Return to life [joseph h pilates] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers return to life is the original pilates exercise book written by the creator and visionary of the pilates method of exercise.
Joseph pilates original 34 poses in return to life through contrology a compilation of line drawings. Joseph pilates was the founder of the pilates method of exercise and the inventor of its exercise equipment explore his biography and legacy.
Around 1914, joseph pilates was a performer and a boxer living in england, and at the outbreak of wwi, was placed under forced internment along with other german nationals in lancaster, england. Pilates is one of the fastest growing exercise systems what's the fascinating story behind how joseph pilates developed the exercise system and why the recent success balanced body brings you a the history of pilates.
The history of pilates far more than a recent fitness craze, pilates has been developed and practiced since the 1920's when joseph and clara pilates opened their 'body conditioning gym' in new york city.
Joseph hubertus pilates was born on december 9, 1883 in mönchengladbach (near düsseldorf), germany his father, a native of greece, had been a prize-winning gymnast, while his german-born mother was a naturopath who believed in the principle of stimulating the body to heal itself without artificial drugs.