Reviews and Blog Posts: Joseph Pilates

JOSEPH PILATES - FROM CIRCUS PERFORMER TO FITNESS PROPHET

What do Madonna, Oprah and Sting have in common, other than being obscenely wealthy and only needing one name?

They, along with millions of other people, practice Pilates. 

German-born Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) was a bullied, sickly child who suffered from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever.  As he grew up, he devoted his life to developing a self-improvement system, drawn from Zen and the ancient Greek notion of a man ideal in body, mind and spirit.  He came to believe that bad posture and improper breathing were the causes of poor health. 

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