Bob Hannum Pilates instructor and Bowdoin College alum

Bob Hannum

Interview: Bob Hannum, molding bodies with Pilates and molding sculpture around the world

Bob Hannum is molding bodies with pilates and broken sculptures all over the world. That’s only part of the picture. Besides a being a fellow Bowdoin polar bear, Bob shows how a creative artist can make a living a button down world.

Below is a summary of our interview:


In landlessness alone resides the highest truth – Moby Dick

The Journey

We chat about Bob’s struggle to make a living and raise a family an artistic person

Low Point

At the age of 55 with no close to no savings Bob ventures into teaching pilates and sculpture

Aha Moment

Bob talks about watching the original Joe Pilates videos teaching his pilates techniques and seeing the very same methods he was teaching.

Here is a link to that original Pilates video available via DVD.

Bob work now  

Bob describes his Pilates system, good for any age and skill level. We also discuss a success story.

What’s exciting Bob now

Bob chats about Michael Singer’s Garden Sculpture that he repaired in Athens Greece

Lightning Round

Book Bob Recommends: The Disappearance of the Universe: Straight Talk about Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics, and the Miracles of Forgiveness and Moby-Dick

Helpful Habit: 6 hours of work a day for five or six days a week

Helpful Person: Bob’s wife, Bonnie – been with him through high and low points

Internet Resource: Niche Profit Classroom

What’s Your Purpose: Learn to follow my heart

Where to follow Bob

Bob’s Pilates site with free lessons

Bob on Linkedin

Let Bob know how much you enjoyed this interview.

Parting Words

Follow your joy.

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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