Joseph Pilates mat class

Here is Joseph Pilates teaching a rare group class. This is at Jacobs Pillow, in Massachusetts, A retreat/camp where performers would go to develop skills.

Opera singer Roberta Peters practicing with Joseph Pilates in his NY studio…

A great vintage shot taken in 1951 of Joseph Pilates teaching opera singer Roberta Peters

Joseph Pilates Quote,  "If your sleep is disturbed, rise immediately and perform your (Pilates Mat) exercises.  It is far better to be tired from physical exertion than to be fatigued by the "poisons" generated by nervousness while lying awake."

Joseph Pilates Quote, "If your sleep is disturbed, rise immediately and perform your (Pilates Mat) exercises. It is far better to be tired from physical exertion than to be fatigued by the "poisons" generated by nervousness while lying awake.

Pilates Poster  Vintage-style Pilates Poster depicting the original Pilates Mat Exercises as described by Joseph Pilates in his book Return to Life

Yoga Fitness Flow - Pilates Poster Vintage-style Pilates Poster depicting the original Pilates Mat Exercises as described by Joseph Pilates in his book Return to Life - Get Your Sexiest. Body Ever!…Without crunches, cardio, or ever setting foot in a gym!

Jacobs Pillow ~ LIFE MAGAZINE story, 1947. Joseph Pilates, originator of the noted “Pilates” exercise regime, teaching exercise class to dancers at the “Pillow”.

Jacobs Pillow ~ LIFE MAGAZINE story, Joseph Pilates, originator of the noted “Pilates” exercise regime, teaching exercise class to dancers at the “Pillow”.

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