What do you know about Joseph Pilates? Whether or not you practice or appreciate this particular form of exercise, you will find this article fascinating if you enjoy learning about intriguing people. Poverty. Boxing. Dance. John Kennedy. All these and many other topics coalesce in the life and person of Joseph Pilates.
This legend of a man without a previous biography fares well in the able hands of Eva Rincke, a well known German historian with a personal story that compelled her to engage in hundreds of hours researching her subject and bringing him back to life to a wide audience.
But you don’t need to read the whole book. Start with the referenced article to pique your interest as you become acquainted with this icon of the exercise world. You may just be stirred enough to go on to the biography, hopefully to appear in English soon.
- Joe’s life was filled with poverty, even from an early age as he moved many times to and from dwellings that were only a few rooms large.
- Joe was often teased and made fun of as a child, because of his name.
- It was unusual for a German boy in Joe’s era to learn to box, but Joe was a natural in the ring.
“Joe was a regular at his father’s athletics club, where he was introduced to weightlifting and gymnastics, including pommel horse, parallel bars and floor exercises as well as boxing.”
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12 Surprising Facts About Joseph Pilates