Fletcher Pilates® was developed by Ron Fletcher from his study of the original, classical method, taught directly to him by Joseph and Clara Pilates and from his years as a professional dancer with Martha Graham. Ron expanded the classical repertoire, studying breath, and adapting equipment work for the floor and standing. He created movement sequences as variations on themes, infused with emphasis on both the artistic and physical aspects of Pilates exercise.
Ron is revered as an Elder in the Pilates community, belonging to the group of first generation students taught by Joseph Pilates. He is credited with introducing Pilates to the West Coast. In 1971, Ron opened The Ron Fletcher Studio for Body Contrology on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA, attracting many Hollywood celebrities. A generous and spirited teacher, he continued to teach up until his 90th birthday celebration.
“Movement should be approached like life – with enthusiasm, joy, and gratitude – for movement is life, and life is movement, and we get out of it what we put into it.”
~ Ron Fletcher
May 29, 1921-December 6, 2011