How it started
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by the Greek German-born Joseph Pilates. Joseph Pilates was a physical-culturist from Mönchengladbach, Germany.
During the first half of the twentieth century, he developed a system of exercises which were intended to strengthen the human mind and body. Pilates believed that mental and physical health were interrelated.
Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner’s specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.