Here at PilatesEVO we do not always like to be so serious about Pilates so Pilates wins the Oscars? Well, after all, life is about many things and it is possible to be professional and balanced and still be in touch with popular culture.
So let’s talk about the Oscars. Apart from the horrible mix-up on stage when announcing Best Picture, we are very happy that Pilates featured so highly.
Emma Stone won Best Actress. Emma is a long-time advocate of Pilates and she includes Pilates in her regular work-outs. Ryan Gosling, her co-star, also used Pilates to prepare for the dance scenes in La La Land and we think it showed!
Choreographer Mandy Moore said that she put the stars through a rigorous fitness regime that included Pilates and stretching. “I knew they had to get to a place physically where they could do these nice long takes, time after time, and not only get one take and they would be so tired that they couldn’t dance,” she says.
Pilates has of course long been linked with dance, but Pilates is so much more than a system to help dancers.