Last Friday I was standing in Carolin Dyckhoff’s beautiful candle lit Pilates studio in Aachen, holding a cinnamon roll in one hand and a glass of tea in the other, and I suddenly felt the urge to say „Thank you!“: A big Thanks to all of the wonderful women who invited me to readings and presentations during the last year!

You give me courage! And I need it more than ever right now. Last week a man who lacks every trace of respect for women was elected the new president of the United States. I don’t want my daughter to grow up in a world of women who put up with everything and attach themselves to machos they consider strong. I want her to be strong and independent. I want her to choose you as role models!

Never in my life have I met so many strong women like in the Pilates world. Enthusiastic teachers who dared to take the step into self-employment and became a studio owner, a businesswoman. You are successful – you took a risk and it was worth it. No wonder: After every reading in a Pilates studio rapt clients approached me to rave about their wonderful studio owner, amazing work-outs, a great atmosphere and about how much they enjoy spending time at this particular place.

I want to thank you for the great job you’re doing every day, and that you show us what women are made of! You give me courage!

I’m starting a new series on my blog about the women who made the Pilates method big. The first post will be about Carola Trier: After Joseph Pilates she was the first person to open a Pilates studio!

Thank you: Bea Eggimann, Britta Brechtefeld, Carolin Dyckhoff, Caroline Schmid, Corina Hengse, Davorka Kulenovic, Elizabeth Abraham, Ge Gurak, Glaucia Adriana, Joanne Cobbe, Kerstin Bredehorn, Kristina Dietrich, Petra Weitzel, Priska Jessberger-Merle, Sabine Blum, Sylvia Klemperer, Ute Weiler, Wiebke Schüssler, Yaelle Penkhoss



3 thoughts on “THANK YOU!”

  1. This wonderful !! I would love to translate it in Spanish and share it with Spanish speaking Pilates lovers and professionals !
    Of course with your permission and the proper credits
    Where can I contact you ??
    I am Elena Bartley and you can email me at


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