Four years ago, I attended a Pilates Method Alliance workshop in Palm Springs and met John Howard Steele. He is an attorney who worked directly with Joseph Pilates in the 1960’s. He has a fabulous sense of humor and did a tremendous presentation about the life of Joseph Pilates and… their friendship. His book Caged Lion is complete. What an interesting read about Joseph Pilates and the history of how Pilates as an exercise technique has evolved.