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March 8, 2015

Some Novel Advice

A writer friend of mine did an impromptu survey of her Facebook friends: “Can you think of any good advice (that applies to real life) that you’ve gotten from novels?”  I quickly zipped a response to her before my next client came in: “It’s a waste of time to rail against the universe that your […]

January 6, 2014

Observing Foot Placement

Generally speaking, humans walk with their two feet pointed straight ahead. Makes sense, right?  But skewed feet can happen and for different reasons. Bone shape and conditions at the knee and hip are factors, but the most common reason for skewed feet is muscle weakness somewhere in the lower body. 

December 14, 2013

Joe Pilates and The Legends of the Spring

I recently participated in Benjamin Degenhardt’s Archival Pilates Reformer Workshop here in NYC. (Benjamin is awesome. I highly recommend his Archival Workshops to fellow instructors of all Pilates styles) During the workshop, Benjamin presented his research on the legend of Mr Pilates and his apparatus. Along the way, he dismissed the popular story about Joe’s […]

October 27, 2013

This week in High Heel News…

Yikes. I picked a bad interesting week to plan a post about high heels. While attending a tech conference in NYC this week, start-up CEO Jorge Cortell caused a stir when he tweeted his disregard for a female at the same conference because she was wearing high heels. The bit that really got people upset […]

October 20, 2013

Go, Baby Toe, GO!

Here’s a test for you: Completely barefoot, stand with your feet pointing straight ahead and spaced hip distance apart. Keeping the ball of the foot on the floor, can you lift all 10 toes? Can you lift and spread all 10 toes? Don’t forget the baby toe! Can you lift the big toes only and […]