Joseph Pilates never had a sex change. While it remains a popular misconception that Pilates is primarily for women, its inventor was, in fact, a man. Not any mere man either, Pilates was a boxer, a circus performer and a self-defense trainer. He couldâ€™ve probably kicked most of our @$$-es if heâ€™d wanted to. Thankfully, his boxing opponentsâ€™ @$$-es were the only ones he wanted to kick in the literal sense. His Pilates students? Their @$$-es only got kicked in the anaerobic sense. And so can yours (in a good way). Not by its inventor, mind you (Pilates passed away in 1967), but by any number of his living disciples. Denverâ€™s own Cher Aslor, of Capital Hillâ€™s pH7 Pilates, is among them.