Updated: Jan 7, 2020
I first encountered the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning in a series of articles published years ago in Dancemagazine. I took the trouble to cut them out of the magazine and save them, so Pilates obviously impressed me. But I had no notion that I could still take classes in this approach to fitness and rehabilitation that was created by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 1900s and brought to this country in 1926!
Fast forward to the early 1990s and the Pilates system of exercises is being rediscovered, and touted by celebrities as the Next Big Thing, especially for those getting injured in step aerobics and the like. By then I was a Somatic Movement Therapist at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, and our department was asked to get trained in at least the basics of Pilates, which I did enthusiastically.
Fast forward again to 1998, when I leave Canyon Ranch to open my own studio, which I call WholePerson Movement, where I begin teaching Pilates and somatic movement therapy to people in my community one-on-one. And now, in 2019, to help people to find me more easily on the internet I am renaming my business Sharon True Pilates.
Sharon True Pilates continues to specialize in top quality one-on-one workouts targeted to the whole person in the context of the life their body is living right now. This blog will feature new developments in the Pilates world and discoveries I am making in my own studio, among other Pilates-related posts. Stay tuned!