Gratz Gallery | Jay Grimes teaching Andrea Maida on the Universal Reformer

Image courtesy of Vintage Pilates
Photographed by Ben Bertucci


"Joe Pilates developed his exercise method and his apparatus hand-in-hand. He was adamant about performing the exercise with precision, and was equally as adamant about the precision of the apparatus. For over four decades Gratz has been manufacturing Pilates equipment to these exacting standards, and for me Pilates and Gratz go hand-in-hand. To achieve the true Pilates experience, and to get the full benefit of these exercise, Gratz is the only way to go." - Jay Grimes


About Jay Grimes
First Generation Teacher. Jay 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 Avenue 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. He currently provides ongoing training to instructors, conducting workshops and master classes around the world. (Source)


Jay Grimes | Vintage Pilates

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