Pilates



[pi-lah-teez] /pɪˈlɑ tiz/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
a system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen muscles of the torso and often performed with specialized equipment.
/pɪˈlɑːtiːz/
noun
1.
a system of gentle exercise performed lying down that stretches and lengthens the muscles, designed to improve posture, flexibility, etc
noun

a method of physical and mental exercise involving stretches and breathing that focus on strengthening the abdominal core
Word Origin

Joseph Pilates, designer of the system

c.1980, physical fitness regimen developed c.1920 by German-born physical fitness teacher Joseph Pilates (1883-1967).

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