Inspirational Quotes from Joseph Pilates

by | Sep 2, 2010 | Pilates | 3 comments

I love being inspired and motivated by a good quote!  And Joseph Pilates had such great thoughts about how to maintain good health and enjoy the benefits of the Pilates System.

Even though I’ve been teaching Pilates full-time now for 16 years, I still try to re-read Joe’s book – Return to Life at least once a year to see what little gems I can glean this time!  There always seems to be something new that I discover, or something that I’ve forgotten that the words of Joseph Pilates brings back to light.

If you’re looking for a little bit of extra inspiration get a copy of Return to Life and grab a highlighter.  Find your favorite Joe quotes, copy them down and post them someplace you’ll see them frequently to remind you of your goals, and the benefits you’re getting from your Pilates workouts!

Here are just a few of my favorite quotes from Joseph Pilates:

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

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

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

“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.”

“To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability.”

I love Joe’s quotes about the Pilates Method, but especially appreciate his thoughts about developing our body, mind, and spirit –Pilates is so much more than just exercise for our muscles!

What’s your favorite Joseph Pilates quote and why ?  Drop me a comment and share your thoughts!

Aliesa George: Over the past three decades, Aliesa George has helped assist people with their personal health journeys by sharing, teaching, and developing Pilates, Foot Fitness, and other Mind-Body programs.


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