Origin 
of Pilates

About Pilates

Pilates is the ultimate exercise system that focuses on strength, movement and mindfulness; while being suitable for all ages and levels.

It is incomparable, to other forms of exercise, in how it makes you look and feel. Pilates will retrain and reshape your entire body; while improving body awareness and posture.

By bringing this system into your life today you are investing in your body in the now, so it will look after you in the future.

Following the principles created by Joseph Pilates you can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs.

Pilates is more than just a workout, it’s a movement that improves your quality of life in a variety of ways.

Multitude of benefits

  • Improves flexibility, strength and muscle tone
  • Creates an evenly conditioned body
  • Develops core strength
  • Recovery from injury/surgery
  • Improves sports performance + prevents injury
  • Supports pre + post natal care
  • Improves posture + strengthens the spine
  • Reduces everyday pain + fatigue
  • Alleviates back pain + migraines

Whether you are new to Pilates or a highly experienced athlete, the Pilates method works like no other discipline. Prepare to be challenged and work the muscles you never knew you had.

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About Joseph Pilates

The remarkable and proven system that we teach at True Pilates Perth was created by Joseph Hubertus Pilates born in 1883 in Germany.

In 1912 he moved to England to further his training as a boxer and to teach boxing and self-defense. In 1914 after WW1 broke he was interned in a camp in Lancaster. There, he taught wrestling, self-defense and began devising a system of original exercise that later became ‘Contrology’.

He was transferred to another camp, on the Isle of Man, and became a nurse helping with wartime diseases and the injured. It was in these hospitals that he developed equipment to rehabilitate patients. Joseph formulated exercises for patients who were bed bound; using bed springs to accompany these exercises. In 1926 he moved to New York. He opened his first studio in a part of town close to several dance studios. It was in this studio he continued developing and refining his method and apparatus right up until his death in 1967.

“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier”

– Joseph Pilates

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Start your Pilates Journey now with our Intro Private Sessions, which includes 3x Private Sessions and 1x assessment.

No better ways to (re)discover the Transformative Original Pilates Method.