MAY 5-7, 2017


By selecting Mönchengladbach, Joseph’s hometown, as the location of the International Pilates Heritage Congress, Lolita San Miguel and its Board President, Kathy Corey, could not have imagined any other better place to host a Pilates event that honors Joseph and Clara Pilates’ life work.

Joseph Pilates’ hometown has a special feel that goes beyond description. The little street is full of his history with little cafés where participants can go to enjoy time together sharing Pilates stories. Joseph's plaque and the beautiful venue, "Haus Erholung", are truly to be experienced with passion and curiosity.

The Pilates Heritage Congress wishes to continue to honor Joseph and Clara's work in an atmosphere where the foundation of the Pilates Legacy and its deep knowledge is carefully preserved, exchanged and transmitted from teacher to student, for a united global future, sharing our passion for the Pilates Method.

Lolita San Miguel

(Founder and Creative Director)

In 2014, New York-born, Lolita San Miguel celebrates in her 56th anniversary of practicing the Pilates Methods of Body Conditioning. She received her first certification from Carola Trier, Joseph Pilates’ first disciple to open a studio and then studied with Pilates himself. Lolita holds the distinction of being one of the only two known practitioners to have been officially certified by Joseph and Clara Pilates and awarded degrees by the State University of New York to teach the Pilates Method.

Lolita has also been certified by Polestar Pilates Education and was awarded a Gold Certificate by the Pilates Method Alliance. She is one of the two remaining “Distinguished Elders” of the Pilates Method Alliance.

Kathy Corey

(President, Board of Directors)

Kathy Corey is a Master Teacher who began her career with the Pilates Technique in 1979. She has been the leading expert in the Pilates community for over 35 years. She is the Director of Kathy Corey Pilates. The Kathy Corey Pilates Certification Program is taught at locations across the United States and her continuing education programs are taught in over twenty countries. In 2004, she designed the innovative CORE Band™, which is used in studios around the world. The Core Band™ Mat Class is recognized as an enhancement to the traditional mat exercises.

Since 2007, Corey has been the Chairperson of the IDEA Pilates Task Force. She is on the Contributing Editor Board for IDEA Pilates Today and is an IDEA Expert.
She is an Advisory Board Member for Pilates Style Magazine and a member of the Board of Advisors for the American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA).
Corey is PMA Pilates Gold Certified and she has been selected by IDEA as one of ten people in the world “Who Inspire the World to Fitness,” the fitness industry’s highest form of recognition.
In 2013, Corey received the first Plaque of Appreciation from Pilates in Asia for her outstanding performance and contribution to the growth of Pilates.

Board of directors

Renata Sabongui

Reiner Grootenhuis

Claudia Holtmanns

Katya Smirnova

Iva Mazzoleni


To Be Announced


Lolita San Miguel

Kathy Corey

Other International presenters will be announced soon.

Ambassadors & Countries

Our Ambassadors are devoted individuals who represent and embrace our philosophy of international community. They promote the Pilates Principles through their excellence and their continued learning of the technique. Our Ambassadors are local Pilates leaders who work closely with the Board to unite their communities and to promote the global vision of the International Pilates Heritage Congress.


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