Men + Pilates – Pilates Fitness Institute Humans like to define roles, tasks and activities according to aspects of identity, none more than gender. Attaching an identity to something abstract is how we anchor things in concrete terms we can understand. If Pilates had a gender, what would it be? The general perception is that Pilates is female. But why? Pilates was invented by a man: Joseph Pilates. For men: developed in an English internment camp during World War I…