Aaron Baker is author of Contesting Identity: Sports in American Film. He teaches film and media at Arizona State University. His research focuses primarily on sports culture, film authorship and the representation of race, ethnicity and gender in American cinema.
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After moving from Germany in 1926, Joseph Pilates opened a studio in New York City where he worked with injured boxers and dancers. The rigorous exercises he devised for physical rehabilitation soon attracted people looking to tone their bodies, including celebrities like Katherine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier.