The first ever published biography of Hubertus Joseph Pilates. Instead of regurgitating the myths surrounding the creator of Contrology, the authors spend years investigating and researching. They come up with a rather different result and a fresh new look into the man and his work. He becomes again human and his work even more a reflection of who he was. The creator of such a popular workout deserves no less: A serious and calm look at his life beyond mythology and hearsay.