Pilates Method. My favorite aspect of our system is, well, that whole ‘system’ thing… I truly enjoy that we have a specific framework in which to workout. Order! Order! Our classical system has a specific order of exercises on the Reformer and on the Mat. Combined with ‘We only have one exercise‘ Joe Pilates has literally built crucial skill-building into his method. Repetition is…

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