Pilates, a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates, Yoga poses on floor will create a strong core. The progressive lessons of Pilates teach postural awareness and correct muscular Yoga poses on floor imbalances. You cannot do ball work without understanding the basics of Pilates. Today the name Pilates has become a household name in fitness, yet few know the origin of this ingenious exercise form Joseph Pilates was born in Germany and had been a sickly child determined to overcome an asthmatic condition.
He studied yoga, martial arts, circus arts, horseback riding, swimming, and the way animals move all with an analytical mind. He worked at a rehabilitation facility for the British army during the war and created a system of exercises using a weight and pulley contraption that the injured could do in bed. He turned hospital beds into therapeutic devices by attaching springs to the bed. His understanding of physics led to his design and production of an eccentric furniture line, which can be viewed in his book, Your Health by Joseph Pilates.