In his own words

Above all, learn how to breathe correctly

Pilates is the complete coordination of mind, body, and spirit

Pilates is a wonderful way to bring body and mind into harmony

Change happens through movement and movement heals

In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, and in 30 sessions you will have a new body

It’s the mind itself which shapes the body 

Man should develop his physical condition simultaneously with that of his mind

You are only as young as your spine is flexible

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

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

Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work

All quotes are from Joseph Pilates books ‚Return to Life through Contrology‘ and ‚Your Health‘