"Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit."
Joseph Pilates was born in a small town outside of Düsseldorf in Germany called Mönchengladbach. He was a sickly child. Gifted anatomy books, Joseph dedicated his life to improving his physical strength.
During World War I, while living in Britain as a circus performer, gymnast, and boxer he along with other German citizens was forced into an internment camp. While interned, he taught self-defense and wrestling and expanded his studies of physical fitness, yoga, and animal movements. He refined his teaching, and started to develop his concept of an integrated, comprehensive system of exercises that he called would later call, "Contrology." He defined his work as an art form that unifies the body, mind, and spirit.
How does it work?
Contrology is "movement of all kinds." It is a workout with over 500 exercises not counting variations, modifications, and exercises done with or without the help of equipment.
Contrology works the entire body equally including your mind and its imagination.