In 10 sessions you will feel a difference, in 20 you will see a difference and in 30 you will have a new body.
– Joseph Pilates
Joseph Pilates was born near Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1880. As a child he was plagued with illness, and this led him to explore and practice bodybuilding, gymnastics, diving and other physical pursuits.
During World War I he was interned in a camp on the Isle of Man along with other German nationals. During his internment he taught and practiced his physical fitness programme and began devising equipment to aid the rehabilitation of the injured, disabled and sick.