Thursday, July 9, 2009

Edgar Tirado is Available for Private Sessions or Mini Seminars Before or After the Big Bear Intensive!

As many of you know, the Big Bear Intensive, with the likes of Jay Grimes, Dorothee VandeWalle, Kathryn Ross-Nash, MeJo Wiggin and Siri Galliano, is coming up next month. If you haven’t already signed up, we encourage you to at

Edgar Tirado will be presenting From the Patents to the Present: An Equipment Workshop on Friday from 12:00pm-3:00pm. And due to demand, he will also be available for both several days before and after the conference to teach private sessions or mini seminars at any Pilates Studio in Southern California. The same 10% Big Bear discount for apparatus applies to any studio where he teaches. Please book soon as we are trying to set the schedule. You can reach us through email at or by phone at (864) 226-5439.

Thanks and we hope to see you all soon!

Monday, June 22, 2009

We are being featured at this year’s Big Bear Intensive!

Want to rub shoulders with the likes of Jay Grimes, Dorothee VandeWalle, Kathryn Ross-Nash, MeJo Wiggin and Siri Galliano? Well this summer is the three day Big Bear Intensive at the Northwoods Resort, in beautiful Big Bear, California.

All orders for the Big Bear Intensive now receive 10% off of our website!!! Just enter the coupon code bigbear during checkout and you are on your way to owning the finest studio quality apparatus sold today!

On Friday from 12 – 3pm for just $100 Edgar Tirado, owner of Tirado Pilates Apparatus and Pilates in Anderson, will be presenting an Equipment Workshop and be available for privates as part of the one day specially priced package that also includes Chuck Rapaport photos of Joseph Pilates from 4-5pm and a mat class taught by Jay Grimes from 5:15-6:45pm. This would be your opportunity to try all of our apparatus versus the other known brands.

Edgar’s presentation will include information on the care and feeding of apparatus (all brands), enhancing the performance of apparatus with the differences and contrasts between the different brands, a general overview of apparatus in general, how to repackage, move and ship apparatus, understanding springs and doing repairs on your apparatus.

If you are in the Southern California area, you cannot afford to miss this event. Reasonably priced, with some of the most distinguished experts in the field, it is your best opportunity this summer to expand your craft and see what opportunities are available to you.

Here is the official information:
Siri Galliano's Live Art Pilates
The Work of Mr. Joseph Pilates
History – Tradition – Technique – Spirit

August 21 – 23 at the Northwoods Resort - Big Bear Lake, California 92315

The Entire System: Reformer • Cadillac • Barrels • Wunda Chair • High Chair • Arm Chair Pedipole • Magic Circle • Magic Square for Head (Neck Stretcher) • Mat Workouts and more...
REGISTER TODAY! (Limited space available)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

9th International Educational Conference Cancelled

I just received the following email and feel that I should pass it on.

For those of you looking forward to seeing Edgar and the whole gang at Tirado Pilates Apparatus (, we will be at the Pilates Intensive: Big Bear in August. Or as always, you can reach us via email and phone.


9th International Educational Conference Cancelled

Dear Edgar,

Today, the Board of Directors of the Pilates Method Alliance announced that the PMA's 9th International Educational Conference in November 2009 in Dallas, Texas is being cancelled due to the economic downturn.

Please see the statement below from the PMA Board.

Having kept a close eye on our conference sales in recent weeks, it has become clear that in the current difficult economic environment we will not have enough delegates to go forward with our 2009 conference. As many of you know, we conducted a survey in mid April. The survey indicated that many of our regular attendees would not be able to come to the conference due to the global financial downturn. The current registration figures for our 2009 conference reflect this fact; our sales are down by 70%. As such, it is with great reluctance that we must announce the cancellation of the PMA's 9th International Educational Conference.

We are disappointed about the cancellation because a great deal of work went into preparing a valuable event for 2009, and because we were looking forward to seeing our colleagues in Dallas in November. On the other hand, we feel this decision demonstrates that we are proactive and responsive to current economic realities, and able to make the tough decisions necessary to be fiscally prudent with the funds entrusted to us by the Pilates community. As a not-for-profit organization, we must be responsible to our alliance members, certificants, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors, to ensure that we do not operate the conference at a loss, as this would draw away funds that are needed to continue other essential functions of the PMA.

The next PMA conference will take place in Long Beach, California, November 4 - 7, 2010, and will mark the 10th anniversary of the PMA. We look forward to a spectacular new program and celebration!

Delegates who have already paid for the 2009 conference are being offered a refund, or an open credit with the PMA which they can apply to the 2010 conference, membership, merchandise, or any of our other offerings.

We wish you all the best, and look forward to seeing you in 2010 in Long Beach to celebrate our 10th anniversary.


PMA Board of Directors

Sunday, May 3, 2009

More Options, More Locations, More Pilates

We do everything that we can at Tirado Pilates Apparatus to making shopping with us easy and rewarding. So we are proud to announce, that along with our newly renovated website, we now have a new store located in the GoDaddy Marketplace. As always, we love to hear comments - both good and bad - so please feel free to drop us a line and tell us what you think. You can reach us at

Friday, March 27, 2009

Discovering Pure Classical Pilates by Peter Fiasca

Our good friend and fellow Pilates guru Peter Fiasca has just published his new book Discovering Pure Classical Pilates. We highly recommend the book and suggest suggest that anyone serious about their Pilates should consider this a worthy addition to their library.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Our Commitment to Quality Control

Here at we pride ourselves on selling the highest quality, handcrafted and professionally tuned Pilates Apparatus available on the market today. Many of our previous customers have written us over the years to thank us for building such remarkable products. And while we would love to tell you that it is our care and commitment to Joseph Pilates original intent, the truth is that we have a secret weapon that allows us to be able to deliver a better piece of apparatus than our competitors. His name is Sebastian and as you can tell from the pictures below, he is an expert at testing our apparatus. Whether he is adjusting springs on a reformer, testing each piece of equipment for maximum performance, or just working out, he is our last line of quality control before anything heads out of our doors. So if you own one of our apparatus, or plan on buying one in the future, please don’t thank us, thank Sebastian.

Sebastian checking the springs on a new reformer

Sebastian approves of these springs

Reformer workout break

Barrels of fun and the marine grade vinyl keeps them both clean

This Wunda Chair would pass a Joseph Pilates inspection!

It's a Baby Chair, he's a baby. Why do you think he got into this work?

To see more of Sebastian, check out his website at

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pilates Doesn't Cost, it Pays

With the economy faltering people are looking for ways to cut back wherever they can. More often then not, that means reducing medical care, eating foods that aren't as healthy, and spending less time and money staying in shape.

This is the wrong way to think. Staying in shape saves you money. It lowers the chances that you will need medical care, your body requires less food because it is working more efficiently, and your positive self-image leads toward improving yourself in other ways. It is a lifestyle choice that relives stress, is a healthier way to live, and a necessity for people who wish live a better life.

Just as keeping your mind sharp as you age, we all know that keeping healthy leads to increased overall wellbeing. This is where Pilates can help you save money because Pilates is comprehensive; every exercise is a step to total integration of the body systems. Keeping up on your Pilates is a solid financial investment. So in this time of tighter wallets, let Pilates help you keep a tighter powerhouse and you'll be richer for it.