Memories of Joe Pilates with Sonje & Jay

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In this delightful interview, Jay Grimes and Sonjé Mayo meet for the first time and share their memories of Joe Pilates and their experience training with him. It's a glimpse into the inner workings of the original studio on 8th Avenue in New York City, as well as a view into the time in which Pilates was developed and what it was like to experience it with Joe. You can visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjé, and Jay Grimes at Vintage Pilates. Filmed at Pilatesology Studio.

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  1. McLachlan 2 years ago

    WOW There are a handful of people I want to enjoy the company of in the world of Pilates . Theses are two of them., the stories are fascinating but the knowledge is priceless. Thank you for creating such a wonderful video, I luv pilatesology.

  2. Jon Hawkins

    I loved every minute and the segue into Martha Graham in Studio 54 was an unexpected bonus!

  3. kerander
    kerander 2 years ago

    LOVED this! Thank you.

  4. PilatesRoyalty 2 years ago

    Thanks for all you do!

  5. Luz Alejandra Lovern

    Love it! thank you to all of you out there to keep Joe Pilates Legacy, no matter what happening in our planet right now. Alisa, you are so great to bring those two gems together, I am so happy to be part of this beautiful energies. Love to all, LuzLife Lotus

  6. Obenaus
    Obenaus 2 years ago

    Just wonderful, listening to this amazing teachers! DANKE DANKE DANKE !!!Ewa you are right, I had tears in my eyes too! History was my second profession at highschool, and this is definitely history!

    • Alisa Wyatt Author

      Thanks Obenaus, we feel so privileged to be able to share both of these special people with you :).

  7. joelle
    joelle 2 years ago

    Such a great energy!
    It was so wonderful listening to Sonjé and Jay, bringing Joe and his work alive .


    So wonderful to hear this stories!

  9. BonnieYim 2 years ago

    I have been waiting for this video!!! Thank you <3

  10. Madhavi Abuja 2 years ago

    I agree ewa

  11. Martin 2 years ago

    My favorite kind of video!

  12. ewa.ewa64 2 years ago

    Well; it is a piece which you watch with tears in your eyes; those tears are the tears of joy, not sadness:) Alisa – you have created a miracle getting those TWO together! I am speechless and out of breath. THANK YOU so much for this incredible meeting of the TWO PEOPLE WHO ARE HISTORY, ALREADY!

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