80-Year Old Pilates Anytime Class

by Pilates Anytime
Pilates Day is an annual, international, community event celebrated on the first Saturday of May every year. The Pilates Day mission is to foster the public's appreciation and awareness of the Pilates Method through a network of varied, innovative, and high quality grassroots Pilates events accessible and affordable for all. Pilates Day is a program of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).

To commemorate Pilates Day this year, we have reached deep into our own archives to show you never before seen footage of the first Pilates Anytime class ever filmed, May 5, 1929. We hope that you have a great Pilates Day and that you will join us in honoring Joseph and Clara Pilates and the method they developed that makes all of our lives better.

A big thank you to everyone that helped us with this video especially Ken Gilbert and E. Bonnie Lewis of the Drama Dogs Theater Company.

To view sources of our inspiration (real Joseph Pilates Videos and photos) check out the following links:

Mat Archival video
Joe Teaching Roll Up
Chuck Rapoport's Website
Comments on this Article

fun!! great job with the authenticity, guys. I especially liked the bouncing in rollups.
3 years ago

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I love it, great job !
3 years ago

vow , what can I say. that was beautiful, and so real. thank you very much. blanche.
3 years ago

Fantastic! So authentic.
3 years ago

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That was amazing!!! You guys are the best.... Honestly pilatesanytime is the next best thing to have come after Pilates itself!!!! Thank you thank you thank you.

3 years ago

I love it !!!! Great job and very funny!!!!:))))))

3 years ago

Love it!!

3 years ago

This is so great I watched it twice in a row! Thanks for all you do :)
3 years ago

Great job!!! Loved it!!!
3 years ago

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Awsome!!! I thought it really was JOe and Clara!!!
3 years ago

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