Joseph Pilates (1880–1967) developed a system of exercises which puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core, and improving balance. Pilates called his method ‘Contrology’ but it is today known as ‘Pilates’.
Writings – Books
- The Mind Body Workout – With Pilates and The Alexander Technique by Lynne Robinson and Helge Fisher.
Writings – Articles
- ‘Teaching a Pilates mat class with an Alexander agenda’ by Diane Young Sussman introduces Pilates and how the Alexander Technique can inform Pilates, and on using Pilates as a context within which to explore the use of the self.
- ‘Pilates and Alexander: Integrating fitness’ contains two teachers of the Alexander Technique on fusing Pilates and Alexander, how they are mutually supportive.