quote by Joseph Pilates

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

— Joseph Pilates

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Pilate quote In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the differe

In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference, and in thirty you'll have a whole new body.

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

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

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier.

Contrology (Pilates) is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.

Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities.

True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed

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.

Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money;

not Pilate, for fear; not the Jews, for envy; - but the father, for love!

At this time there was a wise man who was called Jesus.

And his conduct was good, and [he] was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and the other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon his discipleship.

Self-confidenc e, 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 [Pilates].

I'm also crazy about Pilates Plus, which I do three times a week.

The class is 55 minutes, head to toe. In that short amount of time, I've done everything I need to do. And for a working mom, what could be better?

As a heavy rainstorm freshens the water of a sluggish or stagnant stream and whips it into immediate action, so does the Pilates Methods purify the bloodstream.

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.

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing as they must if they believe they can do nothing. There is nothing worse because the council of despair is declaration of irresponsibility; it is Pilate washing his hands.

Jesus' death by crucifixion under Pontius Pilate is as sure as anything historical can ever be. For if no follower of Jesus had written anything for one hundred years after his crucifixition, we would still know about him from two authors not among his supporters. Their names are Flavius Josephus and Cornelius Tacitus.

If you read my blog, you know I'm a pilates freak. And by pilates, I mean waffles.

It is not true that democracy will always safeguard freedom of conscience better than autocracy. Witness the most famous of all trials. Pilate was, from the standpoint of the Jews, certainly the representative of autocracy. Yet he tried to protect freedom. And he yielded to a democracy.

It is not true that democracy will always safeguard freedom of conscience better than autocracy. Witness the most famous of all trials. Pilate was, from the standpoint of the Jews, certainly the representative of autocracy. Yet he tried to protect freedom. And he yielded to a democracy.

Ideally, our muscles should obey our will.

Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.

Contrology is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercises repeated daily "ad-nauseam." Neither does it demand you joining a gymnasium nor the purchasing of expensive apparatus. You may derive all the benefits of Contrology in your own home.

You apply Pilates in everyday life, like how you sit, how you walk.

You've heard a lot of people complain about back problems; it is because these people walk incorrectly with the last vertebra of their tailbone. They stick it out instead of pulling it in and down.

Lazy breathing converts the lungs, literally and figuratively speaking, into a cemetery for the deposition of diseased, dying and dead germs as well as supplying an ideal haven for the multiplication of other harmful germs.

Civilization impairs physical fitness.

Pilate's skeptical sneer "What is truth?" was addressed to Truth Himself, standing there right in front of his face. The world's stupidest question was three words; God's profoundest answer was one Word.

The lungs cannot be completely deflated at first without considerable effort.

With perseverance, however, the desired results can be accomplished and with increasing power, gradually and progressively develop the lungs to their maximum capacity.

Now [after doing Pilates], I have muscles of steel and could easily deal with giving birth.

I swim, I do Pilates, I meditate - I think it's about keeping your stress level as low as you can.

I'm up before 5 a.m., I have breakfast, then swimming, Pilates, weight training, and physical therapy. I'm constantly going from one thing to the next. Everyone is busy, but that's my busy.

Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.

And perhaps they should understand the role of a community organizer is to help people in distress.

I think it's really important to mix cardio with toning, so I love boxing and then add in Pilates or ballet to keep me long and lean and avoid bulking up.

What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

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

At some point I go back on the sand to get my sand legs.

Because it takes a good month for my legs to catch up with everything, with the displacement and all that stuff. So right now we're training on the beach six days a week for practice, and that's generally about two and a half hours. And then I'm doing pilates three times a week.

I'm the type of person that will do triple sessions in one day.

I'll do Pilates, I'll do spinning, and then I'll go to the gym and do weights - which is insane.

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