Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany, the UK and the USA. Joseph Pilates designed the regime, to serve as a physical system that aligns the mental and the physical health. He mainly focused on the importance of concentration while performing the exercises, stating that the way the exercises are done are more important than the exercises itselves. His method was influenced by both eastern and western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, yoga, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates called his method Contrology because he believed that his method uses the mind to control the muscles. A body conditioning system, Pilates can be incorporated into one’s life regardless of age or fitness level begun at. Control, precision, breathing, flow along with concentration are the key principles that form the basis of Pilates.