10 Famous and Outstanding Quotes by Joseph Pilates


     Famous and Outstanding Quotes by Joseph Pilates on Life, Healing and Flexibility: Incredible and Brilliant Thoughts to Reflect on. Messages, Sentences, Quotes and Motivational Phrases!

Who was Joseph Pilates?

     Joseph Hubertus Pilates (December 9, 1883 - October 9, 1967) was the inventor of the Pilates method of fitness. Joseph Pilates was born in Mönchengladbach, near Düsseldorf, Germany.

     His father had the surname of Pilatu, as he was of Greek descent. And his mother, naturopath, of German descent. Possibly Joseph Pilates was bullied during his childhood, being insulted by "Pontius Pilate, murderer of Jesus Christ", which is why he changed his surname.

     Joseph Pilates, as a child, was ill suffering from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. And as a teenager envisioning his future in a wheelchair, he began to study, as a self-taught man, human anatomy and physiology and fundamentals of oriental medicine.

Nowadays, his "Pilates" method is very famous among physiotherapy professionals.

Joseph Pilates Famous Quotes on Life:

  • "The acquisition and enjoyment of physical well-being, mental calm and spiritual peace are priceless to their possessors..."

  • "You'll feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions." - Joseph Pilates

  • "Physical fitness cannot be achieved through illusions or through direct purchase."

  • "The mind, when housed within a healthy body, has a glorious sense of power."

  • "Change happens through movement and movement heals."

Joseph Pilates Best Quotes for Status:

  • "Physical fitness is the first requirement for happiness."

  • "A man is as young as his spine."

  • "Good physical fitness is the first requirement for happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a healthy mind, fully capable of performing in a natural, easy and satisfying way our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous enthusiasm and pleasure." - Joseph Pilates

  • "When all your muscles are properly developed, you will naturally get your work done with minimal effort and maximum pleasure."

  • "I must be right. (...) I've never been hurt a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They would be happier."

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