I am always shocked when I teach at a conference or hear people talking about the history of Joseph Pilates.  There is still so much misinformation about the man and his life.  The Internet promotes these falsehoods with many articles that have not been updated.  In fact, while writing this article I was checking various websites and found a myriad of incorrect details.  In the past we were not able to substantiate the information, but today we have the ability to research the records and separate fact from lure.

To test your knowledge of Joseph Pilates’ life and work, here is a quick quiz of some the most common misconceptions about the man whose program and name we use everyday in our work.

monchplaqueJoseph Pilates was born in:

  1. Düsseldorf, Germany
  2. Monchengladbach, Germany
  3. London, England
  4.  New York, New York USA

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