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Was March 1918, the First World War was at its end, when the virus appeared in USA. The Spanish Flu - so called - killed millions of people in two years and it was one of the biggest pandemics of the 20th century.

According to the inherited tales, seems that the virus remained powerless against the week-trained bodies of practitioners of the Pilates method. To support this thesis, there is a document written by Jospeh Pilates in 1957. He said he trained 8.000 people who would ALL hav survived the pandemic.

The story is about the case of Isle of Man where Joseph Pilates was imprisoned because his German origin and citizen and where he started to teach the method.

The Spanish flu killed just 12 people plus some deaths from pneumonia, with a mortality around 0.1%.

We really don’t know how real is the link between the Pilates method and the miraculous effect of it during the pandemic, and we also have to consider that the mortality was low in any case in the whole island and not only in the camp where Joseph taught.

But it was a nice story and we believe anyhow, that a health, strong and fit body has an efficient immune system and can help all of us to fight better against any kind of disease! 

So, keep optimistic, do Pilates and f*** Covid19!!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

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