Narratively Out Loud

The Acrobatic Immigrant Who Invented Pilates in a Prisoner of War Camp

Episode Summary

Interned during WWI, circus entertainer Joseph Pilates used found materials and his fellow prisoners as his test lab, and imagined an exercise system that would captivate millions.

Episode Notes

Interned during WWI, circus entertainer Joseph Pilates used found materials and his fellow prisoners as his test lab, and imagined an exercise system that would captivate millions.