Gratz Gallery | Sandy Shimoda performing the Swimming

Image courtesy of Sandy Shimoda. Photo by Rod Foster for Pilates Style magazine


"Swimming can be done on the Universal Reformer, on The High Mat, or on any hard flat surface. One of the biggest challenges of this exercise is to create even length throughout the body while moving the limbs separately through space. Another is to get the spine as long and evenly arched as possible from top to bottom against the pull of gravity. When my Center is working properly I feel strong and light moving through my imaginary ocean. Helpful Tip: For me, Swan on the High Barrel or the Cadillac help me refine this exercise." - Sandy Shimoda, owner of Vintage Pilates and its Teachers Programs.


About Sandy Shimoda
Romana Certified Teacher. Sandy is the owner of Vintage Pilates in West Los Angeles where she enjoys teaching Joe's work to men, women, and children of varying ages and physical conditions. Under the direction of Jay Grimes, she oversees The Vintage Pilates Teachers Programs that offer continuing education to certified teachers of all disciplines. Her goal for the teachers program was to design in-studio, online and international programs that provide a supportive learning environment in which to study Joe Pilates' original teachings.

Sandy has been teaching in the fitness and dance industry since 1988. She obtained Pilates certification from Romana Kryzanowska; studied at Pilates Seattle International with Lori Coleman-Brown, Lauren Stephen and Dorothee Vandewalle, and has studied regularly with Jay Grimes for more than a decade. Sandy has appeared in Pilates Style magazine and in DVDs for GAIAM and Classical Pilates. She is also a regular contributor to Pilatesglossy’s international online magazine. Sandy travels as a guest teacher in private studios and at conferences in the States and worldwide. (Source)


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