Definition of Pilates
: an exercise regimen that is typically performed on a floor mat or with the use of specialized apparatus and aims to improve flexibility and stability by strengthening the muscles and especially the torso-stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and lower back Long popular with dancers, Pilates recently has attracted a huge surge of athletes, models, actors and other body-conscious folks.— Patricia Hagen She does intensive Pilates, deep-muscle floor exercises and stretches. — Cosmopolitan
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