Joseph Pilates: quotes from a genius
"Time and progress are synonymous terms -- nothing can stop them -- the truth will prevail! My work will be established and when it is, I will be the happiest man in God's Universe. My goal will have been reached." -- Joseph Pilates
I sometimes wonder what Mr. Pilates would think if he saw the extent to which his work has spread. There are Pilates enthusiasts across the globe and, in some US cities, Pilates studios are popping up on every corner like Starbucks. It's truly phenomenal to be part of the demystification of Mr. Pilates highly developed system of exercise. After all, there's a reason why it's endured decades. To add further testimony to the efficacy of his work is the fact that members of the the medical community have embraced Pilates as both preventative and rehabilitative. To the general public, this adds credence to what we do.
The other day, I was talking with a potential Pilates client who asked about the benefits of Pilates. Before I could even respond, one of our clients piped in and raved about how Pilates completely changed her body and helped to eradicate pain that even physical therapy didn't accomplish for her. I'm sure her testimony would thrill Mr. Pilates.
As Pilates instructors, we are channels for distributing Mr. Pilates work. When we do so with integrity and compassion for our clients, "the truth (of his work) will prevail!" Kudos to our ever-growing community for helping Mr. Pilates fulfill his dream.
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