Our story

The name 360° Pilates was inspired by the idea of circling all the way back to the origins of Pilates, and coming full circle by bringing the method into today with a modern understanding of movement, health and fitness training. 

360° means looking at the work in its entirety—every exercise, every apparatus, every concept, and the method’s past, present, and future. We want to help people remember that the Pilates method was originally developed as a comprehensive system of movement training to improve health and wellbeing—it’s not “just” another form of fitness. We want to help teachers and students of the work alike remember that for every problem they encounter in their practice, a solution was likely already baked into the work.

Necessity is the mother of invention...

Benjamin Degenhardt, the founder of 360° Pilates, synthesized historical research on Joseph Pilates’ thought process and has been sharing his unique perspective with students and teachers around the world for over a decade.

He realized that most of the questions we have about Pilates today can be answered by looking back at what inspired the method in the first place. What was missing was a resource that can deliver this information to Pilates people in a timeless, modern and open-source format.

And so he took to the film studio and set out to create the ultimate Pilates manual; a comprehensive visual exhibit of the original work; the slickest experience in online Pilates education available today.

Our mission

We are committed to the development of innovative resources to future-proof the Pilates method and raise the bar for a better understanding of what Pilates is and does.

We are here to serve the life-long Pilates student, ranging from the home practitioner to the teacher of teachers.

If you are reading this, chances are we are here for you!

 

Learn more about us in this episode of the Pilates Unfiltered podcast!