ImagePilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 1900’s  by Joseph Hubertus Pilates in Germany. He used this system to rehabilitate people who suffered from diseases and injuries. He originally called in Contrology. This is based on muscle control. You have to be in control of every aspect of every movement. The system now called Pilates in known to millions of people around the world.

^ “The pilates method book”. Retrieved 2 February 2011.