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Pilates – Introduction

August 23rd, 2011
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Pilates, a physical fitness and body conditioning system, was developed by the German Joseph Pilates in the 1920s in the United States.
Joseph Pilates called his method “Contrology” because he believed that in his method the mind is used to control the muscles.
Pilates aids in gaining strength and endurance, conditioning the muscles and creating a streamlined physique. The whole body is toned without adding muscle bulk. It is especially well-known for its focus on creating a “strong core” (abdominal area) – strengthening the centre of the