I have been working with Ed, receiving Muscle Activation Technique treatments, since 2013. He got me active again, after poor body alignment started to restrict my activity levels. I'm very active. I practice martial arts, and I'm over 60. So, getting back to what I love was really important to me.
This year, I underwent a hip replacement. What? you say. That was it? End of being active? No way! Due to all the MAT and posturology work I had done with Ed, my recovery was fast. My continued work with Ed has ensured that I am slowly, but surely, returning to my previous levels of activity. It's awesome!
Ed Morand was introduced to Pilates while studying and working with the Dance Theater of Harlem. What began as a sideline while he pursued a career in the performing arts transitioned to a position training and lecturing instructors for New York Sports Clubs soon after. He then set out to combine his passions for conscientious fitness and bodywork with the creation of Beyond Pilates. He has been an MAT Specialist for over a decade having recently obtained that organization's highest status: MAT--Muscle Activation Techniques Rx certified Specialist. He is also versed in Posturology, having studied with its founder Dr. Bernard Bricot of the International Center for the Study of Posture in Marseilles, France. Ed has been featured and quoted in New York, Oprah's O Magazine, Strong, Men's Fitness, and Elle magazines, The New York Daily News, the books Boot Camp and The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning and has appeared on and/or trained the hosts of Later Today, Good Morning America (New York edition), and MSNBC's Morning Blend.