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February 14, 2005

Pilates

pilates_original_studio.jpg There are many things that I like about Pilates, not least of which is that it is so retro. Contrology is what Joseph Pilates called it. The equipment is rather Rube Goldberg, improvised originally from bed springs and the like, and the effect something between physiotherapy and S&M. A great story! This photograph was taken in his Greenwich Village Studio in the 1950s. Dancers continue to favor Pilates for stretching and lengthening muscles.

Posted by BKG at February 14, 2005 07:47 PM

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