"From Joseph Pilates to Eve Gentry through Michele Larsson to you..."
This is a quote we took directly from Michele Larsson's website.
The quote perfectly describes Michele's intention to carry on the legacy of Joseph Pilates and her mentor Eve Gentry, and is exactly the point of this insightful discussion between Michele and Kristi that took place last April.
Michele Larsson is the protégé of Eve Gentry
who was a student of Joseph Pilates for many years. On April 6, Michele sat down with Kristi to share the story of her own discovery of Pilates and her first meeting with Eve. In this 5 part discussion, we learn how and why Eve chose to create "pre-Pilates" exercise routines and why the name "Gentry Technique" never stuck. As the conversation continues, Michele shares the story of Eve's breast cancer and how she turned to Joe Pilates for her remarkable rehabilitation. Finally, we hear more about Michele herself when her own protégé Ruth Alpert joins the conversation. Ruth connects all the dots to demonstrate how Eve's influence on Michele has directly impacted Michele's influence on Ruth, thus the legacy continues. Through her candid answers and funny stories, Michele gives those of us who never met Eve insight as to what she was like as a teacher, a person and ultimately a healer.
Watch the interview titled The Legacy of Eve Gentry