Joseph H. Pilates was born in 1883 in Germany of Greek descent, through by 1912 he had moved to England where he began refining and teaching his exercise system that later became known as "Contrology". During his time in England, much of which was sadly under internment, Joseph Pilates invented the "Bednasium" that was the forerunner to the modern reformer and cadillac. After the Great War Jospeh Pilates returned to Germany, where he continued to develop the first true reformer, which he patented on arrival in the USA in 1925, aged 42. Despite the fact that Joe, Contrology and the reformer all originated in Europe, it took almost 100 years for a Pilates apparatus brand to emerge from the birthplace of Pilates.
Align-Pilates was founded in 2010 with the objective of bringing high quality, Studio Pilates equipment to European & World markets in a manner that would allow the Studio market to flourish, as it has in North America. Setting up a successful Pilates Studio has always been an ecxiting prospect, though outside North America the prohibitively high cost of Pilates apparatus has been a significant barrier to the proliferation of Pilates Studios - Align-Pilates' mission is to change that!
By combining the manufacturing experience of sister company, The Mad Group (whose Pilates-Mad brand has been the UK´s leading matwork equipment brand since 2001), with the extensive Pilates knowledge of its customers, Align-Pilates has created Europe´s own Pilates apparatus company. Align-Pilates is pleased to present its latest evolution of Pilates apparatus, which blends tried and tested reliability with rapid, customer led, design refinements.
When it comes to service, we stand alone among the Pilates apparatus brands. We provide an extensive range of spares and accessories for customers purposes and always ready to help in any matter. We offer a complete delivery and install service using our own staff and vehicles. These are simple things in themselves but take them away and it can play havoc with the smooth running of your Pilates business!