ALL THINGS PILATES with Darien Gold

ALL THINGS PILATES with Darien Gold

Darien Gold, the producer, writer and host of “All Things Pilates," now brings her style and interviewing skills to the Podcast sphere. Originally produced as a live radio show on KPCA-Petaluma, Darien continues to expand her reach which allows her to share her 26 years of Pilates experience with Pilates lovers both locally and internationally. Her listeners can expect to hear and learn from Pilates experts as well as those in complementary health modalities such as Gyrotonic, yoga, podiatry, chiropractic and a variety of physical therapies. Darien was the first Second Generation Classical Pilates instructor to present the traditional Intermediate Mat repertoire in an app, "Studio Darien Pilates." It was 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. For those listeners who are just starting their Pilates practice, Darien’s basic mat DVD, "The First Seven" is available on Amazon, and her redesigned apps are available for both iOS and Android devices.... Show More

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Tactile cueing. What is it and when should Pilates instructors use it? And does the decision to use it change if you’re a male instructor? With still a female dominated Pilates clientele are male instructors expected to have to ask permission before they place their hands on clients? Perhaps a consent disclaimer should be included as part of the intact form a client signs before beginning Pilates lessons? 

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I met my guest, Moses Urbano over 20 years ago during a Romana’s Pilates convention and we’ve stayed connected ever since. Moses’s personal philosophy is to forever remain a student and he demonstrates this by continuing as a student with his fellow teachers and instructor trainers at Romana’s Pilates. 

His passion is to share his Pilates journey and to support Pilates instructors around the world. Through the late 19... Read more

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September 9, 2019 27 min

The Reformer, the most enduring and popular Pilates apparatus our genius mentor, Jospeh Pilates invented. Originally named, the Universal Reformer, this piece in the Pilates line-up was first built by the inventor himself and his brother, Fred. As the Universal Reformer gained more attention, the demand for it became greater. Romana Kryzanowska, one of Mr. Pilates’ most devoted disciples, continued his teachings on his apparatus... Read more

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In 2018, I visited England for the first time as an instructor, and where I spent a week teaching classical Pilates to both classical and contemporary teachers. My DVD, The First Seven, also made its England debut and is our today's topic.

I conceived of The First Seven in 2010 as a way to help beginning students understand the Pilates technique. I titled the DVD, The First Seven, becau... Read more

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Roberta Gratz is the co-owner of Gratz Industries, Inc. 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. 

After Donald took over the family business and while delivering a metal furniture piece to one of his customers met Romana Kryzanowska at his customer’s home. Romana had needed a manufacturer... Read more

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Roberta Gratz is the co-owner of Gratz Industries, Inc. 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. After Donald took over the family business and 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 a... Read more

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August 5, 2019 25 min

Mr. Pilates developed his method in part, by observing feral cats and watching how their spines flexed and extended, and from those observations developed his mat repertoire. Eventually, medical professionals took notice especially, chiropractors. He would go on to share his method with the chiropractic community evidenced by a plaque which hung in his studio. It read: “This is to Certify that Joseph Pilates is awarded this appo... Read more

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Pilates instructors have many movement techniques to use and explore with their students, as well as a number of anatomy books to refer to when in need of a deeper understanding of the Pilates repertoire. But up until now, there hasn’t been a reference book so complete and comprehensive as the one written by Madeline Black’s, entitled: “Centered.”

The well-respected Brent Anderson, founder of Polestar Pilates, echo’s... Read more

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Pilates instructors have many movement techniques to use and explore with their students, as well as a number of anatomy books to refer to when in need of a deeper understanding of the Pilates repertoire. But up until now, there hasn’t been a reference book so complete and comprehensive as the one written by Madeline Black’s, entitled: “Centered.” The well-respected Brent Anderson, founder of Polestar Pilates, echo’s many of the re... Read more

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The one and only Lolita San Miguel is with us today who in 1958 met and began her studies with Joseph Pilates. In describing the impact the Pilates method has had on her life, Lolita says, “It was the beginning of a romance,” and 60+ years later, her love is just as strong, if not more so. Lolita shares what it was like to learn from Mr. Pilates, her experiences as a professional dancer, choreographer and artistic director a... Read more

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In 1980, Dr. Sichel graduated from the New York Chiropractic College specializing in applied kinesiology and non-force work and opened an office on the East Side of New York City. Two years later, Dr. Sichel heard about the Pilates method and more specifically, Romana Kryzanowska and the amazing postural improvements her clients were experiencing. It was around that time period when Dr. Sichel saw a photo of himself holding his dau... Read more

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