Rebecca Leone, the American Pilates expert, strikes a blow for women by pointing out that although the development of the exercise system known as Pilates is usually attributed to just Joseph Pilates, it was in fact Joseph and his wife Clara who developed the form together, although Clara Pilates’ contribution is widely overlooked. 

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

–Nelson Mandela