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Who was Joseph Pilates?
Мr. Pilates was a sickly, frail child, who was plagued by asthma and rickets in his native Germany. Determined to overcome his poor health, he created his method of exercises, which he called The Art of Contrology. Authentic Pilates exercises utilize matwork as well as the use of various pieces of apparatus. The first official Pilates Studio was opened in New York City in i926, when Mr. Pilates immigrated to the United States. His workouts resulted in streamlined bodies, confidence, extra energy and personal control. It created a devout following that continues to this day.
There are many legends about Joseph Pilates. It has been said that he was a dancer, a gymnast; he was a boxer and a wrestler. What this system gives to you is strength, endurance and control over the body. It is a combination of Eastern and Western physical philosophies. In Ancient Greece, athletes were all about physical power. ln the East the most important elements were speed, endurance and flexibility. Joseph Pilates took the best part of both and combined them.