NEW YORK - OCTOBER 1961: Joe Pilates, Inventor, physical fitness guru and founder of the Pilates exercise method demonstrates his techniques in his 8th Avenue studio on October 4, 1961 in New York City, New York. (Photo by I.C. Rapoport/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 1961: Joe Pilates, Inventor, physical fitness guru and founder of the Pilates exercise method demonstrates his techniques in his 8th Avenue studio on October 4, 1961 in New York City, New York. (Photo by I.C. Rapoport/Getty Images)