What is Pilates?
In short Pilates is corrective exercise. Invented by Joseph Hubertus Pilates at the turn of the 20th century to turn the sickly physical child he began life as into the prodigy of good health, ideal posture and human preservation now known the world over as Pilates. Joseph dedicated his entire lifetime to the wellbeing of others in the hope that one day the human race would be truly balanced in body and mind. These are a few of many wise words from Joseph Pilates:
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.” -Joseph Pilates