Joseph Pilates is the founder of the Pilates method. Pilates is a method of physical fitness that focus on the core of the body. Joseph Pilates was born in Mönchengladbach, Germany and died in New York, USA. His parents name were Heinrich and Helena Pilates. Together with Joesph’s wife Clara they started to teach Pilates in 1926 at a gym in New York. It became popular among dancers as a practice in order to prevent injuries but also in order to improve techniques. Joseph also used the Pilates method during the Second World War when he worked at Isle Of Man where he served at the hospital working with people unable to walk. Today Pilates has evolved and continue to grow, as a form of workout integrating modern anatomical and bio-mechanical thinking.
Joseph Pilates was born in 1880, in Möchengladbach close to Düsseldorf in Germany. His father was a gymnast, a very successfull one, and his mother a woman who believed in naturopath forms of healing. As a young boy Joseph Pilates learned self-defense techniques and started boxing.
Joseph Pilates was born in Möchengladbach close to Dusseldof in Germany in 1880. In 1912 he moved to England where he practiced self-defense classes as well as boxing. After World War 1 Joseph Pilates moved back to Germany, now to the city of Hamburg. In Hamburg. In 1925 Joseph Pilates immigrated to New York, United States where he met Clara who he soon married. Joseph and Clara Pilates lived and taught Pilates in New York until his death in 1967.
Joseph Pilates died in New York, United States in 1967 at the age of 83. He was vital and full of energy and teaching Pilates until his death.
Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow
Joseph Pilates wrote Return To Life Through Contrology with his wife Clara Pilates in 1945. The book describes the benefit of Pilates and instructs how to perform the exercices correctly.
Joseph Pilates wrote the book About Your Helth in 1934. The book is about Joseph Pilates philosophy about fitness and health. Joseph Pilates bases his theories on studies and research. In the book he describes the methodology which he named Contrology.
A Movement of Movement is a documentary movie featuring Joseph Pilates. The movie is about the philosophy of Pilates.