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Joseph Pilates was the creator of this proven method of body conditioning.
A sickly child who suffered from asthma, rickets & rheumatic fever, he subsequently dedicated his life to improving his physical strength. He began studying body-building, yoga & gymnastics, and by the age of 14 was fit enough to pose for anatomical charts. Joseph came to believe that the "modern" life-style, bad posture & inefficient breathing lay at the roots of poor health. He ultimately created a series of exercises & training techniques, and engineered all the equipment, specifications & tuning required to teach his methods properly. He devised and adopted his philosophy based on ‘A sound mind in a healthy body’.

Practiced regularly, Pilates yields numerous benefits:
* Strength & flexibility, concentrating on core stability & the pelvic floor.
* Co-ordination, both muscular & mental.
* Improved posture & balance.
* Greater lung capacity & circulation through deep healthy breathing.
* Increased bone density & joint health.

As a result, the advantage of enhanced physical wellbeing carries over into all areas of every day life.