Reviewed by Eva Rincke: Review of Mensendieck’s “Body Culture for Women” Title – Körperkultur des Weibes [Body Culture for Women] Author – Bess Mensendieck First published – by Bruckmann in 1906 221 pages (including 32 pages of pictures of exercises demonstrations) Available – vintage bookstores (sometimes you can find a copy on Amazon) [I couldn’t […]
Was Joe Pilates influenced by Kneipp, Mensendieck and Steiner?
Marjolein von Sonsbeek has asked this wonderful question last week! I’ve been looking forward to answering it, because one of these people has definitely influenced Joseph Pilates a lot in my opinion: Bess Mensendieck! She was a very exciting woman! Dr. Bess Mensendieck (1864-1957) was a doctor. She developed a gymnastic method for women to […]