Simple Definition of Pilates
: a system of exercises that are often done with special equipment
Full Definition of Pilates
: an exercise regimen typically performed with the use of specialized apparatus
Origin of pilates
Joseph H. Pilates †1967 United States (Ger.-born) fitness instructor
First Known Use: 1934
Medical Definition of Pilates
: an exercise regimen typically performed with the use of specialized apparatus and designed to improve the overall condition of the body
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