Instructors listed on this site are committed to the promotion of Joseph Pilates as the creator of his revolutionary work known as "Contrology." We are honored to use Contrology to define our teaching and our dedication to the preservation of the oringal work of Joseph Pilates.
Joseph Pilates made extraordinary claims about the benefits of this defined science called "The Art and Science of Contrology." Perhaps no one can explain it's benefits better than Joseph Pilates in his own words:
"'Contrology' is the complete coordination of the 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 mental and subconscious activities.
"Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, play and work. You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to walk, run or travel for long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain."
(excerpted from the book "Return to Life Through Contrology
" by Joseph Pilates)