Joseph Pilates was a visionary of movement and wellness, with concepts and ideas way ahead of his time. Through his body of work, he was able to transform the bodies of people from all walks of life, from patients in hospital beds to athletes and dancers. Here is a collection of quotes that continue to inspire and motivate movers all over the world.
“... PATIENCE and PERSISTENCE are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.”
“Breathing is the first act of life and the last. Our very life depends on it.”
“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”
"By all means, never fail to get all the sunshine and fresh air that you can."
“ If you will faithfully perform your Contrology exercises regularly only four times a week for just three months (as outlined in RETURN TO LIFE), you will find your body development approaching the ideal, accompanied by renewed mental vigor and spiritual enhancement.”
"Never an aspirin. Never injured a day i my life. The whole country, the whole world should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier."