Who was Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates was 50 years ahead of his time.  As a child, he was stricken with rickets and asthma leaving him a weak young man.  To overcome the effects of his childhood diseases, he developed what he called Controlology.  He believed that the mind controls the body. His techniques united the mind and body into a state of harmony thereby allowing the body to work as one unit. 

“My method develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong posture, restores physical vitality,
invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.”   ~Joseph Pilates


Benefits of Pilates:
-          Increase flexibility
-          Improves posture  
-          Increase energy    
          -          Alleviates most back pain
-          Toned muscles       

Reshapes  hips, abdominals, thighs and buttocks by lengthening and strengthening