Quotes from Joseph Pilates


“The balance of body and mind is the only route to good sustainable health.”

“Poor posture affects good health.”

“Co-ordination of body, mind and spirit.”

“Concentrating on the purpose of the exercises as you perform them.”

“Stirs your sluggish circulation into action.”

“True heart control follows correct breathing which simultaneously reduces heart strain, purifies the blood, and develops the lungs.”

“Developing minor muscles naturally helps to strengthen major muscles.”

“Concentrate on right movements each time you exercise… else you will do them improperly and lose their value.”

“Civilisation impairs physical fitness.”

“The first requisite to happiness… is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”