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The Pilates Method

The Pilates method is an ingenious mix of body control, deep breathing and relaxation. Pilates training strengthens your body, increases its suppleness and improves your posture.

Joseph H. Pilates

The founder and namesake of the Pilates method, Joseph Hubertus Pilates (1880-1967), was born near Dusseldorf in Germany.


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When is Pilates the right thing for me?

Pilates is a very effective training method that is suited to men and women of every age and physical condition. Pilates training does not require you to stop carrying out the activities you’ve been doing so far. Quite the opposite: Many famous athletes, dancers and musicians complement and boost their regular training with Pilates. Joseph H. Pilates’ aim was to support each and every one of his pupils in setting themselves higher goals and attaining these.