Joseph Pilates Quotes About Physical Fitness

Joseph Pilates, the creator of the Pilates method of exercise, was known for his wise words and unique approach to physical and mental wellness. His quotes are a testament to his belief in the mind-body connection and the power of controlled movements to improve both physical and mental health. In this blog post, we will delve into some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking Joseph Pilates quotes.

28 Joseph Pilates Quotes

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  1.  “Change happens through movement and movement heals.”
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2. “Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”

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3. “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”

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4. “Breathing is the first act of life and the last. Our very life depends on it.”

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5. “Everyone is the architect of their own happiness.”

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6. “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”

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7. “Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty to not only to attain it but to maintain it.”

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8. “Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavour.”

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9. “The mind when housed within a healthful body, possess a glorious sense of power.”

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10. “Man should bear in mind and ponder over the Greek admonition: Not Too Much, Not Too Little.”

Joseph Pilates Quotes on Physical Fitness

11. “Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty not only to attain it but to maintain it.”

12. “Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking, nor outright purchase.”

13. “A man is as young as his spinal column.”

14. “Civilization impairs physical fitness.”

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15. “Lazy breathing converts the lungs, literally and figuratively speaking, into a cemetery for the deposition of diseased, dying and dead germs.”

16. “You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.”

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

18. “Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things.”

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19. “Pilates has been the perfect solution to maintaining strength and vitality in my life.”

20. “Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit can ever be attained. Self-confidence follows.”

21. “True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed.”

22. “We retire too early and we die too young. Our prime of life should be in the 70’s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.”

23. “Concentrate on the correct movements each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value.”

24. “Above all, learn how to breathe correctly.”

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25. “It is better to be tired from physical exertion than to be fatigued by the ‘poisons’ generated by nervousness while lying awake.”

26. “Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.”

27. “Before any real benefit can be derived from physical exercises, one must first learn how to breath properly. Our very life depends on it.”

28. “You must squeeze every atom of impure air from lungs until they are almost as free of air as a vacuum.”

Joseph Pilates was born on December 9, 1883, in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Originally a gymnast and bodybuilder, Pilates found success in England in 1912 as a professional boxer, circus performer, and self-defense instructor at Scotland Yard and police academies.

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