50 Best Pilates Quotes From Creator Joseph Pilates

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 22, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Pilates is a physical fitness exercise system that was developed by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named.

One of the key distinctions between yoga and Pilates is that it is possible to use yoga to enhance body and joint stability. Pilates focuses on trying to relax stressed muscles while strengthening them.

Since Pilates can be adapted to give either a gentle strength training program or a challenging workout, this form of exercise will not be difficult for most people.

It is ideal both for beginners and for individuals who regularly exercise already. Pilates sessions are now practiced worldwide, especially in western countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

These specially curated quotes will include Pilates quotes and Pilates sayings by Joseph Pilates which will revolve around the benefits of performing Pilates in a studio for maintaining better physical health as fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

If you find our content interesting, you can also check out funny yoga quotes and [yogi quotes].

Famous Quotes From Joseph Pilates

Women doing pilates exercises lying on pilates workout machines while their trainer guides them.

Famous Pilates quotes which will motivate you to keep yourself physically active.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

2. “Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

7. “Change happens through movement and movement heals.”

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

10. “Contrology is not a system of haphazard exercises designed to produce only bulging muscles.”

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

14. “You're only as old as your spine.”

- Joseph Pilates.

15. “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.”

- Joseph Pilates.

16. “Self-confidence, poise, consciousness of possessing the power to accomplish our desires, with renewed lively interest in life are the natural results of the practice of Contrology.”

- Joseph Pilates.

17. “By all means, never fail to get all the sunshine and fresh air you can.”

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

20. “The man who uses intelligence with respect to his diet, his sleeping habits and who exercises properly, is beyond any question of doubt taking the very best preventive medicines provided so freely and abundantly by nature.”

-Joseph Pilates.

Quotes About Importance Of Pilates

Here are best Joseph Pilates quotes to get you ready for your new body.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

22. “A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.”

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

24. “Never slouch as doing so compresses the lungs, overcrowds other vital organs, rounds the back, and throws you off balance.”

- Joseph Pilates.

25. “By exercising your stomach muscles, you wring out the body, you don't catch colds, you don't get cancer, you don't get hernias. Do animals get hernias? Do animals go on diets?”

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

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

- Joseph Pilates.

29. “The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”

- Joseph Pilates.

30. “Where flat feet, curvature of the spine, protruding stomach, stooped stomach, hollow chest, bow legs, and knocked knees conditions are curved through corrective exercise.”

- Joseph Pilates.

31."Above all, learn how to breathe correctly."

-Joseph Pilates.

Famous Quotes About Pilates

Read on to know what famous personalities feel and say with their Pilates quotes, calling Pilates their favorite workout.

31. “Pilates is my favorite meditative way to get in shape. I don't like the gym and I don't like running, so I just lay on my Pilates reformer. It's great.”

- Lyndsy Fonseca.

32. “Pilates is phenomenal.”

- Andre Ward.

33. “Pilates is amazing, my posture is so much better and I'm even starting to get muscles on my tummy - it's incredible.”

- Kelly Osbourne.

34. “I think Pilates is great, especially when you can do it with a trainer who keeps you on track.”

- Cate Blanchett.

35. "I found that doing Pilates consistently three to four times a week had an amazing effect on really toning and shaping a tight waist and legs.”  

- Samaire Armstrong.

36. “Pilates makes you feel good because you're doing something that's good for your body, and you start seeing it. It elongates the muscles.”  

- Behati Prinsloo.

37. “Pilates is my favorite core strengthener. I do it three or four times a week. With all the strengthening and lengthening, it's like ballet. Plus, you get to do it lying down!”

- Emily Vancamp.

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

- Trudie Styler.

39. “You can say what Pilates is in three words. Stretch with Strength and Control. And the control part is the most important because that makes you use your mind.”

- Romana Kryzanowska.

40. “Pilates is definitely my favorite workout because it's hard but at the same time relaxing.”  

- Devon Windsor.

Funny Pilates Quotes

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41. “I’m about to have such an amazing Pilate session, Morgan freeman should narrate it.”

- Unknown.*

42. If it’s easy it’s probably not Pilates.

- Unknown.*

43. Pilates? O heavens, no! I thought you said “pie and lattes”.

- Unknown.*

44. “Regardless of what the question is, Pilates and dark chocolate are always the correct answer.”

- Unknown.*

45.  “I forgot to post on Facebook that I was going to a Pilates studio. Now this whole workout is a waste of time.”

- Unknown.*

Inspirational Quotes By Famous Personalities On Fitness

Here are a few quotes by famous personalities to inspire you for fitness.

46.  “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.”

-  Jim Rohn.

47. “If you ever lack the motivation to train, then think what happens to your mind and body when you don’t.”

- Shifu Yan Lei.

48. “You can have results or excuses, but not both.”

- Arnold Schwarzenegger.

49. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.”

- Jack Dempsey.

50. “I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

- Muhammad Ali.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Pilates quotes then why not take a look at free spirit quotes, or [Bohemian quotes].

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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