In this ongoing series, Jay Grimes answers questions from Pilates Instructors and enthusiasts about his years as a student and teacher in Joe Pilates' original Studio for Body Contrology on 8th Avenue in New York City. You can visit Jay's own studio for his teaching and workshop schedule at: Vintage Pilates. Check out the other parts to this interview: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
CLICK the Chapters Menu (upper right corner of the video player) to click ahead to topics in this video. Topics covered here include:
1 min: How Jay came to Pilates initially. His first lesson. What you wore in the studio.
4:50 min: How often Joe wanted you to practice.
9:00 min: How the studio was run based on independence. Sequence was important and at end you would work on your specific imbalances.
13:35 min: You have to get out of your comfort zone to see change.
14:30 min: Jay clarifies about old home videos and specific exercises like Neck Pull.
19:22 min: Importance of John Winters in Jay's life and his eye for detail.
23:00 min: Clara's life and Joe's passing. Romana and John Winters kept method alive.
26:37 min: The mysterious Hannah.
28:00 min: Moving the studio after Joe's death.