The Pilates method provides fitness training for the thinking body. Joseph H. Pilates created this system of movement based upon his principles of whole body health, whole body commitment, and breath. He brought this ground breaking technique to North America over 80 years ago. Together with his wife, Clara Pilates, he continued to develop a system of movement which he called “Contrology”. It is now known as the Pilates method and is recognized worldwide as a leading fitness and rehabilitation tool.