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Pilates Poll: Teaching to Music?

Does Music Have a Place in Your Pilates Studio?

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Posted on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 06:04PM by Registered CommenterAmy Leibrock in | Comments5 Comments

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most pilates music is new age . this makes me want to puke. i use classical, after all who doesn't like mozart etc.

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjim

I like to mix it up. I will play 80's, new age, Chemical Brothers, Thievery Corporation...Sometimes I will throw in some Madonna as well. I play it soflty in the backround so it doesn't interfere.

July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Absolutely...Pilates is movement and movenment happens so much better with music.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBody in Balance

As someone who started off with a Pilates organisation who played music throughout their classes I can say from my perspective that it really interfered and disrupted my mind/body connection. Apparently Joseph Pilates said 'you move to the rhythem of your own breath'. Once I started doing Classical Pilates with no music it was so much easier to concentrate on my myself and perfroming the movements correctly without anything to distract me. I never get bored as I'm always concentrating and looking increase my awareness and execute the movements to the highest standard that I can. I could never go back to listening to music whilst doing Pilates. I believe it's hard to be 100% focused unless there is silence and just the sound of your own breath. This is just my opinion though. I'm sure others will disgree. To each their own!

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSkane3000

The NY point of view is the teacher's voice sets the rhythm of the class.

As someone who grew up in a Beverly Hills studio that played Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder and Nicks, the music is usually for the teacher who is bored or needs to fill the space.

The brain can either listen, or think.
Siri Galliano

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSiri Dharma Galliano

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