Previous Press

RUN•CHIC - DECEMBER

Posted November 26, 2014

Studio Rituel, is profiled on the RunChic site.

Check it out! We're profiled on the very hip RunChic website. Great article about the benefits of taking an indoor cycling class. Read the complete article here.

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL – SEPTEMBER 2014

Posted September 6, 2014

 

Parisians Embrace Le Workout

In the French capital, exercise is catching on as gyms offer more than just treadmills and bar bells

Rituel Studio

Hidden on a side street off Boulevard Montparnasse, not far from the Luxembourg Gardens, Deborah Keiser’s bilingual studio boasts classes ranging from Pilates and yoga to Xtend Barre and spinning. With knowledgeable instructors and light-filled studios, prices are among the most reasonable for classes of this quality in the city.

Read the complete article here.

 

EDGAR – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

Posted September 2, 2014

 

 

The Modern Man According to Fred Testot

He practices Pilates at Rituel Studio – by taking Pilates classes at the fitness and wellness center Rituel Studio, Paris 6 °. A simple, elegant, and warm place, it offers classes in yoga, Pilates, Gyrokinesis, reflexology and other disciplines by high-level instructors that are scrupulously selected by the studio. Rituel 16 rue de la Grande Chaumiere, 75006 Paris.

 

 

 

HARPER’S BAZAAR AUGUST

Posted August 10, 2014

 

5 THINGS AMERICAN WOMEN CAN TEACH THE FRENCH ABOUT FOOD, FITNESS & HEALTH

Frequent traveler to the City of Light, Texan Erin O’Leary Stewart of Define Mind & Body debunks their glorified insouciant lifestyle.

1) No pain, no gain.

Bring on the cardio! It’s good to sweat when you exercise. Although Paris is a walking city and you are constantly on the go, getting in a good cardio session a couple times a week is important for overall health. Besides the obvious body-trimming benefits, adding cardio will boost brain health, enhance productivity, rev up your energy and lower stress levels. When looking for a good boutique indoor cycling class while I was there, I found there are only two: one that the their front desk informed me no one actually signs up for (and was brought to Paris by a Californian), and the other was situated in a personal water bath. Yes, a personal water bath.

2) The well-balanced meal.

You can’t survive on baguettes alone. As chic and as effortless as it is to grab a hot-out-of-the-oven piece of cooked dough on your morning, lunch and afternoon commutes, cigarettes and baguettes just don’t cut it for long-term health. Nourishing with whole, organic unprocessed foods have been proven to stave off disease, fatigue and hunger. Fill up on colorful foods from the earth and you are well on your way to a long life of health and happiness.

3) Cigarettes are not a food group.

I don’t think I need to list out all of the health risks cigarettes can cause to my fellow Americans, as it is well advertised on the box itself, not to mention that statement is also supported by the World Health Organization, Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and every medical board and association on the face of the Earth. If you are looking for a way to keep hunger or stress at bay, take on my natural foods approach to a sustainable and balanced lifestyle for a better shot at loosing weight, chilling out and feeling good.

4) Americans take control and make things happen.

While it may seem romantic to hopelessly frolic around a beautiful city, rich in culture, history and daydreams, Americans are dynamic, innovative and full of energy and go after what they want. Daily champagne and croque monsieur for lunch, even in small portions, is not going to keep you balanced. Prince charming is not going to come to rescue you in a moment of weakness. You are never going to make it in the business world if you are waiting for the perfect inspirational moment for a deadline. The timing is now. Take a note from the book of fellow American successors like Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington and Michael Kors, create your own moments and go after your goals.

5) Food and tradition.

Ok, so I have to give this one to the French. The French certainly have a bigger sense of tradition and honor for foods and have a greater appreciation where foods are sourced. While the farm-to-table movement is on-trend in America right now, we can still do more to educate on this importance. Knowing your farmers on a personal level is the best thing you can do for yourself. You can learn how they raise their chickens that produce the eggs you eat and the feed that they give their crops which eventually goes directly into your body. Ask your local grocer or waiter these questions when shopping or ordering your foods and let’s take note from the French and take this movement to a whole other level.

Here are my go-to Paris spots for healthy breaks and fitness fixes:

Rituel Studio. A Pilates studio that also offers yoga, barre and spin classes. The staff is talented and educated. They offer classes in both French and English so you can touch up on your French verbal vocabulary during plies and batma.

Epicerie Generale. A cute tiny space nestled in the 6th arrondissement that offers fresh daily prepared fine foods, local/specialty products and fresh juices.

Bob’s Juice Bars and kitchens. The spot for raw foods, juices and bites.

Holy Planet. An organic health grocery store with fresh sandwiches and salads. Caters to vegan, gluten-free and other dietary needs.

Cinq Mars. An intimate neighborhood wine bar in the 6th arrondissement perfect for lunch or dinner for two.

Manger. A trendy spot located in the 11th arrondissement for beautiful food made with the freshest of ingredients. Sophisticated food and lovely service.

Le Perchoir. The insider’s place for an afternoon cocktail or an elaborate tasting dinner if you’re looking for a hipster nightlife scene. They will accommodate for food allergies or preferences.

Glou. A lovely pit-stop for vino or a light lunch while shopping in the Marais.

 

 

FEMME ACTUEL MAGAZINE – MAY 2014

Posted May 12, 2014

 

Simply a beautiful write-up on Gyrotonic®. It cites several of our famous clients who attend the studio but more importantly states the discipline in ‘Pilates times 10’ – and with Verena instructing that is more than true! We enjoy promoting Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis by building a full program around the disciplines.

 

COSMOPOLITAN APRIL 2014

Posted March 21, 2014

Cosmopolitan April 2014

Rituel enjoys being one of only two studios in France certified for Xtend Barre classes. Come find out what the fun is all about and watch your body be transformed. See you at the Barre!

 

ELLE FEBRUARY 2014

Posted March 4, 2014

Elle – February 2014

Interview: The Weekend of… Chiara Mastroianni

Relaxing or Swimming Laps?

RELAXING!!! That said, I sometimes, in a moment of madness, go play sports on weekends but this is rare. At Ritual **, to their credit, they have developed an extended sport practice, which is perfect for a lascivious Italian like me.” (Find the full interview here.)

 

GLAMOUR NOVEMBER 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Glamour November 2013

“Star Face” – featuring Chiara Mastroianni. Chiara is a very loyal client of Rituel, practicing Pilates and Gyrotonic with Verena.

 

VERSION FÉMINA SEPTEMBER 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Version Fémina September 2013

Fémina we love for capturing the essence of Gyrokinesis – its dynamism and nurturing affect – and for recognizing the Studio’s welcoming vibe.

 

VOTRE BEAUTÉ SEPTEMBER 2013 BACK TO SCHOOL ISSUE

Posted November 1, 2013

Votre Beauté September 2013 Back to School Issue

Votre Beauté brought Gyrokinesis to life on paper as they offered an eloquent portrait of the discipline’s affect on body & mind.

 

LES NOUVELLES ESTHÉTIQUES JUNE 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Les Nouvelles Esthétiques June 2013

We’ve been recognized for the warmth we’ve created at Rituel studio; expert instruction and welcoming environment. Thank you!

 

MAGAZINE DU MONDE JULY 6, 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Magazine du Monde July 6, 2013

Xtend Barre has captured the French public – as written in Magazine du Monde!

 

SHAPE AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

 

Shape August-September 2013

While focusing on Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis, Shape Magazine was very complimentary of the studio’s professionalism and comfort.

 

ELLE JUNE 28, 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Elle June 28, 2013

Ruth is a delightful and loyal client. She wrote a beautiful piece about her own experience at the studio.

 

MADAME FIGARO JUNE 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Madame Figaro June 2013

Madame Figaro wrote a flattering article about the expert Pilates instruction she receives at Rituel.  We are delighted to work hard for our clients!

 

L’EXPRESS STYLE WEEK 15 ON MAY 21

Posted November 1, 2013

L’Express Style Week 15 on May 21

L’Express was taken by the intensity and fun of Xtend Barre – see you at the barre!

 

BIEN-ETRE MAY 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Bien-Etre May 2013

A personal favorite of mine, Bien-être wrote a beautiful feature on FloorBallet® the discipline developed by Verena at Rituel.

 

 

PRIMA MAY 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Prima May 2013

Prima is a very popular women’s journal that came to Rituel for our Gyrokinesis expertise!

 

STYLIST APRIL 25 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

 

Stylist April 25 2013

Stylist is a very popular journal in France and the UK. They featured the studio as being the only one in Paris to offer Xtend Barre – meet you at the barre!

 

MARIE FRANCE

Posted June 12, 2014

 

November 2013

La gyrokinesis pour m'assouplir en douceur