Pilates

Pilates

[pi-lah-teez]
noun (used with a singular verb)
a system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches, often performed on specialized equipment.
Also called Pilates method.
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Pilates (pɪˈlɑːtiːz)
 
n
a system of gentle exercise performed lying down that stretches and lengthens the muscles, designed to improve posture, flexibility, etc
 
[C20: named after Joseph Pilates (1880--1967), its German inventor]

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Main Entry:  Pilates
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a method of physical and mental exercise involving stretches and breathing that focus on strengthening the abdominal core
Etymology:  Joseph Pilates, designer of the system
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