Romana wont call the work Romana's Pilates, she calls it Pilates.
Every manufacturer has tried to get her to put her name on a reformer
Romana's Reformer! (Like the Ron Fletcher Reformer! or the LEgacy REformer!)
To Romana, there is just the Reformer. and there is just Pilates.
To her, it's pretty silly to see Windsor Pilates, Power Pilates, Stott Pilates, Peak Pilates,
(ok, I have Live ARt Pilates, but it's legally Live ARt Inc, when I needed to incorporate)
To Romana, and her teachers, it is JOE PILATES!!!!! REMEMBER HIM?
Very basically, she feels, and rightly so, you cannot learn from a book or video.
only from a teacher.
*Out of respect for her, I never did a book or video,
and out of fear of reaction from her daughter and granddaughter.
Was right on that one, eh?
So the 90's passed by, Mari got her headstart by making a deal
with Sean Gallagher in the 90's. That book made her an authority,
and God Bless her, she is the rich Queen and still a kind person.
But, I am here to lift the butt, not lick the butt.
Now that I'm too old to give a shit I finally did one ladder barrel DVD,
not the best, but not that bad, it's a learning curve.)
Sorry, back to Romana and the DVd's.
Barbara Ligetti, the director, is a documentary film maker who has followed Romana
all over the world filming her, no one has published any footage of her and the
Mat videos are so full of commercials on yoga, RK hates yoga!
While there are hundreds of Pilates videos on the market now, the woman who has
sacrificed her whole life for decades, working 16 hour days, training thousands and
thousands and thousands and thousands of teachers(not to be confused with the
trademarked Romana'sPilates of her offspring), has finally been captured on video teaching
the Reformer, The Cadillac, the Chairs, the Guillotine, and reminiscing with Jay Grimes.
And no, it is not as instructional for learning at Peter Fiasca's amazing DVD's,
but you see the work in the bodies and minds of MEjo Wiggin, KAthi Ross NAsh, Moses Urbano,
Michael Levy, and Jerome. You see the Love. You see the technique and it is INSPIRING,
It takes ALOT of viewing to notice every transition, like ARabesque III to the floor.
And have you EVER seen a cadillac workout like that? NO! The masses see
Elisabeth Larkam doing erotic at the conventions! Not Romana teachers doing the Squirrel.
Of course you cant put the WHOLE system in 6 hours!
But at $25 an hour you cant even get a semi-private,so this is gold.
It is so easy to criticize, so difficult to create.
So easy to criticize, so difficult to commit.
And, Barbara Ligetti committed to preserving Romana on video.
And, this is only a bit of the footage she has.
But this is not the way to get the other stuff produced,
for it's a labor of love. and duty.
I'm sure Barbara never found Hollywood as difficult!
I'd get the Pilates Style deal, or you can get the DVD's from MEjo Wiggin
or myself, and Basil is gone doing his own thing, and the new Gratz people are THRILLED
to have it's product shown through the world.
I've sold these to Russia, Austria, France, ITaly, England, etc.
How are they gonna see the Gratz or Romana?
when it's gone, it'll be gone.
certified 1994 by Romana
Edited by Siri Galliano, 24 July 2008 - 06:07 PM.