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21006 Devonshire St. #209
Chatsworth, CA 91311


Bodywise, Inc. was established in 2001 in the San Fernando Valley and for the past 13 years has been the premier Pilates studio of the area.  With a highly personalized approach to our client’s goals and overall well-being the skilled staff have a superb knowledge of the body and true organized kinesthetic movement.  We are completely committed to our client’s goals and wellness, empowering our client’s with knowledge and fitness so that their physical well-being achieves its highest level.  Over the 13 years we have successfully alleviated chronic pain, helped those with disabilities to live a better life, assisted those in post-rehabilitation for a full body recovery and enhanced athletic performance up to 30% while lowering the incidence of injury.  By taking Pilates to the next level we take our client’s well being to the next level.  Bodywise is committed to making your Body as Wise as your mind. 

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What is Pilates?





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"Since we are living in this modern age we must out of necessity devote more time and more thought to the important matter of acquiring physical fitness." - Joseph Pilates


German-born, Joseph H. Pilates developed Pilates (then called Contrology) while in an internment camp in England during World War I. As a sickly child he always turned to physical fitness training as a path to good health. During his internment he developed several revolutionary exercises, some using his bed as a resistance machine. The rehabilitation principles in the exercises led him to work with those wounded in the war. Pilates claimed, "Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit."

In 1926, Joseph moved to New York where he continued to develop his exercises, which soon became popular with dancers including George Balanchine and Martha Graham. Today actors, professional athletes and dancers use Pilates. Others use Pilates as a regular fitness program or for rehabilitation and strengthening of areas of the body that have experienced trauma.

During Joseph's continual development of Contrology and his many inventions of equipment, chairs and beds he also wrote two books -- "Pilates' Return to Life Through Contrology" published in 1945 and "Your Health" published in 1934.