's Success Story
JOE PILATES WANTED TO
LIVE EACH MINUTE“with more HEALTH“
MORE HEALTH FOR HIMSELF
Born 1880 Dusseldorf, Germany
Poor health as a child“rickets, asthma, rheumatic fever
Understood the value of MORE HEALTH!!!
““man in the race for material progress and perfection,
entirely overlooked the most complex and marvelous of all creations- Man himself!” Joseph Pilates
MORE HEALTH“BY RETURNING
CONTROLOGY, the Pilates Method, was developed to
uniformly train both the MIND and BODY
“NOT MIND OR BODY BUT MIND AND BODY!” Joseph Pilates
“the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.” Joseph Pilates
Studied the goal: GOD’S DESIGN of the human body
“Is civilization responsible for man’s present-day physical and mental condition? This question is not so difficult to answer if we but try to see thru the eyes of the Creator.” Joseph Pilates
Studied the “Road of LIFE”,
to find the cause of BODY AND MIND imbalance
“all we need do in traveling the “road of life” is to trace life itself from birth to youth and middle age to discover that which is responsible for disturbing and upsetting physical and mental equilibrium” Joseph Pilates
From his observations Joseph developed CONTROLOGY to help
eliminate bad movement habits and improve upon the good
MORE HEALTH FOR OTHERS
1912 - as a detainee in England,
-for the more able bodied, he shared his mat,
which helped them to survive the influenza epidemic that killed thousands.
-for those confined to hospital beds, he adapted his method by using bed springs attached to the walls, to help move and strengthen their muscles.
1926, emigrated to the United States and set up a Studio in NYC,
he continued to develop his method and he became well know in the dance world helping many return to dance after serious injuries.
2013- MORE HEALTH FOR YOU!!! Pilates is about more than the core,
it is about empowering yourself with a tool to keep healthy“
WHEREVER LIFE TAKES YOU!