Marguerite, About.com's Guide to Pilates, started doing Pilates way back when it was still the special secret of dancers and elite athletes.
Since becoming the guide to Pilates at About.com, Marguerite has written hundreds of articles about everything to do with Pilates, including interviews with many luminaries of the health and fitness industry. Marguerite has studied and taught various types of exercise and dance for more than 30 years. Her experience includes Pilates, modern dance, yoga, and many kinds of body-mind integrative therapies. She teaches Pilates mat, small equipment and prop classes and privates with a focus on modifications for those who are beginning Pilates or have special physical concerns.
As a Natural Wellness Coach, Marguerite incorporates Pilates into the physical wellness aspect of her work. She is the author of the Abundant Nutrition Cleanse Handbook and her Wellness Website is compassionatewellness.com
Marguerite has a M.S. in holistic nutrition and a B.A. in dance/movement arts from the Naropa University where she also did graduate work in Buddhist psychology. Marguerite's early studies in movement included classes with notable figures in the world of movement education such as Irene Dowd, Jim Spira, and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen at the School for Body Mind Centering. A Pilates instructor and long-time student of body/mind/spirit practices such as yoga and meditation, Marguerite is also certified in group exercise, hypnotherapy, and movement therapy. She continues her Pilates education by training at The Pilates Center of Boulder and she regulary attends advanced education workshops.
Marguerite is a member of the American Aerobics and Fitness Association and The National Association of Nutrition Professionals.
From Marguerite Ogle:
I am delighted by the surge of popularity that Pilates has gone through in the past 10 years. I see my work as the Pilates Guide for About.com as an opportunity to support the growing Pilates community, and to celebrate and share the Pilates method as it evolves.
I hope you will join me as we explore all aspects of Pilates. From free Pilates exercise instructions to instructor certification, equipment and video reviews, and more, there is much to interest both beginning Pilates students and the advanced devotee.
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