Joseph Pilates practiced from NY to Barcelona

Pilates is ever more popular in barcelona. The practise strems from the 40s when Pilates classes became popular with dancers, gymnasts and people in the performing arts, all taking reformer pilates classes. Now the benefits of Pilates are widespread and it is practiced by all types of people with positive results. Pilates in Barcelona is still new compared to other cities such as London, New York and Sydney but it is growing each year in popularity as reformer classes and various new types of mat classes such as Yoga-pilates fusion pop up.

Joseph Pilates was born in 1880 near Düsseldorf, Germany. He was a sickly child who suffered from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever. He was determined to overcome his physical disadvantages and educated himself in anatomy, bodybuilding, wrestling, yoga, gymnastics, and martial arts. He soon achieved an almost Adonis-like figure to the extent that at the age of 14 he was posing as a model for anatomy charts.

He sought the ideal – to find the balance – equality in body, mind, and spirit, and he came to believe that our modern lifestyle, bad posture, and inefficient breathing were the roots of poor health and designed a unique series of physical exercises and breathing technique that help to correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility, as well as to increase breathing capacity and organ function.

For more information about practicing Pilates in Barcelona with SimplyBePilates in our great studio feel free to contact us and we will be happy to talk to you.