‘’I must be right. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.”

— JOSEPH PILATES

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He expected to be able to change the world through his method.

— LOLITA SAN MIGUEL, USA

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He expected to be able to change the world through his method.

Foto-Joseph-Pilates-The-Movie-011— LOLITA SAN MIGUEL, USA

JOSEPH
PILATES

Creator of Contrology

ALAN
HERDMAN

Trained by Carola Trier and Robert Fitzgerald. Brought the Pilates Method to the UK in 1970. PMA®-CPT.

ALISA
WYATT

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. PMA®-CPT.

AMY
TAYLOR

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. PMA®-CPT.

ANDREA
MAIDA

Trained and qualified by Jay Grimes.

BENJAMIN
DEGENHARDT

Pilates teacher and researcher into the history of the Pilates Method. PMA®-CPT.

BLOSSOM
CRAWFORD

Protégé of Pilates elder Kathleen Stanford Grant. Also trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. PMA®-CPT.

BRETT
HOWARD

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. PMA®-CPT.

BROOKE
SILER

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. PMA®-CPT.. . Author of the best selling book, “The Pilates Body”.

CHUCK
RAPOPORT

Photographed Joseph Pilates in his New York studio in October 1961 for Sports Illustrated Magazine.

DEBORAH
LESSEN

Trained by Carola Trier. Former board president and certification commission chair of the Pilates Method Alliance. PMA®-CPT.

DIANE
SEVERINO

Trained and qualified by Ron Fletcher.

ELIZABETH
LARKAM

One of the inspirations for the Pilates Method Alliance’s Heroes in Motion initiative. One of the first professionals to work with Pilates in a hospital environment.. PMA®-CPT.

EVA
RINCKE

The first German author to write a book about Joseph Pilates.

FRANCINE
PEREL

Studied and practiced Pilates with Mary Pilates (Joseph Pilates’ niece).

GAIL
EISEN

A well-known television producer, she wrote The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning in 1980 with Philip Friedman.

GERD
LAMERS

Director of the Archival Department in Mönchengladbach City Hall, Germany.

GLAUCIA
ADRIANA

Pilates teacher and one of the producers of the documentary “Tribute to Joseph Pilates”. PMA®-CPT.

JILLIAN
HESSEL

Trained and qualified by Carola Trier e Kathy Grant. PMA ® -CPT.

JOHN
STEAL

Joseph Pilates’ attorney and client, who was with him just hours before his death.

JUNGHEE
WON

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. PMA ® -CPT.

KATHRYN
ROSS-NASH

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. PMA ® -CPT.

KATHY
COREY

Pilates teacher who trained with many of the first generation Pilates teachers. PMA®-CPT.

KEN
ENDELMAN

Pilates equipment manufacturer of the Pilates method for over 40 years.

KEN
ENDELMAN

Pilates equipment manufacturer of the Pilates method for over 40 years.

KRISTI
COOPER

Creator of The Pilates Legacy Project, which tracks the lineages of Joseph Pilates’ original students.

KYRIA
SABIN

Trained and qualified by Ron Fletcher. PMA®-CPT.

LISA
HUBBARD

Long time Pilates instructor featured in many books and Dvd’s.

LOLITA
SAN MIGUEL

Certified by Joseph Pilates in the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Training, State University of New York. Certificate from Carola Trier. PMA®-CPT.

MARI
WINSOR

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. One of  the key people to raise the profile of the Pilates Method with the general public.

MARY
BOWEN

First generation Pilates teacher who studied with Joseph and Clara Pilates for six years. PMA®-CPT.

MICHELE
LARSON

A protégé of first generation Pilates teacher Eve Gentry. The most prominent representative of the Gentry teaching lineage. PMA®-CPT.

PHILIP
FRIEDMAN

A best-selling author, he wrote The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning in 1980 with Gail Eisen.

RACHEL
TAYLOR

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska. PMA®-CPT..

RAEL
ISIZACOWITZ

Trained and qualified by Alan Herdman and several of the first generation Pilates teachers. PMA®-CPT.

RAY
INFANTE

Certification Program, Manager, Pilates Method Alliance.

RAY
KURSHALS

He studied with Bruce Kind, Carola Trier and other Elders.

REINER
GROOTENHUIS

Creator of the world’s largest Pilates Method group on Facebook.

RISA
SHEPPARD

Trained and qualified by Ron Fletcher.

SHELLY
POWER

President, Board of Directors, Pilates Method Alliance. PMA®-CPT.

SIRI DHARMA
GALLIANO

Trained and qualified by Romana Kryzanowska.

Aspas

“One day, everyone will be doing it”. That’s what he said. I went home. The next morning he was dead. He died about two and a half hours later and Clara was there. It was terribly, terribly sad…
But he won… Joe won…

— JOHN STEEL, USA

Aspas

“One day, everyone will be doing it”. That’s what he said. I went home. The next morning he was dead. He died about two and a half and Clara was there. It was terrible, terribly sad…
But he won… Joe won…

Foto-Joseph-Pilates-The-Movie-28— JOHN STEEL, USA

Tribute to Joseph Pilates – The Movie is produced by VOLL Pilates Group, in partnership with Fit Studio – Pilates & Gyrotonic.

The VOLL Pilates Group is the largest Pilates group in Latin America, responsible for training thousands of Pilates teachers in Brazil and France, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador. The VOLL Pilates Group also produces the greatest number of Pilates events and conferences in South America.

To make this tribute happen, VOLL’s directors, Rafael Juliano and Henrique Wolf traveled across the United States and Europe to film the top teachers and industry leaders in the Pilates profession today.

In partnership with VOLL, the owner of Glaucia Adriana, closely monitored these international recordings. She has certificates from BASI Pilates and STOTT Pilates, and is a Mentor and Course Coordinator for Lolita’s Legacy Teacher Training program in Brazil. Glaucia is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance.

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