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Darien Gold, producer, writer, editor and host of the podcast, All Things Pilates, brings her style and interviewing skills she developed as a radio show host. Her intention is to reach a larger audience and give greater exposure to guests who knew or worked with Joseph Pilates. In addition, First, Second and Third Generation instructors are also featured who are passionate about the Pilates philosophy, tradition and principles. Considered to be a global phenomenon, the Pilates Method has profoundly changed both the wellness and fitness landscapes and with the ALL THINGS PILATES podcast, many of these professionals helping to make those changes possible, will have their contributions preserved. Darien was the first Second Generation Classical Pilates instructor to present the traditional Intermediate Mat repertoire in an app, "Studio Darien Pilates." It was also selected by Pilates Style Magazine in 2010 as one of the Top 10 Best DVDs of the Year. Two years later, Pilates Style Magazine selected her second app, "Studio Darien Advanced Pilates" for the same honor. These two apps can be purchased on the App Store and Google Play. For more information: https://www.dariengold.com

All Things Pilates with Darien Gold - Pilates Expert Darien Gold

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Darien Gold, producer, writer, editor and host of the podcast, All Things Pilates, brings her style and interviewing skills she developed as a radio show host. Her intention is to reach a larger audience and give greater exposure to guests who knew or worked with Joseph Pilates. In addition, First, Second and Third Generation instructors are also featured who are passionate about the Pilates philosophy, tradition and principles. Considered to be a global phenomenon, the Pilates Method has profoundly changed both the wellness and fitness landscapes and with the ALL THINGS PILATES podcast, many of these professionals helping to make those changes possible, will have their contributions preserved. Darien was the first Second Generation Classical Pilates instructor to present the traditional Intermediate Mat repertoire in an app, "Studio Darien Pilates." It was also selected by Pilates Style Magazine in 2010 as one of the Top 10 Best DVDs of the Year. Two years later, Pilates Style Magazine selected her second app, "Studio Darien Advanced Pilates" for the same honor. These two apps can be purchased on the App Store and Google Play. For more information: https://www.dariengold.com

    2022 Season Four Highlight show

    2022 Season Four Highlight show

    During Season Four, you learned about some of our Pilates history, how best to heal from a hip replacement, the emergence of new authors and even advice and tips on how to run a successful studio. As 2022 comes to a close, I’d like to acknowledge all of my podcast guests and to say thank you very much for sharing a little about yourself…

    Today’s podcast appearance:
    Jonathan Grubb
    Alison Jones
    Roberta Gratz
    Jennifer DeLuca
    Nancy Chin
    John Vignola
    Anna Shaffer
    Mary Bowen
    Christina Gadar
    Pat Guyton
    Rael Isacowitz
    Eva Rinke
    Gwen Miller
    Mair Culbreth
    Elizabeth Larkam
    Gordon Firemark
    George Tingo
    Carla Harris

    For more information about Darien Gold: https://www.dariengold.com
    Theme music: Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom Zoom

    • 24 min
    Mary Bowen ~ The most senior Pilates Elder

    Mary Bowen ~ The most senior Pilates Elder

    As Season Four comes to a close,  I thought it only fitting as we began the season with a First Generation Pilates teacher that we book end it with another.  She is the most senior of our Pilates elders and is none other than Mary Bowen. Mary has taught the Contrology system for the last forty seven years. She is also a trained Jungian  psychoanalyst and cleverly blended the two practices, naming it Pilates Plus Psyche which she continues to teach.  Mary shares her wisdom and encouragement to the many generations of Pilates teachers who have come after her.

    For more information about Mary Bowen: https://pilates-marybowen.com
    For more information about Darien Gold: https://www.dariengold.com

    Theme music: Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom Zoom

    • 44 min
    Carla Harris ~ Executive Director, Pilates Method Alliance

    Carla Harris ~ Executive Director, Pilates Method Alliance

    The Pilates Method Alliance had its beginnings in 2001.  Kevin Bowen and Colleen Glenn, both Pilates teachers, shared a mutual interest in preserving Joe’s Method. So they invited Pilates teachers, including the First Generation - Ron Fletcher, Mary Bowen, Kathy Grant, Lolita San Miguel and even Romana Kryzanowska, though she didn’t attend. Also, equipment company owners, Ken Endelman and Moria Stott. They all met in Miami, Florida to form an organization and they set out to create a curriculum that would be the industry’s standard for certifying potential Pilates teachers. The PMA has had its ups and downs but has managed to survive for these last two decades. Enter Carla Harris. Hired in 2021 to step into the executive director role, Carla is determined to take the PMA in another direction that is more reflective of today's Pilates community.

    For more information about the Pilates Method Alliance: https://pilatesmethodalliance.org
    For more information about Darien Gold: https://www.dariengold.com
    Theme music - Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom Zoom

    • 42 min
    Roberta Gratz ~ Co-Owner of Gratz Industries (Rebroadcast, 2018)

    Roberta Gratz ~ Co-Owner of Gratz Industries (Rebroadcast, 2018)

    My guest today is Roberta Gratz, co-owner of Gratz Industries and wife of the late Donald Gratz, whose father Frank along with a business partner opened a custom metal fabrication business Treitel/Gratz in New York City in the 1920’s. When Mr. Tretial moved on, Frank renamed the business Gratz Industries, Inc. and continued to fabricate sculptures, metal furniture and produce industrial design prototypes for many of the worlds top designers. Donald, Frank’s younger son joined his father after finishing college and a stint in the Army.  At one point in the mid 1960’s one aspect of their metal furniture business began to slow down leaving room for a unique but untested type of business.
    On a serendipitous afternoon in 1968, Donald while delivering a metal furniture piece to one of his customers met Romana Kryzanowska at his customer’s home. Romana had needed a manufacturer for her apparatus as more and more teachers were arriving at her studio eager to learn Pilates from her and then needing apparatus to work on at home. It was this fortuitous meeting with Romana that opened a new line of business for Gratz Industries, located at that time in Long Island City, Queens - it was the birth of classical Pilates apparatus.

    Special thanks to KPCA-Petaluma
    Music credit: Summer Sidewalk by Audionautix

    For more information about Gratz Industries: https://www.pilates-gratz.com
    For more information about Darien Gold: https://www.dariengold.com
    Theme music: Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom Zoom

    • 26 min
    Pat Guyton ~ In the Elder’s words

    Pat Guyton ~ In the Elder’s words

    Second Generation Pilates instructors, like myself are referred to as such because we’ve had the privilege of learning the Method from one of Joseph Pilates’ disciples. But there are a handful of us who have had the opportunity to work with more than one disciple and and one of those instructor’s is my guest today. Her name is Pat Guyton. Though Pat wouldn’t begin her Pilates journey until 1984, she actually met Bruce King 1976, the first of 3 Joe Pilates disciples that she would eventually, work with. Then in 1992, she met and began learning Pilates with the second disciple, Kathy Grant and then Ron Fletcher in 1995 - these 3 First Generation teachers, among others who studied with Joe, are known to us as the Pilates Elders. Of the three teachers, Ron Fletcher had the biggest impact on Pat. She spent thirteen years working for and along side him. She completed over 90 workshops from 1995 - 2006. So impressed Ron was in Pat’s diligence and hard work, she became a senior teacher, then he named her master teacher as well as an assistant for his Ron Fletcher method. She was also awarded a Certificate of Merit by Ron in 1997 and 2006.
    Pat is a published author, a Level Three Franklin Method educator, an alumni board member of the PMA and spent a decade as a registered physical medicine assistant at Boulder Osteopathic Center.
    For more information about Pat Guyton: https://patguytonpilates.com
    Theme music: Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom Zoom
    For more information about Darien Gold: https://www.dariengold.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    John Vignola ~ Pilates Civilian

    John Vignola ~ Pilates Civilian

    This podcast has featured First Generation Pilates teachers, Second Generation teachers, authors, photographers, equipment owners and even a Pilates historian, but I’ve yet to feature just a regular guy who has taken a liking to the Pilates method. I thought it might be interesting for us to hear from a Pilates civilian, if you will, who also happens to be my BIL - brother-in-law, John Vignola or JV, as everyone calls him.
    When I was healing from Covid, my sister and JV were so gracious in allowing me to recover at their house. On the days I felt strong enough, I’d work with JV and teach him some of the mat exercises and stretches to help him free up his chronic achy low back. As an lifelong athlete, beginning with high school and college gymnastics, JV spent decades weight training and body building. However, a sports injury he sustained over 28 years ago never fully healed, that is, until I introduced him to the Pilates mat work. Stunned by the immediate results, JV wanted more and joined one of my weekly mat classes.
    For those of you who may have people in your lives that still think Pilates is really best suited for professional dancers or athletes, please have them listen to this interview. This episode is dedicated to just regular guys and gals, who if interested in devoting time and effort, will get tremendous benefits thru practicing the Pilates Method. You might say, this Method is your true friend with benefits!

    Theme music: Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom Zoom
    For more information about Darien Gold: https://www.dariengold.com

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

DLC703 ,

Thank you

I love your podcasts; your guests are all so interesting and inspiring and funny… I smile while listening!

V. Wheeler, PT, DPT, CPI ,

Happy to hear your voice

I truly enjoy your podcast and noticed your absence. Your podcast has provided me with education on parts of the pilates world I did not know.
Thanks for sharing your story about having covid. Your story will help wellness providers understand the physical, emotional, and mental effect that the covid virus can have on the body.
Velma Wheeler, PT, DPT, CPI

Lini E. ,

Great Interview

I loved the episode with Simona Cipriani & Joe Muscolino. Fascinating and charming, I learned so much. They make a great team.

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