Joseph Pilates: The ideal shelter

“[A] body freed from nervous tension and over-fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind that is always fully capable of successfully meeting all of the complex problems of modern living.”

– Joseph Pilates, Inventor of the Pilates Method of Physical Fitness

Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

5 thoughts on “Joseph Pilates: The ideal shelter

  1. Ah, would that it could be so with me. Calgon, take me away from nervous tension and over-fatigue. Peace, Johbn

  2. I wonder what qualified as “nervous tension and mental fatigue” in Pilates’ day? He could never have imagined what the modern body and mind allows to put itself in 2014…

    1. I totally agree, though I wonder if he saw something coming. He was seriously committed to helping others through movement.
      As always, thanks for your input Antonina and don’t hesitate to send me some suggestions/ideas for future posts.
      Cheers, Julie

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