Joseph Pilates
Joseph Pilates was born near Dusseldorf in 1880. A frail and sickly child he developed an interest in physical fitness to improve his body image. He went on to become a keen sportsman, developing talents in diving, gymnastics, boxing, skiing and yoga. Drawing on these varied activities he formulated a system that worked for his own body.

Following internment during the 2nd world war in Lancaster Prison he set up his fitness studio in New York in the 1920's. His studio attracted the elite of New York with leading ballet dancers and screen legends such as Gregory Peck and Katherine Hepburn attending.

Today, Pilates is still the preferred work-out regime for leading personalities from the world of entertainment and sport.
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"In ten sessions you feel the difference, in twenty you see the difference, and in thirty you will have a new body"

"The mind shapes the body"

"Where the mind goes, the body will follow"

Joseph Pilates