John Howard Steel

John Howard Steel

John Howard Steel practice law for sixty years and pilates for nearly as long.

As one of the few people still alive who studied with and knew Joseph Pilates both in and out of his studio, Steel is in a unique position to tell this story. Steel has been interviewed in numerous publications and regularly lectures to teachers and studio owners on the history of Pilates. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Bunny. Caged Lion: Joseph Pilates & His Legacy is his first book.

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November 25, 2020

Lawyer recounts the life and legacy of the mysterious man behind Pilates

John Howard Steel tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about the unlikely history of Pilates–both the exercise phenomenon and the man himself.