Talk:Joseph Pilates

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The German and the English Version of the article about Joseph Hubert Pilates seem to mention different birth places.

They don't do so anymore! -- 15:40, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Tamara di Tella[edit]

I removed a link to Tamara di Tella's Pilates website, as I figured that the links to his pupils' websites were sufficient. --Slashme (talk) 08:49, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, you have a good point with which I am agree with. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 08:54, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

A Disproven Nationality/Ethnicity Rumor claimed as Factual by Wikipedia[edit]

This Wikipedia article on Joseph Pilates claims for a long time, that his father was of "Greek Ethnicity". with this attached reference. Actually the reference shows just the opposite, it states that the talk about "having been Greek and having changed the name" are not backed up by living relatives. The same reference even shows birth certificate, which gives Pilates' father's actual name as Heinrich Friedrich Pilates, occupation Schlosser (mechanic), a citizen of Prussia, also born in M. Gladbach, both parents Catholic. Checking birth records of previous Pilates family in M.Gladbach one finds Gertrudis Pilates born 1668, Conradus Pilates born 1676 and many dozens of other Pilates persons throughout the centuries in the same area and elsewhere in Germany ( (talk) 22:13, 9 July 2013 (UTC))

Article reads like a brochure[edit]

This article reads like it came straight out of a brochure from a Pilates studio. Are we sure this is original writing? And almost nothing is sourced, and what is seems to come from Pilates' own book.

Why the Greek pronunciation guide?[edit]

I gather from a comment below that at one point the article was claiming that he was of Greek descent. Since this information no longer seems to be a part of the article, the Greek form of his name is totally irrelevant and looks ridiculous. I hope someone removes it, or I will. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:23, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

so the book - the article need a fixing.[edit]

In 1923 Pilates was invited to train the New German Army but because he was not happy with the political direction of Germany he decided to leave. The urgings of his American based relatives - his uncle (an influential catholic priest), his brother Frederick, and his sister Helen, would have played a part in his decision to move. Nachum (talk) 14:01, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

so wrrote someone in[edit]

Nimmt man die Popularität der Pilates Methode als Grundlage, so war man verwundert, dass über den Begründer der Methode so wenig sicher Information verfügbar war. In der Pilates Literatur sowie auf den verschiedenen Internetseiten von Pilates Studios ließen sich fast immer die gleichen Textbausteine finden und manches davon wirkte fragwürdig und einfach abgeschrieben. Nachum (talk) 12:54, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Joseph Pilates/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

The refrence to Pilates being a "National Socialist" needs to be cited

Last edited at 01:03, 5 April 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 20:33, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Josephs Vater war preußischer Staatsangehöriger; beide Eltern waren katholisch[edit]


His Greek father[edit]

from my research there is no evidence that his father has something with Greece. if anyone has fact about it let me know. please. Nachum (talk) 08:05, 3 July 2016 (UTC)