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By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Contrology is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercises repeated daily "ad-nauseam." Neither does it demand you joining a gymnasium nor the purchasing of expensive apparatus. You may derive all the benefits of Contrology in your own home.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

It is better to be tired from physical exertion than to be fatigued by the 'poisons' generated by nervousness while lying awake.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

We retire too early and we die too young, our prime of life should be in the 70's and old age should not come until we are almost 100.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates   the spirit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Physical fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Contrology is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercises repeated daily "ad-nausem".

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits. Correctly executed and mastered to the point of subconscious reaction, these exercises will reflect grace and balance in your routine activities.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Because of poor posture, practically 95% of our population suffers from varying degrees of spinal curvature, not to mention more serious ailments. Good posture can be successfully acquired only when the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

The science of Contrology disproves that prevalent and all-too-trite saying; 'You're only as old as you feel.' The art of Contrology proves that the only real guide to your true age lies not in years or how you THINK you feel but as you ACTUALLY are as infallibly indicated by the degree of natural and normalflexibility enjoyed by your spine throughout life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. IF it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

By all means never fail to get all the sunshine and fresh air you can.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Lazy breathing converts the lungs, literally and figuratively speaking, into a cemetery for the deposition of diseased, dying and dead germs as well as supplying an ideal haven for the multiplication of other harmful germs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Normal muscles should function naturally in much the same manner as do the muscles of animals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Above all, learn how to breathe correctly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Were man to devote as much time and energy to himself as he has devoted to that which man has produced, what astounding and unbelievable progress would be made; a progress eclipsing all he has so far successfully accomplished.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Before any real benefit can be derived from physical exercises, one must first learn how to breath properly. Our very life depends on it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Daily, from sunrise to sunset, the radio, newspapers and magazines broadcast to the world how to maintain health, how to regain health... the conflicting information, expressive of the different opinions of these various health authorities, has proved to be nothing less than confusion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

You must squeeze every atom of impure air from lungs until they are almost as free of air as a vacuum.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Change happens through movement and movement heals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

By exercising your stomach muscles, you wring out the body, you don't catch colds, you don't get cancer, you don't get hernias. Do animals get hernias? Do animals go on diets?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

A man is as old as his spine is flexible!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Contrology (Pilates) is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

The man who uses intelligence with respect to his diet, his sleeping habits and who exercises properly, is beyond any question of doubt taking the very best preventive medicines provided so freely and abundantly by nature

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Breathing is the first act of life and the last. Our very life depends on it. Since we cannot live without breathing it is tragically deplorable to contemplate the millions and millions who have never mastered the art of correct breathing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

A man is as young as his spinal column.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

It’s the mind itself which shapes the body.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Above all, learn to breathe correctly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

This is the equivalent of an “internal shower”. As the spring freshness born of the heavy rains and vast masses of melting snows on mountains in the hinterlands cause rivers to swell and rush turbulently onward to the sea, so too will your blood flow with renewed vigor as the direct result of your faithfully performing the Contrology exercises.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

When all your muscles are properly developed, you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Civilization impairs physical fitness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Man should bear in mind and ponder over the Greek admonition - Not Too Much, Not Too Little.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

You are only as young as your spine is flexible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

With body, mind, and spirit functioning perfectly as a coordinated whole, what else could reasonably be expected other than an active, alert, disciplined person?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Pilates is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Good posture can be successfully acquired only when the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Time and progress are synonymous terms--nothing can stop either. Truth will prevail and that is why I know that my teachings will reach the masses and finally be adopted as universal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Moreover, such a body freed from nervous tension and over-fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind that is always fully capable of successfully meeting all of the complex problems of modern living.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joseph Pilates

Never slouch as doing so compresses the lungs, overcrowds other vital organs, rounds the back, and throws you off balance.