A bit about me
"I was so grateful to have found something that I could do to help myself after suffering from back problems for more than 12 years. I started going to classes and it wasn't long before I began to feel the benefits; my back wasn't so stiff and achy, I could move with ease, I felt stronger and generally better than in a long time. I was hooked and had to learn more. This is how I began my journey to becoming a Pilates teacher."
A bit about the History of Pilates
Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in the late 1800s. He was a frail sickly child who suffered many ailments. Determined to overcome his fragility, he experimented with many different approaches to fitness. He studied Yoga, Gymnastics, Skiing, Self Defence, Dance, Circus and Weight Training. All of these methods were influential in Joseph Pilates creating his own discipline (he called it Contrology which we now know as Pilates).
During the war he was interned and developed a fitness regime for his fellow internees in order to maintain their health and fitness levels.
He later emigrated to America and set up his own studio in New York. His studio attracted dancers, actors, actresses and sportpersons. They all wanted to workout in a way that built strength without bulk, strength with flexibility and to be able to achieve perfect harmony between mind and muscle.
Pilates today is taught in several forms, directly reflecting the legacy of Joseph Pilates.