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Pilates History

Find articles about Joseph Pilates and the Pilates Elders who carried on his work as well as how the Pilates legacy has carried into the twenty first century.

Joseph Pilates - a short bio
Joseph Pilates is the founder of the method of fitness conditioning we now call Pilates. Learn about the exceptional person who developed the system and invented the equipment that has changed so many lives for the better.

The Pilates Method - Living Legacy
The legacy of Joseph Pilates work has changed with the people who practiced and taught his method. This article explores and appreciates some of that history of Pilates.

The Pilates Elders
The people who were Joseph Pilates original students and who went on to teach and carry the legacy his work forward are often called the Pilates Elders. Learn who they are.

The Archival Pilates Exercises
The archival exercises are those that are said to have been developed and taught by Joseph but are not in common use. This article looks into the idea of archival exercises.

Issues in Pilates Instructor Certification
This article looks at the profound effect the release of the trademark on the Pilates name had on the Pilates industry, Pilates teacher training, and the consumer perception of Pilates.

An Appreciation for the Pilates Elder and Master Romana Kryzanowska
Joseph Pilates protege, Romana Kryzanowska is a legendary figure in the Pilates world. Here, in honor of her passing, we appreciate her immense contribution to Pilates.

Romana on Teaching Pilates
Romana Kryzanowska, a Pilates Elder, is one of the most important figures in the history of Pilates. Here, we have a few brief notes from her on teaching Pilates.

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