Gateway Pilates

Helping and Healing Through Pilates

Deborah Marcus entered the Pilates world in the 1980’s in New York City via teachers including Andre Bernard and Jean Claude West while pursuing a career as a dancer and choreographer.  She found her way to the Polestar Teacher Training in 2008 studying with Sherri Betz in Santa Cruz, CA., “It was an eye opening and […]Read More

Working with Clients with Scoliosis

A teaser by Polestar Pilates International on the topic of our upcoming course: Pilates Adaptations for people with Scoliosis – Supporting the Teachings of the Scroth Method – With: Scroth educator Hagit Berdishevsky and Polestar educator Lise Stolze (Stolze Therapies) in Allen, TX: March 27-29, 2020 WORKING WITH CLIENTS WITH SCOLIOSIS Scoliosis is one of the most stubborn, abundant disorders […]Read More

Educator Highlight : Alexander Bohlander

Alexander Bohlander, PT is Polestar’s Licensee in Germany and Director of Polestar Pilates Education for Polestar Europe (including France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria).  Teaching for over 25 years, Alex has a concentration in “Mindfulness” and brings this unique perspective to movement education and Pilates. Alex co-authored The Pilates Teacher’s Manual (published 2013, Springer Heidelberg)and his health centers present a […]Read More

Graduate Highlight: Mara Sievers

“What really matters is that we feel good and that we can live our lives to the fullest. If we apply it correctly, Pilates is the tool to get there. It’s the best tool I know.” – Mara Sievers Mara Sievers is a Polestar Graduate, Practitioner and the creator of the Pilates Encyclopedia.  Read our interview with Mara and […]Read More

From Pilates to Neuroscience – This Instructor Has Us Inspired

We interviewed Polestar Educator Kate Strozak MSc, LMT, NCPT of Chicago,  Illinois.  Not only is Kate a leader in Pilates education in Chicago and the Mid-West she is also a Runity coach, Oov educator and JB-MFR trained.  Kate is a contributor for Polestar Life Weekly (check out her blogs on Neuroplasticity, Fascia, Healthcare and Pilates […]Read More

Polestar Graduate Highlight: Vennesa Leopold

We sat down with Polestar graduate Vennesa Leopold to learn about her Pilates practice, teaching and what she does outside the studio! Polestar Pilates: What do you love about teaching? VL: I have a passion and heart for people. I love getting to know them and helping them get the most out of life. I […]Read More