Pilates

noun Pi·la·tes \ pə-ˈlä-tēz \

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

Origin and Etymology of pilates

Joseph H. Pilates †1967 U.S. (German-born) fitness instructor


PILATES Defined for English Language Learners

Pilates

noun

Definition of Pilates for English Language Learners

  • : a system of exercises that are often done with special equipment


Medical Dictionary

Pilates

noun Pi·la·tes \ pə-ˈlä-tēz \

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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