Pilates


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Pi·la·tes

 (pĭ-lä′tēz)
n.
A system of exercises that promote the strengthening of the body, often using specialized equipment.

[After Joseph Hubertus Pilates, (1880-1967), German-born American physical fitness instructor who developed the system.]

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]

Pi•la•tes

(pɪˈlɑ tiz)
Trademark. a system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches, performed on specialized equipment.
Also called Pila′tes meth`od.
Translations

Pilates

[pɪˈlɑːtiːz] nPilates m

Pilates

n (= fitness programme)Pilates nt
References in classic literature ?
Named after Pontius Pilate, you know, that shot the apple off of William Tell's head.
said jesting Pilate,and would not stay for an answer.
It was nothing less than the copper plate Pilate put upon the Saviour's cross, and upon which he wrote, "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Pilate, for instance, who was an important character, got 4s.
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Flowing Body Pilates opened the doors of its brand new Reformer Pilates Studio in the heart of up and coming Stoke Newington - at 82 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PA.
Work up all those lethargic muscles with Pilates and herald the heat with a hot bod, looking all tall and lean.
Margot Campbell now works as a Pilates instructor - and her most famous client is Pippa Middleton, whose shapely behind stole the show at her sister Kate's royal wedding last year.
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JUST FOR WOMEN Founder Joseph Pilates was an avid boxer--as well as a beer and cigar lover.
RECOGNISED for creating long, lean limbs, a strong abdominal core and perfect posture, it's no wonder pilates is popular among a female audience.