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BEST Pilates

2001 BEST Pilates

Kathryn Van Patten, Boston Bodyworks Studio


Do you know if your left scapula juts out farther than your right, or if your right hip rides higher than your left? Kathryn Van Patten will know. While many Pilates instructors drag their clients straight to the “Cadillac” or… read more»

2000 BEST Pilates

Boston Bodyworks Studio


Kathy Van Patten’s small private gym in the heart of Beacon Hill is the best home in town of the avant-garde exercise technique known as Pilates. An exercise trend since the early ’90s, Pilates is actually a system of workouts… read more»

1998 BEST Pilates

Claire Dunphy


After a few years of aerobics and step classes, you realize there’s just so much pounding the joints can take. Enter the Pilates method of exercise— a gentle-but-tough way to strengthen every inch of your abused bod. Professional dancers swear… read more»