The first Pilates Studio opened its doors in 1926 in New York on 8th avenue and 56th street. Here, New York's elite could often be spotted stepping out onto the street after an intense, body sculpting workout. Studio Pilates International® has maintained this long and rich tradition of helping people to strengthen and tone their muscles, assisting them to change their body's physical structure through exercise.

For many years, and to this day, a human skeleton has been used during consultations between our instructors and their clients to help educate and demonstrate the effects of the Studio Pilates class on the body. In this way, instructors are able to teach the benefits of Studio Pilates classes not only on the skeletal system and muscle tone, but also as a remedy to a wide range of injuries.

It is in this spirit that we present this skeleton named 'Bones' in each of our studios worldwide today. Bones reminds us that life is short and the importance of taking care of our bodies each day with rigorous exercise and healthy eating. Most importantly, Bones represents our rich Pilates past and the thousands of people whose lives have been transformed by their Studio Pilates classes. While this dapper gent may seem solemn in his appearance, do not be deceived he actually has a wicked sense of humour.