The creator and inventor of the Pilates Method – Joseph Pilates Joseph Pilates was born in Monchengladbach Germany, in 1880. He was a small, sickly child. Joseph suffered from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. Desiring better health, he began his quest for knowledge. A family physician gave him a discarded anatomy book and as he […]
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Return to Life and Other Pilates Resources – Recommendations for Books, DVD's, and Apps to Grow Your Pilates Expertise
Wonderful questions I received this week about Joseph Pilates book Return to Life, and other Pilates Matwork book & DVD resources for Pilates teachers and students. Keep reading this post to see the questions I’ve been asked, and my thoughts on the topic of publication quality, content, and the benefits of different Pilates exercise resources […]
The Pilates Method has been around since the early 1920’s. A visionary in the field of fitness and rehabilitation, Joseph Pilates always felt that he was fifty years ahead of his time. Even into the mid 1990’s very few people had heard of Pilates. In fact, there was not a book in print. Today, Pilates […]
When was the last time that you sat down and really thought about your definition of what wellness means to you? Have you ever written down your thoughts, ideas, and personal definition? Do you think of wellness only from the standpoint of how you look, or being a certain weight or size? Or do you […]
What is The Pilates Method? The Pilates Method teaches a holistic, common-sense approach to efficient movement habits for whole-body health. Developed as a system or movement regime, Pilates training provides a variety of choices in both exercises and specialized Pilates equipment to help reinforce good movement habits, lying down, seated, kneeling, and standing. Everything you […]