Coming Up: May 7th – Pilates Day!


    Saturday, May 7 is Pilates Day!

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    From a Pilates Day Memorial Celebration honoring Joseph H. and Clara Pilates to a California boutique “Hot Momma” event, there is something for everyone this Pilates Day!

    Founded by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®), Pilates Day is held on the first Saturday of May each year giving an exciting opportunity for the Pilates community to unite in celebration of everything Joseph and Clara Pilates brought to the world. This year’s Pilates Day 2016 is set to emphasize “Pilates Bliss,” spotlighting the joy experienced through Pilates — in health, community and quality of life.

    Known as an inventor, philosopher, author and fitness expert, Joseph H. Pilates taught a ‘whole body health’ exercise system, with a strong focus on breath.

    A little history: Upon his arrival in New York City in the 1920s, Joseph Pilates quickly developed a devoted clientele of men and women from all walks of life. His work was also of particular interest to the the dance and performing arts community in New York City, who embraced his methods to support their professional aspirations..

    “Everyone is the architect of his own happiness, “ Joseph H. Pilates. His words of wisdom continue to motivate and excite new generations.

    A few of our favorite Pilates Day 2016 ambassadors. These are some of the hottest Pilates experts that you want to follow!

    • Blossom Leilani Crawford, PMA®-CPT began Pilates with first generation teacher Kathleen Stanford Grant while attending New York University. The founder and owner of Bridge Pilates, her expertise takes her around the world for workshops as a teacher of teachers.
    • David McMahan, PMA®-CPT is one of the key faculty members from Fletcher Pilates®, and is known for his specialization in teaching Pilates to young people. Yes,Pilates is fantastic for children and teens!
    • Jessica Valant, MSPT, PMA®-CPT, has been a licensed physical therapist and Polestar Pilates trained Pilates instructor for over 15 years. She is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher and sits on the board of directors for the PMA. She is the owner and founder of Harmony Pilates and Physical Therapy, with two locations in Hawaii, and Happy Hour Mama, an online resource and membership site offering Pilates instruction, health tips, inspiration and motivation for women.

    Join in the celebration! #PilatesDay2016

    Take part by visiting to find an event near you! 

    The PMA encourages and invites all Pilates enthusiasts to celebrate Pilates Day on May 7 by creating and attending special events that raise the profile of Pilates and encourage community involvement. Share your #PilatesBliss on social media!

    Deals: Pilates vendors are hosting special Pilates Day promos like a month of FREE Pilates on Pilates Anytime, an online site where you can stream Pilates workouts 24/7. (Code: PILATESDAY)



    Pilates Day Memorial Celebration – NEW YORK

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 – All Day

    Event Name: Pilates Day Memorial Celebration

    Contact Person: Lillian Velazquez

    Email: [email protected]

    Contact Phone: 954-736-0080


    Address: Ferncliff Cemetery

    City: Hartsdale

    State: NY

    Country: United States

    Event Activities: May 5th Broadway Show; May 6th Pilates History and Cocktails; May 7th Pilates classes from 10-11am at Pilates Reforming New York, Pilates on Fifth & Return to Life Studio, then Memorial Service at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York from 1-2pm followed by an early dinner at a German restaurant. LET’S UNITE! Come to bond, celebrate and pay homage to Joseph and Clara Pilates. Join Lolita San Miguel, Brett Howard, Mary Bowen, Brent Anderson, Deborah Lessen, Alycea Ungaro, Jillian Hessel, Ann Toran, Elizabeth Anderson, Kathy Corey, Kathyrn Ross-Nash, Valentin, Pat Guyton, Kevin Bowen and many more! [email protected] Reservation & Payment–through PayPal Information: (954) 736-0080 – (330) 808-8000 – (561) 626-1032.


    Hot Momma Pilates Day! – CALIFORNIA

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 – All Day

    Event Name:  Hot Momma Pilates Day!

    Contact Person: Adriana Vargas

    Email: [email protected]

    Contact Phone: 619-888-3818


    Address: 7843 Girard Ave., Suite D

    City: La Jolla

    State: CA

    Country: United States

    Event Activities: Enjoy of a Pilates day in the company of your Mom, practice Pilates with your Mom or introduce your Mom to Pilates. Low cost Pilates classes, make-up and refreshments.







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