Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates teachingJoseph Pilates, the creator of the Pilates-method, was an extraordinary man – focused, determined and extremely passionate about his ideas for a revolutionary body workout program.

Born in Mönchengladbach in 1883, Joseph Pilates is still little known in his country of origin, Germany.

His exiting life led him from his first job as a beer brewer and amateur boxer in the Ruhr region to an internment camp on the Isle of Man during the First World War, and finally to New York City where he opened his legendary studio and helped countless celebrities to make their bodies stronger and more toned.

My biography of Joseph Pilates is now available in English! You can order here:

Also check out the stories on my Pilates History Blog