Joseph Pilates Demonstrating

Joseph Pilates originally called his work “Contrology”

Kimberly Robins Joesph Pilates, Pilates

It wasn’t until after his death in 1967 that his work was called Pilates. Joseph would say that during a session the only thing you should hear is your breath. There was to be no banging of the carriage and no clanking of the springs. If you had control you wouldn’t hear anything but your breath. The springs are great …

What does Pilates look like?

Kimberly Robins Pilates

I wish Pilates wasn’t so “known” for it’s intense exercises that show a super skinny woman in the splits or a very defined man doing crazy pull ups. Don’t get me wrong, Pilates can look like that. But it’s rare! What does Pilates really look like? It looks like lying on your back, slowly learning to engage your core muscles …

Pilates Core Wisdom Boulder

Pilates: Last Ditch Effort

Kimberly Robins Pilates

I can’t tell you how many times a person has come to me, well Pilates, after they have tried everything. Why is it that Pilates is more often than not a person’s last ditch effort? I can’t say I’ve seen it all but I’ve seen A LOT in my almost 25 years of teaching Pilates. I’ve had people walk into …

Self Care Tuesday

Kimberly Robins Personal Care

I haven’t always been that good at practicing what I preach when it comes to self care. But now as I get older I really feel the value of self care. Today, I went to Denver to take a Pilates class from my friend Cara at Pilates Aligned. I take the bus to Union Station and walk 30 minutes to …