In a modern world where technology constrains people’s work lifestyles to sitting all day in front of a computer, the practice of Pilates emphasizes movement. As Ron Fletcher states, “Movement should be approached like life – with enthusiasm, joy and gratitude – for movement is life, and life is movement, and we get out of it what we put into it” (Fletcher & Ebert, 1978). In the 1920’s, Joseph and Clara Pilates founded Pilates as a form of physical conditioning focused on Body Contrology (Pilates & Miller, 1960). Contrology involves “a complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit” in order to gain rhythm and control of one’s own body, a process only accomplished with both patience and persistence (Pilates & Miller, 1960). After Joseph Pilates founded his work, Pilates branched and was revolutionized by first-generation...

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