This 30-minute class will be a focused tutorial on Semi-Circle using the Guillotine. We will cover the details and nuances that will enhance and advance your continued practice of this dynamic, fun, and challenging exercise. This class can be taken on the Guillotine or using the end of a Cadillac. […]
Starting October 13th, join us virtually for two new class series with Sean Gallagher: “Standing and Squatting Progressions” and “Spinal Flexion Progressions.” Standing and Squatting Progressions With Sean Gallagher 10 classes: October 13 – December 15 Tuesdays 12:30-1:00pm EDT $25/single class; $200/10 classes Recording available for 1 week, no […]
Elaine Ewing, Rhinebeck Pilates, and The Pilates Source™ voted “Best of Pilates 2019” Thank you, Pilatay, and all who voted for Best of Pilates 2019! It was so exciting to win three categories: Epitomizing the Work Pilates Studio Crush Contributing to the Preservation of the History of Pilates
One of the most exciting aspects of my pilates career so far as been being a part of the reintroduction of many pieces of Joseph Pilates’ “lost apparatus” and teaching each of them to the pilates community through Pilates at The Pillow™. So far, these pieces include the Archival Ped-o-Pul, […]
Read about Pilates at The Pillow™ in Pilates 4 You Journal, a twice-yearly Pilates publication that covers news in the Pilates community of historical value, as well as detailed biographies on one Pilates Elder per issue. Read the Article Here
Thank you, Pilatesology, for visiting us at Joseph Pilates’ original studio in the Berkshires to film me at Pilates at the Pillow teaching how to use the Archival Ped-o-Pul! Watch the video here. Want to take the workshop? I will be teaching this again at “Day of Pilates” on August […]
Here is a little more info about the “Replica of The Joseph Pilates Original Home Mat” by Elena Bartley and how it relates to Pilates at the Pillow and Jacob’s Pillow. I discovered this mat through a social media post Elena wrote and bought one right away, being the pilates […]
Pilates at The Pillow(™) is excited to announce our collaboration with Elena Bartley and her “Replica of the Original Joseph Pilates Home Mat.” Elena will generously donate 10% of sales of the mat towards the restoration of Joe’s Berkshires studio! Just use the promo code “P@P” at checkout and 10% […]
One of the most unique aspects of Pilates at The Pillow™️ is the location. Throughout his lifetime, Joe visited the Berkshires of Massachusetts to teach Contrology at Jacob‘s Pillow, and he loved the area so much that he also bought property there, where he built his country studio. In this […]
I was truly thrilled for Pilatesology to come visit Joe’s original studio and to film me teaching the Archival Ped-o-Pul and The Resister! Sean Gallagher joined as well and discussed some of the history and science behind some aspects of the work. Also joining us were Cathy Strack and Russell […]
A huge thanks to Simona Cipriani at The Art of Control for hosting me and these amazing archival pieces of equipment. And thank you to everyone who joined us from near and far to practice and study Joe’s original work directly from his written words and images on how the […]
Thank you to True Pilates East for hosting one of our double workshops and thank you so much to everyone who came. It was a really amazing experience to be able to teach a workshop at studio like True Pilates East, one of the only fully equipped Gratz studios in […]
Kira Lamb, a certified pilates instructor, licensed massage therapist, and writer, writes about her experience at the September 2018 Pilates at the Pillow. Read her article, Why Joseph Pilates’ Legacy Will Live Forever.
This is… The Resister, brought to you by Pilates Lineage and The New York Pilates Studio! Presented for the first time since Joe was alive at Pilates at The Pillow™ in Joe’s Original Studio by Elaine Ewing’s workshop, “The Lost Art of The Resister.” Elaine taught many of Joe’s original […]
At Pilates at The Pillow™ I (Elaine) had an incredible opportunity to teach two unique workshops. Most amazingly, I was able to teach my workshop, The Lost Art of The Resister, inside Joseph Pilates’ original studio space in the Berkshires. To teach where Joe taught, worked, designed, and created his method […]
This month Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing will be offering a double workshop at True Pilates East in New York, NY on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The workshop will feature “How Pilates Works the Lymphatics” with Sean Gallagher and “Historical Pilates Exercises” with Elaine Ewing. How Pilates Works the Lymphatics with Sean Gallagher […]
This November, Elaine will be presenting The Lost Art of Joe’s Work: The Ped-o-Pul and the Resister™ at Art of Control in Stamford, CT. In this workshop we will practice and learn Joseph Pilates’ original exercises and sequences on two of his apparatus- The Ped-o-Pul and The Resister. We will […]
This super cool pilates emoji t-shirt was designed by Rebekah Le Magny! Your clients will have fun trying to name all the exercises and they are super flattering! Available as a t-shirt, tank, and long sleeves. Order yours here
We’d like to welcome Barbara Saidel as a certified teacher to Rhinebeck Pilates! Barbara can be found teaching the Community Tower Class on Mondays at 5:15pm, and she is also available for private and duet sessions throughout the week. She can also be found subbing other classes as well! Sign-up […]
We’re thrilled to announce that Rhinebeck Pilates has recently acquired new equipment – a Cadillac, reformers, a Guillotine, High chair, Barrels, mats, and additional apparatus – all original from Drago’s Gym in NYC, later known as True Pilates New York. It also appears from our research that the Cadillac we […]
Thank you to everyone who came from near and far to study with Mejo Wiggin in her seminars, The Classical Syllabus. We just finished the Intermediate 2 and Advanced weekends. We were joined by pilates teachers from across the US, Korea, Germany, Portugal, and Russia. It was wonderful to meet […]
I had a great time being interviewed by Darien Gold for her radio show, “All Things Pilates” that airs every Sunday at 2pm. Darien’s mission is to educate, inform and even entertain her listeners about the Pilates method and its 2 approaches – classical and contemporary and the differences… and she does a great […]
New changes to the summer schedule. New Occasional Class Monday 8:30 am Tower with Shannon June 25-Aug 27 Keep an eye out for this class on the online schedule on some Mondays this summer. New Teacher Monday 5:30 pm Community Class Barbara Saidel will teach this class starting July 9 through August View the class […]
Authentic equipment is a prerequisite to the practice and study of the Pilates Method as Joseph Pilates intended. Many pieces are manufactured according to Joe’s design and measurements, and relied on by teachers for the classical feel and the results that Joe conceptualized. Today, the archival and authentic Ped-o-Pul is […]
Thank you everyone for coming to the Pilates Work Weekend at Joe’s original studio! A lot of fun and a lot of work. We got a railing built around the Studio deck and up the stairs, the lion pillars painted, and some of Joe’s original equipment and Studio items cleaned […]
Pilates Designs in Astoria, Queens: Sean Gallagher and Elaine Elaine met with Sylvia and Panos of Pilates Designs to consult on the design, details, and spring resistance of the authentic Joseph Pilates Ped-o-Pul for replication and manufacturing. And, most excitingly, for use at Pilates at The Pillow in a workshop […]
In the June issue of Natural Awakenings magazine, reporter Julianne Hales interviews pilates teachers to get their view point on “The Power of Pilates.” Rhinebeck Pilates studio owner, Elaine Ewing was one of those interviewed. See what she and others love pilates so much.
Rhinebeck Pilates is once again featured in Natural Awakenings Pilates Issue. Click here to see our profile.
The Classical Syllabus with MeJo Wiggin: Beginner and Intermediate I What a wonderful weekend hosting MeJo Wiggin and The Classical Syllabus! So many teachers travelled from around the world to study with MeJo and visit my studio. It was super great to meet everyone and work out and learn together. […]
Thank you to everyone who attended this Double Workshop I taught with Sean Gallagher at The New York Pilates Studio! It was really fun to teach Joe’s original airplane boards as well as some of his original Cadillac exercises. Extra exciting was that this is the first time ever in […]
Announcing the inaugural event- Pilates at the Pillow™: The New Science and Lost Art of Joe’s Work! A three day weekend event for pilates teachers at the historic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and at Joe’s original studio in Becket, MA. This will be an exciting and fun event for expanding one’s […]
Stay tuned for more info about these upcoming double workshops with Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn this great information that will enhance your teaching, knowledge base, and impressions of pilates history and facts. April 8, 2018, 10:00 am-5:00 pm Double Workshop: The Developmental […]
Thank you to all the Rhinebeck Pilates people who helped to make 2017 an amazing year! Here’s a look back on some memorable moments! 2017 Teacher-Student Moments Caught on Camera 2017 Workshop Moments 2017 New Studio Things!
Thank you Simona Cipriani and The Art of Control for hosting the weekend of workshops in celebration of Joe’s birthday! It was a lot of fun and always great to bring the original exercises and Joe’s hands-on cuing style to more and more teachers. I enjoyed presenting my Historical Exercises […]
Double Workshop: How Pilates Works the Lymphatics with Sean Gallagher and Historical Exercises with Elaine Ewing at The New York Pilates Studio Thanks to everyone who attended our double workshop at The New York Pilates Studio in NYC. It was great to have such a nice group of thinking teachers […]
Thanks so much Sean Gallagher for coming to Rhinebeck to present his Lymphatics workshop and to everyone who attended both his workshop and my Historical Pilates workshop on Sunday. It was a lot of fun. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
Sean Gallagher has started a Gofundme to help pay for the renovation of Joseph Pilates’ original summer studio. Check it out! Thanks everyone for all your donations, you are part of pilates history!
MeJo Wiggin will be coming to Rhinebeck Pilates in 2018 to teach her seminar “The Classical Syllabus®.” In this unique series, MeJo will share her years of study with several first generation instructors including Romana Kryzanowska, Sari Mejia Santos, Kathy Grant, Edwina Fontaine, and Jay Grimes. She will provide valuable […]
Thank you to everyone who attended these workshops with Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing. It was a pleasure to teach the workshop and great to receive all the feedback from the attendees afterwards. Here is some: “It was an invaluable pleasure to attend these two workshops with Elaine Ewing and […]
You might be saying, “didn’t you already have two of those!” Well sort of yes. We have had two chairs in the studio that are convertible Wunda Chairs/Electric Chairs. These chairs can either be used as Wunda Chairs or a top piece can go on and it becomes an Electric […]
I love all the comments and compliments on all the collectible archival pilates pictures we have hanging in the studio. Most of them can be purchased in the Etsy store, PilatesPosters. Its’ a lot of fun for me to decorate the studio and share these images with Joseph Pilates fans and […]
On Mondays and Thursdays each week I teach Pilates at The New York Pilates Studio in NYC and we have the best time. My favorite part of teaching there is all the pilates teachers who come and go for lessons. Here I am with Lee Artur and her friend Renee […]
The latest video on Pilatesology was really fun to shoot and be a part of. Check out Junghee Won teaching Elaine Ewing on the Guillotine for Pilatesology. This was shot at Cando Fitness in New Jersey. Thanks Junghee and Pilatesology! Watch the video
Check out some of the latest articles Rhinebeck Pilates has been a part of: Poughkeepsie Journal: “Stay Fit While Maintaining Your Budget Goals” Natural Awakenings Magazine: “Pilates for All Ages and Stages” Natural Awakenings Magazine: Pilates Studio Profile: Rhinebeck Pilates (pg 54)
The apprentice teachers have been busy practicing and practice teaching around the studio. You’ve likely seen them around the studio when you come to classes. Everyone is doing great and working hard to complete their certifications. Here are some photos from the last teacher training weekend in March with pilates program […]
Sold as a set or individually, these posters are currently the only way to read, in Joe’s words, descriptions for doing his exercises on the Spine Corrector and Bench Mat. The drawings depict Joe himself on the equipment as example and were originally sold along with the equipment, as charts […]
Advanced Reformer Workshop with Enja Schenck Friday, October 20, 2017 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm Join Enja Schenck to learn and practice the Advanced Reformer vocabulary. We will go over teaching cues, touch spotting, correct alignment, technique, rhythm and breathing. And we’ll add a greater demand of control for both precision […]
This previously hard to find poster set is now available again. These 5 posters were reproduced from the original anatomy posters in Joseph Pilates’ studio. Joe claimed that he was the model for these drawings. These posters measure 28.5″x 17″ and are sold as a set only. These posters are […]
More Joseph Pilates prints are available! These print sets feature pictures from the Pilates Guild 1998 calendar and are available in three sets of four. Pricing and Print Information Ordering and Payment Information Order Online at our “Pilates Posters” Etsy Shop to pay by check or PayPal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our latest news brief in Natural Awakenings Magazine- all about Community Classes! Join Margaret on Mondays at 5:30 for Community Tower ($20) and Wednesdays at 6pm for Community Mat Class ($10)! Read Article Here
Sean Gallagher visited the studio recently and taught an amazing mat class, and I think this was the most attended mat class ever held in the studio, fun! Lots of happy faces and laughs during class along with the hard work. I think we’re all looking forward to the next […]
Sean Gallagher came to the studio and taught an amazing workshop on using foam rollers and balls for self massage- most of what he taught and techniques he shared with us were things I have never heard or tried before, it was super interesting and helpful to my own personal […]
Good times with Pilates students and teachers… A look back on 2016 teacher training with Jennifer DeLuca! Thank you Jennifer for bringing the BodyTonic teacher training program to Rhinebeck Pilates! Looking back on all the great photos of the Return to Life Poster sent in from around […]
When the weather is bad, here is how you can find out if your class is cancelled. First, if you are registered for a class and you receive our newsletters, you will also get an automatic email from mindbody when a class is cancelled. You can also program this to […]
We have a new article in the December edition of Natural Awakenings talking about Jennifer DeLuca’s teacher training program at Rhinebeck Pilates. The program first ran last year and we will be running it again this January. In the article, we explain the program, about how we teach students beginner and […]
Mondays and Thursdays every week, Elaine is available and teaching at the New York Pilates Studio in NYC. The studio is located at 330 W42nd between 8 and 9 Aves. We have all Gratz and authentic equipment and a lot of fun. Come join us! Learn more about Elaine and […]
Studios and Pilates instructors have been purchasing the new Return to life Pilates Poster from all around the world. I love when people send me photos of their posters once they get them. Here are some! We also created a special Facebook page for the poster to share everyone’s love […]
On Sunday October 23, 2016 Simona Cipriani came back to Rhinebeck Pilates for another wonderful workshop on the guillotine. We have enjoyed all Simona’s workshops and this past workshop was no exception. A couple people even said it was the best workshop they’ve been to EVER! It was fun to practice on […]
A few months ago, Pilatesology visited Rhinebeck Pilates to film Sean Gallagher teach a workshop on Imbalances of the Skeleton. The video is now up on Pilatesology and ready for viewing if you’re a member! One of the comments in the video comments section says, “This is one of the […]
Sean Gallagher will be back on Sunday, January 15, 2017 to teach a workshop about using foam rollers and balls to actively release and stretch trigger points. The workshop will teach you how to use foam rollers and balls with your clients and yourself to actively release and stretch the […]
In September we hosted the last teacher training weekend seminar with Jennifer DeLuca, which was the advanced system, taught by Enja Schenck. Everyone had a really great time! Looking forward to the next training to begin in January 2017. Check out the photos!
The Return to Life Pilates poster, brought to you by the Pilates Guild(R) and designed by Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing, is here and ready to order! It features Joseph Pilates at age 60 demonstrating all 34 of his mat exercises. Already the poster has been a huge success within the […]
A few months ago, Pilatesology visited Rhinebeck Pilates to film an interview between Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing about Sean’s well-known book, The Joseph H. Pilates Archive Collection. It was super fun to film this and to have Sean and Pilatesology at Rhinebeck Pilates! Check out the interview on Pilatesology.
Elaine will be teaching a workshop for teachers and students at BodyTonic Pilates Gymnasium, in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday Nov 5, 2016. Come join in! In this workshop we will look at exercises on the mat and reformer and discover ways that cuing with clarity can help the client understand, […]
Sally Torraggiani has just started teaching at the studio on Saturdays and I’m already hearing great things about her classes, her spirit, her personality, and her teaching! Sally will be teaching the 9:00 am mat class and 11:00 am tower class. She is also available for private sessions on Saturdays.
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for Rhinebeck Pilates as Best Pilates in the Hudson Valley in Hudson Valley Magazine’s annual Best of the Hudson Valley issue! It was so thrilling to win this honor for the 5th time. Special thanks goes to all the wonderful and talented […]
Enja Schenck will be back at Rhinebeck Pilates to teach three advanced workshops on all apparatus. ADVANCED CLASSICAL MAT WORKSHOP WITH ENJA SCHENCK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 | 1:00 – 6:00 PM Practice and learn the the classical advanced exercises on the mat. These exercises are a great way to spice […]
The Pilates Guild™ is an international membership organization for pilates teachers certified through the original pilates training program- which includes Pilates Inc, USPA, and The New York Pilates Studio. The Guild represents and promotes its teachers and the method as close as possible to the way Joseph Pilates intended, and […]
This summer I had the honor of subbing Sean Gallagher’s pilates mat class at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA. Joseph Pilates used to teach his method at Jacob’s Pillow every summer, and Sean has carried on that tradition for the past 17 years. It was a highlight in my pilates […]
This summer I got to visit with a lot of pilates people at my studio! I love when my pilates friends come to Rhinebeck – we have the best time together. Anyone else want to come visit? Just let me know! Judy Fink Check out this experimental video we came up with showing […]
When I (Elaine Ewing) was out on Long Island recently I took a private session with Pilates Guild certified teacher, Maggie Amrhein at her studio, The Pilates Center of Long Island. Maggie was so wonderful and I loved our session. I can’t wait for the next time I’m out there […]
Check out some of our pilates students in action! Mark, Margaret and Deborah going single leg stretch on the Reformer. Our beautiful friend, Jill doing Tendon Stretch. Deborah looking amazing with her teaser on the beach! Extra credit for one arm reaching back! Mark doing Grasshopper on the ladder barrel.
Guillotine Workshop with Simona Cipriani Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm The Guillotine is a great assessment tool for articulation, stability and flexibility. It creates an environment for developing mobility and strength of the hips and spine. Because of the way this equipment is naturally built, the vertical […]
Natural Awakenings Magazine published its annual Pilates issue and again featured Rhinebeck Pilates as a Hudson Valley Pilates studio. They also interviewed Elaine for an article, “Pilates for Every Body: Uncovering the Mystery of this Modality.” Look for the issue on newsstands now or click here to read the article […]
We have just completed the final seminar weekend of this year’s teacher training program. The apprentice teachers have been working so hard to complete the 500 hour training. A huge thank you to everyone at the studio- teachers and students- for being so welcoming and encouraging to the apprentice teachers […]
Private sessions are available with the apprentice teachers of our teacher training program. Depending on each individual’s point in training, sessions are either free of charge or a rate of between $10-$50/session. To find out more and to book a discounted session with an apprentice teacher, please contact the studio.
After visiting Jacob’s Pillow with Sean Gallagher and taking his mat class there, we decided to re-create this iconic photo of Joe Pilates standing on the stomach of his client, opera singer Roberta Peters. Looks like it would be really hard, right? It was very easy actually! Joe posed for […]
I was so thrilled recently when Pilatesology visited Rhinebeck Pilates to film Sean Gallagher. As always, Sean did an amazing job with his tutorial on how to assess and teach people with certain hip, knee, and ankle imbalances through use of the reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. It was an […]
Sean Gallagher was in the house recently filming for Pilatesology and we got inspired to recreate this famous photo of Joe being pushed up on the Guillotine by a client! They make it look so easy! This was very challenging but it came out great in the end- so fun! […]
I had a great day filming with Pilatesology as the student of Junghee Won in her videos. Stay tuned for some great tutorials by Junghee teaching me on the Guillotine! We had a lot of fun that day, can you tell?! Check out the photo of Junghee and I on […]
The next round of teacher training at Rhinebeck Pilates begins in January 2017! Check out our Teacher Training page for info about the program! Register and pre-pay in full before October 31, 2016 and save $400 off the full price!
We had a really fantastic workshop with Simona Cipriani on the Swedish Bars! These bars make a fun and challenging addition to any studio and, even though they are not classically pilates equipment, the exercises on them compliment pilates exercises perfectly. The bars also provide a place to practice some […]
Some friends and I started a Pilates Book Club and Discussion Group on facebook a little while ago. We have tons of great book reviews on pilates and other similar topics, check it out! You have to request to join and then once approved you’ll see our reviews. Check out […]
Watch the Latest Video on Pilatesology – Ballet Stretches Junghee Won teaches Ballet Stretches on the Cadillac to Elaine Ewing on this latest video on Pilatesology! These stretches are the best to stretch the whole body in all directions, similar to the stretches on the Ladder Barrel but even better! […]
We have a fun collection of vintage articles about Joseph Pilates at the studio, available for everyone to read and look through for all the great pictures! Check them out near the desk area next time you come in to the studio. A list of what we have is: both […]
This past teacher training weekend was an extra special one when Jennifer DeLuca brought most of her staff from Body Tonic with her to Rhinebeck to hang out and practice pilates with us! This was extra fun for me because I used to be a teacher at Body Tonic myself! […]
As you can see from the photos below, the apprentice teachers have really come a long way since they started the certification process in January! These gorgeous pictures of strong students really reflect the dedication each of these women have put into becoming certified pilates teachers. They are currently learning […]
I had a really fun time teaching a mini-workshop on the Guillotine to the teachers of Body Tonic, as well as Shannon from Rhinebeck Pilates and Kathy Porcell from Elevation Pilates. We had a great time discussing a little bit of the history of the Guillotine and practicing exercises I […]
Private and duet sessions with me are now available in NYC on Thursdays at The New York Pilates Studio on 42st and 8th ave. I’m excited for the opportunity to teach in NYC again after more than 10 years of being away from it. Its really an honor to work […]
Check out this article that Elaine Ewing, along with other pilates teachers and studio owners, was interviewed for. The “10 Strategies to Grow Profits in Yoga and Pilates Studio” is about how to make a studio profitable in 2016. This was fun and the best part was recognizing and knowing […]
Enja is coming back in September with more advanced pilates workshops – mat, reformer and chairs and barrels! Join us for one, two or all three. Advanced Classical Mat Workshop with Enja Schenck Friday, September 23, 2016 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm | Register Online Practice and learn the the […]
We have FUN at Rhinebeck Pilates! These are just a few ways that we like to end our pilates classes in the studio! Here are two of my students, Barbara and Claire, after their reformer class the other day! These hanging exercises on the Cadillac are known as some of […]
We had another fantastic weekend of teacher training with Jennifer DeLuca! Our apprentices have moved along to learning the intermediate system on the mat, reformer, cadillac, barrels, and chairs. These ladies are working so hard, they’re doing awesome! You have likely been seeing more of them in the studio doing […]
Check out the latest video on Pilatesology of Junghee Won teaching Rhinebeck Pilates owner, Elaine Ewing, some advanced exercises on the Spine Corrector! This was hard- and fun! Thanks, Junghee and Pilatesology! Click here to watch the video.
It was exciting to be featured on the Gratz Pilates blog when they re-capped our recent workshop with Junghee Won! Click here to check it out.
How cool is this new sign I had made for the studio door?! I love it! It was made by the same artist who made the restroom sign, and a couple other signs hanging around the studio. It includes wood, metal, and the color blue- all elements of Rhinebeck Pilates!
Joseph Pilates was an amazing genius known for creating his method and his apparatus. He also had an incredible way with words in his advertising about his method. Check out this awesome quote: “No man- no machine can correct or create vitality, power, or health for you; everything comes from […]
“You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” – Joseph Pilates If you haven’t tried Semi-Circle on the Guillotine – you need to! This fun, great feeling, advanced exercise is my favorite way to end a workout! Come try it in a session with me… You’ll love it!
Our teacher training program with Jennifer DeLuca of Body Tonic Pilates Gymnasium is underway! We were lucky last month to acquire a new apprentice to the program- Margaret! Margaret is very active around the studio and you will have likely already seen her observing sessions and taking classes. Welcome, Margaret! […]
Perhaps you were thinking there couldn’t possibly be room for more equipment in the studio?! Well, you are almost right. However we now have some new members to the Rhinebeck Pilates Equipment Family to introduce! These beautiful new pieces, all by Gratz, are a reformer/tower combo, and High/Wunda Chair, and […]
We have a spring special on private sessions with the newest teacher to join Rhinebeck Pilates, Charmaine Louise Shelton! Charmaine’s teaching style is a perfect blend of kindness and strength- perfect for the pilates beginner or for anyone who wants to treat themselves to a special on private sessions! To […]
New Reformer Class on Wednesdays at 9am! Join Charmaine for a new class on the schedule – Reformer class on Wednesdays at 9 am! We’ve had lots of requests for a Wednesday morning class so I’m excited to finally be able to offer one! Sign-up online or contact the studio […]
We Have a New Teacher! Welcome our newest teacher at Rhinebeck Pilates, Charmaine Louise Shelton. Charmaine recently moved to the area from NYC, and we are so lucky to have her. Her warm personality and teaching skills are a perfect fit for Rhinebeck Pilates! Join Charmaine for a new class […]
It’s that time of the year again- time to vote for Rhinebeck Pilates as the Best in the Hudson Valley! We need all the votes we can get to win again this year! Help us keep our winning streak going strong and win for the fifth time! It takes just […]
We have 8 teachers registered for our teacher training program- a few of them we all already know from around the studio, others are from the Hudson Valley Area, and one is even travelling from Florida! That’s dedication! All of the teachers-in-training, otherwise known as the apprentices, are taking part […]
When we say we are a fully equipped pilates studio- we really mean it! Super excited about the new equipment at Rhinebeck Pilates- The Guillotine! On the Pilates Designs by Basil website, the Guillotine is described as, “One of the most sought after pieces from Joe Pilates’ original concepts, this apparatus […]
Check out this new Joseph Pilates video on Pilatesology! Love the latest video on Pilatesology featuring my friend and teacher, Sean Gallagher, along with Norton Owen, Archivist at Jacob’s Pillow. I was lucky enough to be there, too! We were visiting The Pillow to talk about and view the archives […]
I was first introduced to the Swedish Bars by Simona in her workshop at The Art of Control at SUNY Purchase. I’m very excited that she is now coming to my studio to teach us more about all the fun and challenging exercises, as well as amazing stretches, that can […]
Junghee Won and Elaine Ewing have created a couple “How to” videos for pilates-ology. You must be a Member of Pilates-ology to access the full videos or try their limited trial. How to do Side Sit-ups on the Reformer Discover how to improve your teaching for side sit ups on the […]
The new Swedish Bars are sparking a lot of excitement in the studio! You can check out the Rhinebeck Pilates facebook page to watch some videos showing how they can be used. It may not be pilates, but it is FUN and a great workout! Come in and try them […]
We had our first weekend seminar of our teacher training program with Jennifer DeLuca of Body Tonic, Brooklyn! Our 7 apprentices learned a lot about the beginner system of pilates in those three days. They learned mat, reformer, cadillac, chair, and barrel exercises. They practiced the exercises and practiced teaching […]
Recently Marjolein Van Sonsbeek of Pilates Glossy International interviewed Elaine Ewing, owner of Rhinebeck Pilates. She saw Elaine’s reformer photos on the Rhinebeck Pilates facebook page and scheduled an interview. Check out the full interview on Pilates Glossy
I am so excited for my teacher and friend, Junghee Won, to visit my studio in March 2016 for a workshop on Touching and Spotting Techniques. Junghee is truly gifted in her approach to touching and spotting, as well as teaching teachers how to spot with confidence and to get […]
Here’s a sneak peek on our Holiday Class Package Specials starting 11/27! These Intro packages make great gifts as well as Class Packages. Sales and specials end 12/24 so hurry and take advantage of these savings before they end. Class Package Details Specials are available from 11/27 to 12/24. All gift certificates […]
A lot of people have been talking about the New York Magazine article by Annie Lowry entitled “The Pilatespocalypse: How the Method that Started the Boutique-Fitness Trend is Going Bust.” Didn’t think Pilates was going bust !?! Yeah, us either! Check out this great response article by Jennifer DeLucas who […]
The studio has been very busy these days, especially between group classes. Awesome! Our teachers will always be available between sessions to help you schedule your next appointment, make purchases, and answer questions. But- did you know we have a Rhinebeck Pilates app, for free in the app store on […]
Yes! The day is fast approaching for Terianne to come back to teaching! She will return to teaching on Sundays, starting November 8 and Mondays and Fridays starting December 4. And in case you missed it, this past August Terianne gave birth to her second girl, Evelyn Anne Neden!
We are so excited to begin the teacher training program with Jennifer DeLuca of Body Tonic, Brooklyn! The positive response has been overwhelming and thrilling, wow! All of the teachers-in-training, otherwise known as the apprentices, will take part in 500 hours of seminars at Rhinebeck Pilates, as well as observation […]
Rhinebeck Pilates was voted Best in the Hudson Valley again and I am THRILLED! Thank you to everyone who voted!! Extra special thanks to the awesome Rhinebeck Pilates teachers and our dedicated students for helping make us the best! Check us out on their website.
Are you interested in becoming a pilates teacher? We will be offering a FUNDAMENTALS OF PILATES TEACHER TRAINING WITH MASTER TEACHER JENNIFER DELUCA this December. December 6, 2015 1:30 pm-4:00 pm, $55 | Register Online The application process for the Teacher Training program begins with the prerequisite workshop, Fundamentals of […]
I always look for the best smelling candles I can find. I am very picky! They need to smell pure and clean, and be made with high quality wax. When I discovered Brooklyn Candle I knew I found the perfect candle to sell at Rhinebeck Pilates! These will make great […]
Elaine Ewing is certified in Authentic Pilates (™) through the New York Pilates Studio Extra special thanks to all my teachers at the New York Pilates Studio for teaching me more about the Authentic Pilates Method and for bringing my teaching to the next level!
We had a fun and inspiring weekend workshop with Enja Schenck, working on Advanced and Super Advanced Mat and Reformer. I am still sore! Thank you to everyone who attended and especially to Enja, for the challenge both mentally and physically with these difficult exercises! Here are some photos from […]
Rhinebeck Pilates is excited to announce that not only are we offering a pilates teacher training program but we are also offering the first two courses that are necessary to become a certified Gyrotonic teacher. GYROTONIC® Pre-Training Course taught by Siobhan Roberts, Gyrotonic Pre-Trainer GYROTONIC® Foundation Course taught by Cori Doetzer, Master […]
The next Shari Berkowitz “Vertical Workshop Pilates Teacher Intensive” is coming up this October. The intensive focuses on injuries, ailments and imbalances – working around the big stuff in sessions and group classes because it’s a rare client that has no aches or pains. Whether in a private session or a […]
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci. It’s true! I love how pilates is so perfectly simple. It doesn’t need to be complicated to work or to stay interesting. Of course, some exercises have more choreography than others and are more challenging. But in the end, they are all […]
Rhinebeck Pilates was a featured local business on the Real Estate Hudson Valley NY blog – check it out here! I was interviewed and answered questions all about Rhinebeck Pilates and what classical pilates is!
Starts January 2015- Become a Certified Classical Pilates Teacher at Rhinebeck Pilates! Rhinebeck Pilates is pleased to host Master Pilates Teacher, Jennifer Deluca of Body Tonic Pilates Gymnasium in Brooklyn, NY and her brilliant teacher training program. The program will be taught by Jennifer Deluca and co-directed by Elaine Ewing, owner […]
September 20, 2015 – Advanced and Super Advanced Mat and Reformer Workshops In these two workshops, join Enja Schenck to practice and learn the Advanced and Super Advanced pilates mat and reformer exercises. Take one or both workshops! These workshops are open to pilates teachers and serious students. Advanced/Super Advanced Mat Workshop […]
New Book Review “Exercise, What it is, What it Does” by Carola Trier A few of my pilates teacher friends on and I decided to start a new Facebook group, dedicated to books about pilates, pilates history, movement, yoga, nutrition, essential oils – everything! We call it The Pilates Book Review […]
Say good-bye to long wait lists for tower classes at Rhinebeck Pilates! We just got a new tower (by Gratz, of course) and it’s already been useful in helping people get bumped into classes they’ve been waiting for! Next time you’re in a tower class, try it out. It has […]
We aim to please at Rhinebeck Pilates! Now you can charge up your iPhone while you work out! Just plug in to our iPhone docking station right behind the desk. Its super convenient and just one more perk to being a student at Rhinebeck Pilates! Right now we only have […]
Check out the interview with Elaine Ewing, owner of Rhinebeck Pilates, on the Real Estate Hudson Valley blog. This blog about the Hudson Valley features local businesses and Hudson Valley happenings once a month. Its a great blog to find out where to go and what to do in the […]
The summer is in full swing at the studio and you know what that means! Full classes, a busy studio, and we welcome back all the summer students who come to the Rhinebeck area for July and August. It’s a great time of year! With that, here are a few […]
Rhinebeck Pilates teachers sure love to keep busy! As you all may know, Terianne is expecting her second baby this August, and Kate is getting married in September. We are all helping each other out and you may find that there is an extraordinary amount of subbing going on this […]
We have added 3 new classes to the schedule. Beat the heat and cool off in the studio. NEW! TRX – Thursdays at 12 noon with Kate. Starts 7/23. Sign-up Here By popular demand, we have added a new TRX class to our summer schedule- Thursdays at 12 noon with Kate. TRX […]
We had a great weekend intensive with Shari Berkowitz on June 19-21. We discussed the Intermediate pilates exercises and learned some great teaching cues, especially for the mat work. Shari also went into depth about the similarities between different exercises and grouped them into “Families”, which was an interesting learning […]
We have added two new classes with Kate – circuit classes! What is a circuit class? Basically it is using different pieces of pilates equipment around the studio throughout the hour. It’s never really the same class twice! Each week, you will use a various apparatus such as the reformer, tower, […]
My latest review is up now, Ron Fletcher’s book, “Every Body is Beautiful”. A few of my pilates teacher friends on and I decided to start a new Facebook group, dedicated to books about pilates, pilates history, movement, yoga, nutrition, essential oils – everything! We call it The Pilates Book […]
We have always offered packages of 5 for private sessions and group classes but now all classes are officially available in packages of 5. Save money when you buy Packages of 5 classes- save MORE when you buy Packages of 10! And even more in packs of 20! Check out […]
This is a must-have for pilates history enthusiasts, pilates teachers, and curious students. This pamphlet, originally published by Joseph Pilates in 1957, was recently discovered by my friend, Cathy Strack, while she was doing research in a library. The pamphet is full of rare photos, rare Joseph Pilates quotes, and […]
You can now find a New York Pilates Studio certified pilates teacher at Rhinebeck Pilates! After many trips travelling back and forth to NYC and Edgewater, NJ- as well as a lot of focused work, practice teaching, and observation- I (Elaine Ewing) am finally certified to teach pilates through the […]
Did you know Elaine Ewing is featured as an expert pilates instructor in the book Starting Pilates? Published in 2012, the book includes interviews from 21 pilates top instructors from throughout the country giving the best tips and advice about pilates. In her interview Elaine discusses a few topics, sharing […]
Did you think pilates was just for women? For the very fit, or the very thin? Think again! Read what Elaine Ewing has to say about the REAL people pilates is perfect for, now featured in the Natural Awakenings Magazine. Elaine challenges the mistaken assumptions and explains how men, senior citizens, […]
Thank you, Natural Awakenings Magazine, for featuring Rhinebeck Pilates in your latest issue! Rhinebeck Pilates, along with other well-known and established pilates studios in the Hudson Valley were profiled in the magazine’s annual Pilates issue. The magazine profiled our studio, why we teach Classical Pilates, and the types of Introductory […]
By popular demand, we have three new classes on the schedule! Tuesday 9am mat with Kate Friday 7:30 reformer with Shannon Saturday 12 tower with Kate Sign up online through our website or download our app for easy scheduling from your phone!
We’re excited to introduce Tina Diorio as a new teacher at Rhinebeck Pilates. Tina is a great person and has trained under Juliet Harvey at Beacon Pilates – the same place where Terianne, Nathalie, Shannon, and Rita were certified. Tina will be substituting periodically and will takeover Terianne’s schedule when she goes […]
A writer from Organic Hudson Valley Magazine paid me a visit a few months ago, and has written a lovely article about my studio and all about what classical pilates is! She writes a bit about Joseph Pilates, his history, and how we strive to continue his method at Rhinebeck […]
Rhinebeck Pilates has been teaching classical pilates in the Hudson Valley for 12 years! Located in Dutchess County, New York, we offer private and group pilates classes on Gratz equipment. Pilates Classes and Sessions Our tower classes, mat classes, and reformer classes are very popular and allow students to do […]
Are you looking for new Mother’s Day gift ideas for mom? At Rhinebeck Pilates we have the perfect mind-body fitness gifts for mom this Mother’s Day! Sticky Socks These super popular socks are extremely comfortable and really cute to wear. They have sticky bottoms that are perfect for pilates, yoga, […]
Rhinebeck Pilates is fully equipped with Gratz apparatus, which is well known for being the original manufacturer of pilates equipment and the only pilates equipment still made today with Joseph Pilates exact specifications and measurements. Our equipment was handmade for our studio in Long Island City, NY (some of our […]
Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s that strengthens and tones the entire body. The movements are flowing, precise, energizing, and challenging, and rely on a “mind-body” connection. It’s this mind-body connection that makes pilates effective and defines what pilates truly is.
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM was conceived by Juliu Horvath using key principles of gymnastics, swimming, ballet, and yoga, tai chi and dance which mobilize and articulate the joints through a series of circular, articulated and elongating movements.