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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.]
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]
Trademark. a system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches, performed on specialized equipment.Also called Pila′tes meth`od.
Pilates[pɪˈlɑːtiːz] n → Pilates m
n (= fitness programme) → Pilates nt