Pilates Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pilates quotes, pilates sayings, and pilates proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Pilates is the only exercise program that has changed my body and made me feel great.     

Jamie Lee Curtis

Pilates is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.     

Joseph Pilates

Pilates is definitely my favorite workout because it's hard but at the same time relaxing.     

Devon Windsor

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body.     

Joseph Pilates

Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit can ever be attained. Self-confidence follows.     

Joseph Pilates

You can say what Pilates is in three words. Stretch with Strength and Control. And the control part is the most important because that makes you use your mind.     

Romana Kryzanowska

Pilates is amazing. It makes you conscious of how you have been doing something incorrectly for so long, even something as simple as just standing there.     

Jim James

Pilates has been the perfect solution to maintaining strength and vitality in my life.     

Trudie Styler

Pilates makes you feel good because you're doing something that's good for your body, and you start seeing it. It elongates the muscles.     

Behati Prinsloo

Ten years of Pilates has really changed my body for the better.     

Lucy Liu

Pilates is my favorite core strengthener. I do it three or four times a week. With all the strengthening and lengthening, it's like ballet. Plus, you get to do it lying down!     

Emily Vancamp

Pilates is my favorite meditative way to get in shape. I don't like the gym and I don't like running, so I just lay on my Pilates reformer. It's great.     

Lyndsy Fonseca

Pilates is an awesome cross-training exercise for any sport because it focuses on functional movement.     

Natalie Coughlin

Pilates is phenomenal.     

Andre Ward

I think Pilates is great, especially when you can do it with a trainer who keeps you on track.     

Cate Blanchett

Pilates is amazing, my posture is so much better and I'm even starting to get muscles on my tummy - it's incredible.     

Kelly Osbourne

I found that doing Pilates consistently three to four times a week had an amazing effect on really toning and shaping a tight waist and legs.     

Samaire Armstrong