German born Joseph Pilates was living in England at the outbreak of WWI. While in the internment camp he began to develop the floor exercises that evolved into what we now know as fundamental Pilates exercises.
He incorporated the 6 fundamental principles in all of his exercises:
Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath and Flow
As time went by, Joseph Pilates began to work with rehabilitating other detainees who were suffering from diseases and injuries. It was invention born of necessity that inspired Joseph Pilates to utilize things that were available to him, like bedsprings, to create resistance equipment and exercises for his patients, and ultimately the Reformer, which is the apparatus that we use in class.
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