Pilates Wiki


Pilates is a physical fitness system that includes exercises to improve flexibility, strength, and posture. German-born Joseph Pilates developed Pilates in the early 20th century. 


Today, people of all ages and fitness levels practice Pilates to improve their health and well-being. The low-impact exercises can be performed without strain on the joints, making Pilates an ideal activity for people with injuries or chronic pain. 


Pilates can improve posture, alleviate back pain, increase flexibility and muscle strength, and enhance mental well-being.

What is pilates

9 min read


The Pilates method is the practice of low-impact mind body exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving posture and flexibility. Pilates classes are safe for all abilities and ages. It can be practiced at home or in a studio with a...

Read More
woman and pilates teacher training together

8 min read

Pilates Teacher Training

Pilates is a form of resistance training that originated in Germany. Joseph Pilates created it in the 1920s for rehabilitation for war soldiers, and...

Read More
woman using a pilates ball during pilates class

7 min read

Pilates Equipment

There is an extensive range of Pilates equipment on the market today. Some pieces include reformer boxes, Pilates sticks, rollers, and Pilates...

Read More
woman doing workout on pilates reformer bed

6 min read

Pilates Reformers

There are all different types of Pilates reformers. The common characteristic is a flat platform with springs attached that moves up and down along...

Read More
woman doing pilates exercise created by Joseph Pilates

6 min read

Joseph Pilates

Here we take a closer look at the founder of the popular exercise routine called Pilates, Joseph Pilates, how he came up with the idea, and how it...

Read More