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Karen Winselmann

How Pilates Can Help Your Golf Swing

Pilates improves your posture, body mechanics, corrects breathing, spinal flexibility, and flow. These components are all very important in the golf swing. Pilates also helps to elongate your spine. Pilates creates a strong “Powerhouse” (which is often referred to as a body’s core). The Powerhouse is composed of your abdominals, lower back, inner & outer thighs, hips, and buttocks. Good posture affects the golf swing mechanics and good golf mechanics requires cohesive coordination of the body, legs, and arms. The correct sequencing of this anatomy, multiplies the golfer’s power. In the action of the swing, the stability of your Powerhouse and the strength and flexibility of the arms and legs will result in the club head cutting through the air at an incredible speed to the ball. A very important aspect of Pilates is strengthening, lengthening, working balance, coordination, and breathing all at the same time. When the body movement occurs naturally, the mind and body act as one leading to quicker and more confident physical decisions on the golf course. Movement, rhythm, and mental aspects associated with Pilates and Golf are very similar. Regular Pilates training will enhance your ability to develop and master a proper golf swing & improve your game.

Karen Winselmann

Photos of 2010 Romana’s Pilates Conference are posted on Facebook

WOW — It was a tremendous Conference and if you haven’t already seen them, the pictures from the 2010 Conference are posted on the Pure Pilates Facebook page.  Please be sure to “tag” photos that you are in.  Here is the link to the photos!


Karen Winselmann

FREE iPhone App @ iVisitLauderdale

The 2010 Romana’s Pilates® Conference in fabulous Fort Lauderdale, Florida is less than 2 weeks away — Yippee!!

Greater Fort Lauderdale offers iPhone users an app that is as sunny as the weather.  Download this FREE official iVisitLauderdale application, brought to you by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, for an enhanced visitor experience.  Find up-to-date insider information, searchable listings, and latest GPS mapping technology for hundreds of restaurants, shops, watersports, attractions and much more!

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Karen Winselmann

2010 Conference Hotel Room Rate Increase effective 5 pm EST — Friday, June 18, 2010

For those of you who may still come to the Conference, but haven’t booked your room yet –  I recommend you call the hotel and make your reservation immediately.  

The special group room rate for this event is $139/night.  This rate is based on single/double occupancy and does not include tax (currently 11%).

IMPORTANT: you must book on or before the newly extended cutoff date of 5 pm EST on Friday, June 18, 2010 to receive this discounted room rate.  This special group room rate is on a space-available basis only and will not be guaranteed after 5 pm on Friday, June 18, 2010.  After this deadline the room rate will increase to $249/night (excluding taxes).

So hurry & reserve your room now!!

Click this link or phone the Marriott directly.

Phone: The toll free Marriott number is 1-800-627-7468 and use the group code “pplppla”

 Thanks and see you at the Conference!


Karen Winselmann

10th Annual Romana’s Pilates® Conference Dinner & Celebration

We hope you will join Romana Kryzanowska as we celebrate the 10th Annual Romana’s Pilates® Conference!  We have planned a special gala dinner celebration for Romana — featuring delicious food, cash bar, and fabulous music with lots of dancing!  The 2010 Conference Dinner & Celebration will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the newly opened Ocean View Ballroom conveniently located at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa!  You are welcome to invite friends and family members too — please note: this event is optional and self-pay (pricing and reservation details to be announced soon).  The suggested dress for this special evening event is casually elegant attire. 

See you soon!

Karen Winselmann

Private Sessions Available @ 2010 Conference

As previously announced, Private Sessions will again be available during the 2010 Conference!  Just like last year, Private sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting me directly AND a credit credit card payment is required to secure all Private Sessions.  However, a difference this year, is that you must be fully registered and paid to attend the 2010 Conference in order to sign up for Private Sessions.

Beginning Monday, June 7, 2010 — please contact me directly to schedule Private Sessions via the following 2 date & time stamped methods:

1.  email at

2.  phone/voice message at 954.804.8450


Private Sessions will be available during the 2010 Conference on the following days & times:

FRIDAY — July 9, 2010

8 am

9 am

10 am

11 am

5 pm

SATURDAY — July 10, 2010

7 am

5 pm

SUNDAY — July 11, 2010

7 am


Presently, Private Sessions at the 2010 Conference will be taught by:

GRANDMASTER — Level 1 @ $180.00 USD/session

Sari Mejia Santo

Juanita Lopez

Cynthia Lochard

MASTER INSTRUCTOR — Level 2 @ $150.00 USD/session

Daria Pace

Lori Coleman Brown

Janice Dulak

Roxane Huang

Michael Levy

Marjorie Oron

Javier Perez

Anthony Rabara

Cynthia Shipley

Jerome Weinberg

SR. INSTRUCTOR TRAINER — Level 3 @ $120.00 USD/session

Lauren Stephen

I hope this information is helpful and I look forward to seeing you in July!


Best Regards,

Karen Winselmann

Owner/Instructor Trainer

Pure Pilates

6451 N. Federal Highway

Suite 127

Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33308

Karen Winselmann

UPDATED — Level Teacher Meetings @ 2010 Conference

UPDATED — Level Teacher Meetings @ 2010 Conference

As recently announced, changes have been made regarding the 2010 Romana’s Pilates® Conference Level Teacher Meetings — please note the new schedule below (all meetings will be at the hotel):


THURSDAY – July 8, 2010

Breakfast Meeting           Level 1

12 Noon to 6 pm              Level 2 & Level 3


MONDAY – July 12, 2010

8 am to 2 pm                      All Level Teachers (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

Please contact Tom Gesimondo directly with any questions regarding the Level Teacher Meetings, thanks!

Karen Winselmann



For planning purposes — below please find some general details regarding the upcoming 3-day 2010 Conference (July 9, 10, & 11, 2010):


DAY 1 — Friday, July 9, 2010

We anticipate Private Session times to be available both in the morning on Friday (8 am until 12 Noon) when the Conference starts and at the end of the day (5 pm).  We have not yet finalized or announced the opportunity to schedule Private Sessions; however, when all is set we will communicate same via the Pure Pilates Blog.  So stay tuned for more information in the future re: how to schedule and pay for same.


DAY 2 — Saturday, July 10, 2010

Full Conference Day with Private Session times available in the morning (7 am) and at the end of the day (5 pm) the informative & interactive Presentations by all the Grandmaster and Master Instructors.

Stay tuned for all the exciting details about the Saturday evening dinner celebration & dancing!


DAY 3 — Sunday, July 11, 2010

Private Sessions will again be available at 7 am.  We anticipate Sunday’s schedule to wrap up around 1 pm to respect everyone’s time to schedule & coordinate departures in the afternoon in order to get home to families and studios.


See you soon!

Karen Winselmann

Live TV Broadcast of FIFA World Cup Soccer Available at 2010 Conference

For those of you who cannot miss a day of the World Cup, we understand and have made special arrangements for a hospitality suite, conveniently located near the Conference Presentation Rooms, with a large flat screen television dedicated to showing all the World Cup Soccer games for the 2010 Conference attendees. For your information, 3 TV stations: ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC have combined to show all 64 matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and we will have TVs dedicated to the World Cup so you won’t miss any action while attending the 2010 Romana’s Pilates Conference.

Karen Winselmann

2010 Conference Links: Dates, Cost, Registration Form & Hotel Information

The 10th Annual Romana’s Pilates Conference is less than 3 months away: July 9, 10, & 11, 2010!!  So below, please find a review of the preliminary details:


Conference Fee/Tuition Registration Forms must be received / postmarked by the following deadlines:

$675 (US Dollars) through June 14, 2010

$725 (US Dollars) through June 30, 2010

$775 (US Dollars) through July 8, 2010


Click on the link below to connect you right to the 2010 Conference Registration Form:


There are 2 easy ways to register:

1.   By fax: Print, complete, & fax the completed Registration Firm to: 954.858.1071 (confidential, safe, & secure fax — it arrives as an email)

2.   By mail: Print, complete, & send/mail the completed Registration Form with payment to:

               Karen Winselmann

               Pure Pilates

               6451 N. Federal Highway

               Suite 127

               Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33308

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

We are excited about the perfect venue for our 2nd Florida Conference.  The Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa has everything you need and is conveniently located just 6 miles from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.  This spectacular beachfront location is situated on a 1/4-mile of wide private beach – featuring a secluded tropical ambiance on 16 lushly landscaped acres, yet just minutes from exciting entertainment, shopping, and cultural attractions of Fort Lauderdale, FL.  For more information about the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa visit their Website at


The group room rate for this event is $139/night.  This rate is based on single/double occupancy and does not include tax (currently 11%).  IMPORTANT: you must book on or before the cutoff date of June 14, 2010 to receive this discounted room rate.  This special group room rate is on a space-available basis only and will not be guaranteed after June 14, 2010.


Additionally, conference attendees will receive the following special concessions:

Group rate available three (3) days pre and three (3) days post conference, based upon availability;
Discounted internet service in guest rooms @ $6.95 per day (regularly $12.95 per day);
10% off all Spa Services;
$7.00 daily Self Parking (does not include overnight); and
Double Marriott Reward Points.


Accommodations must be booked directly with the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa – using the following 2 methods:

Online: Room reservations are now just a click away!  Simply use the link below to facilitate the reservation process. You will be directed to the property’s home page with the code already entered in the appropriate field. All you need to do is enter your arrival date to begin the reservation process.

Phone: The toll free Marriott number is 1-800-627-7468 and use the group code “pplppla”

I hope this information is helpful & I look forward to seeing you in July!

Best Regards,


Pure Pilates
Phone: 954.804.8450
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