(Past Event) Spring Camp 2018 at Vintage Pilates


Vintage Pilates Seasonal Pilates Camps | Spring Camp 2018


Date: April 28th - 29th, 2018

Location: Vintage Pilates, 1950 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 185, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Website: www.vintagepilates.com and teachers.vintagepilates.com

Event Information: teachers.vintagepilates.com/seasonal-pilates-camps/#spring



Welcome to Spring Camp 2018!

This is our sixth year of putting on Seasonal Camps.

Pilates professionals and serious practitioners from all over the world come to the Vintage Pilates studio for an immersive, intensive educational experience. Come learn directly from First Generation Pilates Instructor Jay Grimes, commune with fellow campers at Teachers Clubhouse and VP Group classes. Get private lessons from THE WORK graduate Vintage Pilates staff instructors, and more.

The program is built around three weekend workshops, taking place on Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29. Get discount packages and sample all our offerings — come a few days before and after the workshops and really soak in the Vintage Pilates philosophy.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our studio! For further questions, please contact Dena Drotar at teachers@vintagepilates.com



Accommodations: Here are a list of places to stay near the studio.



Guest Private Lessons

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Karen Frischmann
Book with Karen ($125.00)


Friday, April 27th, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Moses Urbano
Book with Moses ($125.00)

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Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Karen Frischmann
Book with Karen ($125.00)




Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Moses’s Favorite Lessons from Romana taught by Moses Urbano
It was almost 20 years ago (in 1999) that Moses completed his Pilates certification under the direction of Romana Kryzanowska. Moses assisted Romana on her teaching tours around the world, and he was featured in the film “Romana on Pilates: The Legacy Edition”, in which a small group of Romana’s trusted proteges gathered for an intimate Pilates session.

In this 3-hour workshop, Moses will share his understanding of Romana’s philosophy and teaching. You’ll hear anecdotes, you’ll move, and you’ll deepen your understanding of Pilates, as passed down from Joe, to Romana, to Moses.

“Romana taught me ‘Contrology’ – that’s what Joseph Pilates called his work. I see it is an art form of movement and believe it is the best way to naturally cleanse the body of impurities and replenish it with vibrant energy. It also happens to be a great way to exercise.”
~ Moses Urbano accesspilates.com


Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Find the “Double Leg Pull” in All of Pilates taught by Jay Grimes
Jay Grimes says when you get down to it, Joe believed there is only one exercise in Pilates: the Double Leg Pull. You can find that movement hidden in every exercise in the Pilates repertoire and Jay will help guide you into experiencing that idea in your body.

In this Mat-focused workshop, Jay will demonstrate how to do a “true” Double Leg Pull. And how, through understanding this movement, you can find profound connection and tackle any exercise that is thrown your way.

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Drill Your Reformer taught by: Sandy Shimoda
Sandy will show how to improve your Reformer workout by approaching it like a drill. The Reformer workout is meant to be aerobic, it is meant to improve stamina. When done correctly, it is a beautiful demonstration of ease and flow — while being a powerful and challenging practice.

Through repetition, you will explore fun ways to build strength, coordination and connection in your Center. Be prepared to work!



About Jay Grimes

Jay Grimes began his studies with Joe Pilates in the mid-sixties, and after Joe’s death continued with Joe’s wife, Clara, for another 10 years until her death. Jay began teaching in the original 8th Ave studio in New York and has since taught all over the world. Jay danced professionally, ballet and Broadway for 18 years, and never had an injury. This he attributes entirely to Pilates. Jay is valued in the Pilates community for his experience, humility and integrity in maintaining the work of Joe Pilates. Over the years Jay’s clients have ranged from stars of Broadway and Hollywood, music and opera, to politicians, businessmen and housewives, and Olympic athletes.

Jay does not take on new clients, but he offers regular workshops and master classes, locally and around the world (some are also offered as live, online feeds). Jay directs and teaches THE WORK—Vintage Pilates’ Master’s Program for certified teachers.

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About Sandy Shimoda

Sandy is the owner of Vintage Pilates in West Los Angeles, a studio dedicated to teaching Pilates the way Joe intended it. Students and teachers from around the globe have made the studio a destination and Sandy enjoys finding creative ways to make Vintage Pilates accessible. Under the direction of Jay Grimes, Sandy operates two Masters level training programs for certified teachers of all disciplines. At Vintage Pilates she aims to bring teachers together in a supportive community that encourages a deeper study and practice of Contrology, looking beyond the exercises to understand the entire method and philosophy of Joe Pilates.

Having taught movement for over 30 years, Sandy has a keen understanding of the body. She is best known for her “pleasant but powerful”, “creative but clear” approach to teaching. Clients often comment on her ability to positively transform people—with her hands, with her words, and with her belief in them. Teachers describe her as possessing a “wisdom” that encourages deeper understanding and independent thinking.

Sandy has studied Pilates with Lori Coleman-Brown, Dorothee Vandewalle, Romana Kryzanowska and Jay Grimes and is grateful to each of them for their individual brilliance and the generosity of their teaching. A perpetual student, Sandy has also received training in related areas such as Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki, Rice Release and Yoga which have developed her intuitive and tactile approach to teaching. Sandy holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Business Administration.

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Snake (with the foot bar up) on the Universal Reformer
Leg Circles Onto The Head on the Spine Corrector


About Karen Frischmann

Karen has been teaching Pilates since 1996. She was a founder of Absolution, the well-known West Hollywood Pilates studio and gym. She managed all aspects of the studio’s business and also assisted in developing its teacher-training program. Karen received her Pilates certification in New York from Romana Kryzanowska, the Joseph Pilates protégé who has spent the past six decades teaching her mentor’s method to instructors around the world. For the past 10 years, Karen has also been a student and associate of Jay Grimes, who studied with Joseph Pilates, taught at the original New York studio, and now is director of Vintage Pilates. (Source)

Karen Frischmann


About Moses Urbano

Moses Urbano is a world-renowned Pilates Instructor and Trainer for “Romana’s Pilates,” who works with private clients, professional athletes, student apprentices, and other Pilates teachers since he completed his certification in 1999 under the direction of Romana Kryzanowska at The Pilates Studio of New York.

Moses was a dedicated student of leading Pilates disciple Romana, and had the great privilege of assisting her on teaching tours throughout the United States and Internationally. He consulted for Stamina Products at “Super Shows” and on QVC, taught for GAIAM Pilates, has been featured in San Diego Magazine, Majestic Living, PilatesStyle, IDEA Fitness Journal, and various international publications and appears as a featured performer in “Romana on Pilates-The Legacy Edition.”

Known for his dynamic and hands-on Pilates teaching style, Moses currently works at S6 Fitness and other studios in San Diego and Los Angeles. He keeps his own practice on the cutting edge by remaining forever a student, studying with his fellow teachers and Instructor trainers at Romana’s Pilates.

"Romana taught me “Contrology” - that’s what Joseph Pilates called his work. I see it is an art form of movement and believe it is the best way to naturally cleanse the body of impurities and replenish it with vibrant energy. It also happens to be a great way to exercise." ~ Moses Urbano

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About Vintage Pilates

Real Exercise For Real People
Pilates is corrective exercise that improves your quality of life, no matter what your age, backgroud, or fitness level. Come get healthy and strong in a fun, supportive environment.

Vintage Pilates is a studio that stands for keeping Joseph Pilates’ original method and philosophy alive. All our classes and programs aim to reflect the goals and intentions of Joe and Clara Pilates’ original 8th Avenue studio in New York City. Vintage Pilates uses GRATZ equipment.

Our Director is Jay Grimes, who began his studies with Joe and Clara in the 1960s. All our instructors have studied extensively with Jay, so you know you are getting the best instruction around.


Individualized Group Classes
Our group classes are different from anything out there. You’ll get a personalized workout in an intimate setting (maximum 6 people per class), and receive individualized attention from teachers trained by Jay Grimes. You work at your own pace, on any equipment you choose, and will always be challenged to explore something new.

Where The Pros Go To Learn
OOur studio is where Pilates professionals worldwide come to deepen and expand their teaching skills, so you know you’re getting the best of the best.

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