Palm Beach Illustrated January 2013

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the core since her midwife suggested she try Pi-

always have a “love at first sight” relationship

lates in 1996. At first, the mental conversion to

with contemporary art. “You have to be ready

a new exercise was not easy for the former run-

and tolerant to the fact that people may be

ner. “I didn’t understand why you didn’t go faster

anxious looking at art that is very unfamiliar to

and harder and put more weight on,” Limehouse

them,” she says. As the contemporary art cura-

says. She credits her instructors with having

tor at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm

Alyson Limehouse has been living her life to

great patience. “They started to teach me alignment and more conscientious movement rather than just flinging my body around,” she says. Ultimately, Limehouse “trusted in the process,” a mantra she now espouses to her own clients at Sunset Pilates Fitness, the Palm Beach studio she founded. —Liza Grant Smith

“Pilates is a different kind of hard. Sometimes slower is a lot harder, and lighter can be a lot harder,” Limehouse says. “It’s an intelligent exercise.”

Cheryl Brutvan is well aware viewers don’t

“My father was in the petroleum business, and he always had a cool car in a garage. And I always dated the guy with the coolest car in high school,” Grady says.

The Wheel Deal

Much of Rachelle “Rocky” Grady’s life has

been spent in cool cars. Raised by a father in the automotive industry, the Palm City resident developed her own affinity for cars and built an auto parts company with her husband, Henry. Over the years, the couple has amassed an eclectic collection of European automobiles, which will be on display January 19 at the Pine School’s sixth annual 100 Years of Cars Show. The event, of which they are co-chairs, raises funds for tuition assistance for children of servicemen and women. —L.G.S.



Beach, Brutvan acts as a relationship coach of sorts, teaming up with the museum’s education department to offer tours, information and even a Contemporary Art 101 course. She hopes the modern art movement, with its incredible variety of materials and expression, will romance the community as it has her. —L.G.S.

“No one should be made to feel like contemporary art is not for them because they don’t understand it,” Brutvan says.

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