ALL THINGS PILATES with Darien Gold - Pilates Expert

Darien Gold

Darien Gold, producer, writer, editor and host of the podcast, ALL THINGS PILATES brings her style and interviewing skills she developed as a radio show host. Her intention is to reach a larger audience and give greater exposure to guests who knew or worked with Joseph Pilates. In addition, First, Second and Third Generation instructors are also featured who are passionate about the Pilates philosophy, tradition and principles. Listeners can also hear those in complementary health fields such as Gyrotonic, yoga, podiatry and chiropractic. Considered now to be a global phenomenon, the Pilates method is profoundly changing both the wellness and fitness landscapes and with the ALL THINGS PILATES podcast, many of these professionals helping to make those changes possible will have their contributions preserved. Darien was the first Second Generation Classical Pilates instructor to present the traditional Intermediate Mat repertoire in an app, "Studio Darien Pilates." It was also selected by Pilates Style Magazine in 2010 as one of the Top 10 Best DVDs of the Year. Two years later, Pilates Style Magazine selected her second app, "Studio Darien Advanced Pilates" for the same honor. These two apps can be purchased on the App Store and Google Play. For more information: https://www.dariengold.com

Roberta Gratz ~ Co-Owner of Gratz Industries (Rebroadcast, 2018)
Nov 15 2022
Roberta Gratz ~ Co-Owner of Gratz Industries (Rebroadcast, 2018)
My guest today is Roberta Gratz, co-owner of Gratz Industries and wife of the late Donald Gratz, whose father Frank along with a business partner opened a custom metal fabrication business Treitel/Gratz in New York City in the 1920’s. When Mr. Tretial moved on, Frank renamed the business Gratz Industries, Inc. and continued to fabricate sculptures, metal furniture and produce industrial design prototypes for many of the worlds top designers. Donald, Frank’s younger son joined his father after finishing college and a stint in the Army.  At one point in the mid 1960’s one aspect of their metal furniture business began to slow down leaving room for a unique but untested type of business. On a serendipitous afternoon in 1968, Donald while delivering a metal furniture piece to one of his customers met Romana Kryzanowska at his customer’s home. Romana had needed a manufacturer for her apparatus as more and more teachers were arriving at her studio eager to learn Pilates from her and then needing apparatus to work on at home. It was this fortuitous meeting with Romana that opened a new line of business for Gratz Industries, located at that time in Long Island City, Queens - it was the birth of classical Pilates apparatus. Special thanks to KPCA-Petaluma Music credit: Summer Sidewalk by AudionautixFor more information about Gratz Industries: more information about Darien Gold: music: Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom Zoom
Pat Guyton ~ In the Elder’s words
Nov 1 2022
Pat Guyton ~ In the Elder’s words
Second Generation Pilates instructors, like myself are referred to as such because we’ve had the privilege of learning the Method from one of Joseph Pilates’ disciples. But there are a handful of us who have had the opportunity to work with more than one disciple and and one of those instructor’s is my guest today. Her name is Pat Guyton. Though Pat wouldn’t begin her Pilates journey until 1984, she actually met Bruce King 1976, the first of 3 Joe Pilates disciples that she would eventually, work with. Then in 1992, she met and began learning Pilates with the second disciple, Kathy Grant and then Ron Fletcher in 1995 - these 3 First Generation teachers, among others who studied with Joe, are known to us as the Pilates Elders. Of the three teachers, Ron Fletcher had the biggest impact on Pat. She spent thirteen years working for and along side him. She completed over 90 workshops from 1995 - 2006. So impressed Ron was in Pat’s diligence and hard work, she became a senior teacher, then he named her master teacher as well as an assistant for his Ron Fletcher method. She was also awarded a Certificate of Merit by Ron in 1997 and 2006. Pat is a published author, a Level Three Franklin Method educator, an alumni board member of the PMA and spent a decade as a registered physical medicine assistant at Boulder Osteopathic Center. For more information about Pat Guyton: music: Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom ZoomFor more information about Darien Gold:
John Vignola ~ Pilates Civilian
Oct 18 2022
John Vignola ~ Pilates Civilian
This podcast has featured First Generation Pilates teachers, Second Generation teachers, authors, photographers, equipment owners and even a Pilates historian, but I’ve yet to feature just a regular guy who has taken a liking to the Pilates method. I thought it might be interesting for us to hear from a Pilates civilian, if you will, who also happens to be my BIL - brother-in-law, John Vignola or JV, as everyone calls him.When I was healing from Covid, my sister and JV were so gracious in allowing me to recover at their house. On the days I felt strong enough, I’d work with JV and teach him some of the mat exercises and stretches to help him free up his chronic achy low back. As an lifelong athlete, beginning with high school and college gymnastics, JV spent decades weight training and body building. However, a sports injury he sustained over 28 years ago never fully healed, that is, until I introduced him to the Pilates mat work. Stunned by the immediate results, JV wanted more and joined one of my weekly mat classes.For those of you who may have people in your lives that still think Pilates is really best suited for professional dancers or athletes, please have them listen to this interview. This episode is dedicated to just regular guys and gals, who if interested in devoting time and effort, will get tremendous benefits thru practicing the Pilates Method. You might say, this Method is your true friend with benefits!Theme music: Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom ZoomFor more information about Darien Gold:
Jonathan Grubb ~ Pilates historian & Camp Knockaloe descendant
Oct 4 2022
Jonathan Grubb ~ Pilates historian & Camp Knockaloe descendant
Jonathan Grubb, Pilates historian appeared on my show for the first time a couple of years ago. He talked about his history based Facebook page, called, “Joseph’s Legacy - Pilates 100 + which at the time had already attracted five thousand followers. Jonathan has lived almost his entire life on the Isle of Man which is a small island in the Irish Sea off the coast of Great Britain. He was introduced to the Pilates Method in 2013, but he had no idea at the time how his life would intersect with Joe Pilates. When Jonathan and I first talked, you may remember that he told us of his amazement at discovering that the man whose method he was studying, had been interned on the Isle of Man at Camp Knockaloe, the largest internment camp during World War One. And to his utter surprise, he also learned that his own great-grandfather, Jakob Grubb was not only another internee at Camp Knockaloe, but unbelievably, imprisoned in the same sub camp as Joe. From that point on, a flurry of research about Joe and the lives he touched ensued and to this day, continues. Jonathan’s Facebook page now has almost fifteen thousand followers who are transfixed by his on-going discoveries. With his honorable reputation, he’s been given access to archival material and shares these items on his page. One example, is an inquiry letter from Joe Pilates to Anna Shaffer, a guest on this show, who studied with him for nearly sixtenn years. So, my faithful listeners, get comfortable and sit back as you listen to Jonathan’s story and you’ll even be hearing for the first time, new information he has yet to make public. For more information about Jonathan Grubb: music - Soul Blues Piano Shuffle by Boom ZoomFor more information about Darien Gold: