Romana Kryzanowska | Pilates History Research

This is the second part of a longer article, in which Romana is mentioned along with her work in the pilates studio. Image first shared August 31, 2022.

Bolshoi Incident Irked the Ballerina Pilates History Archive

A great article from the early 1980’s depicting Romana and The Magic Circle. Images first shared August 31, 2022.

Romana Kryzanowska Focus Magic Exercise
Romana Kryzanowska Focus Magic Exercise
Exercise The Right One for You Pilates History Archive

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Images first shared June 15, 2022.

Exercise The Right One for You Pilates History Archive

This is currently the oldest reference I know of to the famous “10-20-30” quote about pilates! This article is from 1972, and quotes Romana in what closely resembles the sentence as it is more typically quoted today. A fascinating find! Hopefully we can one day track this quote directly back to Joe. Images first shared June 15, 2022.

A sampling of articles about Romana Kryzanowska and The Pilates Studio from the 1980’s-early 2000’s. Notice some historic inconsistencies throughout, as it tends to happen with articles in general. Sometimes people forget dates during interviews, sometimes the journalist gets it wrong. Images first shared July 1, 2021.

Romana Kryzanowska history archive article
Romana Kryzanowska history archive article

A snippet with some great information, from a long magazine article about places to exercise in NYC. Image first shared July 1, 2021.

Romana Kryzanowska pilates history archive article

This article is the earliest I’ve found that quotes Romana as saying the apparatus are not machines. We know that Joe himself did refer to the equipment as both “apparatus” and “machine.” Images first shared March 31, 2021.

Romana Kryzanowska All Together pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska All Together pilates archive article

A sampling of articles about Romana Kryzanowska and The Pilates Studio from the 1980’s-early 2000’s. Notice some historic inconsistencies throughout, as it tends to happen with articles in general. Sometimes people forget dates during interviews, sometimes the journalist gets it wrong. Images first shared March 31, 2021.

Romana Kryzanowska dancers favor elegant exercise pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska health fitness pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska Instructor body work pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska protege pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska pilates method pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska honing body soul pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska oldest living pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska master class pilates archive article
Romana Kryzanowska workout wisdom archive article

A rare article with great photos from the early 1970’s about The Pilates Studio after Joe passed away and it was run by Clara and Romana. Image first shared March 31, 2021.

Beautiful bodies pilates archive article

An ad for ballet classes taught by Romana from the 1970’s. Image first shared March 31, 2021.

Romana Kryzanowska ballet classes pilates archive article

A rare early article that mentions Wei Tai Hom along with Romana. At the time, Wei Tai Hom owned The Pilates Studio and also conducted a mat certification. Image first shared March 31, 2021.

Romana Kryzanowska dis-stressing-pilates archive article

A rare early article that mentions Wei Tai Hom along with Romana. At the time, Wei Tai Hom owned The Pilates Studio and also conducted a mat certification. Image first shared March 31, 2021.

Pilates Gym Pilates History Archive Article
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