Life today is tempered by a growing sense of the overwhelming challenges we face in national and global affairs. This book is intended to expand internal awareness to better face those challenges—to build on what you know, to illuminate the reason that drives your practice, to help deepen what may be elusive or incomplete in your understanding of a coordinated, uniquely balanced trinity of body, mind, and spirit and the universal message that it holds. It is intended to help support individuals practicing the Pilates method, to support that consciousness Joseph Pilates referred to so many decades ago, to accomplish our desires from a position of renewed life!

~Gary Calderone, Author


“Joseph Pilates’ life was a dramatic reflection of his vision; and now, through this timely and beautifully crafted book, Gary Calderone has given us a window through which we, too, can reflect on an even grander path with our Pilates practice.

~Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle. Foreword Author


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Here What Teachers have to say

In this video Pilates teachers, Lee Cooper and Maila Rider discuss with author Gary Calderone the value of the book to the Pilates community. It is an exploration of the book's application in the teaching of the Method and how to elevate the message Pilates intended in its' practice.

See Gary in the movie "A Movement of Movement"

A Movement of Movement is a documentary film by filmaker Mark Pedri about the philosophy, lifestyle, movement, and world of Pilates.  Told through the eyes of elders, world renowned Pilates instructors, and everyday people who have been transformed by the Movement.

Readers' Choice Award

Winner! of the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards for "Best Book About the Pilates Method".

Best Book About Pilates: Pilates Path to Health by Gary Calderone

On the Pilates Path to Health
-- an Interview with Gary Calderone by Marguerite Ogle

The Pilates Path to Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit "Winner of: 2012 Readers' Choice Awards for Best Book About Pilates" is in demand by the public!

This book was written with you and the client in mind, to bridge the gap between the how and why we do Pilates. Your client keeps coming back to re-discover why their life is transforming through Pilates.

There is a new audience of readers discovering a lifestyle that supports the body, mind, and spirit activities that your studio provides.

About the Book

This book bridges the gap between how we do Pilates and why we do Pilates. This is a why book––a book that redefines Pilates as more than exercise, illuminates distinctions that emerge as individuals move toward transformation through their practice of Pilates, and journeys the reader through possibilities of how that may impact the world.

~Brent D.Anderson, PT, PhD, OCS, President of Polestar Pilates, says…” This ‘must read’ is a significant addition to the limited library of the work enjoyed by millions around the globe”.

This book broadens the core writings of Joseph H. Pilates (1883-1967) into the vernacular of the 21st century where health is redefined as self-healing – where we will experience greater insight into the ‘unspoken benefits’ one gains in the practice of Pilates. We will also recognize a renewed relationship with self and with gravity, and be able to distinguish a shift in our patterns of thinking and moving, toward something better.

~Rachel Taylor Segel with Amy Taylor Alpers Co-founder and Co-owner, The Pilates Center Boulder, Colorado, says…” As Gary describes so richly, the power of Pilates is so profound it can motivate them to change the deepest patterns of their lives and then touch those around them newly”.

It is my understanding and my intention to suggest in this book that Joseph Pilates clearly foresaw how the widespread embrace of his work could and would change human thinking and living, to the betterment of all humankind. I am a firm believer in the pull of the future. The surge in the popularity of Pilates, its steady growth around the world, and its future I see as part of a great rethinking—an evolution in self-awareness and knowledge.

~Clare Dunphy, Peak Pilates Master Trainer, Director of Progressive Body Works,Inc., says… “He illuminates the truth about how choices for our inner health are mirrored in the manifestation of our outer experience, thereby strengthening global consciousness.Truly inspiring!

Read the Book Reviews

Review by Marguerite Ogle, Guide READ the review
The Pilates Path to Health; Body, Mind, and Spirit a Book by Gary Calderone
Dated July 20, 2011

Review by Reiner Grootenhuis , READ the review
Book Review "The Pilates Path To Health - Body, Mind, and Spirit" - Gary Calderone
Dated September 8, 2011

Pilates Anytime interview with Gary Calderone

Author of The Pilates Path to Health: Body, Mind and Spirit Gary Calderone, sits down with Kristi Cooper to discuss his recently released book about what Pilates can be in the 21st century.

Learn why Gary confidently takes a stand that the intention of Joseph Pilates work was to be a vehicle for conscious change, health sovereignty and self - reliance. Gary tells us why he believes it was Joseph Pilates’ “hope that people would and could change their way of thinking and their lives to the betterment of humankind by embracing his work.”

Throughout the conversation, Kristi and Gary put words to the often “unspoken benefits” that embody the Pilates experience. The discussion includes the potential of your Pilates practice to be a path towards a deeper understanding of self and a practice that can transform your life.

If you love Pilates and know that more than exercise is happening when you practice it regularly, you will enjoy this conversation.

It has a real time, uncut, candid and passionate direction toward Pilates as an aware state of being and the unspoken benefits that brings to ones life and holds Joes vision of whole health as unity consciousness in the 21st century.

Here's what subscribers will hear and see when they watch this interview:

  • A discussion, conversation, a discourse, an exploration into the vision JHP held for the future of humanity.
  • A 21st century definition of what Pilates can be in the life of your client and in the real nature of whole health and living a life you love.
  • A deeper understanding toward the development of self and why Pilates can be a path to that end... a practice to transform your life.
  • The book reveals what may not be discussed, yet experienced, in a Pilates experience.
  • The book takes a stand on the intention of JHP ‘s work as a vehicle for conscious change, health sovereignty, and self reliance.
  • Pilates teachers as being a service to humanity helping others to find a path toward self healing.
  • If you want to take on Pilates as a transformational practice this book is a primer for that pursuit.
  • How the book fortifies your teaching and the message you convey.
  • How to have the book in the studio offering it as a gift of knowledge and a deepening of relationship between client and teacher.
  • The book empowers the client ‘to get’ why they love doing pilates with you.

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