Girl practising balance

?I must be right. Never taken an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world should be doing my exercises. They would be happier.? (Joseph Pilates, age 86)

Girl breathing while doing pilates

?Breathing is the first act of the life, and the last... above all, learn how to breathe correctly.? (Joseph Pilates)

Pilates with equipment

Pilates practisers should always be attentive to these principles, both during learning and performance of the specific work. They are the foundation of this mind - body system and make the Pilates method so unique.

Joseph Pilates doing pilates

?To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scopes of our capabilities in all walks of life, we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limit of our ability.? - (Joseph Pilates; Return To Life Through Contrology)