Happy Birthday Joseph Pilates!
What could be a better way to celebrate the birthday of the genius of the Pilates Method (or Contrology, as he himself called it) then taking a class from him? Unfortunately, Youtube didn’t exist in Joe’s times otherwise he probably would have had a billion views on his videos! Any videos of Joseph Pilates are very difficult to find and I personally believe that the best way to get as close to his original teaching and method as possible is by reading his book Return to Life through Contrology.
Are you ready to see what a Pilates workout taught and performed by Joseph Pilates looked like? Spend the next 16 minutes watching this video, the video quality is nothing to brag about but we are watching videos that were made as early as in 1930s. Dive into the history of Pilates! Some of the footage in this video is not traditional Pilates matwork but it’s interesting to see the exercises that he used before he developed Contrology. You will notice a nice warmup before the group jumps into the mat session as well as a lot more standing work with the focus on opening the chest and upper body. This footage is fascinating!
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