Pilates Celebrity Friday: Gisele Bundchen

Chris Hunt Pilates Gisele-Bundchen


Celebrity posts always get a huge reaction in my blogs, usually negative in comments but very positive in the number of hits! So clearly some people feel strongly that I am wasting their time with such posts, but the numbers never lie… 🙂

So this is my compromise. Friday is now my day for celebrity Pilates posts. #pilatescelebfriday As I have explained before, I am not obsessed with celebrity. I have never bought Hello Magazine. What  I am obsessed with is Pilates. And whilst not every one agrees with me, it’s my opinion that if someone starts Pilates because their favourite celebrity dose Pilates, then why the hell not? If a celebrity tries to grab a few headlines by attributing his or  her shape/success to Pilates and a few million people read that article, what harm does that possibly do to Pilates? Of course no harm at all because it’s our job as teachers to use that enthusiasm people have and turn it into reality.

I’ve had all the comments about glamorising Pilates, about how privileged celebrities are, about creating false hope, about living on a different planet from “real life”. Whilst I respect the opinion of everyone, it is my humble opinion that these people are missing the point of my posts and they are taking everything way to seriously. All I am doing is raising the awareness of Pilates. Plain and simple. And if you do not understand that, then I am sorry for wasting your time and please do not read my blog on a Friday! 🙂

So, my first Friday Pilates celeb is supermodel Gisele Bundchen. She is now 33 and she is in great shape which she attributes to her workout routine which naturally includes Pilates.

Have a great day!

Chris is an international Pilates presenter and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength.  He also organises Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. For more information about Pilates with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway?

Chris pays 50% of any money made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness and selecting the “charity partners” tab.

2 thoughts on “Pilates Celebrity Friday: Gisele Bundchen”

  1. Keep up the good work Chris,! If someone reads you celebrity Pilates post and thinks I want what they’ve got and takes their first Pilates class as a result, then that’s a winner as far as I’m concerned. It doesn’t matter what your motivation to do Pilates is or was just so long as you are doing Pilates and reaping it’s numerous benefits. For me any critisism of Chris’s blog is invalid. It is what it is, it is stating the fact that a celebrity is doing Pilates and says they are benefiting from it. No more no less. As I said before, if that gets people into classes, great. It wouldn’t have worked for me but people find motivation for many and various reasons.

    1. Thanks Neil, I really appreciate your comments. We are trying to achieve the same things, just maybe by using different methods 🙂 Have a great Friday! 🙂

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