Q&A with Jay Grimes

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In this Q&A taped on June 12, 2020, we Zoom-ed with Jay Grimes and hundreds of Pilatesology members to hear his stories of the original Pilates studio and answer your questions. Listen in and you'll hear his stories and thoughts on all things Pilates! We discuss 2 books during the interview: Caged Lion: Joseph Pilates and His Legacy by John Steele, and Alisa mentions a book she is reading: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor. We also talk about the Turnverien movement in Germany and it's link to Pilates, see our blog post on it here: The German Gymnastics Movement Behind Pilates. Hear more of Jay's interviews on Pilatesology and check out our Interviews and Discussions page where there are many more interviews and Pilates history to watch including our visit to Jacob's Pillow and Joe Pilates' Summer Home nearby.

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  1. Andrea Maida

    Thank you so much for this Alisa and Jack – Jay it was so lovely to see you and hear these stories ! Thanks for sharing with us – lots of love to all of you ❤️❤️❤️

  2. THANK YOU!! What gift that was to view. XOX

  3. Jennifer Allen

    Amazing!!! Thank you so much for this interview. :))

  4. Nicolewolfe
    Nicolewolfe 3 months ago

    This was great! Thanks Alisa and Jay : )

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