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Welcome to Pilates®, Inc. On-line

Welcome to the official web-site of The Pilates Studio®. We invite you to step inside, travel through time, and learn about this seventy year old fitness legacy and its creator, Joseph H. Pilates.

Navigate through this site and learn the history of the Pilates® Method of body conditioning and its benefits. Locate a certified teacher or studio in your area, discover the value of teacher certification, chat in our Forum or shop on-line to purchase videos, books, clothing and equipment. Read about Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska, inheritor and direct link to Joseph Pilates' original studio.

Many famous people have stepped through the doors of studios, gaining a new outlook on fitness. Including actors such as Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Minnie Driver, Madonna and Julia Roberts, as well as athletes such as the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Visit the Pilates® Guild page and discover a community of certified teachers from diverse backgrounds in the dance, fitness and business world. The thread linking this community is dedication to excellence. Our certified teachers have met the challenge head on, completing a year of intense physical training to attain certification and serve you with integrity, commitment and talent. By accessing our archives will find current information in publications such as Time, People, Cosmopolitan and The New York Times, which herald the popularity of this seventy year old technique, now coming of age.

With all the hype surrounding the Pilates® Method today, it can be confusing to locate a reputable source. Many people have jumped on the bandwagon, with various degrees of training ranging from one week-end to just a few months. Although some may be talented teachers, many teach excercises based on ideas and concepts of Joseph Pilates work, which may be combined with elements from other techniques or methods of exercise. These changes fundamentally alter the nature of the exercises, so that they may resemble the Pilates Method, but are really something very different. Others may teach only floor or "mat" exercises. Only instructors who are certified and licensed by The Pilates Studio® have completed the kind of rigorous, hands-on training program that Joseph Pilates deemed necessary.

Pilates, Inc.'s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Joseph Pilates' original system of body conditioning and protect its registered trademarks, Pilates® and Pilates Studio®. This ensures the public that they are getting the classic Pilates® Method of body conditioning and a safe and consistent workout.

With the support of Pilates Inc. Joseph Pilates vision coupled with the dedication of Romana Kryzanowska and Clara Pilates has enabled his work to endure for future generations.