Welcome to Enter Pilates Studio!

FINALLY WE ARE OPEN

As we had inform you, with a small delay  :) our new facility situated at 110 Metropoleos  and Ethnikis Amynis 3 on the 2nd floor. The telephone communications remain the same. Soon we will renew and our website with photos of the new area

 

Enter Pilates Studio began operations in February 2011 in a renovated space in the center of Thessaloniki. Our highly trained staff teaches the original Pilates method using the full range of exercises formed by J. Pilates.

Our main goal is to offer a warm and safe place where each trainee will learn the technique of the method adapted to their physical needs and capabilities so as to feel immediately and permanently the benefits of this method in their body. Come to experience Pilates and other practices that we offer in our Studio facilities 110 Metropoleos  and Ethnikis Amynis 3

Happy browsing!

 

Dimitra Atsave,
Certified Pilates Instructor - Enter Pilates Studio Manager

Dimitra Atsave, Pilates Instructor

About Joseph Pilates

Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1880. Being a frail child with health problems himself (asthma, rickets), he turned very early to physical exercise in order to improve his physical condition. He not only managed to acquire a healthy and strong body, but also, by the age of fourteen he was fit enough to pose for anatomical charts!
While still in Germany he deals with many types of exercise: bodybuilding, yoga, skiing and more. In 1912 he moved to London where he worked as a boxer, circus-performer and self-defense trainer at Scotland Yard. The World War I breaks out and Joseph Pilates, who was living in England at the time, was interned in a British prisoner of war camp along with other fellows. During this immurement he has the time to develop a system of body training, based on his personal experience with various types of physical exercise.  The pilot implementation of this primal system to his fellow inmates has resulted to their survival from the great pandemic of 1918 due to their good physical shape they had acquired from the exercises.

Pilates was later sent to the Isle of Man to work as a nurse orderly caring for the war wounded, where he begins to design a bed with springs (the forerunner of the Cadillac). The bed was developed there and it was used to injured and disabled men achieving miraculous results. After the war, Pilates returned to Germany where for the first time he gets in touch with dancing. He meets and works with Rudolf Von Laban. This is when the German army in recognition of his work, offered him a cooperation and Pilates decided to immigrate to the U.S.
On the trip to America, he meets his future wife Clara, a nurse by profession, and they decide to found the first studio “Pilates” in New York. He soon becomes popular among choreographers and dancers (Martha Graham and George Balancine, who also incorporated the Pilates’ floor exercises in his famous choreography "The Seven Deadly Sins"). Joseph Pilates keeps developing his method and perfecting his apparatus continuously until his death, in 1967, in New York.

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