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Joseph Hubertus Pilates, the founder of Pilates was born in 1880 and died in 1967, aged 87 years.

Pilates is a clever fusion of East and West, combining features of Yoga, Tai-chi and traditional exercise.

It is a discipline in which mind and body work together. For a long time Pilates was a technique used only in the fields of dance and acrobatics but gradually the world has come to appreciate its benefits, and the genius of Joseph Pilates who said,
« My ideas are 50 years ahead of my time »