What’s the story with our name? – Pilatesology

What’s the story with our name?

What’s the story with our name?

If you’re new to Pilates, you might not know that it’s creator, Joseph Pilates didn’t call it Pilates at all.

Joe called his method Contrology.

In Joe’s own words, “Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit” (Return to Life by J.H. Pilates).

While Contrology (the study of control) evokes what Pilates does so well, it appears that everyone simply wanted to be like Joe. So instead of saying, “I’m on my way to Contrology,” people said, “I’m on my way to Pilates.”

Take one look at Joe at 57 years old and again at 82, and you’ll see why! He embodied his philosophy throughout his entire life.

We wanted to honor Joe’s original name and that’s how we came up with ours.

Pilates + Contrology = Pilatesology


Alisa Wyatt

Alisa has been teaching Pilates since 1999 when she left her high-powered publishing job to spread her passion for Pilates. Realizing there was a need to preserve Joseph Pilates’ original style of teaching, Alisa and her husband Jack Coble, created Pilatesology in 2011 and have since dedicated themselves to recording the work with instructors who remain close to the source.A Pilates purist, Alisa was trained and certified by Pilates legend, Romana Kryzanowska in New York City where she ran her own private studio for a decade before moving home to California. She’s an often-featured expert for Pilates Style Magazine and creator of a series of acclaimed Pilates videos: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Pilates Workout, and Pilates for Men, as well as a sought-after workshop presenter at fitness conferences.When she’s not traveling the globe filming classes with world-renowned instructors for Pilatesology, Alisa spends her time in Hermosa Beach, CA, where she and Jack get outside as much as possible, surfing, hiking and playing. Alisa and Jack believe that Pilates is what allows them to lead active, healthy lives.Alisa’s client list includes Olympic athletes, supermodels and real people who want to look and perform at their absolute best.
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