Joe at 57 years of age
The plaque on Joseph's wall in his original studio in New York.
Original Pilates studio on 939 Eight Ave, New York
Archival footage with Joe Pilates doing the Footwork series on the reformer
Joe teaching the Russian Splits in New York Studio
A younger Joe on the cover of his published book 'Return to Life'
Joe and his wife Clara in their trademark teaching uniform- Clara in her nurses uniform and Joe in his shorts
Joe believed in the importance of strengthening all the intrinsic muscles and encouraged the art of head wrestling to strengthen the neck muscles stemming from a strong powerhouse
Pilates at the young age of 60
Pilates at the age of 82
Joe demonstrating exercises on the Wunda Chair
Joe Pilates doing advanced exercised on the reformer
Wunda Chair exercises in the archival collection