“ This book is important for the existence and survival of Joseph Pilates intention in the world.”
—Lara Kolesar, Master Pilates Teacher
“It is minds like Calderone’s mind that will help speed up the day, where a critical mass will embrace a
peaceful and balanced state between body, mind, and spirit hastening the shift in our world’s paradigm
from one of anger to one of love.”
—Brent D. Anderson, P.T., Ph.D., OCS,
President and Co-founder of Polestar Pilates
The Pilates Path to Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit offers a 21st century interpretation of how
signicant it is for individuals to regain a reasonable balance and a zest for living! Daily, our
news and media position us with a global view of life on Earth from the edge of a cliff. It seems that
every category of our lives is changing at breakneck speed. How do we prepare ourselves to meet these
challenges edging toward us?
Gary Calderone's life is a powerful testament to the transformational power of Pilates. Pilates
changes lives. It did his, as it has for so many others. With Pilates as his beacon, Gary brought himself
back from the brink of debilitating illness. In this timely and richly informative book, Gary shares his
inspiring road to recovery, as he traces the century-long journey that has seen Pilates emerge worldwide
as one of the most impactful modalities for health, fitness, and healing the planet.
Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle, the Foreword Author of the book, adds: "For Joseph Pilates, movement
was a metaphor for life. His exercises always 'lived' for him in a much larger vision…that we discover
our own inner wisdom, our ability to self-heal and reconnect with the vital forces that constitute our
true nature, he was passionate that we come to know that we can live our natural birthright, a life
filled with 'spontaneous pleasure and zest.' Joseph Pilates was clearly ahead of his time."
"Because there is so much trendy hype about Pilates it is imperative that the real value of this work be
spoken about loudly and creatively as Gary has done in his book. Pilates is transformational."
—Rachel Taylor Segel with Amy Taylor Alpers,
Co-founder and Co-owner, The Pilates Center Boulder, Colorado
“Anyone who has had the opportunity to read this work will find themselves eagerly awaiting their next
Pilates session. I myself feel more ‘anchored into my bones, the earth, and my life’ just having read the
—Zoe Stein Pierce, Director, Pilates at Dancescape Studio,
The Premier Pilates Studio of Fort Worth, Texas
“Gary asks the right questions . . . he illuminates the truth about how choices for our inner health
are mirrored in the manifestation of our outer experience, thereby strengthening global consciousness.
—Clare Dunphy, Peak Pilates Master Trainer,
Director, Progressive Bodyworks, Inc.