I’m Bob Hannum and I’ve studied and taught Pilates for over 4 decades. I was taught by the Pilates Elder, Mary Bowen. Pilates is now one of the most popular workouts worldwide, and it’s so effective, elite athletes use it, too! Unfortunately, it’s also become difficult, time-consuming and expensive to learn. Not anymore! I created this website to change all that. Here is Pilates restored to a simple and athletic style, the way it was originally taught. Here are Pilates mat exercises in 12 safe, quick and fun lessons specially designed for beginners of all ages. You’ll feel results in just days even if you never exercised before! Even if you’re terribly out of shape! Change your body – and your life – starting right now. Read more…
What Is Pilates? Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:
Meet Joseph Pilates - the Einstein of Fitness
Joseph Pilates believed that poor health is rooted in bad posture, shallow breathing, and a lack of physical exercise. He created unique exercises and equipment which now have worldwide popularity and nearly 100 years of proven effectiveness. No other exercise technique delivers so many benefits.
Everything Your Body Needs - Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Cardio - In One Workout
After years of practicing and teaching fitness I’m struck by how few people, even doctors and health educators, know this basic truth about fitness. If I’d known about these essential exercises when I first developed a workout habit in my youth, I would have treated my body differently and avoided several injuries.
How To Avoid the Risks
The most important thing to remember is don’t do something that hurts. I don’t mean the discomfort of stretching or the fatigue of muscle tissue in strength training – this is a natural part of Pilates and any exercise, and it’s an important level of exertion we need to reach regularly.